In this episode, Emily and Madeline break down the Pittsburgh semifinalist nominees for the James Beard Awards, and discuss the latest wave of Pittsburgh restaurant closings. Are more restaurants closing now than before, or does it just seem that way? We also do a rapid-fire You Ask, We Answer session, and share the best things we ate this week.
We take a moment to talk about Pittsburgh’s James Beard Award semi-finalist nominees, and what it means for Pittsburgh’s rising place in the national dining scene.
Are more Pittsburgh restaurants closing than ever before? With Cure closing this month, and Nine on Nine and Breneaux shuttering recently, what does Pittsburgh’s restaurant market really look like? We talk about Melissa McCart’s recent piece in the Post-Gazette, real estate prices, finding labor, the restaurant bubble, and more. Have thoughts on this? Join the conversation on our Facebook group!
We’ve recently launched a new column, You Ask, We Answer, and have gotten some fantastic questions from you all about Pittsburgh food and dining! We decided to do a quick rapid-fire response on this episode, including our picks for the best Korean BBQ, the best places to get a salad downtown, the best ramen, where to find Beef Wellington in Pittsburgh, and the best pizza in town. Have questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We found the best things we ate this week at Bonfire on the South Side and Tazza d’Oro.
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