Pittsburgh is a foodie town. No need to eat at chains here with our local food scene! With so many great restaurants to try, it’s always fun to take advantage of sampling opportunities. Best Bites Pittsburgh is an afternoon of tastings at 20 restaurants, bars, and specialty shops downtown. Who will be crowned the Best Bites in Pittsburgh? 

Downtown Pittsburgh Restaurant Crawl

This Downtown Pittsburgh Restaurant Crawl takes place on Saturday, October 12, from 2-5 p.m. with multiple check-in points to make it easy to get around. Check-in at Emporio, Molinaro Restorante, Pork & Beans, or Talia Cucina to get your official lanyard and map. 

Best Bites Pittsburgh
Photo Credit: Pork & Beans, Facebook

From there, take a self-guided tour through some of the best restaurants, pubs and dessert shops around. 

Who’s Who on the List

Some favorite restaurants on the crawl list include Emporio, Fogo de Chao, McCormick & Schmick’s, NOLA on the Square, Pork & Beans, Union Standard, and Talia Cucina. Grab drinks from Bridges & Bourbon, Wigle Whiskey Tasting Room and Wolfie’s Pub. Then finish the night off with desserts from The Milkshake Factory and Millie’s Homemade Ice Cream.  

Best Bites Pittsburgh

Twenty restaurants may seem like a lot to keep track of, but you’ll have to do your best because you get a say in who is crowned the best of the best. At the end of the restaurant crawl, you get to vote for the Best Bite, Best Drink, and Best Shop. 

Best Bites Pittsburgh

Keep the Night Going With an After-Awards Party

After you’ve filled up on some of the greatest eats in the city, the party keeps going at the Awards After-Party from 5-6 p.m. Located at the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel, you’ll enjoy complimentary cocktails, music and a raffle. Local celebrity judges and chefs will announce the winner of the Best Bites Awards. 

Best Bites Pittsburgh
Photo Credit: Renaissance Hotel, Facebook

Grand Tasting Tickets are available now. Your ticket includes all of the Best Bites Pittsburgh food and drink tastings, as well as access to the Awards After-Party. 

Here’s the event registration link. Come get your Best Bites on with us!

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Emily Munk

A Pittsburgh transplant, Emily moved to the city in 2016. She loves traveling, training for races, finding new places to eat (all for you, MadeinPGH readers), doing anything in the cultural district, and volunteering with Pittsburgh Young Professionals. In addition to being a MadeinPGH contributor, she is the senior content marketer for a Fortune 500 supply chain solutions company.

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