Istanbul Sofra Review – Authentic Turkish Cuisine in Regent Square

Istanbul Sofra closed in early 2019. It is unclear if it will re-open with new ownership at this time.

With traditional Turkish food and decor, Istanbul Sofra is one of those restaurants that instantly transports you to another time and place. The brightly colored woven tablecloths, mosaic lamps, and delicious mezze and lamb dishes took us back to our time in Turkey and made for a fun night out.

We recently dined here on a busy Saturday evening and were seated in a smaller back room. As the restaurant is BYOB we stuck to water and apple tea which was very sweet and reminded us of our rug shopping experiences in Turkey.

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Square Cafe Review – Brunch in Regent Square

Nestled in the cute neighborhood of Regent Square, Square Cafe is a weekend brunch destination that hits all the usual highlights: a bright, cheery space with typical breakfast cuisine utilizing ingredients from local farms and vendors.

Its menu of pancakes, omelettes, eggs benedicts, breakfast sandwiches, and crepes isn't breaking any boundaries, but it's a good spot for a comforting, reliable meal that has Pittsburghers coming back time and time again.

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D’s Six Pack and Dogz Review – Hot Dogs and Beer in Regent Square

Thanks to Pennsylvania's unusual liquor laws, many businesses have popped up around the state offering different outlets for thirsty citizens.

One such outlet has been the beer mix-and-match shops where you can go in, find a selection of hundreds of beers, and come out with your own customized six-pack. These businesses often come with attached short-order restaurants and bars, and a good number in Pittsburgh specialize in hot dogs as their menu item of choice.

One popular shop in Pittsburgh of this style is D's Six Pack and Dogz in Regent Square. With a gourmet hot dog menu and over 1,000 beers in their beer cave, this one certainly has a worthy reputation worth seeking out.

After hearing so much about this one over the years, it was time for us to finally check it out to find out why it is so popular.

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