I ventured to Enrico Biscotti Company in the Strip District yesterday because I had a hankering for something delicious.
Noodlehead currently occupies the spot where Kanok Thai Restaurant and Typhoon once stood on Highland in Shadyside. I’d never been to the previous tenants but was intrigued by the latest Thai-inspired restaurant to set up shop here. The interior more closely resembles a chic boutique or Anthropologie than typical Thai restaurant. Reclaimed wood barrels are used as tables. Mis-matched stools and long benches make up most of the seating options. Edison bulbs hang from the ceiling. And over-sized barn doors hang from the walls. All-in-all it’s a cool space and has a few items I wouldn’t mind putting in my apartment. The menu is short. Noodlehead offers 8-or-so… Read More →
Bluebird Kitchen has got it going on. This sweet little grab-and-go off Market Square on Forbes Avenue has all of the elements of the perfect breakfast and lunch spot. The menu items are crafted in house, daily, (with an emphasis on local ingredients) making for ultra-fresh deliciousness. The fresh ingredients and care of preparation obviously mean that a meal here is going to cost more than a typical, quick dine out. Sure, you could go around the corner, pay $5, and have 12 inches of sandwich to shove in your face. Or, you could do the opposite of poor life… Read More →
We were invited to The Capital Grille to sample its new Spring “Plates” menu on Monday. The concept behind the menu is to deliver the same quality The Capital Grille is known for within the constraints of lunch. I had never been to The Capital Grille so before my eyes even found the “Plates” menu, I found the steak. I seriously love steak, you guys. Like bad. So when our waiter, Greg (best waiter I’ve had in some time – he was knowledgeable, friendly, patient, and funny), said “dry-rubbed” steaks my heart fluttered. After teasing us briefly with the thought… 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 →