EIGHT PLACES TO EAT IN PITTSBURGH

Pittsburgh has been named the number one food city by Zagat.  Here are eight places to eat that you will only find in Pittsburgh from dining in an old YMCA building to an extraordinary food tour of the Strip District.

The restaurant invites diners inside with its light-filled interior, high ceilings, and open environment. 

WHITFIELD AT ACE HOTEL

The menu includes items such the Whitfield Cheeseburger, made with Jubilee Hilltop Grass-fed beef, a brioche bun, pepper jam, cheddar, fried onions, and mustard mayo.

The Whitfield opens for breakfast at 7 am and serves brunch from 10:30 until 3 pm.  Dinner hours begin at 5 pm.  The lobby bar is open from 11 am - 2 am.

The Grand Concourse is where people take their friends when they want to impress them.  

GRAND CONCOURSE

The restaurant is inside the beautifully preserved Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Station and offers incredible views of the city to go along with award-winning seafood creations.

The waiters are attentive and know their stuff.  A dinner companion of mine wasn't sure which drink to order.  The waiter asked her several questions and brought her a Spicy Cucumber Martini.

The inside is bright and lively and local artists have pieces on display. 

SQUARE CAFE

I wanted to be "good" so I ordered the Veggie Benedict which is hashbrowns topped with roasted zucchini, squash, asparagus, onions, peppers, Brussels sprouts, 2 eggs over easy and hollandaise and came served with a side of greens.

My daughter, on the other hand, went for Nutella Crepes - three crepes filled and topped with Nutella and served with powdered sugar and whipped cream.   She rated this dish as her favorite while in Pittsburgh.

This Homestead neighborhood cafe with its exposed brick interior is really cozy and a good place for having a drink and chilling out. 

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There are more homages to the steel industry in the cafe, such as the steel rail which surrounds the bar edge.

I had a plate of three different pierogies with a side of Brussels sprouts.  The sprouts were delicious.  The jalapeno pierogies were the best of the three.

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