Wigle Releases Aged Whiskey

We didn't want to say anything, Wigle, but you've really aged.


Wigle Releases Aged Whiskey
Before Wigle Whiskey officially opened last year, locals daydreamed about its crisp, refreshing spirits — and how great they’d taste aged, over the rocks as part of a killer cocktail.

Tomorrow morning, the first batches of Wigle's aged rye and wheat whiskey will be up for grabs, for a mere $24 per bottle. Got a hankering for some top-of-the-line (certified-organic) whiskey? Or in need of a great gift for a liquor buff? Either way, this one’s for you.

(Wigle Whiskey, 2401 Smallman St., Strip District; whiskey release on Dec. 15, 9 a.m.; limited supply available; wiglewhiskey.com)



Acacia Serves Refined Cocktails in South Side

When Spencer Warren's drink spot Embury closed in 2011, locals searched high and low for a worthy replacement. Talk about a reincarnation of Embury swirled about for a while. Then it happened: Acacia, Embury's temporary stand-in (just until the space is remodeled), quietly opened in South Side last month.
 
Small, simple and dimly lit, Acacia isn't your typical South Side nightlife spot. Its menu, which is split into simple sections: beer, Christmas brews, whiskey and mixed drinks, is focused on quality.
 
And for the adventurous drinker, Acacia has a drink club (called "the society"), with a membership book containing "100 drinks you have to try before you die."

(Acacia, 2108 E. Carson St., South Side; 412/488-1800, acaciacocktails.com)



Sinful Sweets Reimagines the 'Breakfast of Champions'

Many people know Wheaties as the "breakfast of champions" (some guys might even still have boxes featuring the mugs of their favorite childhood athletes). But how accurate is that?
 
Chocolatier Christopher Weck of Sinful Sweets likes to dabble with different flavor pairings and came up with a totally different way to start the day. His "breakfast of champions" lolli cake comprises moist, sponge-like french-toast cake with maple-cream cheese icing, and is dipped in white chocolate and crowned with bacon pieces (yum!).
 
After having one of these treats, we're confident you'll ditch the Wheaties.

(Sinful Sweets, 4415 Butler St., Lawrenceville; business moving downtown later this month; 412/235-7865, sinfulsweetsonline.com)


 

More Eat & Drink:

Where We're Eating in June

Where We're Eating in June

We're stocking up on Healcrest Urban Farm's minty nectarine teapops and brunching on chicken and waffles at Carmi Restaurant.
Indian Curry in a Hurry

Indian Curry in a Hurry

Think Indian dishes are too complicated? These require just one pot.

Best Restaurants - What's HOT / What's NOT

A cross-section of chefs we love opine on what to keep in your pantry, roast on your grill and put on your plate.
Have Your Beer ... and Eat It, Too

Have Your Beer ... and Eat It, Too

Learn how to make beer battered onion rings and The Drunken Sandwich to commemorate the first Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week.

Hot Reads

Review: Sienna Mercato

Review: Sienna Mercato

Matthew Porco, one of our Chefs of the Year, designs the menus at Sienna Mercato's downtown establishments.
An Open Letter to Local Sports Reporters

An Open Letter to Local Sports Reporters

PittGirl has had enough of the criticism of fanatics and asks the media to stop labeling everyone.
Film Noir Fall Fashion

Film Noir Fall Fashion

Fall into autumn with a fashion landscape awash in black, white and nifty shades of gray.
8 Foodie Day Trips (and a Few Weekends, Too)

8 Foodie Day Trips (and a Few Weekends, Too)

Hoping to take a leaf-peeping road trip? Keep food at the top of your priority list and consult our lineup of eight destinations, most within 150 miles of the city.

On the Blogs


Everything That's Awesome About Pittsburgh Today
Awesome Hyperlapse Video Takes You Through Pittsburgh at Warp Speed

Awesome Hyperlapse Video Takes You Through Pittsburgh at Warp Speed

Instagram’s new Hyperlapse technology was made for Pittsburgh.

Comments


Not just good stuff. Great stuff.
The 8 Best (Not) Restaurants in Pittsburgh

The 8 Best (Not) Restaurants in Pittsburgh

Food trucks. Pizza boats. Bagel Clubs. The best on-the-run food in town.

Comments


Pittsburgh, only cooler
The Steeler Way is a Figment of Our Imagination

The Steeler Way is a Figment of Our Imagination

After another embarrassing incident, PittGirl says it’s time for Steelers fans to face the truth.

Comments


Award-winning sports commentary by Sean Conboy
R.I.P. Corporate Penguins, 2009-2014

R.I.P. Corporate Penguins, 2009-2014

Fire Bylsma? Fire Shero? The Penguins' problems run deeper.

Comments


Grilled Flatbread That'll Blow Your Mind

Grilled Flatbread That'll Blow Your Mind

During the long weekend, prepare this summer-inspired pizza, which features spelt dough, a colorful array of tomatoes and other CSA treats.

Comments


Your New Pre-Game Bar is in Dormont

Your New Pre-Game Bar is in Dormont

Forget the parking and the mad North Shore rush. Before you head to Heinz Field, make a stop at Cain's Saloon then head for the T.

Comments


Style. Design. Goods. Hide your credit card.
Checkmate!

Checkmate!

Use these bookends to keep your office area looking smart.

Comments


All the foodie news that's fit to blog
Local Blogger Wants to Help You Make Something 'Seriously Delish'

Local Blogger Wants to Help You Make Something 'Seriously Delish'

Jessica Merchant of How Sweet Eats will release her cookbook this fall.

Comments


This week's buzz from the PM editors
Time to See Ballet Under the Stars

Time to See Ballet Under the Stars

This weekend, the PBT presents its annual production at Hartwood Acres under the night sky.

Comments