They say that running away never solves anything, but they have clearly never been in a bee fight. With today's getaway Groupon, escape even if you don't need to, or reserve a space for loved but unwelcome houseguests. For $89, you get a one-night weekend stay at the luxurious Omni William Penn Hotel in the heart of Pittsburgh, up to a $169 value depending on the season and day of the week. Your Groupon is good Thursdays through Sundays, but not valid on February 13. You can pick up more than one for multi-night stays or for a sequence of mini-vacations from the pressures of being a fulltime shipwright.
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At The Carlton Restaurant, Executive Chef Simon DeJohn works to carry on the tradition of excellent prime meats, fresh seafood, and delectable pasta that the restaurant has maintained since 1984. A deep Wine Spectator award-winning wine list presents over 500 choices, which can pair neatly with Cajun-seared Barramundi and spicy shrimp, New York strip steak, or herb-breaded chicken breast.
Voted Best Downtown Lunch Spot by readers of Pittsburgh Magazine, Franktuary hews true to ethical eating principles, proffering buns full of locally-sourced beef weenies and PETA-lauded vegan franks. From their stationary headquarters in the back of Trinity Cathedral, these tube-toppers dish out a state-themed menu of dogs ($3.40–$5.80), such as the New Yorker, ensconced in sauerkraut and Vidalia onion sauce; and the Texan, which veils chili and cheddar under a ten-gallon hat of jalapeños. The roving frank truck incarnation touts a regularly rotating menu that ranges appropriately farther for inspiration; previous options have included the Bangkok in satay sauce and fresh herbs, and the Oahu with teriyaki and grilled pineapple ($5–$6). Match one of the signature sausages with gravy-laden poutine at the truck, or with hot pierogies or fresh-fruit smoothies in-store, each providing a steadfast companion to keep the dogs from howling for loneliness.
This double-decker restaurant serves freshly crafted American edibles that quickly transform hollow mouths into satisfied smiles. Diners can ignite their appetites with fried chicken wings ($8), accompanied by a choice of sauce and celery sticks for tabletop drum solos, or squash flatbread ($9), a light appetizer held down by zucchini, squash, tomatoes, goat cheese, parmesan, and pesto oil. The Samurai burger ($13.50) flirts ferociously with patrons via love notes written in wasabi mayo, fried wontons, and seaweed salad. Customers may also tickle their tongues with the blackened-chicken sandwich ($10.50), infused with Cajun spices, or a feather dipped in the loaded mac 'n' cheese ($9).
At Storms Restaurant, diners can customize their own pasta by picking farfalle, penne, cappellini, or linguini noodles immersed in the customer's choice of sauce, such as plum-tomato-basil cream sauce or classic marinara. Guests can dig into classic Italian eats such as veal parmesan inside a spacious, 130-seat dining room, which can comfortably host large family gatherings or the world series of musical chairs. On Thursdays, diners can pluck stuffed banana peppers and assorted starters from an appetizer buffet at the bar, which touts a robust wine list and a selection of more than a dozen beers.
Pretzels were apocryphally invented by Christian monks to reward diligent pupils for learning their prayers. Their salty, doughy flavor spread well beyond their cloistered origins, though, to the very streets of Pittsburgh. Here, Go Pretzel follows in the classic tradition of pretzel vendors, selling the original salted twists with dipping sauces. They also fill bellies with flavored pretzels, such as jalapeno and cheese, cinnamon and sugar, and toasted almond.