Camel Burger?

From a Harmony restaurant serving a rarely offered game meat to Cure's sous chef participating in Indie Chefs Week, the local restaurant scene continues to evolve and impress.

 
PHOTO BY LAURA PETRILLA

 

If you thought you were being adventurous when you ate a lamb burger, prepare to have your mind blown: Burgh'ers in Harmony is serving camel burgers through the weekend; there's a chance chef/owner Fiore Moletz and his kitchen staff will offer it through Tuesday, depending on how popular it is. Said to be on the sweet side, the wild-game burger comes with melted cheddar, bacon, spring mix, pickled onion and black-garlic aioli. Want to substitute camel for beef or chicken in one of the premade burger options, such as the Polamalu, with American cheese, barbecue aioli and pineapple? That can be done as well.

 

Other not-so-traditional offerings found recently at area eateries:
 

  • South Side BBQ. Co. has updated the traditional tiramisu recipe to include sweet potatoes — which is in line with its Southern-inspired menu offerings.
     
  • Second Breakfast, a relatively new Pittsburgh Public Market vendor, has become a hit in a relatively short time. Chef/owner Thom Wood's tamagoyaki, or rolled Japanese-style omelets, are a must-try.

 

Additional news:
 

  • Cure's sous chef extraordinaire, Nate Hobart, is cooking and collaborating with fellow on-the-rise peers at Indie Chefs Week, which concludes Saturday in Austin.
     
  • As a reminder, Pittsburgh Restaurant Week debuts Monday and runs through next Sunday. Habitat Restaurant, Bocktown and dozens of other participants have put together specials. If you’re looking for something new, we recommend new favorite Eighty Acres Kitchen & Bar, which is offering a three-course meal for $30.15; the brown-rice fritter entrée looks particularly enticing, with vegetable-black-bean hash and horseradish cream.

     

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