Fukuda Brings Back Lunch, Better Than Before
New chef Micah Maughan and executive chef TJ are offering the usual bento boxes along with additions including Indian vegetarian curry.
photo by Laura Petrilla
FUKUDA BRINGS BACK LUNCH
Locals and Steel City visitors, including actor James D'Arcy, know Fukuda is a must-stop for sushi. The small Bloomfield eatery also serves other fare, some of which debuts this week during the return of lunch service. New chef Micah Maughan and executive chef TJ are offering the usual bento boxes along with additions including Indian vegetarian curry. Today's the last day to get in on the "pay-what-you-wish" promo; the restaurant’s standard lunch prices fall between $8 and $9.
(4770 Liberty Ave., Bloomfield; lunch service: weekdays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; 412/377-0916, fukudapgh.com)
DIVE BAR EXPANDS TO LAWRENCEVILLE
As it states on its website, Dive Bar & Grille is "not your typical watering hole." Despite its name, the business' interior doesn't resemble a traditional "dive," with its trendier features, dim lighting and refined food and drink offerings. Owners Clint Kuskie and Gordon Judge recently opened a Lawrenceville site. As with the original location in Pine Township, the new spot offers lunch and dinner service, plus weekday happy hour.
(5147 Butler St., Lawrenceville; 412/408-2015, divebarandgrille.com)
TRY ITALIAN WINES AT ALLA FAMIGLIA EVENT
Recognized for its filling, family-style Italian dishes, Alla Famiglia also offers top-quality vino choices. This Wednesday, chef Jonathan Vlasic will provide a chance to try new varieties during his first 2014 tasting. A rep from Wine Merchant will offer profile notes for each selection as guests dine on greens and beans, grilled romaine salad, pasta in vodka sauce and a pork dish topped with crab and bufala mozzarella.
(804 E. Warrington Ave., Allentown; tasting: April 16, 6:30 p.m., $60 person, doesn't include tax and gratuity; advance reservations required; 412/488-1440, allafamiglia.com)