These Pittsburgh restaurants set the bar high, dating back to the very beginning of the city's culinary Renaissance, and beyond.
Ready for a little late-night culinary exploring? Here are a few places to add to your map along with some of the midnight classics.
“I’m on cloud nine right now,” says first-time nominee Casey Renee from Whitfield, adding “It’s so exciting to be on this list next to pastry chefs I look up to. It feels good.”
“We put together cheese plates where every cheese is paired with a unique, freshly made condiment chosen to go specifically with that cheese,” says Brian Keyser about the menu at the new Casellula's @ Alphabet City.
Banh Mi and Ti, a vietnamese eatery specializing in making traditional banh mi sandwiches, is now open in Lawrenceville. Co-owners and sisters Kellie and Tuyen Truong are making traditional banh mi with some modern twists, and serving traditional Vietnamese coffees, bubble teas and sugar cane juice.
Old clichés about steel mills and fries-on-sandwiches were starting to disappear, replaced by new clichés about “artisanal” this and “farm-to-table” that.
Located across from the newly-opened Block 292, Umai offers everything from raw bar oysters to inventive sushi. The fresh hamachi carpaccio with olive tapenade, thai chilis and miso vinaigrette is a real standout.
How does it feel to have a restaurant ranked number four on Bon Appetit’s Hot 10 of America’s Best New Restaurants? Justin Severino answers that and a lot more in this NEXTpittsburgh interview.