Growing on the west coast, I became very familiar with authentic Mexican food. After relocating to the east coast, I was surprised that there were so few choices when it came to getting good carne asada, or soft-shelled tacos. In hopes of getting some good Mexican grub, I visited Gran Agave at the Waterfront with my family this weekend.
Last weekend my sister was celebrating her birthday, and wanted to meet at Narcisi Winery in Gibsonia, PA. I had never heard of the winery, but was eager to have a meal with my family, and enjoy some Italian food and wine. A bit of a preface- Pennsylvania wines are usually less than exceptional because of the lack of sun, wet climate, and baron soil. What results, are wines that are lacking body, and depth. Most east coast wines are also unbearably sweet.
Zoup! in Southpointe Town Center is a popular eatery for those living and working in Canonsburg. The small restaurant serves a large variety of soups (there are always 12 soups daily) and has a lengthy list of sandwiches, salads, and other fresh fare to choose from- all served in a timely manner for those in a rush to get back to the office.
Francesco’s Italian restaurant is located off of 51 in Clairton, PA. It isn’t a large eatery, probably 50 seats total. I noticed quite a few black and white pics of the Francesco family on the wall as I walked in- I was interested in learning more about the rich history.