An unexpectedly busy week at work kept me away from Snickie. But I am back! I want to thank everyone for the great comments on the Sonoma Grille Giveaway post. I have summarized all the questions and suggestions below. Please continue the conversation in the comments if you would like!
Great Tips – Places I want to try…
Embury - This place is located within or near the Firehouse Lounge in the Strip. There was a great write-up of the place in the Post Gazette awhile back (you can find the link on their site), outlining the old school cocktails and quality ingredients the joint was using. I need to try this place!
Dragonfly Diner – I had never heard of this place until a reader commented on it. It is located in the Strip District. I found a menu here. Looks good and reasonably priced. Has anyone been? There are tons of places I still need to try in the Strip District! Chicken Latino is also on my list.
Nine on Nine – This downtown fine dining establishment has been on my radar for awhile but I have yet to find an occasion to get there. After a pretty decent PG review this week, I want to try it even more!
Questions – Answered!…
A reader asked about the Pittsburgh sushi scene. I must admit that I have very little sushi knowledge! I have probably dined at just about every popular sushi place in the ‘burgh and tend to favor Chaya (note: location has changed since my review - check the website) or Plum. If something is fresh, I will probably eat and enjoy it, even if it is not 100% authentic. I think it would be awesome to someday eat at a sushi restaurant that is truly the real deal. From what I gather, Umi might be the spot. I did dine here previously – however, it is more expensive and I think this prevented me from being fully comfortable there. Anyone with more experience have any thoughts on Umi?
Another reader asked about getting hand crafted cocktails in the burgh. As was discussed, maybe try Embury?
Reader Jen asked about Indian restaurants in Pittsburgh. I am ashamed to admit I have never dined at an Indian restaurant in Pittsburgh! Can you believe it? Thanks for motivating me to get to one Jen!
Lindsay asked about good Pittsburgh happy hours. I recently went to happy hour at Eleven (downtown) and thought it was really nice. The bar area opens up to the outside and there is a menu of $6 martinis and glasses of wine.
Although this is a bit late, two readers asked about recipes for Memorial Day picnics. Here are some things I have book-marked recently!
Additionally, here are some items I have made in the past that I would definitely repeat for a potluck or party.
Greek Layer Dip – if anything is my ‘signature’, this might be it! My friends request it!