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Benjamin’s Burger Bar on Northside showing improvements in 2014

Fried Egg, Bacon, Potatoes, Hot Sauce Mayo Burger from Benjamins Burger Bar

Fried Egg, Bacon, Potatoes, Hot Sauce Mayo Burger from Benjamin’s Burger Bar

Following a very rough showing in 2013, Benjamin’s Western Avenue Burger Bar is improving and things could be looking up for them as they enter into a warmer dining season.  Recently I had a lunch meeting at Benjamin’s and was pleasantly surprised with my experience.  I felt very welcomed upon arrival and the server was…

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Top 5 Downtown Pittsburgh Restaurants for Picky Eaters

When you dine out with your family or with a group, it can be quite challenging to find a restaurant that will please everyone – especially if there is a picky eater among the group. Picky eaters are most often kids, but every so often adults will have some reservations with dining outside of their comfort zone.

Top 5 Downtown Pittsburgh Restaurant sfor Picky Eaters

I, for one, know a couple picky eaters (adults) who will have a grilled cheese or…

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Proper Brick Oven Tap Room, great addition to cultural district

Proper Brick Oven Tap RoomDowntown Pittsburgh’s cultural district transformation is nothing short of impressive. While Butcher & The Ryeand Grit & Grace are getting a lot of press lately, Proper Brick Oven and Tap Room has recently won me over as my new favorite spot downtown. Located on Seventh Street next to the Benedum Center, it’s impressive to walk in and see the brick oven right in front of you with seating should…

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Returning to Cadillac Ranch for brunch

“I Resolve to Brunch More in 2014.” – PghTasteBudB.  Yes, I said it, but I haven’t exactly carried through. In hopes to get back on track, TasteBudA I met a couple of friends on their way to IKEA for brunch last Sunday.  Last summer we had a wonderful outdoor brunch at Cadillac Ranch in the Settler’s Ridge development, so I figured it’d be a great place to take these two newbies for brunch on…

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Lin’s Asian Fusion on South Side

Lin's Asian Fusion on UrbanspoonScouting for new Wine Exchange venues that we haven’t already been to can prove to be a little bit of a challenge. TasteBudA is currently on the hunt for a great place to invite our dinner group to in April and on Friday we went to Lin’s Asian Fusion on the South Side to see if it was up to the TasteBuds standards to host us.

Since the South Side isn’t exactly a hot bed of BYOB restaurants, Lin’s…

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The Deep Ellum Sandwich at Maracas is an awesome way to go for breakfast. Egg white sandwich on rye with a side salad. Oh, and $1 mimosas on Sundays. #dallas #deepellum #breakfast

Pumpkin shrimp brushetta @sausalido

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Grilled swordfish special with potatoes and asparagus (at Matteo’s)

Cajun burger in a wrap with tots (at Stack’d)