The Best Things We Ate This Year: Mandy
We have eaten a lot over this past year in and around Pittsburgh. So much so, we kinda had to buy larger pants. It was hard to narrow it down, but we each picked the best things we ate this year.
Banh Mi from Lucy’s stand in the Strip District
I’ve never in my life eaten anything with more heat. Spice heat. My eyes watered and my throat screamed for water. But I ate every last bite and would eat it again in a heartbeat. If you’re lucky enough to catch Lucy while she’s standing in the strip slinging these bad boys… I highly recommend one. Pork. With twelve sides of water.
Russian Honey Cake from Lola Bistro
This charmville of a tiny restaurant has the most delectable dessert. Layers upon layers of a graham cracker-esque cake made in house. Pairs well with a good friend and a bottle of wine.
This all-American 4th of July BBQ platter from Root 174
Our buddy Keith managed to offer up all the best picnic food on one styrofoam plate this 4th of July. Homemade sausage, cornbread, potato salad, coleslaw, pickled cucumbers and pulled pork. I may have put several of those items on top of my sausage. So what, it was sloppy and fantastic. Doesn’t get more American than that. Oh, only it did… we got an American Beer.
Red Eye Snapper Sushi from Fukuda
Ok. RIP Fukuda. I swear I was your biggest fan. The rolls, the sashimi, the fact that you played baller tunes and let me bring my own booze. I will miss you dearly. I will miss your Red Eye Snapper most of all.
These ice cream delights during National Ice Cream month
Perhaps one of my favorite things about 2014… the fact that I attempted, and succeeded in indulging in 31 (plus some to grown on) different frozen treats. All in the month of July. I celebrated National Ice Cream month by going to freaking town on the ‘burghs best cold treats. One of my least favorite things about 2014… my clothes haven’t fit since July.
Want more of our favorite things from 2014?
Check out the best things Sarah ate this year and the best things Julia ate this year.