While the food was delicious, we couldn't help but think this one was significantly over-priced for what you get.
When it comes to drinking in Pittsburgh, we have a number of great options ranging from beer, to wine, to liquor, and even a strong scene of local producers for all three of those as well!
One industry that has been growing at a rapid pace in recent years is wineries, and more specifically that of the wine bar.
Today, we wanted to share some of our favorites from our explorations around the city!
Smokin' Toad's BBQ is located in Sarver, PA, just under an hour northeast of Pittsburgh, and is one of those places we've driven by a number of times but never quite made it in to try.
It was only when visiting Cellar Works Brewing next door that I was able to put in an order from the menu (available at the brewery).
While a robust menu with a number of options, I left wishing I was able to sample a bit more.
We absolutely love going out to the movies, and sometimes events require us to see a show on the largest screen imaginable.
Enter the Carnegie Science Center IMAX Theater, also known as the Rangos Giant Cinema- a theater you really need to check out.
City Oven closed in 2019.
It took me years to get to City Oven in downtown Pittsburgh. This is not an exaggeration.
The reason for this is because this popular pizza and sandwich shop is only open from 7am to 3pm, Monday to Friday- the exact time I was never able to be downtown despite my best efforts.
With getting frequent pushes by those in the know about Pittsburgh's pizza scene, I finally made it happen. It was worth the wait.
Market Street Grocery is a small grocer located just steps away from Market Square in downtown Pittsburgh.
If you didn't know any better, odds are good you'll walk by it without giving it a second glance. Today, we want to let you know about something special that is tucked away at the back of the store- a beautifully stocked wine bar!
Apericena wine bar opened in late 2018 across from South Hills Village in Upper St. Clair. Serving higher-end wines in full pours or in flights, the bar had our name on it and we made our way to the South Hills to check them out shortly after opening.
Pie for Breakfast is a trendy diner in Oakland serving up creative diner fare and homemade pies.
The menu here goes beyond just the basic eggs and bacon staples and ventures deftly into steaks, kielbasa, quiches, biscuits and gravy, and a good selection of healthier vegetarian options as well.
A few months ago if you would've asked us if Pittsburgh's Cultural District needed another performing arts venue, we probably would've said no.
With gems like Heinz Hall, the Benedum Center, the O'Reilly Theater, the Byham Theater, the August Wilson Center, and many more (plus a number of awesome free galleries and other art installations), the district already serves up an array of wonderful shows seemingly every night of the week.
But then Liberty Magic opened, and our thoughts changed completely. This one is a welcomed addition to the Cultural District, as we could all truly use some magic in our lives.
We ventured down to the Strip to check this one out on opening day and were rather impressed with what we found.