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GoodFellas, Swissvale

If you haven’t heard of GoodFellas, you’re not alone. Nestled in a small business district on McCague St., the bar/eatery attracts local clientele with it’s reasonably priced drinks, and excellent homemade food.

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Peace Love and Little Donuts

When I came upon Peace Love and Little Donuts in Monroeville, I wasn’t sure what to make of it. The name threw me a bit, and the building was oddly shaped. I had to investigate.

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Villa Reale, Pittsburgh

There are no shortages of Italian restaurants in Pittsburgh. Most of them are good and serve traditional, uncomplicated fare. Pizza, hoagies, subs, and antipasto salads are on the menus. These dishes are designed to be served to lunch customers that are in a rush, and need to get back to work quickly. Down the alley from the club is one such restaurant, Villa Reale.

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There’s a large selection of burger places in Pittsburgh, and I’ve tried them all. It’s difficult to mess up a hamburger really- all you really need is a good ground meat mixture, proper seasoning, and the right cooking technique.

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Noodles and Company

When it was suggested that we go to Noodles and Company in Monroeville, I was skeptical. It was the middle of the afternoon, and I didn’t want pasta, but something lighter. Turns out, the restaurant has a large selections of light, fresh salads as in addition to a vast selection of pasta.

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Uno Chicago Grill, Waterfront

The Waterfront is always bustling with hungry diners on Saturday night. This particular evening, it was a balmy 91 degrees in the shade, so we weren’t surprised that there were plenty of outside tables available at Uno Chicago Grill.

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Gran Agave, Waterfront

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.

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Tips for Grilling Fresh Fish

Grilling fish is not easy. Unlike beef or chicken, fish is delicate, and can easily get destroyed if not handled and cooked properly. Here are a few tips on picking, and grilling fresh fish this summer.

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Gravlax with Absolut Citron

Gravlax is a Scandinavian dish of dry-cured salmon marinated in herbs. There are many variations- some are savory, while others are sweet and tangy. Gravlax with Absolute Citron takes only a few minutes to prep, but requires 24 hours to cure.

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Ristorante Arlecchino, McMurray, PA

Ristorante Arlecchino is located at 133 Camp Lane, in Mcmurray, PA. Previously a schoolhouse, the restaurant embodies comfort, and old-world charm. The main dining room is inviting and warm, with an open kitchen where you can see the talent at work.

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