A Preview of What’s Cooking for Pittsburgh Restaurant Week 2015

Published On January 8, 2015 | By Alyssa McGrath | Food & Drink
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Pittsburgh Restaurant Week is back! Now into its fourth year, this biannual event celebrates some of our city’s most inspired dining experiences. From Jan. 12-18, over 50 restaurants will be offering a variety of fixed price menus, multiple course meals, and specialty dishes to showcase a diversity of cuisines.

Restaurant Week was born in 1992 in New York City during the Democratic National Convention. The concept is to allow diners to experience some of the city’s great restaurants at a more approachable price. Over the last 13 years, many of the world’s most visited cities have developed their own incarnation of Restaurant Week. Restaurants volunteer independently to participate in these efforts, promoting both themselves and their city as a premier dining destination.

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The offerings are ample, whether you’re in the mood for a burger and fries, or a leisurely three-course dinner. Verde Mexican Kitchen & Cantina in Garfield is offering a ‘prix fixe’ menu for dinner, as well as drink specials and a $15 brunch menu on Sunday. BRGR in East Liberty will be serving up two of their Average Joe burgers, two PBRs, and a side of fries for just 20 bucks.

Another great way to experience Restaurant Week in an affordable manor is by exploring a BYOB option! At Lola Bistro in the Northside, you can experience internationally inspired comfort cuisine prepared for you by chef/owner, Michael Barnhouse. And for $35 and a $5 corkage fee at Avenue B in Shadyside, you can bring a bottle of wine and enjoy a multi-course meal from their daily rotating menu.

Over the past several years, Pittsburgh’s pride has definitely expanded to its ever growing and constantly evolving restaurant scene. Restaurant Week is the perfect opportunity to experience some of the best and brightest eateries without having to empty your wallet. Be sure to take this opportunity to experience what our exceptional city has to offer.

For a complete list of participating restaurants, click here!

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