Thursday, June 28, 2012


(includes Braddock)


Jean-Marc Chatellier’s French Bakery – 213 North Avenue; 412-821-8533;; must visit; macarons.
Enrico’s Biscotti – 2022 Penn Avenue; 412-281-2602;; bread and cookies.
Leaf & Bean – 2200 Penn Avenue (Strip District); 412-434-1480;; coffee & cigars.
Peace Love & Little Donuts – 2018 Smallman Street; 412-489-7693;

Bar Marco – 2216 Penn Avenue; 412-471-1900;; great cocktails & amazing tapas.
Brew Gentlemen – 512 Braddock Avenue (Braddock); 412-871-5075;; serious beer.
Butcher & Rye – 212 6th Street (Downtown); 412-391-2752;; trendy outpost & cocktail destination in rustic environment.
Butterjoint – 214 North Craig Street (Oakland); 412-621-2700;; Legume’s full-service bar; beloved.
Livermore – 124 South Highland Avenue (East Liberty); 412-361-0600;; cocktails.
Meat & Potatoes – 649 Pennsylvania Avenue (Downtown); 412-325-7007;; gastropub.
Root 174 – 1113 South Braddock Avenue (Regent Square); 412-243-4348;; cocktails.

Fairmont Pittsburgh – 510 Market Street; 412-773-8800 or 888-270-6647;; best for business travelers because pricey (for Pittsburgh); cool, high-minded style.

Bar Marco – 2216 Penn Avenue; 412-471-1900;; great cocktails & amazing tapas.
Butcher & Rye – 212 6th Street (Downtown); 412-391-2752;; trendy outpost & cocktail destination in rustic environment.
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Conflict Kitchen – 221 Schenley Drive; 412-802-8417;; take-out restaurant that serves only ethnic foods from states with which US is in conflict; serves food from 1 nation at time, changing every 6 months.
Cure – 5336 Butler Street (Lawrenceville); 412-252-2595;; best place for foodies.
Elements – 4 Gateway Center, 444 Liberty Avenue; 412-251-0168;; sprawling, 289-seat restaurant; locally-sourced cheeses and meats; Mediterranean food.
Fukuda – 4770 Liberty Avenue (East Bloomfield); 412-377-0916;; izakaya.
Habitat – 510 Market Street (at Fairmont Pittsburgh); 412-773-8848;; global fusion menu that uses locally-sourced ingredients.
Legume – 1113 South Braddock Avenue (Oakland); 412-371-1815;; local food focus.
Meat & Potatoes – 649 Pennsylvania Avenue (Downtown); 412-325-7007;; gastropub.
Notion – 128 South Highland Avenue (East Liberty); 412-361-1188;; fine dining.
Pamela’s Diner – 3703 Forbes Avenue; 412-683-4066;
Pamela’s P&G Diner – 60 21st Street; 412-281-6366;
Pamela’s P&G Diner – 5527 Walnut Street (Shadyside); 412-683-1003;
Penn Avenue Fish Company – 2208 Penn Avenue (Strip District); 412-434-7200;; informal seafood restaurant in loft-like, vibrant setup; sushi & daily catches.
Primanti Bros. – 46 Primanti Way; 412-263-2142;; tradition since 1933; sandwiches have french fries on inside.
Primanti Bros. – 411 Cherry Way; 412-566-8051;
Primanti Bros. – 3803 Forbes Avenue; 412-621-4444;
Primanti Bros. – 4501 Steubenville Pike; 412-921-6677;
Primanti Bros. – 6 Anchor Drive (Hamarville); 412-826-9680;
Primanti Bros. – 1832 East Carson Street; 412-381-2583;
Primanti Bros. – 2 South Market Square; 412-261-1599;
Root 174 – 1113 South Braddock Avenue (Regent Square); 412-243-4348;; very highly regarded; contemporary destination.
Round Corner Cantina – 3720 Butler Street (Lawrenceville); 412-904-2279;; Mexican food; shows soccer.
Salt of Earth – 5523 Penn Avenue; 412-441-7258;; loft-like space packed nightly; deconstructed, farm-to-table dishes; sturgeon with cauliflower puree, chamomile-infused buckwheat, and Swiss chard.
Spice Island Tea House – 253 Atwood Street; 412-687-8821;; unassuming, highly regarded Burmese restaurant; make sure to have semolina cake for dessert.
Spoon – 134 South Highland Avenue (East Liberty); 412-362-6001;; local ingredients in modern American dishes; upscale decor & plush seating.

Attic Records – 513 Grant Avenue; 412-821-8484;
BeerHive – 2117 Penn Avenue (Strip District); 412-904-4502;; beer and bottle shop.
Crested Duck Charcuterie – 1603 Broadway Avenue; 412-892-9983;; meats and pates.
Crested Duck Charcuterie – 2100 Smallman Street (at 16th Street); 412-322-2670;; meats and pates.
Farmers @ Firehouse – 2216 Pennsylvania Avenue (Strip District); 412-471-1900;;‎ Pittsburgh’s 1st & largest mostly organic (or certified-naturally-grown) farmers’ market.
Librairie Les Idees – 42 Grant Avenue (Millvale); 412-780-7190;; French books.
Pennsylvania Macaroni Company – 2010 Penn Avenue; 412-471-8330;; Italian import store.
Pennsylvania Macaroni Company – 650 Mansfield Avenue; 412-919-0444;; Italian import store.
Pittsburgh Public Market – 2100 Smallman Street (at 17th Street); 412-281-4504;; open on weekends; in historic Fruit and Auction Building; 10K square feet of craft, flower, and food stalls.

Allegheny County Courthouse & Jail – 436 Grant Street; 412-350-6490;; architect Henry Hobson Richardson designed; Richardson considered this to be his finest work; innovative in that built around interior courtyard, thus allowing natural light and fresh air to reach most of building; courtyard surrounded by 4 stories on 3 sides; tower rises 5 stories from courtyard’s open side; connected to jail via “Bridge of Sighs“ (based on same in Venice).
Carnegie Museum of Art – 4400 Forbes Avenue; 412-622-3131;; internationally and nationally recognized for distinguished American and European collection, with works from 16th Century to present.
Carnegie Museum of Natural History – 4400 Forbes Avenue; 412-622-3131;; exhibits on botany, dinosaurs, fossils, gems, geology, insects, mammals, minerals, and several anthropology areas.
City of Asylum – 330 Sampsonia Way; 412-321-2190;; for 2 years, provides furnished house, living stipend, medical coverage, and help in transitioning to potentially permanent exile; check website for events, such as readings.
Roberto Clemente Museum – 3339 Penn Avenue; 412-621-1268;; baseball great museum in old firehouse.
East Liberty Neighborhood – bordered by Highland Park, Morningside, Stanton Heights, Garfield, Friendship, Shadyside & Larimer;; culturally diverse neighborhood.
Emmanuel Episcopal Church – 957 West North Avenue (Northside); 412-231-0454;; designed by Henry Hobson Richardson; nicknamed “Bake Oven Church“ because squat, rounded shape and brick construction; National Historic Landmark since 2000; brick patterning gives finely woven fabric impression; repetitive triangular pattern at roofline called “mousetooth”; among best known features is mistake: side wall lower section intended to slope inward as it rises (called “battering“); upper wall outward slope starts developing shortly after construction; when parish house added to church’s far side, slope stopped increasing; Tiffany glass is in entrance gable’s triple lights; interior looks like ship’s hull turned inside-out.
Fallingwater – 1491 Mill Run Road (Mill Run); 724-329-8501;; designed by Frank Lloyd Wright; hour’s drive from Pittsburgh.
Frick Art & Historical Center – 7227 Reynolds Street (East End); 412-371-0600;; located on beautifully landscaped gardens; museum and multiple collections are Helen Clay Frick’s (Henry Clay Frick’s daughter, among America’s greatest industrialists and art collectors); make sure to tour their home, Clayton House.
Frick Park – 2005 Beechwood Boulevard; 412-422-6538;; adjacent to Clayton House (Frick Art & Historical Center).
Mattress Factory Art Museum – 500 Sampsonia Way (North Side); 412-231-3169;; contemporary art that fits room-sized environments, created by in-residence artists.
Mount Washington – south city neighborhood; known for steep hill overlooking Pittsburgh skyline; funiculars; Duquesne and Monongahela Inclines are oldest continuous inclines in world; upscale restaurants parallel crest.
Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens – 1 Schenley Park; 412-622-6914;; Victorian glasshouse conservatory (Industrial Revolution relic) transformed into pace-setting model for advanced green building practices, sustainable development, and environmental awareness; hailed as among world’s greenest public gardens.
Pittsburgh Glass Center – 5472 Penn Avenue; 412-365-2145;; among top glass facilities in US; world-renowned glass artists work and teach in studios.
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra – 600 Penn Avenue, Suite 1; 412-392-4900;
Point State Park – 3 Rivers Heritage Trail System (Downtown); 412-471-0235;; for picnics; at Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers’ confluence, forming Ohio River; iconic fountain; park includes city’s 2 oldest buildings’ outlines and remains; Fort Pitt Museum, housed in Fort Pitt Monongahela Bastion, commemorates French and Indian War.
St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church – 24 Maryland Avenue; 412-821-3438;; allegorical murals by Maxo Vanka.
Shadyside – east city end; named for 19th Century Pennsylvania Railroad station in area; home to many upscale boutiques and stores; Victorian houses.
Andy Warhol Museum – 117 Sandusky Street; 412-237-8300;; provides full overview of creative range.

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