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.
Saturday evening a group of us braved the 32-degree spring weather, and had dinner at Soba in Shadyside.
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.
Zoup! in Southpointe Town Center is a popular eatery for those living and working in Canonsburg. The small restaurant serves a large variety of soups (there are always 12 soups daily) and has a lengthy list of sandwiches, salads, and other fresh fare to choose from- all served in a timely manner for those in a rush to get back to the office.
Many different restaurants have occupied the space at 7600 Forbes Avenue in Regent Square. One of the busiest intersections in Pittsburgh, it would …
I had an incredibly rich, delicious meal at Bistecca, at the Meadowlands recently. We were going to see Huey Lewis, and stopped in …
If you haven’t been to the Mon Valley, chances are you haven’t heard of Lenzis. Lenzi’s has been serving Italian fare since the …
I had the opportunity to eat at California Pizza Kitchen in Ross Park Mall recently. The name intimates an Italian eatery, but nothing could be further from the truth.
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.
I’m not a huge fan of chain-restaurants, that being said, I do like TGI Friday’s… the food is always fresh, and most importantly, you always know what you’re going to get.