Grandma’s pulling out the tv tray tables and putting out some nice snacks for yinz. Freshly-fried potato chips around a bowl of creamy onion dip. No Lipton’s envelopes involved.
Here’s a simple, delicious dip from the middle east, Syria, particulrly, and even more specifically: Aleppo. It’s almost a superfood with walnuts, roasted red peppers, extra virgin olive oil, and the surprise of pomegranite molasses.
Hot, creamy dip with artichoke hearts and cheese, served with plenty of pita for scooping. Plus, it’s spinach, man! Spinach is good for you!
Labor-Inducing Vegetarian Chili
Served with a dollop of cooling sour cream, this rich chili is not recommended for consumption late in the third trimester. Breathe!
World Famous Patio Gazpachoi
We think this is the real reason summer returns every year. Tomatoes and vegetables served at a temperature designed to refresh. Seriously: if you’ve never liked gazpacho before, give it another try. This soup has won over even the most steadfast non-believer in cold soups.
Cream o' tomato
Remember walking with your partner to the primary school lunchroom then going single file through the cafeteria line and the smell of the grilled cheese and the nice older ladies in the hair nets filling melamine bowls on the trays with the little round indentation to keep the bowl from slipping that would be steaming with the hot creamy tomato soup that by all means you should hate because it has tomatoes in it and you’re spoda to still hate tomatoes and you secretly love but won’t admit? This is like that, only better.
WARNING: Some Wings May Contain Bones.
On the bone as God intended, or bone-free through the miracle of technology. Not so into the poultry? Now there’s Veg-Friendly version in Brussels Sprouts. Just ask if you’d them hotter than hell. No splittin’ the flavors, no spittin’ on the floor, not discounted at happy hour, and don’t clean yourself up ’til you’re finished.
First, Pick a Wing
Your Usual Yardbird Wings
Boneless (but how do they even stand?)
Carb-friendly Brussels wings. Yes, they fly.
Left Wings (Trump hates 'em!)
Then, Pick a Sauce
Rick & Morty Szechuan Wubba Lubba Dub Dub
Big Gay Al’s Strawberry Chipotle BBQ
Colombian Gum Nummers
Just Damn Hot Buffalo
Garlicy Herby Parmesan
Finally, Pick a Dip
Ranch, Bleu Cheese, or Ranch
Pick Your Teeth at the Table
Balsamic Vinaigrette, Fromage Bleu, Avocado Vinaigrette, Altoona Italian, and Pittsburgh Sauce (Ranch). Salads are good for you and will make you more attractive, so eat more salads.
Roasted Vegetable Salad
Roasting is one of the best ways to treat veggies. Just ask any veggie and they’ll tell you! Warm roasty carrots, broccoli, peppers, onions, and Brussels sprouts over spring greens with balsamic vinaigrette.
Caesar dressed his appropriately in the kitchen as do we; Caligula just tossed salad. And since this is Pixburgh, grilled marinated chicken breast to meat the salad up.
Quickie Salad Chop Chop
Iceberg lettuce and baby mesclun greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, bacon, and many, many more veggies all chopped up together with grilled chicken and a balsamic vinaigrette so all you have to do is shovel it in.
Salad de la Burgh
A Pittsburgh staple with fries, shredded cheese, and grilled, marinated chicken tenders. You might almost forget you’re eating a healthy salad! Upgrade to USDA Choice Steak for a wee bit more!
Spin Spin Sugar
One pimp salad: Nubile baby spinach, roasted beets, craisins, nuts, crumbled goat cheese, and balsamic vinaigrette.
The Impossible Burger is a delicious & meaty burger created for meat lovers & made entirely from plant-based ingredients, like wheat protein, potato protein & coconut fat. This burger is significantly better for the planet, and, it’s really damn good! We dress it with some sambal and spinach on a vegan pretzel roll.
Chip & Dip Burgher
Buccos Game meets Backyard Grillin’ in this fusion of snacks from around the neighborhood. Our house-made dip and chips adorn this giant burger served on a pretzel roll, of course.
I Can Has Bacon Cheezburgher?
Rich smoky bacon and cheddar atop a manhole cover of grilled beef perfectly able to satisfy even the most demanding carnivore. We stack it up on a nice brioche rool where, if you order it juicy, will soak in and make a sinfully delicious moist mother in your mouth.
Black & Bleu Burgher
Sometimes we like to do a little something special together. This is a big something special: half a pound of ground chuck, blackened lightly and served on brioche with crumbled bleu cheese, onion straws, and special Hizzle Grizzle sauce.
Braised until it’s falling off the bone, then braised some more. We tuck it into a tortilla and griddle it to make handling easier. With pickled red onion and chimichurri sauce.
Más grande que el procuedio, el pollo se asa parrilla y se sirve con todos los compleuertos, Gringo. Google translation: “We are in school, the room is large and bright.”
Quesadilla Asado Vegetal
Roasted Roots (remember that band, hippie?) and other veggies bound in this Veggie Quesadilla with cheese glorious cheese and beans. And cheese.
Macaroni and Cheese
Done right with the creamy creamy cheesy cheesy creamy cheese sauce Mornay. This is not from a box, and it’s big. Really big. 14,453 calories, but no fat, carbs, or protein. Need more? Add grilled chicken tenders if you dare.
Macaronis et Fromage de Langoustine
It just didn’t seem quite right to name our newest gastroconcoction in English. Here’s our already world-famous Macaroni and Cheese prepared with Atlantic lobster tail and lump crab meat.
Sandwiches come with a side of our house Chip & Dip.
For Carnitas, You Can’t Beat Us!
Updating our pork sandwich for the lighter summer look, we’ve slowly braised pork shoulder in spices and citrus to make these ‘little meats’ bright and tender. then we adorn ‘em with a little spicy slaw, and some sweet pickled onion.
The Half-Baked Italian
Smoked salami, capicollo, and pepperoni baked on local Mancini’s bun roll spread with a little Tuscan aioli, and nattily attired with red onion and greens.
Delmonico a Go Go
We expertly slice and grill marinated Delmonico steak* and place atop sturdy roll with grilled onions, peppers, mushrooms, and Swiss cheese.
The Garden Weasel
Grilled zucchini and a portobello cap paired with roasted red peppers, tomatoes, onion, fresh mozzarella cheese, and pesto mayonnaise on a grilled ciabatta roll.
Spicy blackened spicy chicken spicy breast grilled spicy spicy with melted cheddar, lettuce, tomato, onion, and a smoky, spicy mayonnaise. Spicy. Spicy spicy spicy. It’s spicy.
Longtime companion of Henny Penny, Turkey Lurkey reinvents himself on a big ol’ pretzel roll with longtime friends Bacon and Chedddar, and a big swizzle of Big Gay Al’s Strawberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce and Crispy Onions.