Primanti Bro’s restaurant pizza, hard on the eyes, easy on the stomach

Primanti Bros. is a Pittsburgh staple for their sandwiches loaded with french fries and coleslaw. Now, even Pittsburgh suburbs and select Florida locations can indulge on these mouthwatering meals within the trip into the city.

In the surburban locations, there is an emphasis on the sports experience. During most any game, there is a beer special and the opportunity to get “big slice pizza” for only$ 1.50 a slice. The pizza slices may not consistent in their presentation, but the taste is something to count on. The pizza dough is thin in the base with a bubbly crust. Sauce tends to be chunkier than most pizzas, but it is the reason I usually don’t add toppings. You can see from the picture that they don’t over cheese the pizzas, so if you like cheese, order extra!

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New downtown location for Damon’s for the sports-loving businessman

Want to catch a March Madness game close to the office? Need a place to stop before the Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh Power or you favorite entertainment event? Damon’s now has a downtown location in the UPMC Tower (former USX Tower) in the space formerly occupied by Cafe Euro.

Damon's Grill & Sports Bar on UrbanspoonWhen I thik of Damon’s I think of beer and sports. The menu offers more than that. Check out this wonderful Southwest Chicken Salad that I got for lunch earlier this week!

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Groupon Deal of the Day from a friend of the Pittsburgh TasteBuds – Cornerstone, Apsinwall, PA

Cornerstone Restaurant and Bar is a friend of the Pittsburgh TasteBuds.  Our most recent fall wine exchange was held in their private dining room.

Cornerstone is a hometown restaurant nestled in the quiet area of Aspinwall, PA. Read about our great experiences at Cornerstone and you’ll be sure to buy today’s  Groupon.  Simply click on the green Groupon link in the top of the site.

Read our reviews: Cornerstone gets the nod | Cornerstone = Successful

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Maple Syrup Festival

Do you like Maple Syrup? Pancakes?

The 34th Beaver County Maple Festival will be on  April 2nd and 3rd at Brady’s Run Lodge.   You can find Brady’s Run Lodge at Brady’s Run Park, Route 51, Fallston, PA.

For the Price of (Adults $6.00 and Children $4.00) you get all you can Eat buttermilk or Buckwheat Breakfast.  Festival begins at 8:30am and ends at 4:30pm both days.

A long with your breakfast, you will get to enjoy entertainment, crafter’s, demonstrations, children’s play areas, gift shop and other fun items to purchase.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Pittsburgh

On Saturday March 12 at 10am, downtown Pittsburgh will once again be filled with Irish cheer for it’s annual St. Patricks Day Parade.  The parade route has been posted and is available with more details on

Many downtown and around town restaurants will be in their Irish best.  Here are some recommended favorites from The Pittsburgh TasteBuds.

Market Square will be going full force with family friendly entertainment from 10am – 2pm.   Adult entertainment and music will begin at 2pm.  Market Square restaurants will be open with specialty food and drinks!

We will keep updating as we approach the weekend! 

 Remember that City police will be out in full force making sure no one has open containers on the street.  Please don’t do anything stupid and drink responsibly! 
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Lenten Fish Frys generate buzz in Pittsburgh’s early spring

Fish and Chips from Jenny Rollo

As much as I resisted using “Fries” in the title, I went with the WTAE spelling and kept this as FISH FRYS. Being that I am originally from a small community upstate New York, I did not know that there was such a phenomenon that happens around the Lenten/Easter time where you celebrate battered fish, like you do in Pittsburgh.

Easter happens to be very late this year, which means the Lenten season will last well into the nicer weather of April, so I would expect this year they will be an even more popular item as people will be looking forward to getting outside on Fridays.  However, Fish Frys don’t have to be something that just happens at your local religious establishment of choice.  Local restaurants tend to get into the action around the season as well, with mixed success.  For 2011, Habitat is joining the craze with an affordable downtown offering.

If you are close to the action of downtown Pittsburgh, Habitat Executive Chef Andrew Morrison will offer his homemade fish & chips for $8 during Lent.  Regularly a $16 menu item, the restaurant is embracing the popularity the fish fry. Enjoy Habitat’s Fish Fry – fresh cod served with pea puree, homemade French fries and tartar sauce.  The best part is you don’t have to wait until the end of the week to enjoy it.  The item is offered at the special price every weekday from March 1 through April 22, 2011.

Have a fish fry suggestion that is better?  Well tell us about it!  We’d love to hear.