Morcilla
Dec22

Morcilla

A couple of days ago Dave and I dipped into one of Pittsburgh’s newest restaurants Morcilla, just a stones throw from its well established sister Cure. I wanted it to be colder outside being mid December so we could rush into the golden glow that was buzzing from inside and warm up with a house cocktail, but the temperature outside had me ordering a rose, the wine list was just right not to big not to small, and my rose was very...

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There is one in every family
Dec04

There is one in every family

And in mine it’s me. As far back as I can remember I was the go to girl for holiday centerpieces, name plates, setting the table, and I would have my brother help with the decorations. I always planned ahead, nothing was by chance. Color played an important role, and everything would coordinate with what we were having for dinner. When I was growing up family dinners ruled, everything from the ingredients to the menus and even the...

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design, trends, food, conversation – yum
Jun26

design, trends, food, conversation – yum

No one likes to look down at that one giant ice cube in a cocktail, or eat brussels sprouts as bar food, more than me. By the way, my advice on the sprouts, don’t put them in a tight little bowl when serving, they get soggy and all the little crisp parts turn to nothingness. I love everything about a dining experience from how you feel when you walk into a space, the interior design, staff appearance, menu design and of course the...

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Table For Two, plus one
Jun26

Table For Two, plus one

Eleven. Reviewed by three foodies! It is fitting my first review starts out with table for two plus one. A birthday celebration for Carrie with me and Sheryl. So many choices, but Eleven rose to the top of the list for several reasons; is there a better place to meet good friends for lunch on a special occasion? In the daylight you can’t help notice the perfectly chosen wall color in the beautifully appointed main first floor dining...

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