Best Bites Lawrenceville is the fun way to eat, drink and experience the best of Lawrenceville. Enjoy tastings of each restaurant’s “Best Bite” with craft beer samplings, wine tastings and specialty cocktail stops along a walking tour of one of Pittsburgh’s favorite neighborhoods. Whether you’re a local foodie or out-of-town visitor, discover the flavor of Lawrenceville in one delicious afternoon.

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Saturday, July 31, 2021
1 pm – 4 pm | Lawrenceville

Grand Tasting Ticket

For just $60, this ticket includes all Best Bites food and drink tastings at 15 restaurant and drink stops on either the East or West Tasting Tour plus a prize drawing for a $250 Busy Beaver gift card. You can purchase your tickets at Eventbrite. Only 500 tickets will be sold.

Event Details

  • Enjoy a day of tastings at 15 Lawrenceville restaurants and drink stops on either the East or West Tasting Tour with top chefs creating their “Best Bite.” 
  • In addition to Best Bites, guests receive cocktails, craft beer and specialty drinks at multiple locations along the tasting tour.
  • Two simultaneous tracks will be held with 15 stops on each. Choose to do the East or West Lawrenceville Tasting Tour on the Eventbrite order form (each sold out at first 250). No same-day tickets will be available for sale.
    • West Tasting Tour: 33rd Street – 40th Street (plus Penn and Liberty Avenue)
    • East Tasting Tour: 41st Street – 56th Street
  • Purchase tickets by Tuesday, July 20 to receive the ticket packet by mail. Packets include an official ticket lanyard to wear on the tour, restaurant map, starting point assignments, and tasting instructions.
  • Guests will be assigned different restaurant starting points in small groups like a golf scramble to create social distancing along the tour.
  • Restaurants on the tour will be marked with sidewalk signage and balloons. Guests present their lanyards to receive a tasting at each stop.
  • After a day of tasting, guests vote for Best Bite, Best Drink, and Best Experience. Awards will be presented to the winners.

Featured Restaurants and Drink Stops

West Tasting Tour

Arsenal Cider House
Black Sheep BBQ at Thunderbird Café
The Church Brew Works      
Cinderlands Foederhouse
Engine House 25 Wines
The Forge  
Millie’s Homemade Ice Cream  
Piazza Talarico  
Pita My Shawarma
TRYP Hotel: Brick Shop

Sponsor Event

Iron City Beer Tasting at Arsenal 201

East Tasting Tour

The Butterwood Bake Consortium  
Deli on Butler Street
Dive Bar & Grille
Hop Farm Brewing Company
La Gourmandine
Lawrenceville Distilling Co.
LeVia Trattoria
Merchant Oyster Co.
NatuRoll Creamery
New Amsterdam
Oishii Donburi
Pusadee’s Garden
Salty Pork Bits

Sponsor Event

$250 Giveaway and Food Truck at Busy Beaver

Purchase tickets here or see restaurants and learn more about the event. We hope to see you there!

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