Everyday Noodles Review – Taiwanese Noodles in Squirrel Hill

Spicy Wonton Noodles at Everyday Noodles in Squirrel Hill

Sometime in the last few years, Squirrel Hill has turned into the Little Asia of Pittsburgh. Korean, Thai, Chinese, ramen, teppanyaki, sushi, and even Asian style baked goods- all of these foods can be found in this bustling neighborhood.

At first glance this seems a little it odd- how many different Asian restaurants do you need in just a few blocks? But we've been visiting these restaurants one by one, and the cool thing is that each one has a pretty specialized menu with a distinct type of cuisine that they focus on.

Everyday Noodle is one such restaurant, where the emphasis is on, you guessed it: noodles.

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Butcher and the Rye Review – Whiskey and Modern Cuisine Downtown

Whiskey at Butcher and the Rye

Butcher and the Rye is one of the hottest restaurants in Pittsburgh, and guess where it is? Downtown!

We've always thought that this is one part of the city that needs more unique restaurants, and hearing about people going downtown just to eat is welcomed news.

In fact, so many people are trying to eat at Butcher and the Rye that it is quite difficult to get a reservation. We tried for weeks to get a table on a Saturday night that worked with our schedules, and after trying for quite some time we were finally able to get in at 9PM by calling just over a week in advance.

Not knowing when we'd make it back and that reservations are hard to come by, we went all out.

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BRGR Review – Mixed Burger in East Liberty

Truffle Cheese Whiz Fries at BRGR

One of the fastest growing burger chains in Pittsburgh is BRGR, which has locations in East Liberty, Cranberry, and even PNC Park to name a few. Featuring gourmet burgers, ample side combinations, and a fully-stocked bar at their full service restaurants, BRGR was created to satisfy the burger needs of hungry Pittsburghers.

Unfortunately for us, our visit to try these popular burgers amounted to a rare miss.

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Slice on Broadway Review – New York Style Pizza in Pittsburgh

Slice New York Style Pizza in Pittsburgh

After a somewhat disappointing visit to Spak Brothers in Garfield, we've been taking pizza recommendations in Pittsburgh with a grain of salt. It wasn't until we met up with a group of acquaintances who shared our opinion of Spak Brothers (and Pittsburgh pizza as a whole) that we started to get excited about another option they were raving about.

That pizza joint was Slice on Broadway in Beechview, and it wasn't but an hour later that we were in our car driving out to give it a shot.

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Park Bruges Review – Mussels in Thai Curry in Highland Park

Green Curry Mussels at Park Bruges

When it comes to restaurants with multiple locations, it is fairly easy to write off other branches as duplicates of the same model with the same menu and offering. After all, this has been the model for chains and franchises for decades.

But for Park Bruges in Highland Park, sister restaurant of Point Brugge in Point Breeze, and Brugge on North in the North Side the subtle differences make this restaurant almost a unique entity in and of itself.

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Kavsar Review – Uzbeki Food on Mount Washington

Borscht and Eggplant Rolls at Kavsar

I'm going to guess that you've never had food from Uzbekistan. I know I hadn't until our visit to Kavsar on Mount Washington, and I consider myself to be quite well traveled.

In fact, if you would have asked me what Uzbeki food was prior to our visit, I probably would've fumbled in an attempt to make something up.  Now that I have tried it for myself, I can try and give describing it a shot.

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Spak Brothers Review – Pizza and Wings in Garfield

Spak Brothers Pizza in Pittsburgh

I am a staunch critic of the pizza scene in Pittsburgh.

It seems like there is a standard recipe that every pizzeria in the city uses when making their pies. The crusts are all the same, the sauce is the same, and the preparation style is virtually all the same.

The pizzas are all good enough when you want a quick meal, but when you go to different shops you really can't say much to distinguish them from each other.

Sure, there are places to get a good pizza at a restaurant that isn't a pizzeria (La Tavola, anyone?), but when it comes to takeaway from a dedicated pizza shop the options for something astounding are few and far between.

It is because of this reason that we don't write about most of the pizzas we order in Pittsburgh on this site as most all of them would have the same exact summary.

For us to talk about pizza it needs to be something special, and we thought Spak Brothers in Garfield would be just that.

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Kaya Pittsburgh Review – The One We Return to Again and Again

Fried Avocado Tacos at Kaya in Pittsburgh

After living in Pittsburgh for five years and eating our way through neighborhood after neighborhood, Kaya is definitively one of our favorite restaurants in the city.

The laid back yet classy Caribbean vibe, awesome bar and happy hour, one of the best burgers we've ever had (just about anywhere), and a creative menu with Latin American and Caribbean influences combine to make this an all-around standout restaurant.

But to truly get the best out of this great restaurant in the Strip District, you'll have to visit at least three times.

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100+ Attractions and Restaurants Open in Pittsburgh on Sundays

Wigle Whiskey in the Northside

Ugh, not another Sunday!  For many it seems like Sunday is the least favorite day of the week here in Pittsburgh.  Sure, you probably get the day off work, but what good is that if your favorite restaurants and bars are closed or have extremely reduced hours?

We know the feeling. We've had our share of frustrations when it comes to finding attractions, restaurants, and bars in the city that are open on Sundays- especially when the weather prohibits spending the day at one of the many awesome Pittsburgh parks.

After several years of exploring the city in the hopes of finding an activity to experience and places to eat within a sea of closed doors, this guide was born. So while more than 50% of the city's businesses may be closed or on reduced hours on Sundays, that doesn't mean you can't find something to enjoy in just about every corner of the city.

Note- Operating hours may have changed since publishing and some businesses may have seasonal hours in effect as well (we will try and note these when we can). Please check the website of each to confirm hours prior to visiting. To read our article about the business or attraction, click the link in the business name.

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