Pistachio Crusted Chicken

This recipe was inspired by a bag of pistachios I've had in my pantry and some chicken that needed to be cooked - touching, I know. But really, this is a healthy dish that everyone will love - it's really high in protein/low in carbs and sugars which is always a bonus. What you'll need: … Continue reading Pistachio Crusted Chicken

First Watch

Now, when I'm hungover, I'm normally screaming for chicken fingers, a burger, some Kraft, etc. around 10 am. But, First Watch was able to cure my issues without making me feel terrible (plus a few unhealthy sides b/c I needed it). ~~~ Their motto is: 'Yeah, it's fresh' and they aren't lying. I got the Avocado … Continue reading First Watch

Broccoli Crust Breakfast Muffins

Since I've been making so many sweet muffins lately, I decided to join the craze and make a savory breakfast muffin. With all the ideas around the internet about using cauliflower for crusts like this, I decided to give a good old friend, broccoli, a try instead. Plus who doesn't like a mini bacon, cheese, and … Continue reading Broccoli Crust Breakfast Muffins

Glass Slipper Ball

The Glass Slipper Ball has been held every year in Pittsburgh since 2004. The main goal is to raise money and awareness of women who experience human trafficking, sexual assault, etc. To pair with such a great cause, there is live music, auctions, dancing presentations, lots of vino, and of course, lots of great food... This event … Continue reading Glass Slipper Ball

Kassab’s

Looking for some authentic Middle Eastern dishes? Look no further than the South Side. Kassab's Restaurant has it all - hummus, kibbee, gyro, baklava, other things I can't really pronounce, and plus the authentic music to go along with it. Appie: We went with the Mezza Platter just to get a taste of a little bit … Continue reading Kassab’s

Colony Cafe

Wine? Coffee? Cats?? Colony Cafe has it all! Now, I will say that I didn't have anything to eat, so there's not much to add to this post. But I loved it so much I just had to tell all you yinzers about it. Since I didn't have any food and it was early afternoon, I decided to … Continue reading Colony Cafe

German Rouladen

In English, Rouladen means rolls; so these are basically beef rolls, what sounds better than that? Here's a little background for ya - since my grandparents came from Germany, I like to learn as many of our old family recipes as possible (s/o to my Oma for this gem). Bonus: it's fairly easy, yet so … Continue reading German Rouladen

Nicky’s Thai Kitchen

Are you looking for some authentic Thai food in Pittsburgh? Look no further than Nicky's. With two locations, the North Side and Downtown, this place is a perfect lunch spot with reasonable prices. Plus they use goldware instead of silverware, so that's hip. I will admit, I have been here more times than I can … Continue reading Nicky’s Thai Kitchen

Casellula @ Alphabet City

Fistly, I need to talk about Casellula's atmosphere. Two words: neat-o. It's a big space that is shared with City of Asylum for their performances, which occur during dinners even (we got lucky with a poetry reading)! Another interesting trait is Casellula's no-tipping policy. It really cultivates a strong bond between the whole team. Only issue … Continue reading Casellula @ Alphabet City

Condado Tacos

With their grand opening on Taco Tuesday this week, I had to visit Condado Tacos - located on the corner of Liberty and 10th... ...and what a fun visit it was. The vibes here are definitely all good: each wall is hand-painted differently, they use mason jars as beer glasses, have a friendly staff, and an intimate space with more … Continue reading Condado Tacos

Buffalo Bolognese

Why buffalo? I'm glad you asked. It is one of the most protein-rich/lean meats you can find out there that still tastes delicious. Look at the health benefits compared to the other meats! And where do you find it in the Burgh? Easy. Strip District Meats. Oh, and this one's for all you fellow spaghetti squash lovers … Continue reading Buffalo Bolognese

Yinzer Eats in Chicago

What a whirlwind of a weekend it was. I saw green rivers, had one too many cocktails, and enjoyed tons of different foods that Chicago had to offer me. Huge s/o to my friends for making it a weekend to remember. Day 1: Lou Malnati's: Naturally our first meal in Chicago was deep dish pizza. … Continue reading Yinzer Eats in Chicago