Mama Lucia’s

Hello and happy TGI🍕F. I apologize for missing the past two weeks as a combination of visiting family and travel prohibited me from my usual pizza tasting and review. Now back in Pittsburgh, the quest for the Burgh's best pizza is back on! Today we visited Mamma Lucia's in the heart of downtown for a … Continue reading Mama Lucia’s


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

Eddie V’s

Eddie V's, a new hotspot that just opened in the Union Trust Building is something worth mentioning. I was lucky enough to get reservations the week it opened (s/o mom), and I am ready to go back. Since this is a seafood restaurant, I of course decided to get all seafood and definitely didn't regret it. I will … Continue reading Eddie V’s

Bar Marco

Bar Marco, located on 23rd and Penn in the heart of the Strip District, delivers a fabulous dining experience in a renovated brick firehouse. The food is exceptional; the atmosphere is upscale yet fun and casual; and the staff, who are paid salary rather than gratuity, are knowledgeable and friendly. Needless to say, it comes … Continue reading Bar Marco

Pizza Parma

Before I report the best pizza in PGH, I'm going to lay down the ground rules: The review is of one plain, cheese slice. That's it. No full pie, no toppings, no special requests. Gotta eat the singular slice as prepared by the pizzeria, no more, no less. Having that formality out of the way, … Continue reading Pizza Parma

Cauliflower Fried Rice

Although I love eating at restaurants and trying foods, I also love cooking, especially the healthy stuff. And I want you to be healthy too! If you are thinking of eating healthier then go ahead and give some of these a try. I also love trying new recipes all the time so send some my way. … Continue reading Cauliflower Fried Rice


Pittsburgh Winter Beerfest (pix-bèrg whin-ter bēr-fezt), n.: An excuse for Yinzers to see how much beer they can consume in 3.5 hours. With almost 400 different beers at the fest, it was a wild Saturday afternoon to say the least; yinzers were crawling out of the woodworks. I, on the other hand, don't really like beers. … Continue reading Beerfest🍺