The Winter 2018 edition of Pittsburgh Restaurant Week kicks off today, with more than 80 restaurants participating.
From Monday, January 15 through Sunday, January 21, enjoy a variety of three-course menus with various price points, from $20.18 lunches to $35.18 dinners. We’ve scoured the list of menus and picked the 10 dishes that we can’t wait to try this week – Happy Eating!
Cacio E Pepe at DiAnoia’s Eatery: One of our all-time favorite DiAnoia’s Eatery dishes has made it onto their $30.18 three-course RW dinner menu. Made with their homemade spaghetti, Grana Padano, Pecorino Romano and a generous amount of fresh black pepper, this simple bowl of pasta will be one of the most delicious things you eat all week long.
Black Angus Prime Flat Iron at Bar Frenchman: Get a classic steak frites at a classic French brasserie. During Restaurant Week, Bar Frenchman is offering a a $32.18 two-course dinner with a number of course options, including their Black Angus Prime Flat Iron, prepared with bone marrow powder, demi-glace, and their insanely good house frites.
Mexican War Burger at Burgh’ers: One of the absolute best Restaurant Week deals out there is Burgh’ers’ $20.18 two craft burgers and fries meal – plus, they have $4 Burgh’ers Brewing beers all week, too. Our pick is the spicy Mexican War Burger, topped with cheddar, roasted chiles, tomato, avocado, cilantro and their own special sauce.
Salted Peanut Tart at or, The Whale: Downtown’s or, The Whale is offering both a lunch menu ($20.18) and dinner ($35.18) options for Restaurant Week, and, while you can find plenty of awesome dishes on both menus (think Winter Vegetable Chowder, Barley Risotto, and Linguine and Cockles), we’re obsessed with their desserts. Or, The Whale’s pastry program is top-notch, and their Salted Peanut Tart is the perfect sweet note to end a RW meal.
Lobster Bisque at Luke Wholey’s Wild Alaskan Grille: Warm up with a fresh lobster bisque (truly one of the best in the city) from Luke Wholey’s Wild Alaska Grille’s $20.18 three-course lunch (also available with their $35.18 three-course dinner).
All The Radishes at The Vandal: The oft-overlooked radish is overlooked no more. This fresh radish salad is an option on The Vandal’s $28.18 three-course dinner menu, and features shaved radishes, anchovy vin, goat cheese, breadcrumbs and a cured egg.
Table-side Guacamole at Casa Reyna: Fresh avocados, chopped tomatoes, onions, and Serrano peppers, made to your taste right at your tableside? We’re so in. Get it at Casa Reyna an option on their $24.18 three-course dinner menu. They also offer a $20.18 three-course lunch option, too.
Ricotta Gnocchi at Sienna Mercato: Sienna Mercato is offering a huge amount of options for their three-course $35.18 dinner menu, including this Ricotta Gnocchi dish, prepared with carrot purée, rosemary, Brussels sprouts and pine nuts.
Chicken Liver Mousse at Station: Chicken liver mousse can be tricky to get right, but when it’s done well, it’s so, so good. Station’s version, served with brown butter bread crumbs, sourdough, coriander mustard and a selection of house pickles, is part of their $35.19 three-course dinner menu, and if you haven’t tried it yet, it’s a must.
Smoked Brisket at Pork & Beans: Yes, Pork & Beans is mostly known for their ribs. But their brisket has always been our favorite, and you can get a full platter, served with sweet potatoes and fried Brussels sprouts leaves, as part of their $35.18 three-course menu.
Check out all of the participating restaurants, and their 2018 Winter menus, online.