Compiled by Pat Embry, WhereTheLocalsEat.com
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Tusca Tops 'Post-Gazette' Readers Poll
IN THE NEWS: Tusca (2773 Sidney St., SouthSide Works) has been voted Best Overall Restaurant in the Post-Gazette's just-released readers poll. ... The Post-Gazette's Marlene Parrish looks at outdoor dining, including The Coal Hill Steakhouse and Grandview Saloon (1212 Grandview Ave., Mount Washington; www.coalhillsteakhouse.com). ... Pat Jennings reviews Paradiso (One Oxford Centre, Third Floor, 301 Grant St.), while Munch visits Oishii Bento (119 Oakland Ave., Oakland; www.oishiibento.com). ... The paper notes Atria's Restaurant & Tavern (atrias.com) is opening a new restaurant in Richland, the eighth location in the Pittsburgh area. It is at 5517 William Flynn Highway. post-gazette.com ... The New York Times' David Laskin writes a travel piece about a Pittsburgh weekend with kids, and includes the restaurants the original Primanti Brothers (46 18th St.), Ataria's Restaurant and Tavern (103 Federal St.), and Golden Palace (206 Shiloh St.). nytimes.com ... The Tribune-Review's Liz Zemba reports that a July 29 fire destroyed Bub's Perry Pizza on South Liberty Street in Perryopolis. ... Brianna Horan features Jimmy G's (1822 Main Street, Sharpsburg). ... Luis Fabragas reviews Casbah (229 S. Highland Ave., Shadyside), and Michael Machosky visits Garden Cafe at Heinz Hall (600 Penn Ave.). pittsburghlive.com ... Pittsburgh City Paper reviews Tusca, and also visits Big Mama’s House of Soul (1603 Penn Ave). pittsburghcitypaper.ws ... EatItAndLoveIt.com drops by Sushi Boat (128 Oakland Ave., Pittsburgh).