The Burgh voted the number one food scene in the country
January 8th, 2016 by Ryan Sundling
Welcome to 2016! And welcome to the number one food scene in the country. That’s right! Our fair city made national news recently when Zagat named Pittsburgh its Top Food City for 2015. We knew the burgh had some serious culinary chops, but when our chefs beat out the best of New York and LA, people took notice. Here at SkyVue, we don’t just offer the most innovative apartments for rent in Pittsburgh. We offer the best resident services, too. So, to help you take full advantage of the unbelievable food scene that’s all around us, we’ve created quick summaries below of the local eateries that won over the foodies at Zagat.
- Morcilla – Perhaps Pittsburgh’s biggest superstar chef, Justin Severino is also a big part of why Lawrenceville has remained a white-hot entertainment destination. Morcilla is a Spanish tapas themed venture he recently opened with his wife, Hilary Prescott. Morcilla is on the opposite side of Butler Street from Cure, Severino’s popular Mediterranean farm to table concept. At Cure, Zagat loved the seafood salumi presentations and squid-ink and leek-ash gnudi (or gnocchi). At Morcilla, the pickled mackerel with cauliflower Catalan and sweet garlic milk got their mouths watering, as did everything from their rustic wood-fired grill. Menus and reservations at http://www.morcillapittsburgh.com/.
- Station – A beautifully restored space on Liberty Avenue in Bloomfield, Station could be considered an outstanding restaurant with an exceptional craft cocktail bar…or vice versa. We think the Post-Gazette put it best: “With the mix of dive bars, chain coffee shops, and ancient red sauce restaurants along Liberty Avenue, Station is for people who want something beyond humble bar fare when they go to their local pub for a drink and a bite.” Zagat gave a shout-out to Station’s miso-poached apple, charred eggplant with yogurt ravioli, and crunchy popcorn-laden panna cotta. More at: http://www.station4744.com/#home-section
- Whitfield – The arrival of the super-hip Ace Hotel to East Liberty signaled for many that Pittsburg has officially arrived as a “cool” city. Within the stately, century-old former YMCA that houses the Ace, acclaimed Brooklyn butcher Brent Young caught Zagat’s attention with his new restaurant, Whitfield. Zagat adored its Americana-inspired creations like rabbit with semolina gnocchi and parsnip bread smothered in whipped Pennsylvania honey. Menu and reservations at: http://www.whitfieldpgh.com/
Photo Credit: www.morcillapittsburgh.com