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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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Cedar Springs Veal Asian Lettuce Wraps

Summer is here and there’s nothing better than a light, fresh, seasonal lettuce wrap. Cedar Springs natural veal is an excellent source of protein, and a smart choice when preparing a meal for your friends or family. These Asian lettuce wraps are crispy, easy to prepare, and packed with flavor.

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Cedar Springs Mini Veal Pastry Pies

Cedar Springs Veal Meat Pies

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Veal Campobasso

I recently got some veal cutlets from Mountain States Rosen Company. They were sealed in easy to use pouches with the air removed. When I make scaloppini, (defn. small, thinly sliced pieces of meat, especially veal, dredged in flour, sautéed, and served in a sauce) I use a mallet to flatten the meat before searing. These cutlets were already perfectly thin and tender- no mallet required!

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Pan-Seared Veal Chops

I recently had an opportunity to make some delicious veal chops courtesy of Mountain States Rosen Lamb and Veal. The product they provide is impeccably fresh, and easy to work with.
Here is my original recipe for Pan-Seared Veal Chops with Honey-Balsamic Sauce

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Ruth’s Chris Steak House

I was attending an event in the city a few months ago and decided to try Ruth’s Chris Steak House. This was my first time, and I was looking forward to sampling their famous steaks. We arrived 15 minutes before our reservation, and were seated immediately.

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The Carlton, Pittsburgh, PA

The Carlton is a staple in the city of Pittsburgh. The restaurant is in located in one BNY Mellon Center. Nationally recognized, the Carlton is the only eatery and recipient of the Distinguished Restaurant of North America Award. Kevin Joyce, the owner and proprietor, is quite proud of this fact. If you choose to dine at the Carlton, you will see Mr. Joyce on a regular basis; he likes to be in the thick of things.

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