Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleEdit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Where We're Eating in August

This month, we'll be noshing at E2, Golden Pig, Slice on Broadway and YinzBurgh BBQ.




E2 photo by Laura Petrilla
 


E2
Spaghetti and meatballs. Fettucini with marinara.  Ricotta ravioli. Those classic Italian dishes can be found at this (fairly) new Highland Park hot spot. Patrons can enjoy their favorite bottle of wine (for a small fee) and customize an antipasti starter (featuring housemade bread). Buying and sourcing local goods, such as eggs and produce, may be hip right now, but chef/owner Kate Romane lives and breathes that ethos — she supplies many ingredients from the farm where she lives. Thanks to a largely successful Kickstarter campaign, the E2 crew is gearing up for a basement renovation.

(5904 Bryant St.; 412/441-1200, e2pgh.com)

Golden Pig
There always seems to be confusion surrounding Korean fare. But make no mistake: It holds its own with bold flavors and fresh ingredients. At Golden Pig, that notion remains true. Owner Yong Kwon handles everything from start to finish, including prepping and serving. Highlights at her 12-seat restaurant include the Man-Du, favored for its flavorful beef/veggie filling, and zesty daiji bolgogi. Anyone leery of sushi rolls would do well with Kwon’s Gimbop (with beef or vegetables). Bottom line: Be happy you’ve received the lowdown on this place; many people don’t even know it exists — for now, at least.

(3201 Millers Run Road; 412/220-7170)



Wild Rosemary
It’s no surprise that you’d find a creamy, dreamy cheesecake like this at a restaurant that assures “good things will come to you.” Baker Lynne Bielewicz of  Wild Rosemary, a previous Best Restaurants honoree, uses several high-quality ingredients in this homemade delight that’s sometimes topped with berries (so tasty!). While the eatery’s dessert menu changes every three weeks, the cheesecake remains a permanent fixture.

(1469 Bower Hill Road, Upper St. Clair; 412/221-1232, wildrosemary.com)

YinzBurgh BBQ
Everyone knows that when the craving for a particular cuisine, say barbecue, strikes, you need to satisfy it with the real deal, not imitation nonsense. Luckily for us, Richard Coursey pours his heart and soul into each dish served up at YinzBurgh; tastebuds are tantalized by succulent ribs and beef brisket — honestly, though, the sauce options alone are enough to lure folks. The menu at Coursey’s minimalist joint (a place that primarily serves as a go-to spot for takeout) lists a delectable homemade mac’n cheese that will stick in your mind ... until you return again.

(4903 Baum Blvd.; 412/621-YINZ, yinzburghbbq.com)

Slice on Broadway
In Pittsburgh, finding eateries that offer pizza by the slice can seem comparable to spotting a four-leaf clover — difficult. Fortunately, Slice on Broadway set up shop two years ago in Beechview. The skilled crew successfully strives to offer the finest pies: homemade components, including three sauces (red, white and green), enable the pizzas to shine. The pizza menu is flexible: Order slices or whole pies (as large as the 20-inch “ginormous” one), and get as many toppings as you want. Tasty sandwiches and salads are nice complements — assuming you have enough room.

(2128 Broadway Ave.; 412/531-1068, sliceonbroadway.com)
 

Ratthasak “Nick” Insawang
Chef/Owner, Nicky’s Thai Kitchen

Thailand native Ratthasak “Nick” Insawang brings the flavors of home to Pittsburgh via his intimate North Side eatery, Nicky’s Thai Kitchen.

Do local tastebuds influence your menu?
I select items that Americans would like. There are many things in Thai cuisine that wouldn’t be a hit in the U.S., like fried insects. We serve classic Thai food.

Favorite ingredient used in Thai cuisine?
Thai eggplant — a lot of Americans don’t even know about it.

Tom Kha or Tom Yum soup?
Tom Yum. It’s healthy — plus, I like coconut, and there are a lot of herbs in it.

Favorite Thai dish?
Garprow chicken lad kao — because it’s spicy and has egg on top. I eat it all the time — sometimes every day.

Insider chef tip?
Use good meat. If the meat’s not good, the food has no taste. I take a long time to make some meats, just so they’re properly prepared.

Ever want to be on a show like “Iron Chef”?
No, that’d be too much for me. My customers love my food and keep coming back — that’s why I do this.

(856 Western Ave., North Side; 412/321-THAI, nickysthaikitchen.com)

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module

Edit Module Edit ModuleShow TagsEdit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit ModuleShow Tags

The Latest

Drink Like the French on Beaujolais Nouveau Day

Why and where to celebrate on Thursday, which marks the annual release of the young wine.

‘X’ Marks the Spot for This Wedding Scavenger Hunt

She thought she was going on a simple scavenger hunt. She never dreamed it would end with a wedding.

Pittsburgh Just Dodged the Amazon Bullet

We should be relieved that the tech giant opted not to move in.

It's Official: Amazon HQ2 is Not Coming to Pittsburgh

Instead of one city, the giant retailer is splitting its second headquarters between northern Virginia and New York City.

Schoolhouse Electric Brings Hip Lighting, Coffee, to Pittsburgh

The Portland, Ore-based lighting and furnishings store, which shares space with a high-end coffeehouse from the team behind The Vandal restaurant, is located in East Liberty's Detective Building.

New Restaurants That Opened in October in Pittsburgh

A tasting menu restaurant, Brazilian cuisine and new sandwich spot are among the offerings.

Steelers Have Changed the Narrative in Dramatic Fashion

A defense that was groping to accomplish the simplest of tasks has started to dominate. The offense has stopped getting in its own way and started exploding scoreboards.

The 400-Word Review: Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Melissa McCarthy shines in an unconventional tale.

How to Plan Your Light Up Night Like a Pro

We've got a few tried and tested ways to enjoy the start of the holiday season without giving yourself a stress headache.

Just Films Series Opens Big Conversations

The screening series will next week feature "Served Like a Girl," about the lives of female veterans in the United States.

The 400-Word Review: Outlaw King

In Netflix's historical epic, Braveheart gets another chapter (and an upgrade).

More than $2 Million Raised in the Wake of Tree of Life Tragedy

The Tree of Life shooting shook the Pittsburgh community — but its reverberations reached way past city limits. Donors near and far have shown their support in a variety of campaigns and fundraisers.

"Gone With The Wind" Makes its 81-Year Return

Howard Schweitzer grants his late mother’s wish in returning a book to the Carrick library she checked out in 1937.

See What Pittsburgh’s Restaurant Industry is Doing for Tree of Life Victims

The city’s chefs, bartenders and food truck operators all have organized fundraisers that will take place in the next few weeks.

The Clarks Cover Elvis Costello for Tree of Life

The band’s cover of “Peace, Love and Understanding” will benefit victims of the shooting.
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags


Pittsburgh Just Dodged the Amazon Bullet

Pittsburgh Just Dodged the Amazon Bullet

We should be relieved that the tech giant opted not to move in.

Comments

It's Official: Amazon HQ2 is Not Coming to Pittsburgh

It's Official: Amazon HQ2 is Not Coming to Pittsburgh

Instead of one city, the giant retailer is splitting its second headquarters between northern Virginia and New York City.

Comments


All the foodie news that's fit to blog
Drink Like the French on Beaujolais Nouveau Day

Drink Like the French on Beaujolais Nouveau Day

Why and where to celebrate on Thursday, which marks the annual release of the young wine.

Comments

New Restaurants That Opened in October in Pittsburgh

New Restaurants That Opened in October in Pittsburgh

A tasting menu restaurant, Brazilian cuisine and new sandwich spot are among the offerings.

Comments


Not just good stuff. Great stuff.
Fitness: Five Great Trails to Run in the Fall in Pittsburgh

Fitness: Five Great Trails to Run in the Fall in Pittsburgh

Don’t resign yourself to the gym treadmills just yet – fall is one of the best times of the year to get outside and pound the pavement, surrounded by falling leaves and the possibility of grabbing a hot latte on the way home.

Comments

Love Sourdough? Find the Best There Is at These Five Bake Shops

Love Sourdough? Find the Best There Is at These Five Bake Shops

We dove into the local artisan bread scene to find the best places that bake naturally leavened bread in Pittsburgh.

Comments


Five Essential November Events in Pittsburgh

Five Essential November Events in Pittsburgh

Avian art, altruistic alt-rock and more November nights.

Comments

Ten Prohibited Pittsburgh Halloween Costumes

Ten Prohibited Pittsburgh Halloween Costumes

Locally-inspired Halloween costumes that you should, under absolutely no circumstances, attempt to wear.

Comments


Mike Prisuta's Sports Section

A weekly look at the games people are playing and the people who are playing them.
Steelers Have Changed the Narrative in Dramatic Fashion

Steelers Have Changed the Narrative in Dramatic Fashion

A defense that was groping to accomplish the simplest of tasks has started to dominate. The offense has stopped getting in its own way and started exploding scoreboards.

Comments

Words May Comfort But It’s What We Do Next That's Most Important

Words May Comfort But It’s What We Do Next That's Most Important

The vigils and the videos, the uniform patches and helmet decals, the public declarations and the moments of silence are as appropriate as they are comforting, but they’re not enough.

Comments


The movies that are playing in Pittsburgh –– and, more importantly, whether or not they're worth your time.
The 400-Word Review: Can You Ever Forgive Me?

The 400-Word Review: Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Melissa McCarthy shines in an unconventional tale.

Comments

The 400-Word Review: Outlaw King

The 400-Word Review: Outlaw King

In Netflix's historical epic, Braveheart gets another chapter (and an upgrade).

Comments


Everything you need to know about getting married in Pittsburgh today.
‘X’ Marks the Spot for This Wedding Scavenger Hunt

‘X’ Marks the Spot for This Wedding Scavenger Hunt

She thought she was going on a simple scavenger hunt. She never dreamed it would end with a wedding.

Comments

A Tale of Two Weddings

A Tale of Two Weddings

In a theatrical performance set to stun audiences for years to come, this Pittsburgh couple took on two weddings — one featuring a mayor, a movie trailer and a secret marriage.

Comments


Weekly inspiration for your home from the editors of Pittsburgh Magazine
Schoolhouse Electric Brings Hip Lighting, Coffee, to Pittsburgh

Schoolhouse Electric Brings Hip Lighting, Coffee, to Pittsburgh

The Portland, Ore-based lighting and furnishings store, which shares space with a high-end coffeehouse from the team behind The Vandal restaurant, is located in East Liberty's Detective Building.

Comments

Own a Piece of the Allegheny County Courthouse With New Gift Line

Own a Piece of the Allegheny County Courthouse With New Gift Line

Wendell August Forge is turning the century-old terracotta roof tiles into a line of collectible itms that include wall hangings and beer flight carriers.

Comments