Dining News: Braddock's Pittsburgh Brasserie expands lunch, dinner menus
Braddock's Pittsburgh Brasserie, 107 Sixth St., Pittsburgh, is introducing new items to its lunch and dinner menus.
While Braddock's remains true to its classic French brasserie roots, the enhanced menu celebrates all-encompassing European flair and locally sourced ingredients.
Playful takes on tradition reign supreme with the addition of such standouts as the chicken cordon blue sandwich with garlic aioli and duck confit Cuban for lunch. Dinner offers bold flavors with dishes ranging from chocolate espresso cured pork belly, beer-braised Iron City short ribs and blackberry duck to seafood pasta and an all-veggie seasonal squash spaghetti.
New desserts include the cookie brownie and croissant bread pudding.
Details: 412-992-2005 or braddocksrestaurant.com
To aid in the recovery effort for those affected by Hurricane Harvey, Lidia's Pittsburgh, 1400 Smallman St. in the Strip District, will donate all proceeds of a featured beef dish to the American Red Cross through the month of September.
For the featured dish, Lidia's Pittsburgh will offer fresh made Pappardelle with Beef Gauzzetto during lunch for $18 and during dinner for $22. The restaurant joins all of B & B Hospitality Group's restaurants in the company-wide #BeefForRelief campaign to raise funds for those affected by the devastation.
Details: 412-552-0150 or lidias-pittsburgh.com
Meat Here BBQ and Grill
Meat Here BBQ Restaurant is now open at 346 Atwood St. in Oakland.
The new spot is a brick-and-mortar location of the popular food truck.
Art of Wine & Food
Allegheny Financial Group will present the 16th annual Art of Wine & Food to benefit HEARTH Oct. 5, at The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, 10 Children's Way on the North Side.
Guests can taste over 30 wines and sample food from the area's best restaurants and caterers all while playing in the museum's exhibits and bidding on silent auction items.
This year's participants include A Fare to Remember, Aladdin's Eatery, Allegheny Coffee & Tea Exchange, Breadworks, Caliente Pizza & Draft House, CBL Wine Company, Eadie's Market & Catering, Gateway Clipper Fleet, Hartwood Restaurant & Whispers Pub, Hough's Taproom & Brewpub, J&D Cellars, Monte Cello's Italian Restaurant, Pretzel Crazy, Sakura Teppanyaki & Sushi, A Sweet Morsel Co., Tres Rios Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar, Vecenie Distributing Company, Jimmy Wan's Restaurant and Willow.
Regular admission is $60 and includes a souvenir wine glass and admission at 6 p.m. VIP admission is $100 and includes exclusive wine tastings, admission at 5:30 p.m., preferred parking, a souvenir wine glass and passed hors d'oeuvres compliments of Myrna's Catering.
Late harvest wine dinner
The Terrace Room at the Omni William Penn, Downtown, will host a late harvest wine dinner at 6 p.m. Sept. 15.
Menu includes late harvest vegetables, tuna poke, charred octopus, Elysian Fields Farm lamb cassoulet, wild boar, and chocolate-pear tatin.
Cost is $109 per person plus tax and gratuity. Complimentary valet parking included. Reservations required.
Details: 412-553-5235 or omnihotels.com
Gaby et Jules at Whole Foods
Whole Foods shoppers can now satisfy their cravings for authentic French macarons. The Wexford Plaza location at 10576 Perry Highway is now selling Gaby et Jules macarons in a variety of flavors. Gaby et Jules' macarons have been growing in popularity since the opening of its flagship location in Squirrel Hill in 2013. It also has a location in Market Street Grocery downtown.
Bourdain in the 'Burgh
If you want to see what Anthony Bourdain has to say about Pittsburgh, you'll have to wait until October.
The production team of the chef's “Parts Unknown” has told Pittsburgh Magazine the show will air at 9 p.m. Oct. 22 on CNN.
Bourdain was in town in June filming the popular travel show and apparently chowing down some piergies that he washed down with a Yuengling.
While in town, Bourdain was spotted at the Squirrel Hill Cafe, among other trendy spots.
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