After a night of romantic walks along the beach, Priory Fine Pastries was conceived as a way to dust a historic district with the sugar of life. Grown out of love for the community and passion for pie, the six-year-old bakery assembles an elite squadron of pastry chefs and lifelong dough punchers to whip up sweet, homemade treats by the baker's dozen. Locals can grab a tasty cup of joe, hot loaf of bread, or succulent sweet-tooth pleaser amidst a welcoming atmosphere.
Baristas at BeanThru fill drive-thru customers' morning cups with a menu of bold espresso, foamy cappuccinos, and aromatic teas. Meticulously selected beans brew into a savory black ambrosia to forge hot coffee, iced coffee, and 12 icy Chiller blends. White-chocolate mochas quench cocoa cravings with Ghirardelli chocolate and a punch of caffeine, and steamy chai lattes thaw frostbitten fingers in a duo of coffee-free flavors. Berries-and-cream protein smoothies fuel sippers with vitamin C, antioxidants, and whey protein, fusing decadence with nutrition like a broccoli-shaped gummy bear. Though not included with this Groupon, driver's-seat diners can also partake of the barista booth's range of on-the-go oatmeal, freshly baked cookies, and toasty belgian waffles.
Peace, Love and Little Donuts offers dunkables all day long. They start making little donuts from old-fashioned, blueberry, and devil?s-food cakes first thing in the morning. The donuts come in three varieties: Groovy? which features traditional toppings such as powdered sugar?Far Out? which includes frostings such as vanilla, chocolate, maple, raspberry, strawberry, orange, and cream cheese?and Funkadelic, which tops donuts with morsels such as oreo, coconut, jimmies, chocolate morsels, and cereal.
Mancini's Bread Company infuses its dough with 85 years of bread-baking expertise, helping to earn it the 2013 title of Best Bread in Pittsburgh by Pittsburgh City Paper. Owner Nick Mancini Hartner assumed the reins of the family business after learning the rules of baking from his grandfather and attending artisan bread classes at the San Francisco Baking Institute, twin educations that get baked directly into each loaf of twist bread, marble rye, and european multigrain. The popular pepperoni roll combines the family's crusty specialty with spicy pepperoni and all the transportable ease of a piano on wheels.
Savoy's executive chef, Kevin Watson, a 2013 Pittsburgh magazine?s "Best Restaurants Party" winner and Savor Pittsburgh multiple-award winner, draws from 25 years of culinary experience to put a modern spin on American dishes, from barbecue ribs and burgers to seafood. Chef Watson?s eclectic m?lange of upscale entrees and comfort fare has been featured on Pittsburgh Today, in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and in the recurring dreams of the restaurant?s regulars.
Meanwhile, the space's ritzy d?cor has enticed celebrities that include Boris Kodjoe, Joe Manganiello, Tyson Beckford, Cedric the Entertainer, and Mya. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review marveled: "Pittsburgh designer Luca Paganico transformed an old, three-story building?in the Strip District into a posh, swanky, 74-seat establishment with imported Italian leather couches and chairs, fiber-optic bar tops, walls with lighting that changes color as customers dine, and different music playing in each room and hallway."
Chocolate is more than a dessert to Christopher George. To him, the detail and patience, the deft touch, and the inspiration required to make great chocolate is more of an artform. Christopher spends his days experimenting with new types of confections, from chocolate-covered jalape?os to scotch- and amaretto-infused toffees. The chocolatiers at Sinful Sweets Chocolate Company also hand-craft a diverse array of classic truffles and creams, cake pops, chocolate-covered pretzels, and chocolate-dipped fruits. Guests can enjoy the sweets a la carte or order gift sets that collect a variety of items in a single package rather than several treasure chests buried around the world.