From Steel City to Culinary Cool: 5 Pittsburgh Foodie Finds

Butcher and the Rye Charcuterie

Our love for all-things Pittsburgh is definitely not covert – and that includes its booming foodie scene. On a recent press trip, we discovered hip, new restaurants and re-fell in love with a couple of Pittsburgh standards, too. Here’s five restaurants in Pittsburgh to let you wet your culinary whistle. Butcher and the Rye If you’re planning to catch a show in the Cultural District, Butcher and the Rye is a hot spot. With its creative menu offerings (think charcuterie with rabbit rillette and foie blonde pate), there’s plenty of…

Vidalia French Onion Soup Recipe: Easy and Delicious

Vidalia French Onion Soup Recipe

If I’m thinking classic soup recipes, my mind automatically goes to one of my faves: French Onion Soup. It’s super simple to make and is a no-brainer when it comes to parties and family dinners. But, with the peak of Vidalia onion season in full bloom, I thought that a fun spin on the recipe was to use the sweet onions instead of traditional cooking onions. Here’s my easy recipe for Vidalia French Onion Soup. This post was sponsored by Heluva Good! Cheese as part of an Influence Central campaign…

Wayne County, Ohio: 6 Delicious Reasons to Visit

Pine Tree Barn Strawberry Salad Wayne County Ohio.

There’s no way to visit Wooster, Ohio and not check out what Wayne County has to offer in regards to dining options. I had the pleasure of taste testing everything from Amish desserts to cheese and everything in between on a recent visit, so these are six delicious reasons to make a visit to Wayne County, Ohio – and my favorite picks for foodie lovers. 1. The Granary Restaurant at Pine Tree Barn How’s this for a setting? A gorgeous, outdoor patio overlooking a Christmas tree farm, lake, and valley.…

Small Town America: 5 Foodie Finds in Downtown Wooster, Ohio

Veggie sushi at Basil Asian Bistro.

The more I visit big cities, the more it’s becoming blatantly aware to me that small town America is the way to go when it comes to travel. Not only do the cities love your patronage, each is a happy reminder of what America was decades ago and how sheer tenacity and perseverance has kept each thriving. My recent visit to Wooster, Ohio, gave me a glimpse of each’s historic past and the way they both cater to locals and visitors – through their stomachs! From quaint cafes to Asian…

Celebrate National Ice Cream Month with the Best Ice Cream in Ohio

Velvet Ice Cream in Utica, Ohio

Ask me what my favorite food is and I’ll say ice cream. Every time. It’s not only been a childhood dessert staple, it’s now my family’s so-to sweet treat. So, what better way to celebrate National Ice Cream Month than by celebrating the best of the Buckeye State and the best ice cream in Ohio! Here’s a salute to Ohio’s favorite ice cream shops from top to bottom and in the middle, too. Johnson’s Real Ice Cream – Dublin, Ohio The Kid and I had the pleasure of popping into…

Easy Recipe: Pot Roast Poutine

Pot Roast Poutine Easy Recipe

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareIceColdFun #CollectiveBias If there’s one thing I know about my culinary inclinations I know I’ve got the best of both worlds. As a gal that was born in Canada but moved to the states when I was young, I was able to pick up foodie cues from both my Canadian-born mother and American-born father. It’s this melding that gives me inspiration to meld the two cultures’ dishes together. This time I’ve taken…

Cedar Point Brew and BBQ: Coaster Thrills and Foodie Delights

Cedar Point Brew and BBQ Festival

Five words: my family loves amusement parks. They’re a way to pull ourselves out of our normal routine and forget the daily grind exists for a few hours. There’s a huge bonus when a theme park has fun foodie offerings apart from chicken nuggets and fries. If there’s beer (and good, craft beer!)? Even better. So when you add all three of those together, what do you get? You get Cedar Point Brew and BBQ, of course! We headed up to Sandusky, Ohio for the third annual festival’s 2017 kickoff weekend…

Braddock’s Mother’s Day Brunch: Made to Order Dining

Braddock's American Brasserie Mother's Day Brunch citrus chicken

Think of the last holiday you celebrated. Now think about what you ate that day. There’s a definite correlation with enjoying a great meal and holidays, right? For my family, splurging on a holiday family meal and when it involves Mother’s Day we know it’s got to be special. Last Sunday we hit one of our favorite Pittsburgh restaurants, Braddock’s American Brasserie, for its brunch and the takeaways were plentiful. Between the delicious dishes, custom order bars, and fun atmosphere, we know there’s only one way to explain our day:…

5 Reasons to Love the Easter Brunch Buffet at Braddock’s Pittsburgh Brasserie

Braddock's Pittsburgh Brasserie Strawberry Shortcake

It’s no secret that Braddock’s Pittsburgh Brasserie is one of our favorite Pittsburgh restaurants. The menu is always delightful and filled with delicious dishes. The staff and ambiance are always inviting and warm. And the special menus? Don’t even get us started on the creativity there. Here’s our five fave menu items from the Easter brunch buffet at Braddock’s. For Easter, Braddock’s rolled out a brunch buffet menu that was filled with twists on traditional Pittsburgh dishes and decadent desserts, too. The shining stars of the buffet were tasty and filling and kept…

7 Places to Celebrate Pi Day in Pittsburgh

Pi Day in Pittaburgh

When it comes to celebrating Pi Day (a salute to the never-ending ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter), my family gets on board every year. My hilarious husband even bought me a t-shirt  from Think Geek with the mathematical symbol on it as a gift. When I think pi, in this foodie family I automatically think pie that’s either sweet or savory, so I asked local foodies where they’d go to celebrate Pi Day. From the delicious desserts to tasty Italian staples, here’s seven fun places to celebrate…