Pittsburgh Restaurant Week
Can you be a yinzer and a foodie? You can now with the onslaught of Pittsburgh’s booming restaurant scene, recently touted as the next big food town by Bon Appetit, and for good reason. According to the quintessential foodie mag, our flourishing farmers markets, “serious beer and cocktails”, and restaurants like Bar Marco and Fukuda, make us the “place to eat now!” Fortunately for you both Bar Marco and Fukuda, along with fifty plus local eateries, are participating in a week-long celebration of Pittsburgh Restaurants. Pittsburgh Restaurant Week kicks off tonight with a cocktail party at Bill Chisnell Productions in the Strip.
Tickets to the soiree are $50 and $60 at the door, but they are close to selling out. If you’re lucky enough to attend, expect festive cocktails and free samples from the week’s participating restaurants. You can interact with the restaurants, make reservations for the week ahead, and bid on raffle items in a “casual foodie atmosphere”. Money raised from the charity raffles will support programming and research at the Hillman Center for Pediatric Transplantation at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
But don’t despair if you miss the kick off tonight! There’s a full week of dining to be had. Each of the participating restaurants have a special dining deal offered all week long. This special dining deal dish will range from $20.14-$35.14, and will likely highlight the restaurants’ speciality. Several of the restaurants will also be participating in Dine for a Cause, donating 14 cents from each Pittsburgh Restaurant Week special sold to charity. This year’s donations will benefit Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation Transplantation Surgery Auxiliary, who raise awareness and vital funds to support families and help children in need of life-saving treatment. There will also be opportunities to vote for your favorite restaurants during the kick-off event and online. Look for the “cast your vote button” on the participating restaurants’ listing.
Don’t delay, go make your reservations to explore Pittsburgh’s fabulous foodie scene before your favorite place books up!