Pittsburgh January 19, 2018
The 7 Meals You Need To Eat In Pittsburgh This Year
So, what’s for dinner tonight? Does that question stoke fear in your heart because you know it’s going to lead to an endless debate? I don’t know. What do you want? I don’t care; whatever you want. We all go through it. Cut down on the stress of deciding what’s for dinner by trying one of these seven meals you need to eat in Pittsburgh this year.
1. Pierogies at Pierogies Plus – 342 Island Avenue, McKees Rocks, PA 15136
What does just about every Pittsburgher love? Pierogies! If you’ve not yet had a pierogi meal from Pierogies Plus, make it a point to do so this year. Founded and run by Helen Mannarino from Poland, the restaurant promises pierogis made from scratch. Opt for the traditional pierogis, such as potato and cheddar. Or, try something a little different, like the mozzarella cheese.
2. Homemade haluski at Bubba’s – 14 North Westmoreland Avenue, Greensburg, PA 15601
Have a hankering for homemade haluski just like grandma used to make? Bubba’s Takeout Greensburg will satisfy those cravings. The popular takeout
only restaurant’s menu boats homemade haluski, homemade pierogis, and pizza.
3. Pancakes at Pamela’s Diner – Various Locations in Pittsburgh
If you’ve eaten the oversized pancakes (hotcakes) at Pamela’s Diner, your mouth might have just started watering. If you haven’t had them yet, you just don’t know what you are missing. Choose from traditional hotcakes. Or, order the banana walnut, the strawberry, or the blueberry hotcakes.
4. Pitts-Burgher & Cheese at Primanti Brothers – Various Locations in Pittsburgh
Just about everyone’s heard of the famous Primanti Brothers sandwiches. But, have you tried one yet? Go for the Pitts-burgher, the restaurant’s self-described "#2 bestseller." The hearty sandwich features a beef patty, tomatoes, and lettuce sandwiched between two fresh slices of bread. And, let’s not forget those two famous sandwich toppings as well: coleslaw and French fries.
5. Famous fish sandwich at the Original Oyster House – 20 Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Pittsburgh’s oldest restaurant, the Original Oyster House also serves what just might be Pittsburgh’s biggest fish sandwich. The jumbo fish sandwich is so big that it spills off of the fresh bun on which it is placed. Add a side of fries or onion rings and coleslaw for the perfect midday meal.
6. Edgars Best Tacos – 2627 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Love tacos? You’ll definitely want to try Edgars Best Tacos, unsurprisingly considered some of the city’s best. Originally a food truck, the taco joint moved to a quaint brick and mortar location in 2016. The taco options include chicken, steak, pork, fish, shrimp, and cow tongue.
7. Brisket sandwich at Pork & Beans – 136 6th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Enjoy a Texas-style BBQ meal at Pork & Beans. Try the brisket, in particular. The scrumptious brisket comes sandwiched on a potato roll and topped with onions, pickles, cilantro, and red cabbage. For a different type of brisket, try the brisket grilled cheese. It features American cheese, cheese whiz, and onions.
Where will you eat in Pittsburgh this year? Will you try one of these delicious meals? Why or why not?
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