Nestled in a turn-of-the-century Dutch-colonial home, Flowers in the Attic combines a flower shop, a daytime café, and a gift shop under one roof, creating a charming and eclectic experience that was once profiled in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The gift shop's floral arrangements, antiques, and trinkets from brands such as Root Candles and Boyds Bears make for special multi-occasion tidings and fun perusal as guests explore the house. In the café, servers bring to tables brunches replete with eggs and waffles and lunches of sandwiches and salads that overflow with greens and chopped fruit. On balmy days, a wraparound front porch seasons fare with fresh air that flows in through crisp white balustrades and pillars. Special teatime events at the house include spreads of sandwiches, pastries, and pots of tea to share among adults or little ones. The proprietors of Flowers in the Attic also rent their unique space for events ranging from bridal showers to bar mitzvahs.
The clubhouse restaurant at 3 Lakes Golf Course, Pineapple Grill presents a blend of casual and elegant dining with indoor and terrace seating. A dinner menu includes entrees such as prime rib, stuffed pork chops, and pineapple chicken, supported by daily roasts, beer, mixed drinks, and wine. Additionally, a resident artisan-baker gleefully produces delectable pies and homemade desserts.
Tunes from a digital jukebox float throughout Somma Pizza, from the black-and-white-tile floors up to the sports jerseys hanging high above patrons’ heads. Next to walls painted Steelers black and gold, oven-baked hoagies and wraps jockey with burgers for table space. Shareable pizza pies—made fresh daily from hand-tossed dough—arrive topped with olives, hot-pepper rings, and sausage. TVs broadcast sports games, and a video-game room keeps thumbs busy, like a piano concerto composed for players wearing mittens.
Thanks to its menu of traditional Italian and American cuisine and a grand ballroom that hosts up to 180 guests, Pugliano’s Italian Grill proves an equally appropriate setting for casual family dinners and elegant wedding receptions. Groups of all sizes and relations come together over piping-hot plates of eggplant parmesan and heaps of fresh spaghetti slathered in a savory blend of ripe tomatoes, onions, and herb marinara. The restaurant staff rises to meet the demands of special occasions with party packages that spoil guests with a buffet or table service, an open bar, and a champagne toast—not to mention discounted rates at the hotel across the street. DJs spin in the main dining room on weekends, and the grand ballroom boasts audiovisual gear that comes in handy during parties or customary viewings of the groom's dental x-rays.
In business since 1959, Rudy’s Subs specializes in one thing: freshly prepared subs. Of the more than 30 varieties, combos such as the cheesesteak, meatball, or ham and cheese can be ordered as half or whole subs, folded into a wheat, spinach, tomato, or plain wrap, or loaded into a slingshot and fired straight into the customer’s mouth. Rudy’s franchises span three distinct concepts—sub-only stores; stores offering subs, fries, and Vincent’s pizza; and those with a license to sell alcohol.