That’s what we always say. Tough break today for the Pengweenies. But… we ate our sadness away in style, with this personalized cookie cake. Thanks Laura!
Sarah and I ventured into the rainy outdoors for the 6th annual Chili cook-off in the Southside Works last Saturday. We each got four tickets so we could get a serious sampling of spice. Ah, the best laid plans… of course we both wanted to try Savoy’s chili because it came with cornbread and a poblano aoili. I was a big fan of the Mexican spin that Cain’s put on their chili. Lots of toppings and tortilla chips for dunking! Cactus Sting and Sunny Jim’s were also in the running for our choices of best chili. Who went? Who did… Read More →
Chicken and Waffles. (and butter.) Carmi Family Restaurant on Western Avenue is nothing short of brilliant. If the quality Southern cooking doesn’t steal your heart, the friendly and accommodating waitstaff most certainly will. This blend of deliciousness and hospitality has Carmi quickly climbing my favorites list. The menu is packed with standard Southern comfort like fried chicken, greens, and shrimp & grits. The meatloaf dinner is a particular stand-out. I consider myself a meatloaf aficionado (meat in loaf form is just spectacular, no?), and Carmi’s perfectly seasoned meatloaf ranks among the best. Right behind grandma and mom. Entrees, like the… Read More →
Ever since Planet Smoothie popped up on Walnut Street in Shadyside, I’ve been trying to stop by for a smoothie. I get distracted easily… Last night I happened to be close by and stopped in. Now I understand it is attached to a gym but it smells pretty bad in there. It mildly reminded me of being in a locker room after a soccer game. I’m sure it doesn’t always smell like that but they might want to do something about it when it does. The smoothie menu is extensive. You can try several varieties that fall into five categories: weight loss, protein, wellness, energy, and… Read More →
This year marked the 6th annual Pittsburgh Farm to Table Conference. They were so kind to invite us and 2 of our our friends along to enjoy the fruits (and veggies, and dairy, and wine…) of Pittsburgh’s local farming communities. THANKS! Held at the gigantic David L. Lawrence Convention Center, this year’s FTC had table upon table filled with passionate individuals who were willing to talk in detail about their products and their processes. We learned about the difference between pasteurized and unpasteurized milk from the super friendly guy at the Manchester Farms table and even got to sample some… Read More →