National Ice Cream Month. Challenge Accepted. Mission Accomplished.
Even though it’s not technically Fall until late September, I was in the mood for a hearty meal last Saturday. I turned to Molly Brannigan’s Sheppard’s Pie. I’ve had some great Sheppard’s Pie… in Ireland. Nothing has come close to touching that experience including this. The Sheppard’s Pie at Molly Brannigan’s was pretty traditional. It had seasoned ground beef, peas, carrots, herbs, and topped with mashed potatoes. It was paired with soda bread and the vegetable of the day, squash. If we gave stars at eatPGH, this dish would get one. The flavor just wasn’t there. The potatoes were dense… Read More →
When a restaurant is known for something I like to give it a try. A signature dish can tell a lot about the rest of the menu. II Pizzaiolo’s in Mt. Lebanon is known for its brick oven pizza so naturally I got a pizza. After a short wait at the back wine bar which is quaint and carry’s itself with a warm comfortable atmosphere, we took our seats outside. Looking over the menu nothing caught my eye as much as the pizzas. We eventually decided on the Lasagna pizza: thin crust pizza loaded with feta cheese, basil and buffalo… Read More →
– Mt. Lebanon Brunch– Not just the meal that combines breakfast and lunch food, but an excuse to eat after you have had breakfast and before you have lunch. This AM, I tackled some brunch at Bistro 19. I ordered the Bananas Foster Pancakes, served with fresh bananas and a caramelized whiskey sauce. (See above) Now let me break this sauce down for you. It was absolutely heavenly. It would make dirt and cardboard taste divine. Trust. My date T had the French Toast and a special side of the caramelized whiskey sauce. See it’s heavenly. Trust. The meal was… Read More →
- Mt. Lebanon When Mandy and myself found ourselves in Mt. Lebanon with about an hour to kill before reaching our intended destination, we decided to eat, of course! Il Pizzaiolo is a quaint gem of Mt. Lebanon specializing in fresh made pizzas and pastas. I also hear there is a fantastic wine bar in the back, but during our visit it was booked for a private party. Definitely need to stop back and try it out sometime. On to the food: You know I judge a restaurant by it’s breadbasket and Il Pizzaiolo get a thumbs up. Two kinds… Read More →