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.
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The Commoner is located in Hotel Monaco on Strawberry way in Pittsburgh, PA. This eclectic new gathering spot isn’t your common city …
I was excited to try to Wine Loft in the South Side Works. It seemed like an interesting concept; an entire gathering place designed around the enjoyment, and exploration of wine.
Katie and I were spent; too much going on in our lives- we needed a few drinks to help us unwind. It was a typical Thursday night in Regent Square; pedestrians were out picking up their dry-cleaning (trying not to get hit by cars as they crossed Braddock Avenue), having dinner, and running errands. We weren’t interested in doing anything productive- we needed cold beer and talk-therapy. Neither of us had been to The Loft, so we decided to give it a try.
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Question: What do you do when Chef David Racicot opens a restaurant in Oakmont? You make a reservation. Friday night, we made it down to the opening of Notion, Chef Racicot’s new eating establishment in Oakmont, PA.
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Pizutti’s is a family restaurant in Shadyside that serves authentic Italian food.
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Welcome to the Silk Elephant, Thai Tapas and Wine Bar. Is it just me, or has the word “Tapas” become the most over-used word in the culinary world these days? For those of you that aren’t familiar with the word, let me explain. “Tapas” is a small dish of something edible. The word originated in Spain, but has found its way into almost every type of ethnic cuisine. You can have Japanese Tapas, Moroccan Tapas, and even Italian Tapas. But I’m getting off point again, back to The Silk Elephant.
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If you live in the East End of town, you’re familiar with D’s 6-pack and Dogz. It’s located on Braddock Avenue, and is always packed to the gills with hungry customers and beer drinkers. D’s is a comfortable restaurant/bar to meet with friends.
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The structure that now houses Point Brugge Café was once the Point Café. The Point Café had its regulars, but didn’t enjoy the success that the Point Brugge Café has over the past few years.
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