Collected by Susan Ross
438 Market St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
Native Pittsburghers know that no dessert can top a Prantl's Burnt Almond Torte. Deliciously light cake, crispy with toasted almonds, with a cool filling—this is the stuff dreams are made of. For a little less indulgent version, the Burnt Almond...
649 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
Established in 2011, this gastropub goes well beyond the staples that the name suggests. The menu is based on classics done right, with a number of modern twists, like their Wagyu flat iron steak, served with wasabi mashed potatoes, miso butter...
1197 W Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, USA
Some things are touristy for good reason. The Duquesne Incline can be a great way to familiarize yourself with Pittsburgh and its environs when you first arrive, offering an amazing river and cityscape view. A good option any time of year. Not far...
403 E Ohio St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
The Park House is not your typical pub—in addition to the food options (which include falafel that owner Zamir Zahavi prides himself on, as well as hummus and gyros), the Park House boasts over 80 craft beer options, with nearly 20 on draft. If...
1150 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
Eleven has a hip, upscale vibe, and has a series of menus that place an emphasis on fresh ingredients, with a number of seafood dishes taking center stage. If you're ordering from the tavern menu, give the Blue Bay mussels a try. It's also open...
1734 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
Parma is a Pittsburgh institution that has a strong cultural connection to its origins. Founded by Alessio Spinabelli of Parma, Italy, who arrived in the Strip District in 1949 and set up shop shortly thereafter, this place is a go-to for...
221 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
Bluebird Kitchen is a great little spot for breakfast or lunch in downtown Pittsburgh, with an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients and a menu that allows you be either healthy (organic steel cut oats with coconut milk and almonds) or indulgent...
1601 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
Gaucho is a BYOB gem in the Strip District, serving up steak, pulled chicken, and chorizo sandwiches from a wood fire grill in a friendly atmosphere. It's a hole in the wall of a restaurant, without much seating—there's a wrap-around counter that...
134 S Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
Spoon restaurant in Pittsburgh's take on surf and turf, lamb meatballs and giant crawfish. This was my first visit to Pittsburgh and a co-worker took us (her cousin is a chef here). What a great meal. The service was excellent as was every course....
932 Freeport Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15238, USA
Know before you walk in here that this is not your run-of-the-mill burger joint. This is where culinary creativity and iconic American cuisine fuse to make all your hamburger and milkshake dreams come true. Pick one of the burger creations...
117 S 16th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203, USA
I visited this glass blowing studio in the fall after reading about it in the paper. It's tucked into residential south side on a quiet street. I went during the fall and got to make my own glass pumpkin! It was so much fun, and I have a new-found...
601 Commonwealth Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
This past fall, a giant rubber duck make its way to Pittsburgh. I went down for the celebration of his arrival, and took my bike up the river in the direction he would be coming. I had a blast photographing the duck as he made his way up the Ohio...
Mt Washington, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Explore Mount Washington for the best views of Pittsburgh from above. Ride up on the inclines or take the fun switchback drive up the hill. Be sure to check out one of the restaurants with a view and watch for couples getting engaged at night. And...
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