Milk Shake Factory Unveils Special "Brunch" Menu

On Mother's Day, the local favorite will offer several brunch-inspired flavors like Strawberry Parfait and Banana-Nut Muffin.


Milk Shake Factory Unveils Special "Brunch" Menu

On Mother's Day, the local experts at The Milk Shake Factory will introduce several brunch-inspired flavors, like Strawberry Parfait, Banana-Nut Muffin and Blueberry Pancake (all pictured). The  Milkshake Brunch menu will be offered every Sunday (starting May 13) through Labor Day from 11 a.m. ’til 2 p.m. The shop’s 55 other divine flavors will also be available. Shirts, shoes and straws required.

(The Milk Shake Factory, 1705 E. Carson St., South Side; 412/488-1808, themilkshakefactory.com. Photo by Laura Petrilla)


Snag Cheap Tickets to the Tastiest Party of 2012
We talk about it every year: More than 50 restaurants are present. Chefs chop, stir and saute. 'Burghers attempt to sample as many delectable dishes as their stomachs will allow. Everyone's laughing, mingling and checking out impressive silent auction goods. It's our Best Restaurants Party, presented by Fifth Third Bank on Monday, June 4 at Heinz Field.

Since such eateries as Spoon, The Porch at Schenley and Salt of the Earth will be present at this year's event, it is bound to be a fantastic time. We're pleased to offer our Eat Street readers a special promotion: $60 off general admission tickets to the first 50 readers who purchase a ticket.
 
To cash in on this incredible deal, visit pittsburghmagazine.com/tix and place your order. Upon checking out, enter promo code PMES to take advantage of our $60-off ticket offer; for a mere 70 bucks, you'll be able to taste some of the finest food and drinks plus receive admittance to the official after party, which will take place at nearby Rivers Casino. Remember, this deal is limited to 50 people - so what are you waiting for?!

(23rd Annual Best Restaurants Party at Heinz Field, 100 Art Rooney Ave., North Shore. June 4: 5-6 p.m., VIP reception; 6-8:30 p.m., party. Info: pittsburghmagazine.com/tix)


Local Chocolatier Offers Wide Range of Sweets

As a child, Christopher Weck (like many kids) enjoyed visiting his local candy store — and when his uncle opened a chocolate factory, his love for candy grew even more. Fast-forward several decades, and you’ll see that zeal in Weck’s creations at Sinful Sweets. Offering high-quality, hand-dipped candies, Weck is the sole operator of the charming shop. His treats — including carrot lolli cakes, bacon-chocolate bars and Nutella pretzels — wow guests at weddings, parties and showers. The secret ingredient in Weck’s goodies is undoubtedly passion.

(Sinful Sweets, 4415 Butler St., Lawrenceville; 412/235-7865, sinfulsweetsonline.com)
—K.M.

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