Food & Drink in Allegheny West

Choice of 24 or 48 Assorted Truffles at Sinful Sweets Chocolate Company (Up to 50% Off)

Sinful Sweets Chocolate Company

Downtown

Diverse selection of handcrafted truffles such as peanut butter & jelly chocolate, Brooklyn black chocolate stout, champagne, and espresso

$40 $25

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Meal for Two or Four at Qdoba Mexican Grill (Up to 41% Off)

Qdoba Mexican Grill

Multiple Locations

Cooks grill savory meats, chop fresh vegetables, and smash avocados to prepare delectable burritos, quesadillas, and more, with free extras

$27 $16

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Two or Three Groupons Good for $10 Worth of Ice Cream Each at Ben & Jerry's (40% Off)

Ben & Jerry's

Downtown

Ben & Jerry’s latest flavors include traditional ice cream flavors, Greek frozen yogurt, and sorbet

$10 $6

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Indian Dinner for Two or Four or Indian Lunch Buffet for One at Curry Leaf Indian (Up to 52% Off)

Curry Leaf Indian

Pittsburgh

Variety of Indian dishes, including southern Indian dosas, Goan-style vindaloos, and Indo-Chinese fried rice; meats are halal

$25 $12

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$28 for a Three-Course Italian Dinner for Two at Storms Restaurant (Up to $61.80 Value)

Storms Restaurant

Pittsburgh

Breaded eggplant topped with mozzarella cheese and slathered in marinara sauce or penne diavlo

$61.80 $28

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$14 for Two Elegant Appetizers at The Carlton Restaurant ($26.98 Value)

The Carlton Restaurant

Pittsburgh

A range of artful appetizers includes jump lumb crabcake, braised short rib, and roast vegetable-stuffed portabello mushrooms

$26.98 $14

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European Cuisine for Dinner or Lunch at Penn Brewery (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Penn Brewery

Troy Hill

Chefs draw upon area’s heritage as they serve up hearty Euro food complemented by brewed-on-site German & American beers

$25 $15

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Italian Cuisine for Two or Four at The Village Tavern and Trattoria (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

The Village Tavern and Trattoria

West End

Fresh breezes swirl around the patio that’s open year-round; eatery is located less than half a mile from Heinz Field

$20 $11

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$15 for Three Groupons, each Good for $10 Worth of Breakfast Items from Gabriella's Gourmet On The Go ($30 Value)

Gabriella's Gourmet On The Go

South Side

Chefs use fresh ingredients to craft gourmet meals to take on the go

$10 $5

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Modern American Food for Two or Four at Cavo (50% Off)

Cavo

Strip District

Wild mushroom flatbread, pan-seared halibut, scallops drizzled in a fruit reduction, and grilled rib eye with asparagus

$40 $20

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Six-Dozen Donuts or Donuts and Coffee at Peace, Love and Little Donuts (Up to 55% Off)

Peace, Love and Little Donuts

Strip District

Far Out donuts include frostings such as vanilla, maple, and strawberry; Funkadelic donuts include toppings such as maple bacon and samoa

$20 $12

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$25 for Two Holiday Gift Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Spaghetti Warehouse ($40 Total Value)

Spaghetti Warehouse

Pittsburgh

Give the holiday gift of hand-rolled meatballs, lasagna, and chicken parmigiana at historical warehouse restaurants brimming with antiques

$20 $12.50

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Modern Cafe is an ironic name for an establishment that's been around for more than 80 years, especially since it serves up a menu of such timeless fare. The sandwich-centric selection features classics such as reubens, an award-winning gyro, and tuna melts alongside Mediterranean staples including gyro salads and pita chips with hummus and tzatziki. The noteworthy Spartan sandwich packs in so much steak, gyro meat, veggies, cheeses, and tzatziki sauce that it's wrapped like a gyro rather than folded like a conventional sandwich or jammed inside an after-dinner mint.

Modern Cafe also offers dozens of whiskeys and vodkas and more than 140 types of beer, with varieties from Penn Brewery, Great Lakes, and Bell's frequently among the 12 tap selections. Besides the cafe's allure as a hangout with TVs, a dart machine, and an internet jukebox, it's also a beacon for movie buffs looking to visit one of the filming locations for Wonder Boys.

862 Western Ave
Pittsburgh,
PA
US

Wednesday-Night Wine Flights merge science and education, two ideas that have been divided since a series of high-school chemistry teachers was arrested for dancing on laboratory tables in 1987. Sample three wines that have been hand-selected to complement three Cassis appetizers. Small-plate possibilities from the menu of French-influenced American fare include dumplings, baked brie on toasted baguette slices, and black-olive tapenade with sliced radish dippers. The owner and head chef selects wine and food pairings a week prior to each flight, so if you'd like to know what comestibles are coming, check the Cassis Facebook page on Tuesday evening, or simply call ahead.

900 Western Ave
Pittsburgh,
PA
US

Carmi Family Restaurant has walls, tables, and its very own kitchen?at first glance, these factors make it a run-of-the-mill establishment. But this brick-and-mortar restaurant arose out of overwhelming demand and governmental petitions for chef Michael King's southern soul food, which he originally prepared through his catering operation, Catering Kings. As buzz about on-the-go soul food swept the area, King and his wife "became victims of their success" and were forced to open their own storefront, according to Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Pittsburgh City Paper's reviewers slaked their appetites on "terrific" waffles and chicken with a "thick, heavily seasoned crust that provided plenty of crunch." The author of Baking, domesticity, and all things mini polished off "every last crumb" of the gravy-drenched meatloaf and buttered up the staff who were "friendly and charming right from the start."

917 Western Ave
Pittsburgh,
PA
US

When organizers were planning last year's inaugural Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival, they expected about 1,000 people to show up. They ended up with a crowd of more than 7,000. And it's no wonder, considering how highly the European dumpling ranks among the city's beloved foods. As Stephan Bontrager, one of the organizers of the fest, told the Post-Gazette in 2013, pierogis are "one of those Pittsburgh pride things."

Locals can once again show their love for the chewy concoctions at this year's fest, where there will be at least 15 vendors serving both traditional and contemporary versions. Perennial favorite Gosia's will be using a pierogi recipe handed down through generations of their Polish family, while Square Cafe will be giving attendees another chance to taste their coffee-spiked dumplings. There'll be plenty to do besides eat, of course. Other attractions include a beer tent (sponsored by Yuengling) and a pop-up market with handcrafted gifts such as pierogi earrings and toasty pierogi slippers.

400 N Shore Dr
Pittsburgh,
PA
US

Pittsburgh Magazine fills subscribers' mailboxes with 13 annual issues detailing the city's food, business, sports, and culture. In featured issues, writers highlight recent local human-interest stories, guides to weekend getaways, and spotlights on eclectic spots, famous cemeteries, or the place where Fred Rogers became Mr. Rogers after donning a radioactive sweater. Each year, the Best of the 'Burgh poll lets readers anoint their favorite city eateries, entertainment, and other local merchants.

400 North Shore Drive
Pittsburgh,
PA
US

Museums typically showcase art in carefully curated rooms. At Mattress Factory, however, the room itself is the art. Since 1977, the museum's two buildings have housed a permanent collection of contemporary installation art—room-sized works that engulf the entire space. In Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Dots Mirrored Room, mirrored ceilings and walls infinitely reflect a trio of fluorescent dots painted on a white formica floor. In Greer Lankton's It's all about ME, Not You, astroturf lines a floor covered in artful arrangements of grotesque dolls that form shrines to artists such as Patti Smith and Candy Darling.

To further immerse guests, Mattress Factory's exhibitions are paired with educational programs that range from lectures to hands-on art projects. Along with stimulating the public, the museum stimulates the growth of artists through its residency program, which invites participants to create installations while living near the museum, a much more practical alternative to hiding a secret cot in the coatroom.

500 Sampsonia Way
Pittsburgh,
PA
US