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Dining news: Double Wide Grill beer dinner; pasta class at Lidia's; jazz coming to Savoy

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Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, 6:38 p.m.

Double Wide Grill

Double Wide Grill, at 100 Adams Shoppes, Mars, will feature a six-course beer dinner Dec. 6.

Seatings are at 7:45 and 9 p.m. The menu includes selections such as grilled flatbread with oven-roasted Roma tomatoes, feta and spinach, paired with a Pittsburgh Dad 321 Win! Kolsch; seafood corn chowder paired with Blue Point Brewing Toasted Lager; quinoa with roasted sweet potatoes and apples over arugula with a Crispin apple cider vinaigrette; pan-roasted lamb chops paired with a fresh IPA; sautéed scallops with Bells Winter White; and molten-chocolate stout cake with a winter seasonal ale.

Cost is $65 per person and includes gratuity, four 4-ounce and one 12-ounce beer pairings.

Details: 724-553-5212 or


Lidia's, 1400 Smallman St. in the Strip District, will host a pasta class and dinner at 3 p.m. Nov. 23.

Guests can join executive chef Jeremy Voytish to learn how to make your favorite pasta at home. The class is followed by a four-course dinner with an optional wine pairing.

Cost is $95 per person for the demo and dinner, plus taxes and gratuities.

Details: 412-552-0150 or


From 6 to 10 p.m. every Monday, Savoy, at 2623 Penn Ave. in the Strip District, features live jazz performed by some of the best artists Pittsburgh has to offer.

Full dinner and dessert menus are available along with the lounge menu. Drink specials are all domestic beers for $3 and a special martini called the “Jazztini” for $8.

The Nov. 25 event will feature Tony Campbell Jazz Surgery, featuring Fred Pugh.

Details: 412-281-0660 or

Enrico Biscotti

Enrico Biscotti, 2022 Penn Ave. in the Strip District, hosts a dinner at 7 p.m. on the first Friday of each month. Guests are invited to come together at the cafe for a family dinner. The menu changes each month, and the event is BYOB. Guests also can make a purchase from the cafe's Carlo's Garage winery.

Cost is $50 for the five-course meal.

The cafe also hosts a Big Italian Throwdown dinner on the last Friday of each month, also at 7 p.m. and for $50. The event focuses on more traditional Italian dishes.

Events won't be held in December, but will resume in January. Reservations are required. Details: 412-281-2602 or

Kickoff Party

Before the week-long dining deals for Pittsburgh Restaurant Week Winter 2014 begin at more than 50 restaurants across the region, the Pittsburgh Restaurant Week Kickoff Party gives restaurants the opportunity to woo diners into their restaurants for the week.

The party will be 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 9, at Bill Chisnell Productions, 1111 Penn Ave. in the Strip District.

The cocktail party-style event will include free samplings from participating restaurants and charity raffles. Partygoers can browse menus and make restaurant week reservations.

Restaurants, including Cornerstone Restaurant, Donato's, Fukuda, Girasole, J Lynns Cafe, Kaleidoscope Cafe, Lola Bistro, Lombardozzi's Restaurant, Marisqueira Bistro, Matteo's, Merante Brothers Market, Nine on Nine, River City Grille, Savory Hill, Skinny Pete's Kitchen, Terrace Room, The Capital Grille, The Carlton and Three Rivers Restaurant, are excited to offer previews and compete for the title of “Best Winter Preview 2014” as voted by partygoers.

Money raised from the charity raffles will support programming and research at the Hillman Center for Pediatric Transplantation at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

Tickets are $50. Details:

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