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Every year the readers of Pittsburgh Magazine vote on an enourmous variety of categories in order to determine who ranks amoung the best of the 'Burgh. The categories range from best trivia night to best bridal boutique with plenty of room inbetween for restaurants, clothing stores and bars. (They actually select over 100 winners according to their website.)
Below I have outlined what I consider to be the Best of
the best of the 'Burgh. These were the highlights from Pittsburgh Magazine's annual party featuring the city's favorite establishments. I have to start by saying that if you are considering attending the event - please go. For $35 the ticket price is an outrageous steal. You can expect live demonstrations, free swag, tons of food and an evening of fantastic entertainment. Personally, I loved the ice carving demonstration.
I'm never suprised when I see Monterey Bey at any type of 'best of' event. They routinely serve up an excellent product. At the Best of the 'Burgh event they were absolutely killing it with some lobster rolls. Due to the portion size and the amount of lobster I'd say it was easily one of the most generous offerings at the event.(Not to mention the lobster rolls were incredible.)
Nakama offered a really great tuna taco which was easily the best of
the best of the 'Burgh. I thought the tuna was so good that I actually went back and asked for a second serving even after they were out of the taco shells. I'm not above eating sushi out of my hand.
Mad Mex is truly a restaurant group known for departing from traditional norms. If you've never had a Gobblerito
, make a point to stop by and grab one this year. They are generally available starting in November. The best thing about Mad Mex is that they use Mexican food as vehicle for gastronomical innovation. Great work team!
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Taj Mahal was actually my favorite food vendor at the event. If you've never visited their buffet on McKnight road, I suggest that you make the trip immediatly. They were serving four different dishes at the Best of the 'Burgh party and I'd say that their presence alone justified the ticket price!