Pittsburgh May 26, 2019
5 Wackadoodle Restaurants In Pittsburgh That Will Change The Way You Think Of Eating Out
Who’s up for a little bit of quirky fun? We all need some of wackiness or quirkiness, whatever you want to call it, in our lives. And, what better way to get a taste of that quirkiness than with a delicious meal at one of these five restaurants in Pittsburgh? Each offers a delicious menu paired with a whimsical atmosphere that will leave you wanting to come back for more.
1. Double Wide Grill
Once upon a time, the Double Wide Grill on the South Side served as a corner gas station. Today, it still looks like a gas station - complete with the pumps - but instead it's a popular eatery that boasts a menu of dishes perfect for carnivores, vegetarians, and vegans. License plates and other vehicle memorabilia adorn the walls. Allow a server to lead you to a seat, or flop down on the leather sofa in front of the TV for your meal. Then, take a peek at the menu that features such delicious options as burgers (meat and vegan), wings, salads, and soups.
Address: 2339 East Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
2. The Zenith
The Zenith, a vegetarian and vegan eatery, offers a pretty quirky setting. In fact, the charming cafe also features an art gallery and antiques, so you'll never know what to expect when you visit. That includes what's on the menu. In fact, the menu rotates but, in the past, has featured such delicious dishes as stuffed pepper soup, vegan pesto salad, and a seitan pot roast. Sundays mean the restaurant's popular brunch, which runs from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Address: 86 South 26th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
3. Zarra’s Restaurant
Pull up a chair for a scrumptiously authentic Italian meal at Zarra's Restaurant. Boasting a menu of cuisine from Southern Italy, the restaurant offers a cozy, whimsical atmosphere. So, what'll you try? Start with stuffed banana peppers, stuffed mushroom caps, or ricotta dumpling soup. Then, go for a hearty entree - the manicotti, filet Mignon, or lasagna, perhaps?
Address: 3887 Bigelow Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
4. Pork & Beans
Treat yourself to a finger-licking good BBQ meal at Pork & Beans, which boasts a quirky decor
and authentic Texas-style barbecue. The eatery offers both indoor and outdoor seating as well as a menu with such delicious dishes as spare ribs, brisket, and pork belly. And, complement your main dish with a scrumptious side - collard greens, potato salad, or mac and cheese, maybe?
Address: 136 6th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
5. Butcher and The Rye
Journey back in time to the rustic days of Americana when you visit Butcher and the Rye, home of more than 350 types of bourbon. With decor as whimsical as a chandelier made from antlers, the popular eatery serves such delightful dishes as roasted chicken, pan-seared halibut, and scallops. Of course, you'll also find a generous assortment of bourbons, cocktails, wine, and beer.
Address: 212 6th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Which of these five restaurants in Pittsburgh are your favorite? Let us know in the comments! And, for even more fun, set off on this road trip to the quirkiest roadside attractions around Pittsburgh.
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