New year, new reasons to put your diet off. Make the most out of 2018 (and your life, for that matter) by eating your way through these awesome new Pittsburgh restaurants. We wish we could have named them all, but here are a few that we couldn’t wait to talk about!
Stuff’d Pierogi Bar[relevant url=”https://www.facebook.com/stuffdpittsburgh/” map=”https://www.google.com/maps/dir/”/merchant+oyster/data=!4m5!4m4!1m0!1m2!1m1!1s0x8834f24d9bfeb685:0x1649571bfa89c552?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiV-NGgpZnYAhXRRt8KHR8ACc4Q9RcIigEwCw”]If you’ve been in Pittsburgh for more than a minute, you’ve probably experienced the glorious pierogi. Stuff’d Pierogi Bar is leveling up Pittsburgh’s game by bringing you amazing, homemade pierogies, and we’re not just talking about cheddar and potato. Chicken marsala pierogi, anyone?
Glazed and Confused[relevant url=”glazedandconfusedbakery.net” map=”https://www.google.com/maps/dir/”/glazed+and+confused+washington+pa/data=!4m5!4m4!1m0!1m2!1m1!1s0x8835acabf32be58f:0xad7c7e0f49203e6f?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjtn4mDrZnYAhVuluAKHUamBt4Q9RcIfjAL”]Glazed and Confused has us drooling over their ice cream sandwiches…made with donuts. You read that right! Plus, you get to pick your flavors and build your own unique piece of art (yes, art). Just look at how pretty they are! It’s well worth trip outside the city.
Floor 2[relevant url=”https://www.fl2pgh.com/” map=”https://www.google.com/maps/dir/”/fl+2.+pittsburgh/data=!4m5!4m4!1m0!1m2!1m1!1s0x8834f156f31c0f51:0x83f3cd187f282a9e?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi6yI7rppnYAhUBmeAKHQaYAccQ9RcIhQEwCw”]Located in the Fairmont, fl.2 is serving up swanky breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There’s something for everyone – from pancakes to sea food to pasta to steak. The bar selection is nothing to sneeze at, either.
Brisketburgh[relevant url=”https://brisketburgh.com/” map=”https://www.google.com/maps?q=brisketburgh+pittsburgh&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwietMDkqJnYAhXPQd8KHex_AFsQ_AUICigB”]Raise your hand if you like biscuits. Now raise your hand if you like brisket. If both your arms are currently in the air, you’re in luck! T. Adam Woods combined the two with Brisketburgh, one of Pittsburgh’s newest (and most exciting) food trucks.
Pittsburgh Food Truck Park
[relevant url=”https://www.pittsburghfoodpark.com/” map=”https://www.google.com/maps/dir/”/millvale+riverfront+park/data=!4m5!4m4!1m0!1m2!1m1!1s0x8834f3ae3fce1d3d:0xa01d7f0abde9d8f8?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwimrKKcqZnYAhXNUd8KHUbIAswQ9RcIkgEwDw”]Speaking of food trucks, The Pittsburgh Food Truck Park is opening in 2018, as if we needed another reason to look forward to spring. Home to 30+ mobile eateries, games, fire pits, and alcohol (with a riverfront view), this is going to be the BEST. PARK. EVER.
Merchant Oyster Co.[relevant url=”https://www.merchantpgh.com/” map=”https://www.google.com/maps/dir/”/merchant+oyster/data=!4m5!4m4!1m0!1m2!1m1!1s0x8834f24d9bfeb685:0x1649571bfa89c552?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiV-NGgpZnYAhXRRt8KHR8ACc4Q9RcIigEwCw”]
Merchant Oyster Company takes their theme seriously with some fun details – like tables made from boat decks and nautical flags on the walls. The menu is obviously full of seafood, but there are a few landlover options, too. Don’t forget to check out the bar upstairs (and ask about the bar-top).
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At Acorn, you can expect a catered and excellently crafted seasonal menu that uses fresh, local ingredients and straightforward preparation. It’s a bit of a splurge, but 2018 is the year of treating yourself!
Bae Bae’s Kitchen[relevant url=”https://www.merchantpgh.com” map=”https://www.google.com/maps/dir/”/bae+bae’s+kitchen/data=!4m5!4m4!1m0!1m2!1m1!1s0x8834f1580caacfa5:0x8bcbc3b2c9e81a4b?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiDy7DJpZnYAhXkT98KHRjLACcQ9RcIhAEwCw”]If you’ve never tried Korean food, let Bae Bae’s Kitchen introduce you. You can build your own plate and try a couple items at once. They offer healthy, amazing options and stay as organic as possible. Tip: Order a Thai Iced Tea!
Bitter Ends Luncheonette[relevant url=”https://www.tillthebitterends.com” map=”https://www.google.com/maps/dir/”/bitter+ends+luncheonette/data=!4m5!4m4!1m0!1m2!1m1!1s0x8834f247ab70242d:0x9861491c8704922e?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwis6tz_pZnYAhXim-AKHQe9BnIQ9RcIiAEwDQ “]
If you’ve been to the Bloomfield Farmer’s Market this year, you’ve probably noticed Bitter Ends. They just opened a storefront on Liberty and are serving the same kinds of great eats as they did at the market. Don’t be intimidated if there’s a line out the door – it’s worth the wait.