Weiner Fight at Franktuary

New Contender in the Wiener Fight, NOLA

Weiner Fight at Franktuary
Pittsburgh-style Hot Dog vs Detroit-style Hot Dog from Franktuary in Downtown Pittsburgh

Last summer there was a gourmet hot dog “battle royale” between Pittsburgh and Detroit at Franktuary in Downtown Pittsburgh.  While Detroit was found winner of this battle, it was just announced that there is a new contender, just in time for Mardi Gras.

Franktuary has debuted a New Orleans style of a hot dog called “NOLA.” This dog is topped with  muffaletta style olive salad, cubed salami, and provolone cheese, served on the meat grade of your choice.  I’ve never been to New Orleans, so I can’t attest to how the ingredients compliment the New Orleans theme.  But I can say, it is just in time for Mardi Gras.

And since today is Mardi Gras, tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, which begins the celebration of Lent.  While there will undoubtably be numerous fish fry events throughout the city, Franktuary does have an option for any non-meat eaters.  A frankfurter made from wild-caught salmon, dubbed the fishfurter, will be available from Ash Wednesday through Good Friday.

Lola Bistro to host 20th Wine Exchange

The Pittsburgh TasteBuds are pleased to announce that Lola Bistro will be the host venue of the 20th Pittsburgh TasteBuds Wine Exchange.

Lola Bistro20 Questions Wine Exchange
hosted at Lola Bistro
Tuesday February 19, 2013 starting at 7:30pm
$30 Fixed Price Menu
Paid as $5 online RSVP and $25 on restaurant bill.
(price includes tax, gratuity and corkage)
Make your RSVP here and join our Facebook Event to spread the word!

this will be a surprise from the chef

Seared Sea Scallop
Chervil salad with argon oil and black currant gastrique

(Choice of one:)

Braised Beef Short Rib
Herb polenta, rapini and tangerine jus

Chicken Pot Pie
with a house made pastry bowl

Moroccan Vegetable Stew
with Israeli cous cous

Available A la Carte

price includes tax, gratuity and corkage

Disclaimer: The Pittsburgh TasteBuds advise that all attendees are accountable for their own responsible drinking. Participation in the wine exchange is optional.