Menu Tastings at Bocktown – Can you taste success?

Impressed by your own palette? Always choose the chef’s tasting at the restaurant? Like to live on the wild side?  or maybe even have a steel (city) gut?
Bocktown Beer and Grill is looking for you!  From June 11 through June 24, the chefs are going mad and getting wacky.  For the sake of the future of the Bocktown restaurant menu, they need your help deciding which options make the cut.  Items will likely change daily, so stop by more than once for the chance to try as many items as possible.  Based on the description of the event, there no telling what you might end up thinking.  You could leave with reactions from “what mad scientist thought of this?” to “that’s the best dang thing I’ve ever had!”  Regardless, public taste tests are always a fun time, so stop by either Bocktown location in Robinson or Monaca to try it out.

Message from Bocktown:

Our next two weeks will be filled with menu testing and surveys at both locations. Please come on by beginning Monday, June 11, to tell us what you and your taste buds want to see on our next menu. We will be featuring new wing sauces, unusual fry toppings, potential Dahn the Hatch items (entrees,) fresh, fun sandwiches and a few new Snacks N’at for you to analyze. If you want to rally for the reuben, campaign for the carnivore, or pimp the shrimp, we will need to see you!

The surveys will be at your table and will have room for additional feedback and comments. We look forward to this research and development project and value your most important input!

PhotoBlog: Pittsburgh’s Best Restaurant Party

The Pittsburgh TasteBuds attended Pittsburgh’s Best Restaurant Party on June 4, 2012 at Heinz Field.  At the event, Cure won “Best in Show” as voted by the attendees of the event.

Pittsburgh TasteBuds attend Best Restaurant Party
Pittsburgh TasteBuds attend Best Restaurant Party (TasteBudA and TasteBudB)
Displays of sweet, savory and everything in between were featured at the event
Displays of sweet, savory and everything in between were featured at the event
Arpino Trattoria was awarded best BYOB in Pittsburgh.  The TasteBuds will have to have an exchange there soon!
Arpino Trattoria was awarded best BYOB in Pittsburgh. The TasteBuds will have to have an exchange there soon!
Restaurants lined the club level of Heinz Field for the event.  Over 50 restaurants were represented.
Restaurants lined the club level of Heinz Field for the event. Over 50 restaurants were represented.

“Summer Friendly” Northern Italian Wine Tasting

Did you happen to miss out on the RSVP our Spring Fling Wine Exchange?  The event is now sold out, but there is certainly not a lack of other great wine events we’d recommend our friends to try until registration opens for our June event.  If you like Italian wine, this one in particular may spark your interest:

Pino's Contemporary Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar, street-side
Pino's Contemporary Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
“Summer Friendly” Northern Italian Wine Tasting
Pino’s Contemporary Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar
Sunday, April 29th from 2-4 pm

Wine presentation will be co-hosted by Jennifer Mico and special guest Mary Maust, Wine Consultant & Educator from The Wine Merchant.

In addition Chef Joseph Mico (a.k.a. Pino) will offer a series of “small plates” for you to indulge as we taste, enjoy wine & each other’s company.

The cost is $25 per person. Reservations & pre-payment are required.

RSVP one of these three convenient ways:

  •  Call us to make your reservation at (412)361-1336
  •  Drop by in person at 6738 Reynolds Street in the Point Breeze Business District
  •  Email us at: jmico@verizon.net