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Wiener World, Pittsburgh, PA

Wiener World will be celebrating its 51st anniversary this month. An established Pittsburgh restaurant, the hot dog shop has been providing hungry patrons with all-natural casing hot dogs, and other quality fare for decades.

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Bistecca, Washington, PA

I had an incredibly rich, delicious meal at Bistecca, at the Meadowlands recently. We were going to see Huey Lewis, and stopped in …

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Francesco’s Italian Restaurant, Clairton, PA

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.

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Cenacolo, North Huntingoton, PA

I’m constantly asked, “Where can you get authentic Italian food in Pittsburgh?” Until recently, I didn’t have an answer. Last Saturday I had the opportunity to dine at Cenacolo- Pittsburgh’s first truly authentic Italian eatery, located in North Huntington, PA.

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Center Plate, McMurray, PA

At 94 Center Church Road, just a stone’s throw away from Route 19 sits a house. In this house is Center Plate restaurant that has become the home of a brilliant combination of tastes; both “diner” and “finer.” The cornerstone of this restaurant is the all-in-one concept under one roof.

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McCormick and Schmicks, Southside, PA

I’ve been to a lot of different seafood restaurants in and around town, but somehow, McCormick and Schmick’s had eluded me- until now. I had the opportunity to have lunch at the seafood restaurant in the Southside Works, and let me tell you, it was delicious.

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Main Street Deli, Munhall, PA

Well, my search is over. Main Street Deli in Munhall has reached sandwich greatness in my book. The hoagie I sampled was one of the best I’ve had in Pittsburgh. The bread (dropped off fresh every day from Cellone’s bakery) is superbly fresh and flavorful. The #2, (Roast Beef and Corned Beef with Provolone Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato and Onion) was colossal.

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Dell’s Sundae Grill, Munhall PA

There’s a small, quaint ice cream shop at Farragut Street in Munhall. It’s not new by any stretch of the imagination. The small building that houses the precious soft-serve ice cream machines has been around for years. In fact, I can remember going when I was a kid, and that was, well- a while ago. If you ask Munhallers where to get soft-serve they will all tell you the same thing: Dells.

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Let Them Eat Cake, Pitttsburgh, PA

Over the past four years, I have had the opportunity to be one of the judges at the annual Let Them Eat Cake event at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. The event, which benefits The Midwife Center of Pittsburgh, has enjoyed increasing success over the years. The true allure of the affair are the beautiful cakes, all of which are homemade. Take a look, pick your favorite, and even have a bite! Besides being able to enjoy the artistry of the pastries, you can listen to live music, sample delicious food, and bid on items at the silent auction.

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Eleven, Pittsburgh, PA

I’ve heard nothing but raves about the burgers at Eleven in the Strip, so a trip to a member of the Big Burrito restaurant group was in order. We decided to go informal and sit in the bar. As we entered, I noticed that the entire establishment was very dark. We were greeted by a very kind hostess who escorted us to the bar area. There were high top tables and some very comfortable looking plush chairs situated right by the windows. We pushed two high tops together to accommodate our group of six.

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