The chefs at Thee Olde Place Inn integrate western European influences in a menu of fresh American cuisine served in a convivial setting. Beneath a vaulted ceiling decorated like the night sky, calm stomach insurgencies with a flame-broiled 8-ounce prime filet mignon ($29.95) or the chicken chevre, with sautéed chicken breast, vegetables, and garlic sandwiched between rice pilaf and a goat-cheese bonnet ($18.95). Commemorate another long day wandering the ocean floor by noshing on pan-seared scallops florentine limone, tucked into a leafy mix of spinach and artichoke hearts ($19.95), or enjoy jumbo lump crab cakes ($19.95), free of typical fillers such as crushed saltines or crumpled Oscars speeches.
Altman's Tavern sates cavernous appetites while quelling cravings for hospitality in a family-friendly atmosphere. Begin a stroll down the dinner menu with a plate of chicken picata, in which roasted red peppers and artichoke hearts mingle in a lemon caper sauce ($14.95), or dash straight to the baked stuffed sole, featuring a special crabmeat served over lobster sauce ($16.95). Lunching stomachs can serve as a pond for a jumbo fish sandwich to splash in, with 10 ounces of lightly breaded fillet bathed in tartar sauce ($8.95). Diners can fuel digestion and discuss which obscure Soviet Premier to name their pet lobster after with a selection from Altman's domestic and imported bottles and drafts.
The McGinnis Sisters specialty stores are run by the coincidentally named McGinnis sisters. This is a truly familial enterprise, founded by their mother and father in 1946. The daughters expanded the store's selection and gravitational pull throughout the years while still retaining the literal mom 'n' pop attention to detail and quality. Fresh and local products dominate the shelves in each of the cozy markets. Chicken and pork fill meat cases, while recently reeled catches grace the icy displays at the seafood counter. You'll find quality deli meats and even freshly prepared lunch sandwiches ($4.99–$5.99) at the in-house delicatessen. Follow your whiskers to sniff out locally acquired cheese or daily-made bakery sensations.
Opa! Greek American Cuisine's culinary team populates menu space with authentic, multicultural tastes of Greece and the United States. The tour of Greece ($17.95) showcases a sampler of the nation's edible staples that includes moussaka, dolmades, gyro meat, deep-fried chunks of the Parthenon, and pastitcio, a mélange of ground meat, pasta, and béchamel sauce. Protein whisperers charbroil a quintet of lamb chops ($16.95) and marinate juicy morsels of pork, chicken, and lamb to pair with eager pita bread in the mixed-kebab entree ($15.95). An eclectic hodgepodge of handhelds rounds out the eatery's bill of fare, occupying all four rows of teeth with large gyros ($6.25), cheeseburgers ($7.65), patty melts ($7.95), and fried-cod-fish sandwiches ($6.95).
In the suburban communities of the South Hills, poverty has been on the rise. As many as 12% of the population—approximately 5,000 families—lives at or below the federal poverty level. South Hills Interfaith Ministries works to help these families regain their self-sufficiency. Along with two food pantries that provide emergency groceries, and a community clothing room, the organization runs utility assistance programs, coat drives, and family-support services such as teen mentoring and financial literacy programs. And the community impact is significant. In 2012 alone, the organization donated school supplies to 425 students, distributed more than 1,500 pounds of fresh produce, and provided $30,336 in utility assistance.
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