Browsers can find something novel during every visit to Ambiance, because fresh items arrive every day at each location. Shops display an ample selection of one-of-a-kind new and gently used designer clothing, handbags, shoes, and accessories along with jewelry that is unlikely to be found elsewhere. Ambiance also offers an exclusive collection of furs and evening gowns. The sophisticated shopkeepers at Ambiance handpick each item, ensuring everything is chic, polished, and up to current fire code.
Allegheny Smokeworks invites puffers to experience the smoky serenity of an old-fashioned tobacco shop, complete with a plush smoking lounge, custom blending bar, and a stupendous stock of quality smokeables. Current in-stock selections include Rocky Patel's The Edge, a bold cigar that blends notes of espresso and spice as seamlessly as a flamenco-dancing barista ($5.95); the Liga Privada No. 9 wraps together seven different tobaccos ripe with chocolate, pepper, and nut flavors for a satisfying smoke that finishes with a hint of sweetness ($10.95). The Arturo Fuente Double Chateau boasts traces of vanilla and cocoa and––like the most fashionable of pine trees––wears nothing but a cedar sleeve ($5.80), and cigar collectors will be pleased to peruse a selection of hard-to-find stogies from brands such as Padron 1964 and Cuvee Don Pepin.
Celebrated in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review for its more than 600 hoppy brews, Beer Nutz Bottle Shoppe & Grille pours 35 rotating drafts to complement a menu of delicious—and sometimes intimidating—pub fare. Their featured burger, the aptly named Ruination, challenges bold visitors with its jaw-dropping combination of fried eggs, bacon, and a bun that consists of two texas-toast grilled cheese sandwiches. Lobster rolls and hefty one-pound fish sandwiches round out the menu alongside wings triple flavored by Yuengling marinades, spicy rubs, and tangy sauces. Opened on the same day the Pittsburgh Penguins won the 2009 Stanley Cup, the restaurant hosts game-watching nights as well as regular wine tastings, live music performances, and games of pin the tail on the keg.