Eats across Carson St.
Last Thursday, I ate two dinners!
Seriously, two dinners at two fine establishments on Carson St. in the South Side.
My first dinner was at Piper’s Pub, always a solid choice when looking for a dining option in the South Side. Inspired by the British Isles, Piper’s menu consists of sandwiches, salads, and hearty Irish entrees. I SO wanted to order the Lamb and Smoked Chestnut Shepard’s Pie, but knowing I was in for eating two dinners this night, I opted for the Rachel (with sauerkraut) and a side of fries.
This grilled sandwich was a bit heavy on the grease, but the real star of the plate was the fresh-cut french fries. As a self-proclaimed french fry connoisseur, I immediately tasted the freshness in these french fries. I later learned via Twitter that Piper’s had made the move from frozen to fresh cut fries. Much applause for this Piper’s. (insert claps). I also learned that they are opening up a new something-or-rather involving food next door. We will be sure to let you know what that’s all about when they let us know.
My second dinner found me across the street at Fat Head’s. (Note: Fat Head’s has a mighty fine Turkey Reuben on the menu . Possibly one of my top favorite Turkey Reubens in the city).
After already consuming one dinner, I figured I should go “lighter” on this meal and order an appetizer. Being a Pittsburgher and in the South Side, I HAD to order the Fried Pierogies.
You know what I got when I received this basket of fried pierogies? A huge side of disappointment. By the looks of these, they appear to be Mrs T’s. Though I can’t confirm it, they are absolutely factory made. I get that factory made pierogi are more economical, yadda, yadda, yadda, but we are in Pittsburgh folks! Let’s hand-make our pierogies or find one of the many church ladies who are already making them and buy local.
Can I get an amen?