So we are finally getting a bit of sunshine in the ‘burgh. The bright weather fits my mood as The Boy and I prepare to leave for Italy! The Boy even got me these lovely flowers to further brighten the week (testing the blackberry camera here):
He is actually in town right now, which means we were able to meet up for lunch yesterday. I was shuttling between clients and he was at his office so we ended up in the Strip District, at Penn Avenue Fish Company (2208 Penn Ave – Strip District). We have purchased seafood here before and heard about their ‘all you can eat sushi’. Sadly, we were a day off for the sushi. However, the menu held tons of other options.
Penn Ave Fish Co. is a quirky little joint – part seafood market, part lunchtime cafe. The space is large, bright, and decorated with various nautical/whimsical finds. Its very casual. Tables are strewn about and you order at the counter. The Boy settled on the fish tacos and I chose a tuna club, subbing avocado for bacon. There were lot of other sandwich options, a full sushi menu, soups, and a few salads.
Yum! Both meals were served with coleslaw and my sandwich also came with chips. I had my tuna cooked medium rare (the girl at the counter mentioned it was sushi grade) and I should have gone even rarer! Ciabatta, lettuce, tomato, BBQ sauce, and avocado rounded out my sandwich. It was a little messy to eat but was fresh and light. I also surprisingly liked the coleslaw. It was crunchy cabbage lightly dressed – not the goopy kind. The Boy’s fish tacos were a mixture of steamed salmon and tilipia piled high with cabbage, some type of salsa, and a bit of siracha. He finished his two taco serving quickly and ended up with half my meal as well.
Our bill, which also included two bottled drinks snagged from a cooler, was $18. A touch pricey for lunch – however, I did have a huge piece of tuna on my sandwich. Penn Avenue Fish Company is only open for lunch and the place was fairly crowded. I am not sure it blew me away but I would call it pretty darn good, especially for Pittsburgh. (The Boy and I still consider our very favorite Strip lunch spot to be Enrico’s). I would love to return for the all you can eat sushi (Wednesdays!).