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.
Calamari Mata Hari
Our favorite cephalopod all dressed up in a seasoned breading and quickly flash-fried, then tossed in a sweet and spicy chile drizzle of Dutch and Indian influence.
Chicken tenders that are marinated, poked with a sharp stick and grilled. We serve them with some greens and some dippable dips for dipping, like a chipotle sauce and a basil pesto. We recommend actually eating these versus lip syncing.
Polish Church Basement Pierogies🥕
High-density dumplings from Poland, carefully assembled by nimble immigrant hands, slathered in butter ’n onions.
Here’s a simple, delicious dip from the middle east, Syria, particularly, and even more specifically: Aleppo. It’s almost a superfood with walnuts, roasted red peppers, extra virgin olive oil, and the surprise of pomegranate molasses. Perfect scooping up with bread and sharing.
Since 2004, our hot, creamy dip with artichoke hearts and cheese, served with pita for keeping your fingers clean.
A tribute to the creative cooks in corrugated containers comes tater tots with our famous chili, jalapeño peppers, cheddar cheese sauce, salsa and sour cream. Big enough to tip the trailer right off its wheels. You may eat the first 6 tots with your fingers, but after that, for the love of all things holy please use a fork. Even better meated up with Braised Shortrib - ask your server.
Cheese Dip con Queso with Cheese🥕
We’d just like to mention that there is cheese in this dip, in case you weren’t sure. Cheddary smoothness with our own East End GPA beer, a little smoke, a little spice. So nice. With freshly-made to order corn tortilla chips and extra napkins. We’ll bet if theres any queso left after you’re out of chips that you’re going right in with the thumbs.
With tahini and a touch of lime, served with warm pita bread triangles and some vegetables for scooping.
Even though it's hard to believe, entire restaurant concepts have formed around the humble meatball. We're taking that a step further and removing the meat. Sauced with house-made marinara and blanketed with provolone and mozzerella cheese.
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 cauliflower. All are spicy – particularly the Nummers -- but you just have to ask if you want them hotter than hell and we’ll make ‘em burn. No splittin’ the flavors, no spittin’ on the floor, 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 Cauliflower Wings. Yes they fly.🥕
Then, Pick a Sauce
Rick & Morty Szechuan Wubba Lubba Dub Dub
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
* A note from the Allegheny County Health Department: Consumingraw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggsmay increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if youhave a medical condition.
Sandwiches and Burghers come with french fried potatoes. Burghers are half a pound of Black Angus beef from happy, well adjusted cattle who came from good looking Lutheran families, grilled to your liking*. Try any sammich or burgher on a crusty Pretzel Roll or a Gluten-Free Roll for the gluten haters. – each just a buck more. We take care of eva’body! You can eat with your hands, but please don’t wipe hands on pants.
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 using a fraction of the water and the land to produce. And, it’s really damn good! We dress it with some sambal and spinach on a vegan pretzel roll. Add some cheese or bacon and make it even better!
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.
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.
I Can Has Bacon Cheezburgher?
Rich, smokehouse bacon and sharp, bitey cheddar atop a manhole cover of grilled beef cooked to your liking that’s more than able to satisfy even the most demanding carnivore.
The Half-Baked Italian
Come here. Listen. We’re gonna make you a sandwich you can’t refuse. It’s smoked salami, capicollo, and pepperoni baked on a crunchily-topped ciabatta roll spread with a little Tuscan aioli, topped with nattily dressed red onion and greens.
Delmonico a Go Go
This is the steak sandwich that just might heal a thousand vegetarians. We expertly grill USDA Choice Delmonico steak, slice it, and place atop sturdy, crusty roll with grilled onions, peppers, mushrooms, aioli, and Swiss cheese. Worthy of employing knife and fork.
Spicy, blackened chicken breast grilled with melted cheddar, lettuce, tomato, onion, and a smoky, spicy, perky and piquant chipotle mayonnaise on a sturdy ciabattini roll.
Longtime companion of Henny Penny, Turkey Lurkey makes his way back into the lineup this summer on a big ol’ Mancini’s roll with friends Bacon and Chedddar, and a little swizzle of chipotle aioli.
The Garden Weasel🥕
Grilled zucchini and a portobello cap paired with roasted red peppers, tomatoes, onion, fresh mozzarella cheese, and basil pesto mayonnaise. Served on a grilled roll, or on a righteous gluten-free roll for a buck. Fits nicely in the cup holder of your Prius.
The most recognizable acronym preceding YOLO, the BLT is a fine sandwich, and we’ve made that even `better with grilled salmon* on a crunchy bun with a little avocado sauce.
The Macaronis and the Cheeses
So over the past eight or so years we’ve managed to sell more macaronis and cheeses to lucky Pittsburghers than Taylor Swift has sold spiral perms to pregnant teens. In fall, 2010, we classed it up and added our almost-famous lobster mac to rave reviews. So let’s roll with a theme, shall we?
Original HG Macaroni & Cheese🥕
Done right with a cheddary sauce Mornay, it’s not from a box, and it’s big. Really big. 14,453 calories, but no fat, carbs, or protein. More adventurous? Read on, dear gourmand:
Macaronis et Fromage de Langoustine
It just didn’t seem quite right to name this decadent gastroconcoction in English, so we pulled out our high school French. Here our already world-famous Macaroni and Cheese is prepared with Atlantic lobster and lump crab meat.
Mom’s Hamburger Helper
How’s a half pound of Angus ground round that’s browned sound? It’s sure to astound.
Imagine the Rastabilities
One life, one lunch, let’s get together and feel all right. Have your own ganja-free reasoning right here at the table with spicy Jamaican jerk pulled chicken.
Stick to Your Shortribs Mac
Like, the regular Mac & Chee is great, but add our braised shortrib, a coupla fried eggs, and crispy onion straws and you got yourself an epiphany!
For Those Of You With Control Issues
We give you these options to add in to make your very own special Mac and Chee dish. Get creative! Start with one from above then go crazy! Money is no object; we’ll make your custom supper if it takes the last dime you have! Add real bacon for a couple of bucks. Mix tots in, go ahead, they’re cheap. A scoop of vanilla ice cream is a dollar ten. Want a fried egg? Hell yes! Get a fried egg for a buck. Want two fried eggs? Oh hells yes! Get TWO fried eggs for the same buck! Mix the vegetable of the day in there if you want some fiber. Go hog wild and add some pork carnitas! A really good idea would be to add our yummy chili. Try it. It’s good. Radishes, pickles, and old tomato stems? They’re free. Just ask for ‘em.
Crab Cakes McArdle
People risk their lives by chain smoking on a boat to bring us this crab from the Bering sea. Jumbo lumpers with salad and vegetable, our special sauce Remoulade.
Bazoodles and Neatballs
THIS is the entree you've been waiting for, guaranteed to increase your life expectancy by at least a decade when consumed here at least once a week. Zucchini zoodles instead of that carby wheat pasta, house-made marinara, and our Impossiballs to round things out.
Go Double Decker on your tacos Chalupa-style for a buck! A lunchly-sized two tacos and choice of side is also available.
Flaky, mild white fish grilled with some spicy slaw and crispy onion straws with a couple sides.
Jamaican Tacos Tonight?
Three really spicy pulled jerk chicken tacos, Jamaican-style with some calming cilantro cream and pineapple-black bean salsa to cool it a bit, plus two sides.
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.”
Braised Beef Shortrib Quesadilla
Braised until it’s falling off the bone, then braised some more. We tuck it into a tortilla and griddle it to make handling a little easier. Big and beefy. With pickled red onion and chimichurri sauce as a bright counterpoint.
Quesadilla Asado Vegetal🥕
Roasted Roots (remember that band, hippie?) and other veggies bound with cheese glorious cheese.
Be the master of your domain with our premier Big Bowl O’ Food program. Take your picks and just watch: we’ll cook em up good and...are you ready... we’ll put em in a bowl! A bowl is like a plate but with handy sides to keep your dinner stacked in place. It’s a system.
1: Start with one of these:
Professionally Seasoned Mashed Redskin Potatoes, Gluten-Free Quinoa, Curly Curly Cavatappi pasta, Rice, Pierogies, Zucchini Noodles, or Tatery Tater Tots
2: Pick a protein:
Grilled Marinated Chicken Breast, Grilled Portobello ‘Shroom, Jamaican Jerk Chicken, Hummus, Braised Short Ribs, a Jumbo Lump Crab Cake, Edamame, Grilled Salmon. Add a chicken egg or two for just nineynine cent, a Faberge egg for $678,420.00
3: And finish big:
Delicious Roasted Vegetables, Lots of Bacon, Black Bean Pineapple Salsa, Pico de Gallo, Toothsome Hearty Chili, Big Ladle of our famous Mac-n-Chee Sauce, Spicy Coleslaw, Marinara. Add any of our wing or other sauces.
Labor-Inducing Vegetarian Chili🥕
Served with a dollop of sour cream, this chili is not recommended late in the 3rd trimester. Contains no meat, unlike the vegetarian-style chili that you find in the suburbs.
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 still hate tomatoes and you secretly love but won't admit? This is like that, only better.
Salad de la Burgh
The Pittsburgh staple with fries, shredded provolone and mozzarella cheeses, and grilled, marinated chicken tenders. Doesn’t this just cry out for Ranch? Ask about upgrading to a USDA Choice ‘Burgh Steak Salad
Roasted Vegetable Salad🥕
This is a salad with roasted vegetables. Roasting is one of the best ways to treat veggies. Just ask any veggie and they’ll tell you! Warm roasted carrots, broccoli, peppers, onions, and Brussels sprouts and beetses over spring greens affected deeply and personally by fig vinaigrette.
All the standard accoutrements of the famous Cobb, but with grilled wild salmon and avocado vinaigrette.
Quickie Salad Chop Chop
Iceberg lettuce and baby mesclun greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, bacon, and many, many more veggies all carved up with grilled chicken, bacon, and a fig vinaigrette. Low maintenance.
Caesar dressed his appropriately in the kitchen as do we; Plus grilled or blackened chicken breast.