Where We're Eating & Drinking in March

This St. Patrick's Day, go green with your drink pick at Salud. Plus, briefly escape to Paris in the West End.




Salud Juicery

It’s been said that consuming fresh juice is good for your health; it doesn’t have to hurt your taste buds either. When your drink is called Redhead Irish, it’s fitting that the beverage contains greens — kale and spinach — but the addition of ginger and apple gives it a faint glow. Salúd Juicery presses those ingredients, along with lemon and cucumber, into the drink.

[348 Beaver St., Sewickley; 412/259-8818, saludjuicery.com; photo by Laura Petrilla]
 

Della Terra

With a focused menu and a few daily specials, Fiore Moletz envisions and delivers simple Italian food. Start with the superb beans and greens or the lightly breaded calamari with red sauce before navigating the menu of wood-fired pizzas and pastas made with an imported machine. Turn your attention to paninis at lunch and the pair of desserts at the conclusion of a meal; homemade tiramisu is soaked in enough espresso to ensure you’ll crave more, and the zeppole are worth every calorie.

[100 Perry Highway, Wexford; 724/473-0630, dellaterrapgh.com]
 

The Urban Tap

Combining an ambitious craft beer list — with nearly 40 options — and a mega-sized tap, this game-day spot is aptly named. Don’t let that fool you, though: Its cuisine isn’t reminiscent of pub grub. During brunch service, for example, you’re treated to a menu of sage waffles, sweet-potato pancakes and pork belly prepared two ways. On a weeknight, plop down in a cushy booth, take in good conversation and feast on mussels in various sauces.

[1209 E. Carson St., South Side; 412/586-7499, theurbantap.com]
 


Tartine

To escape briefly to a Parisian-inspired locale, venture to the West End gem Tartine. Inside, diners sip coffee and fork every last morsel of ham-Brie crepes. The spot’s eponymous offering, a lighter treat with perfectly crisped edges, comes in such flavor pairings as walnut-pear-blue cheese. One brunch-time hit is the waffle, topped with fruit and powdered sugar.

[400 S. Main St., West End; 412/921-1600, tartinepgh.com; cash only; photo by John Altdorfer]
 

NOLA on the Square

As Fat Tuesday approaches, get a taste of the Big Easy at NOLA on the Square. The seafood jambalaya features andouille sausage, to give a nod to the dish’s roots (“jambon” means ham in French), along with more protein — scallops, shrimp, chicken — and a healthy helping of Cajun rice.

[24 Market Square, downtown; 412/471-9100, nolaonthesquare.com]
 

Pastitsio

This spot’s namesake dish, pastitsio — comprised of two rich layers of pasta with beef and béchamel sauce — leaves you satiated but not overstuffed. Souvlakia is made with simply marinated and skewered lamb or chicken. The short menu changes seasonally; some ingredients come from local farms. Spanakopita, with spinach and feta neatly folded in phyllo, always is a winner. Delivery service Happy Bellies works with Pastitsio, making it easy to try the fare.

[3716 Butler St., Lawrenceville; 412/586-7656, greekpastitsio.com]



 

Abbie Rhoads, Beverage Director / Harvard & Highland and Union Pig & Chicken
 

Abbie Rhoads has fun developing concepts for drinks and tweaking the liquor list at Harvard & Highland, which specializes in whiskey and holds lively events. Rhoads experiments with flavor pairings, including beverages featuring ingredients smoked downstairs at Union Pig & Chicken. The rotating drink list always spotlights seasonal options as well as a draft cocktail.    

Favorite bar gadget?
The jigger for measuring because you want to be pretty accurate when making specific cocktails . . . You’re pretty much looking for consistency. 

Common cocktail or trendy drink?
Depends on the mood I’m in. I’m always willing to try a modern take on a classic cocktail. 

Preferred alcohol?
I guess I’m a big fan of St. Germain; it has a great floral flavor to it. It’s very sweet, though, so I typically use it in gin cocktails. 

Drink of 2014?
I feel like a lot of people are doing tiki drinks — especially with rum coming from local [companies] . . . Rum mainly is used to create tropical drinks. 

Mixing tip? 
I never knew this existed with an egg-white drink — [but you should] dry-shake ingredients first to get the whites foamy. Then do an ice shake. [It takes] two shakes to get a rich and creamy drink. 

[photo by Laura Petrilla]


Edit Module

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Hot Reads

2016 Homes of the Year

2016 Homes of the Year

Our independent panel of judges recognizes three local, unique residences as our Homes of the Year in the categories of New Build, Renovation and Green.
Goin' to the Chapel – Or Not?

Goin' to the Chapel – Or Not?

With so many options in and around the city, every couple can find the special space that feels just right — whether they’re looking for nature, rustic charm, fairytale romance, stained-glass beauty, treasured religious ritual or classic tradition.
Underground Pittsburgh: Explore our City of Tunnels

Underground Pittsburgh: Explore our City of Tunnels

Delve below the surface to explore the underground areas that serve as vital pathways to our region.
Kitchen Roots: Ruta, Solomonov and Ehland

Kitchen Roots: Ruta, Solomonov and Ehland

Chefs who grew up in Pittsburgh are shaping the culinary scene in other cities across the country — and gaining national recognition in the process.
Edit ModuleShow Tags

The 412

Comeback Kid - Jung Ho Kang Returns to the Practice Field

Comeback Kid - Jung Ho Kang Returns to the Practice Field

Kang shared a video of his rehab work since suffering the knee injury that ended his season 16 games shy of the playoffs last year.
Back From the Dead? Parkway Center Focus of New Development Talk

Back From the Dead? Parkway Center Focus of New Development Talk

Aside from a Giant Eagle, the mall has been empty for the past three years.
Great Catch: Easiest Way to Tasty Lenten Fish Frys

Great Catch: Easiest Way to Tasty Lenten Fish Frys

Looking for a delicious battered fish sandwich or golden-brown pierogies on Friday? Here’s a handy guide plus a few fun facts about our fascination with fish.
Sweetheart Ideas: How to Make the Most out of Valentine's Day

Sweetheart Ideas: How to Make the Most out of Valentine's Day

From a hotel “Love Lockdown,” to a museum breakfast in bed, to a rooftop singles event - there's plenty to eat, drink at do in Pittsburgh on this weekend for love.

Sign Up for the 412 e-Newsletter

 

Our new, daily e-newsletter is curated by the editors of Pittsburgh Magazine and is designed to give you the very best Pittsburgh has to offer -- delivered directly to your inbox.

Sign me up!
* Email
 First Name
 Last Name
  * = Required Field
 
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags

Hot Reads

2016 Homes of the Year

2016 Homes of the Year

Our independent panel of judges recognizes three local, unique residences as our Homes of the Year in the categories of New Build, Renovation and Green.
Goin' to the Chapel – Or Not?

Goin' to the Chapel – Or Not?

With so many options in and around the city, every couple can find the special space that feels just right — whether they’re looking for nature, rustic charm, fairytale romance, stained-glass beauty, treasured religious ritual or classic tradition.
Underground Pittsburgh: Explore our City of Tunnels

Underground Pittsburgh: Explore our City of Tunnels

Delve below the surface to explore the underground areas that serve as vital pathways to our region.
Kitchen Roots: Ruta, Solomonov and Ehland

Kitchen Roots: Ruta, Solomonov and Ehland

Chefs who grew up in Pittsburgh are shaping the culinary scene in other cities across the country — and gaining national recognition in the process.
Restaurant Review: Gaucho Parrilla Argentina is Smokin'

Restaurant Review: Gaucho Parrilla Argentina is Smokin'

The meat-centric restaurant in the Strip District is helping to redefine Pittsburgh's dining expectations.
Cranking Out Old School Valentines Sealed with a Quirk

Cranking Out Old School Valentines Sealed with a Quirk

In Lawrenceville, a love for letterpress leads to a business whose greeting cards reach audiences across the country.
Edit Module

Edit Module

Edit ModuleShow Tags

On the Blogs


Comeback Kid - Jung Ho Kang Returns to the Practice Field

Comeback Kid - Jung Ho Kang Returns to the Practice Field

Kang shared a video of his rehab work since suffering the knee injury that ended his season 16 games shy of the playoffs last year.

Comments


Pittsburgh, only cooler
PittGirl: Yikes! Imagine This Instead of a Fountain at the Point

PittGirl: Yikes! Imagine This Instead of a Fountain at the Point

City leaders considered many options for Pittsburgh's confluence including something that looked like it was designed by the Jetsons, or an absolutely bonkers, batpoop insane idea by the one and only Frank Lloyd Wright.

Comments


All the foodie news that's fit to blog
Pittsburgh Chef Move: Lily Tran New Executive Chef of Soba

Pittsburgh Chef Move: Lily Tran New Executive Chef of Soba

Tran takes over big Burrito's Ellsworth Ave. restaurant from Dustin Gardner, who moves back to Casbah on Highland Ave.

Comments


Not just good stuff. Great stuff.
7 Best Restaurants for College Students in Pittsburgh

7 Best Restaurants for College Students in Pittsburgh

Easy access from universities, wallet-friendly prices and really good food make these our favorite choices for the university set.

Comments


End Your Work Day at Muddy Waters' Oyster Happy Hour

End Your Work Day at Muddy Waters' Oyster Happy Hour

Some of the best oysters available in Pittsburgh can be yours for a steal at the new East Liberty spot.

Comments


Mike Prisuta's Sports Section

A weekly look at the games people are playing and the people who are playing them.
Super Bowl Predictions: Can I Have That One Back?

Super Bowl Predictions: Can I Have That One Back?

Denver's upset win over Carolina -- predicted by hardly anyone (including yours truly) -- should be interpreted as good news for Steelers' fans.

Comments


Style. Design. Goods. Hide your credit card.
Shirts We Love For Valentine’s Day

Shirts We Love For Valentine’s Day

Let your heart do the talking with these fun sweaters from Rosewood Boutique.

Comments


Sean Collier's Popcorn for Dinner

The movies that are playing in Pittsburgh –– and, more importantly, whether or not they're worth your time.
Leave Your Kids at Home and See 'Deadpool'

Leave Your Kids at Home and See 'Deadpool'

The R-rated superhero flick is foul-mouthed fun. Plus reviews of "How to Be Single," "Where to Invade Next" and more.

Comments


Everything you need to know about getting married in Pittsburgh today.
Going the Distance: International Introductions

Going the Distance: International Introductions

On Day Three of our Week of Wedded Bliss, we tracked down three of our Real Pittsburgh Weddings couples who went the distance and found one another abroad.

Comments


The latest tips and trends to refresh your home.
Say Hello (and Goodbye) to These Home & Lifestyle Shops

Say Hello (and Goodbye) to These Home & Lifestyle Shops

Divertido and Jack + Jules close in Lawrenceville, while the neighborhood welcomes Brambler Boutique. Plus, Splurge expands to a new location in Fox Chapel.

Comments


The hottest topics in higher education
Mock Crime Scene to be Held at Waynesburg University

Mock Crime Scene to be Held at Waynesburg University

The event is for high school students who are interested in criminal justice, law enforcement and forensic science.

Comments