Wednesday, September 22, 2010


since i'm a total foodie and love food way more than i should, i thought i would document some places to eat here in pittsburgh that i really enjoy {in no particular order}

qdoba. i don't know what is wrong with me, but i've been craving mexican lately. and if you know me, that means something is seriously wrong with me. i just haven't figured out what yet.

big jim's. i think this is the first restaurant tannon & i tried when we moved here. my friend, blair, saw it on the food network, so we figured it must be good. it's a family favorite.

church brew works. this place is neat. it's an old church, turned into a brewery. make sure to sit on the left side, though. that's where they serve pizza & subs. the right side is fine dining that will cost you an arm and a leg. we really like their pizza.

buffalo blues. i actually really liked the food here. it's bar food, but it was fun. i think a lot of people go here to drink and watch sports, so it might be a hectic on a game night.

cafe euro. really great food. a little pricey, but worth it.

deLuca's. best.breakfast.ever. no, really.

pamela's. this was the best breakfast place. until i met deLuca's.

sheetz. i know this is really weird, but hear me out. sheetz is a gas station and they sell subs. and they are so good. unfortunately, these aren't actually in pittsburgh, but whenever we travel outside of pittsburgh, we're bound to drive by at least one.

la capella. really good italian food and conveniently located.

monte cello's. another italian restaurant worth mentioning.

judge me all you want.


Jess said...

So glad you posted this! I have only eaten at 1 of those places. Can't wait to try out the rest!

Jamie said...

there is actually a Sheetz in the burgh! Its by my house. Kind of. its by Century III mall. I have to admit I am a little skeptical about eating gas station food. You will have to come with me.

dave, catie, and baby b. said...

now i want you
to list full menus
of each place :)

B-radley said...

I love Qdoba. Their queso burrito is the best......I go there like every other week.

NJ said...

Oooh! There's a bunch on this list I've never tried... can't wait to do so! Thanks McCall!

Joy said...

Did you try the sweet potato frys at the Church Brew Works? AMAZING. I also love Delucas. You are right. The best breakfast. We will have to try some of the others.

Stephie Lynne Purcell said...

Yum! I have to say that I am mildly obsessed with Sheetz- it really is a bummer there aren't any right in Pittsburgh.

And Pamelas is my favorite so I guess I need to try delucas! Thanks for all the yummy suggestions!

blair said...

I'm shocked (shocked, I tell you) that you are loving Mexican food. Good for you! It's about time you start feeling the love for the best food out.

Amanda said...

qdoba?? what?? you are going to have to tell me what you eat there, cause paul and i wanted to barf. we tried deluca's a few weeks back...AMAZING! thanks for telling us about it. and i'm excited to hit up sheetz..i used to love mavericks cheap subs in utah.

Atrena Holm said...

I made the mistake of reading this with Jefferson, another foodie! He is now excited to try out some of these places!

Helena said...

We are totally going to try some of these. We should go together.