Thursday, October 10, 2013

Meat and Potatoes, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Photo from Girllikestoeat.com
Surprisingly, Pittsburgh is turning into one of my frequently visited cities. Good thing they have a burgeoning food scene that goes beyond the Primanti Brothers stereotype of food in Pittsburgh. Meat and Potatoes (the restaurant) is becoming one of my standbys.

Experience
Meat and Potatoes is attached to the lobby of a theater downtown, so it's really active on show nights. Pretty loud, dark and generally buzzing.


Cuisine
It goes without saying that you probably shouldn't be a vegetarian if you're coming here. But you're not required to eat a big steak. While they have a good selection of cuts on the menu, our groups have generally stuck to the appetizers and snacks menu.

Some of the features:
Barrel Aged Manhattan

Poutine

Fried Brussels Sprouts

The Salty Pig Flatbread

Fried Chicken Livers
They also have Devils on Horseback and Fried Pickles! The menu is an update of old school cocktail party/dinner party food, I think.

Booze
Good selection of "mixologist" type drinks, ranging from classics to cocktails inspired by classics.

Summary
21st century cocktail scene inspired by the classics.

Location
649 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-325-7007
http://meatandpotatoespgh.com/index.html
Foodspotting Visual Menu: http://www.foodspotting.com/places/187875-meat-potatoes-pittsburgh


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