While 20/20 is typically a metric for eyesight, at Hula Bar & Grill it is a metric for culinary vision; the eatery complements its array of 20 specialty burgers with 20 specialty pizzas. In their kitchen that stays open until midnight 365 days per year, the chefs bake golden-brown pies such as the Bloody Mary pizza with red vodka sauce, celery, and chicken. They also whip up burgers such as the Kahuna burger—a five-pattied cheeseburger that towers over plates at a foot tall, the size of the burgers Godzilla eats while on a diet. Those who can’t decide between the two specialties can get the best of both worlds with the Pizza Burger, a patty crowned with pizza sauce, pepperoni, and Italian cheeses. Chicken wings swoop to tables in an array of flavors, from wasabi ranch to bourbon barbecue—another house specialty—washed down by long island iced teas and other refreshing cocktails.
The skincare specialists at Sweetest Lounge shower epidermises with UV-free bronzer, red light, and vitamin-enriched liquid. To create a streak-free, sun-kissed glow, a certified spray-tan tech, armed with an Infinity Sun machine, carefully spritzs a customized solution evenly across bods. Clients can wear any amount of clothing during the airbrush session, baring all for a line-free tan, or baring only midriff for a farmer's tan. The UV-free tanning elixir nourishes the skin with a walnut-extract base, botanicals, and antioxidants that help to preserve color for 7–10 days. Patrons allergic to nuts can opt for the clear-tan option, which encases epidermises with a faux tanning solution sans the walnut base or cosmetic bronzer.
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.
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.
The two locations have slight variations in their menu offerings, but both feature a wide assortment of Pan-Asian cuisine, including dim sum, sushi, noodle dishes, and drinks. For family-style fun, share small dim sum plates while conversing using only dialogue from Disney cartoons. Select steamed barbecue pork buns ($6) and hope that your fellow plate passers order the sweet sesame seed balls ($5). Enjoy Arbor Day any day by grabbing a rainforest roll with cucumber, avocado, and shiitake ($5), or the bonzai roll with asparagus, avocado, and mango salsa ($5). For a heartier bite, hang a fang on kung pao chicken ($16) or kung pao New York strip steak ($25), either of which comes topped with peanuts and chili peppers.
Though Green Forest Churrascaria serves a wide variety of meats, every cut has to go through the same trial by fire. Cooked in the traditional churrasco style, the meats sit above an open fire pit fueled by natural wooden charcoal. They roast on impressively sized skewers, which servers then carry into the dining room. There, they slice tender pieces directly onto dinner plates, a showmanship-heavy serving method known as "rodízio."
The resulting dinners star meats such as lamb chops, pork ribs, and filet mignon that, much like the best Christmas presents, comes wrapped in bacon. Some arrive seasoned with parmesan cheese or garlic, while others rely solely on the smoky flavor imparted by their time in the flames. A hot buffet and salad bar balance out meals with a sprawling number of side dishes, including sushi and seafood. There's also a list of wines and beers that emphasizes worldly reds.