412 Fresh: Pittsburgh Restaurant Week is Coming

Pittsburgh Winter Restaurant Week is coming and it’s basically like a sale at your favorite restaurants. From January 15th-21st.  At first it may seem like no big deal but Pittsburgh Restaurant Week winter or summer is entirely a big deal to foodies who want to ball on a budget. Who doesn’t like good food for…

412 Fresh: Best Drinks of 2017

2017 was full of moments that made you want to celebrate and others not so much. Good food is always awesome but let’s not forget the co-star of some of these delicious meals. Here are a few cocktails worth toasting to whatever the occasion may be. Pirata Pittsburgh’s Jenny’s Tea Cup Pirata is known for…

412 Fresh: The Best Bites of 2017

2017 had awesome moments and very delicious treats.  As someone that is eating my way through Pittsburgh (and elsewhere) I had to reflect on the best flavors 2017 brought with it. I tried and hated brussel sprouts for the first time and I absolutely devoured lots of churros this year. Emilianos‘ Churro Inception Every time…

LeMont Pittsburgh: Dinner with a View

LeMont has always been on my list of Pittsburgh restaurants to try but I had been putting it off for fear that it was too fancy, expensive, and parking would be a headache. A recent Yelp event proved two of those three things wrong (the decor is fancy and I absolutely love it). LeMont has…

412 Faces: Chef Dee is Hungry for Success

Occupation: Chef (Creator of Plates Catering) The best recent meal I’ve had: Quarter pound rib-eye steak with grilled veggies from Gaucho Go to impressive dish: If it’s causal: Fried chicken and home fries If it’s fancier: homemade Alfredo with the works Pittsburgh is great because… it’s creativity but people also need to get out of…

412 Fresh: Superior Motors

Superior Motors taught me a valuable lesson. Never write a restaurant review the same day as your visit because great food and experiences stay fresh in your mind forever. My summer Yelp review was written hours after my visit to Superior Motors  and now that I’ve had time to marinate what better time than ever…

412 Fresh: Waterfront Eats

The Waterfront in Homestead is so well thought out that you don’t have to leave the area for anything. There’s a grocery store, multiple retail shops, a movie theater, a retro candy shop, and restaurant after restaurant. You could go to a different restaurant every day for a week and still not hit all the…

412 Fresh: Munchin’ in Market Square

I’ve seen Farmer’s Markets, dance classes, igloos, art installments, yoga classes, and even a small concert take place in downtown Pittsburgh’s Market Square. The very landmark refuses to be boxed in when it comes to function but people can agree on two things. The location is beautiful and you will not starve in Market Square…

Smallman Galley: The Wingman for Restaurateurs

There is nothing small about Smallman Galley. Even when its jam packed with Yelpers crowding around the bar for a drink it still feels like enough space. Yes, Smallman Galley in the Strip District has an impressive wine and cocktail list but that’s not what makes this unique venue so special. When visiting here you’re…

4 More Food Trucks in the 412

Some food trucks don’t brave the winter cold, so with warmer weather comes more food trucks! Pittsburgh food trucks are popping up left and right. I’ve tried some great ones like Mac and Gold’s Rosemary garlic fries on top of their golden mac and cheese to Cool Beans funnel cake fried cannolis. It’s been more…

412 Fresh: Alla Famiglia

The only thing that I enjoy more than eating yummy food is taking photos of said food with my Samsung Galaxy S8. There’s even a food mode built into the camera. I of course didn’t use it when capturing these flowers but did use it when I snapped this photo of Alla Famiglia’s tiramisu. Turns…

412 Fresh: 4 Favorite Tacos in the 412

As far as I’m concerned Taco Tuesday is every day in the Burgh. There’s so many taco spots popping up in Pittsburgh that it would be a disservice to your taste buds to only eat tacos on Tuesdays. For research purposes (of course) I’ve checked out quite a few taco spots and some of my…