Dependable Drive-In has emblazoned its four outdoor screens with the latest blockbusters for more than 61 years, piquing the admiration of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporters. Customers can park their cars, vans, or mule-drawn carriages in the drive-in's enormous lot, where they can watch back-to-back double features whilst snuggled within their vehicle's cozy interior. As celebrity-saturated images illuminate the night, audience members can feast on popcorn and soft drinks from one of the three concession stands. A schedule of features including Happy Feet Two can entertain youthful spectators, and uproarious comedies such as Jack and Jill can amuse adults and fill the night air with sounds of hearty guffaws and nose-snorted sodas.
At Pittsburgh Improv, comics lure laughs from bellies in the hopes of following in the footsteps of standup legends such as Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, and Dave Chappelle, all of whom have graced the Improv club stages. The calendar schedules comedians as often as six nights a week, alternating between big-name headliners and up-and-comers who tickle funny bones with fresh material, abundant energy, and feathered reflex hammers. Audience members munch on their choice of a savory appetizer, such as spinach-and-artichoke dip or buffalo wings, while sipping a cocktail to avoid eye contact with the giant rubber chicken sitting at the next table.
The puff pros at Jernigan's, voted one of 2010's top 20 bars in Pittsburgh Magazine, open their walk-in humidor to smokers of all stripes, serving fine spirits and classy cuisine in an intimate atmosphere reminiscent of the collegial camaraderie of an Irish pub. Stogie devotees can chew on a classic Padron Anniversario, aged four years, or parse words with a Hemingway Series cigar filled with earthy flavors, a spicy finish, and terse stories of its youth spent hunting squirrels in rural Illinois.
The culinary crew at Calabria's, which is nestled on the crest of Frosty Valley Golf Links's manicured greens, crafts a dinner menu brimming with traditional Italian dishes and meaty entrees. The chicken vesuvius basks in a meadow of mushrooms and artichoke hearts, with a glimmering aura of lemon and oregano ($14.95), while the chicken Romano beckons tempted tongues with Romano cheese battered and sauteed with lemon butter ($14.95). Diners can dive into specialties such as gnocchi ($11.95) or pasta calabria, which showcases penne with spinach and tomato sauce ($12.95). Construct noodles with a choice of five pastas and eight sauces (starting at $9.95) or with mannequin heads and wigs. The newly renovated eatery also boasts a lighter lunch menu, a selection of specialty cocktails, a $20 bottle wine list, and outdoor seating.
In 1938, J. Oliver Wintzell opened a tiny seafood joint on Dauphin Street in historic Mobile, Alabama. With room for just six customers to hop up on barstools and sample oysters prepared in three signature styles?"fried, stewed, or nude"?the eatery harbored modest ambitions and kept itself in check with walls strewn with Oliver?s homespun sayings. Oysters this great can?t remain a secret for long, though, and Wintzell?s Oyster House began to grow at such a rate that Oliver was compelled to expand to new locations throughout Alabama and beyond?by bringing the tastes and flavors of the Gulf Coast to Pittsburgh.
The menu boasts various fresh Gulf seafood including mussels, clams, shrimp, and its famous oysters. Diners can opt for non-seafood options such as USDA-certified steaks, pasta, and PoBoy sandwiches, or "hoagies" to northerners.
Customers can also visit the cigar bar to watch games on 65" TVs while munching on items from the full menu and sipping one of the many scotch, whisky, and bourbon selections. Visitors can also choose a premium cigar from the humidor or bring their own. The restaurant and cigar bar open daily at 11 a.m.
When it comes to pizza, the chefs at Angelias Italian Grille aren't dogmatic: they mold dough into Sicilian thick-square crusts, hand-tossed discs, and even Chicago-style stuffed pizzas before adding toppings and cheese and baking it all to a golden finish. But if you still can't find a pie that's to your liking, you aren't out of luck. The eatery also prepares burgers dressed in blue cheese crumbles as well as a dozen hoagies, including Da? Pig?a behemoth made of Italian meats, steak, gyros, bacon, sausage, peppers, and just about any other topping you could want. Elsewhere on the menu, customers can mix and match noodles, sauces, and other ingredients to create their own pasta dish, or they can opt for the chefs? spicy Cajun ziti and seafood pasta creations. For parties, the restaurant prepares extra large versions of its dishes that come in handy during family-style dinners, buffet-style meals, and food fights where attrition offers the best path to victory.