I really wanted to like Vivo Kitchen in Sewickley. The interior is hip, minimalist and so is the menu. The quick presentation of a bread plate with spicy dipping sauce and cooling olive oil was the second thumbs up (after the atmosphere). But, (wo)man cannot survive on bread alone (as much as she may try, ha!). My first course of a barbeque short rib was presented beautifully and tasted just as good. Coated in a sauce that made me miss summer and a grill, this bite of meat made me excited for the next course. But, womp womp. Major let… Read More →
The first time I went to Monterey Bay, the only thing I remembered was the view. The second time I went, my salad had a hair in it. This time, I was so displeased with my overall experience that I felt compelled to write something. I usually don’t complain about service or food but to be treated the way I was on all levels is disrespectful. I understand you’re trying to maintain a reputation on par with the other establishments along Grandview Avenue, but you’re failing, Monterey Bay. On multiple levels. I’ve never made reservations for the dining room. Why… Read More →
Sometimes all it takes is something simple to make a day better. Kiva Han Cafe in Oakland makes a great cup of coffee but it also offers delightful menu options. I stopped by one Sunday after a bike ride and wanted a snack. I went with the hummus. Served with pita bread and cucumbers with a drizzle of balsamic, this snack was just what I needed to recharge.
I often venture to the Strip District for random things. And I often forget about the Pittsburgh Public Market on those trips. It’s just far enough away from everything else that I forget it’s there. I had a half day last Friday and made a pit-stop on my way to the car. I was in search of lunch and boy am I glad I stopped. That place is jam packed with tasty treats. I did a quick loop before deciding on a Sausage Roll from Blighty. It was so good in fact that when I went back to gush to… Read More →
I now know why Sree’s Foods usually wins something for the City Paper’s Best Of Readers’ Poll. It’s cheap. It’s quick. And it’s tasty. I’ve worked Downtown for two years and walked by Sree’s Foods almost every day and never paid it much attention. It’s in a weird location and tiny. Really tiny. Seating is limited and if we based our taste buds on decor, this place would taste like a mud-pie. I finally stopped by last week to see what the fuss was about. What Sree’s lacks in fanciness, it makes up for it in taste. $5.00 got me… Read More →