The Foodie Report

Bar Marco rolls out No-Menu Mondays, Pittsburgh Restaurant Week gets a winter edition and much more.




Pom & Circumstance

Start off 2013 the right way: Head to Seviche, a go-to for Latin-inspired eats and cocktails, as snow falls to kick back and sip something sweet. While pomegranates are in season for a limited time (until the end of this month, actually), Seviche offers a Cuban Pomegranate year-round. Using a trio of pom-flavored ingredients — vodka, liqueur and fresh juice — and a splash of sours, mixologists continually blow minds with this drink.

930 Penn Ave., downtown; 412/697-3120, seviche.com. Photo by Dawn Biery.


No-Menu Mondays at Bar Marco
The four buddies behind Bar Marco have been shaking up the Strip since opening last winter. But they added to the appeal of their eatery when they started No Menu Mondays. On those nights, their bartenders sling one-of-a-kind drinks (no limitations!); plus, celebrated local chef Justin Severino serves up select charcuterie offerings. Diners pay $10 for a plate of cured goodies and can also order the wine pick of the evening. This might be one of the best ways to kick off the work week.

2216 Penn Ave., Strip District; 412/471-1900, barmarcopgh.com


El Burro Comedor
This fall, during the “year of the taco,” Derek Burnell (of Round Corner Cantina) and his crew opened a Mexican takeout-style joint on the North Side. El Burro dishes out burritos, as well as rolled and standard tacos. Other menu items include the expected chips and dip — but there’s also the Tijuana street dog, in addition to other savory sides. Best of all: Vegan and vegetarian dishes are served as well.

1108 Federal St., North Side; 412/904-3451


Pittsburgh Restaurant Week - Winter 2013

Once the holiday season wraps, we all need a little relief when it comes to our spending habits. Luckily, Brian McCollum has a solution for those hoping to dine out while taking it easy on their wallet: the winter edition of Pittsburgh Restaurant Week. In mid-January, you can enjoy fine fare at a discounted rate; participating eateries have the option of putting together a prix-fixe meal or some sort of $20.13 deal. At press time, restaurants like Mediterrano, Tamari and Franktuary have signed up.

Jan. 14-20; pittsburghrestaurantweek.com


Food Trucks Still Rolling

Like most ’Burghers, you’ve probably been following the local food-truck owners’ activity throughout the past few months. In case you missed it, Dozen Bake Shop, and Bella Christie and Lil Z’s Sweet Boutique have gotten involved with our city’s mobile-food movement (a list of trucks is available on the Pgh Mobile Food site). Individually, vendors post updates about their whereabouts on their respective sites — but a safe bet for finding most (if not all) trucks is the Food Truck Friday event, a weekly occurrence that’ll return to the Bar Marco parking lot this spring. Interested in supporting the vendors? Check out the mobile food site to learn more and maybe even sign the petition.

pghmobilefood.com

Hot Reads

Top 10

Top 10

Here are the 10 best things to do in Pittsburgh this November.
Review: One Thirty One East

Review: One Thirty One East

Located in the southwest suburban community of Carnegie, One Thirty One East embodies the area’s renaissance.
Grow. Cook. Drink.: Maggie Meskey of Butcher and the Rye

Grow. Cook. Drink.: Maggie Meskey of Butcher and the Rye

The charismatic Maggie Meskey had tended bar for years before landing her gig at downtown bourbon haven Butcher and the Rye.
13 Bartenders You Should Know

13 Bartenders You Should Know

Get acquainted with this group of charming bar professionals working in various establishments around the city.

The 412

CMU’s Newest Campus-Life Venture Is Decidedly Low Tech

CMU’s Newest Campus-Life Venture Is Decidedly Low Tech

Check your laptop (and your textbook) at the door and stop by the Mindfulness Room for a little zen.
Your Guide to Putting Together a Costume in Less Than 24 Hours

Your Guide to Putting Together a Costume in Less Than 24 Hours

Follow these steps to assemble your best Halloween getup yet.
Could ‘Green Light-Go’ Eliminate the Pittsburgh Left?

Could ‘Green Light-Go’ Eliminate the Pittsburgh Left?

The state-sponsored program looks to add $75 million in traffic-signal upgrades throughout the city.
Google Dedicates Today’s Doodle to Jonas Salk

Google Dedicates Today’s Doodle to Jonas Salk

See a tribute to the late scientist each time you go to look up something today.

Hot Reads

Top 10

Top 10

Here are the 10 best things to do in Pittsburgh this November.
Review: One Thirty One East

Review: One Thirty One East

Located in the southwest suburban community of Carnegie, One Thirty One East embodies the area’s renaissance.
Grow. Cook. Drink.: Maggie Meskey of Butcher and the Rye

Grow. Cook. Drink.: Maggie Meskey of Butcher and the Rye

The charismatic Maggie Meskey had tended bar for years before landing her gig at downtown bourbon haven Butcher and the Rye.
12 Hot New Restaurants

12 Hot New Restaurants

A diverse crop of eateries caught our attention this year, so we’re highlighting some of our favorites.
Why Things Get Squirrely Near the Tunnels

Why Things Get Squirrely Near the Tunnels

PittGirl doesn't know why we say "warsh" — but she has figured out why we 'Burghers hit the brakes at the sight of the Squirrel Hill Tunnel.
13 Bartenders You Should Know

13 Bartenders You Should Know

Get acquainted with this group of charming bar professionals working in various establishments around the city.