What We're Eating: Dor-Stop's Banana-Stuffed Hotcakes
Plus, get a taste of the Netherlands ... or just a taste of Brookline.
Dor-Stop's Breakfast Fare is a Cut Above
The fine folks at Dor-Stop Restaurant have been known to whip up some of the tastiest hotcakes in town. When you sink your fork into their fluffy cakes dusted with powdered sugar, the expression “Good Morning” takes on a whole new meaning. Made with unique oatmeal batter (giving 'em extra-delicious flavor and diner-worthy thickness), these specialties can be served plain with a drizzle of syrup or stuffed with extras like bananas (pictured), apples or fresh berries.
(1430 Potomac Ave., Dormont; 412/561-9320, dorstoprestaurant.com)
—Kate Chynoweth, PM Food Editor
Downtown Eateries Offer a Taste of the Netherlands
Back in February, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust launched its Distinctively Dutch Festival, bringing with it a whole lot of arts-related programming: beautiful, physical dance; seemingly odd installations; and all-around-fabulous musical and speaking engagements.
The point is, we were experiencing all of the Netherlands' intriguing cultural offerings … but not the food. Until now.
If you're interested in sampling flavors of the Netherlands, head downtown tonight for the last day of Dutch Dining Week. Such beloved Cultural District eateries as Meat & Potatoes, Nine on Nine, Six Penn Kitchen and Sharp Edge Bistro will prepare Dutch fare; sample dishes include pork tenderloin with ginger sauce, and orange and fennel chicken terrine.
Hungry? Call restaurants in advance to make a reservation or to learn more about menu offerings. Eet smakelijk!
(Dutch Dining Week in the Cultural District; ends April 27; special items offered from 5-11 p.m.; contact separate establishments for additional details; trustarts.org/dutchfestival)
—Kristina Martin, PM Associate Editor
Brookline Gathering Will Feature Some of the Area's Best (and Sweetest) Grub
While most 'Burghers are familiar with the ins and outs of each neighborhood (in our case, it's the food — surprise!), it's nice to be reminded on occasion about the charms of each one.
This Sunday, the first Taste of Brookline event will do just that. Held in the Ritz Banquet Hall, some of Brookline's best culinary providers — restaurants, coffee shops, specialty groceries — will be offering their signature items. With a participant list that includes Kribel's Bakery and Party Cake Shop (can you tell we have a sweet tooth?) plus Pitaland and Cannon Coffee (among others), we were sold immediately.
And while our primary concern is obviously the grub, there are other draws, too. Tunes will be played by live musicians — plus, event proceeds will benefit party host South Pittsburgh Development Corp.'s efforts to revitalize the community. So why not head out to enjoy good eats (and drinks) while mingling with locals? What — like you had something better to do Sunday night?
(Taste of Brookline at the Ritz Banquet Hall, 736 Brookline Blvd., Brookline; April 29, 6-9 p.m.; $25; tasteofbrookline.com)
Photo by Laura Petrilla