Monday, January 28, 2013

Fukuda YES!

We've been hearing quite a bit of buzz lately about the culinary innovations going on at Fukuda, so when we heard that it was participating in Pittsburgh Restaurant Week, we knew we had to check things out for ourselves.

I'll cut right to the chase (which, if you know me at all, is something of an exception to the norm). This place had its interesting share of ups and downs, but the food was - without a shred of a doubt - the up to rule all ups. 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

PRW Blogger Dinner at Alma

Allow me be sappy for a moment. As the Winter 2013 Pittsburgh Restaurant Week came to a close, I couldn't help but think to myself how lucky we are to live in this town. Since I relocated to Pittsburgh in 2002, I've watched this region blossom into something of a culinary heartland...and I couldn't be happier. There are so many non-chain, locally owned gems at every corner of the city that it's seemingly impossible to be left wanting, no matter your mood.

Monday, January 14, 2013

TOP-ten: Pittsburgh Restaurant Week Picks

It's that (amazingly delicious) time of the year again! Pittsburgh Restaurant Week officially kicked off today! What does that mean for you? It means a more affordable way to tap into your inner foodie while discovering all the yummy local restaurants and dishes Pittsburgh has to offer!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

TOP News: Habitat's 2013 Cooking Class Schedule

Why did I start a blog about Pittsburgh restaurants? Because, for a very long time, I couldn't cook.  Ok, ok... so in reality I was too lazy to open a cook book or make an attempt to actually learn in my all-too-rare downtime.  It was just plain easier to give PID the puppy eyes and beg to go to the newest hot spot and spend our hard-earned money, instead. But it's time to change all that...

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Less-Words Wednesday: The Freakin' Allegheny Wine Mixer

Our "pre-game" to a bowling adventure started at none other than The FREAKIN' Allegheny Wine Mixer in Lawrenceville!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Right on Point

PID and I have been meaning to check out Point Brugge for years. So I feel it's only appropriate that we waited until the first major snow storm of 2012 to make the dangerous decision to drive there and do it.

All I have to say, is that the reward was worth the risk.

Thursday, January 3, 2013


Wow, 2012 - WHAT A YEAR! TOP celebrated its one year anniversary, PID and I got engaged, I finally graduated to a big-girl camera, we celebrated the EXCITING launch of City Dining Cards and made a lot of wonderful new foodie friends. As we move into 2013, we have a few big announcements, but first we have to make up for lost time.  It's been a while since we've posted a review, but that doesn't mean we haven't been collecting delicious material!

In early December, a lovely F.O.R.T. (whom we'll call MM for Munhall Molly) relocated to Munhall and was in desperate need of an extra hand to help assemble some furniture and offered to take me to lunch at Smoke in return for the favor. Turns out there really IS no such thing as a free lunch, but she knows me too well. Food bribes never fail with me. And I was pumped to finally try the place out.

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