I’d like to thank  Visit Pittsburgh for my travel accommodation. I was apart of an organized press trip on the behalf of the Visit Pittsburgh organization and of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As always, all opinions are my own. 

As you all know, I cannot travel without giving you the scoop on the best places to eat in that location. Who knew Pittsburg was such a mini foodie city? Also a cool fact, Pittsburgh is the home of whiskey, the city that created whiskey and the brainchild of bourbon. With that being said there was not only a lot of food to eat, but definitely enough drinks to go around as the Cheers to Pittsburgh press tour was centered around the history and tasting of their known spirits. Check out some of the cool places to eat and drink in Pittsburgh, a great mix and variety of selections!

Wigle Whiskey Barrelhouse & Whiskey Garden

An Old Fashion + Just Peachy from the Whiskey Garden Bar

Plenty of cider and whiskey tasting during lunch

1st Course – cucumber soup in natural fermentation in smoked pepper

2nd course: Half peach, seared lightly for sweetness and almonds for backdrop

3rd course: Handmade Ramen noodle dish with local grains and veggies added from a farm in PA.

4th course: Toasted coconut vegan rice pudding. Topped with fresh mango and popcorn.

Wigle was the first place I visited where you can go and get some great whiskey. Pittsburgh is the home and creator of whiskey did you know that? I didn’t know that but this town prides itself on the best of the best of whiskey. Pittsburgh was the epicenter of American Whiskey production. Wigle is named for one of those pioneering Pennsylvania distillers, Phillip Wigle. Please visit their distillery tasting room & bottle shop located in the town Strip District

Butcher and The Rye

FOIE BLONDE PATE – rhubarb / spruce / smoked honey

DRY AGED TARTARE – parmesan crusted bread / black garlic aioli / truffle egg / radish / capers

MARROW – oxtail jam / pickled orange rind / sea salt / parsley salad

Puffer Fish Dish

SPRING ONION & SAFFRON – smoked mussles / pickled green garlic

Butcher & the Rye’s great downtown Pittsburgh bar, with 600+ bottles of bourbon, is the first Pittsburgh bar to be nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Bar Program.

The Vandal

Yogurt with fresh berry jam adorned with an edible flower for garnish

Fluffy eggs, watercress salad with radish with toast

Breakfast at Vandal. A funky eatery in the Lawrenceville neighborhood.  A minimalist modern cafe that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner which serves organic and holistic food.  The menu highlights many ingredients from local farms and co-ops around western PA.

Enrico Biscotti Bakery & Café

Greens and Beans – Slow cooked Kale and White Beans

Huge biscotti pizza (this one had to be folded to be indluged)

Enrico Biscotti Bakery & Café is a popular Italian based pizzeria and paste cafe located in the Strip District of Pittsburgh. All the products are made on site and by hand.  Only natural ingredients are used in the production of Enrico Biscotti; butter, eggs, Neilson Massey brand vanillas, nuts and spices.  They are keeping alive the ancient tradition of artisan baking by only using real butter and natural ingredients, and  have the capacity to produce over 1000 pounds of biscotti every day.

City Brew Tours

City Brew Tours Pittsburgh have curated the ultimate beer experience that educates guests about the ingredients in beer, the brewing process, and new styles while introducing them to the craft brewing community in a city, without having to worry about the driving. Yes we even get to do the tour in our very own beer-mobile (I made that up) and we got to tour 3 locations in Pittsburgh. I couldnt do this food and drink guide without highlight this beer tour. This is a great option to book, especially with a group, to not only explore the city of beers, but of course to sample and learn the history of the city by each location.

On the beer tour there is even a beer scavenger hunt. I completed it on my Instagram!

HopFarm Brewing Company

The passions of growing hops and making beer came together when Hop Farm Brewing Company opened its doors in September of 2013 at 5601 Butler Street in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood. They grow their own hops, by hand, organically. You will find flagship IPA, some Belgian styles, sour beers, and One Nut Brown Ale here year round, the tap list is ever changing and growing based on seasons.

The Allegheny City Brewing Co.

Allegheny City Brewing is a small, neighborhood brewery located in the Deutschtown neighborhood of Pittsburgh.  One of the newer breweries opened in 2016, the doors of Allegheny City Brewing opened and payed homage to the former City of Allegheny, hence their name. Its a quaint spot with a homey feel, and seems like this will give you a “Cheers” where everyone knows your name type of vibe.

Penn Brewery

Penn Brewery began brewing craft beer back in 1986, making it one of the earliest pioneers in the American craft movement.  They brew classic lagers and German beer styles, adhering to the strict quality standards of the 16th-century Bavarian Reinheitsgebot purity laws.  A lovely cobblestone biergarten is open seasonally.

Primanti Bros

Primanti Brothers for Pittsburgh’s favorite sandwich. You kind of can’t leave Pittsburgh without getting one of the famous Primanti Bros sandwiches, which is infamously known for creating a sandwich made of  grilled meat, an Italian dressing-based coleslaw, tomato slices, and French fries (on the sandwich) between two pieces of Italian bread. It was a massive sandwich, if you can finish both halves kudos to you! This is a Pittsburgh staple so you kinda have to stop by here before you leave the city (or its almost as if you didnt come to the city at all).

*Fun Fact – Each new draft pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers have to come here for a meal to welcome them to the team!

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