Cuba Libre DC

My stomach is full right now, and my heart is happy.  I met up with my dear friend, Anthony, for dinner at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar.  Our original plan was to meet at Habana Village in Adams-Morgan.  However, they are not open on Tuesdays.  I was in the mood for Cuban food, so…

Le Diplomate DC

It’s been quite awhile since I have done a restaurant review, but this post is long overdue for multiple reasons.  Chris and I have been planning to have a night out at Le Diplomate for a little over a year now.  It was supposed to be our Christmas present to each other last year.  We just…

Gallo’s Italian Villa – Neshannock Township

The final stop on my culinary nostalgia during vacation was dinner at Gallo’s Italian Villa in Neshannock Township.  I wanted some of that classic, New Castle Italian American food before I left.  I had a serious craving for some cavatelli. Cavatelli (or cavats as we say in Little Italy) are my all-time favorite pasta.  They…

El Canelo – Shenango Township

Have I mentioned yet that I really love tacos?  I really, really do.  I could eat just tacos for the rest of my life and be happy.  I have always loved tacos.  I did not, however, always have an accurate understanding of Mexican food. Growing up in a very white area of Pennsylvania, it was…

Pamela’s Diner – Mt. Lebanon

After spending the weekend with my friends, I got to spend Monday with family.  It started out at my Aunt Cris’ house in Upper St. Clair.  I had spent the night there after leaving Shiloh Grille on Sunday night.  Normally, I see my aunt, uncle, and cousins at my grandparents’ house.  It seems like it…

Shiloh Grill – Mt. Washington

I am not going to lie; I am still incredibly confused over this next restaurant.  It’s called Shiloh Grill, but when you pull up the website, it is called Harris Grill.  There are three locations listed, one of which is the location on Mt. Washington we visited.  I am just not sure what is up…

Stuff’d Pierogi Bar – Downtown Pittsburgh

Saturday had been a long day in Pittsburgh for us, and Sunday was gearing up to be just as busy.  This is the good kind of busy though, since we were soaking in the sun and exploring the city. After getting coffee in Lawrenceville, we drove to the strip to park our cars.  The Strip…