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61 B Cafe’, Regent Square, Pittsburgh

61 B Cafe, Regent Square, Pittsburgh     There’s an abundance of good, privately owned coffee shops in Pittsburgh, especially in the east …

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Olive Garden, Monroeville, PA

  I’m not a huge fan of chain restaurants- I prefer small, locally owned eateries because they usually provide more interesting fare. This …

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Hog father’s Old Fashioned BBQ, Washington, PA

  Hog father’s Old Fashioned BBQ, Washington, PA   I had the opportunity to attend an NRA gathering this weekend.   I’ve been to …

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Pasqualino’s Italian Eatery, Murrysville

    Pasqualino’s Italian Eatery, Murrysville   It’s been a while since I’ve tried any new restaurants in Pittsburgh.  I’ve gone out to …

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Simpatico Espresso

  Simpatico Espresso is located in the old Acloa Building (the Regional Enterprise Tower), and has been serving customers since May of 2006.  …

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Dunkin’ Donuts

  I frequent the Dunkin’ Donuts on Grant Street. We often have clients that want early-morning meetings at the club, and they always …

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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 …

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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 …

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Angelo’s, Washington, PA

The very best fried zucchini I’ve ever tasted was at Angelo’s restaurant in Washington, PA. These particular slices of zucchini were perfectly ripe. Instead of traditional breading (I always make mine with panko for that extra crunch) they were battered and fried. The coating was crunchy and delicious. Each strand of fried zucchini become increasingly delicious as I sampled it with the homemade marinara and spicy horseradish sauce ($10.00)

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Back Porch Restaurant, Belle Vernon, PA

Every once in a while I come across a restaurant with real character. These eating establishments are usually small, have a loyal following, and have been around for years. The Back Porch Restaurant in Belle Vernon is quaint, comfortable, and most importantly, serves excellent food.

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