I've enjoyed meals at Lundy's before, but this time was a disappointment. I ordered the chicken marsala and was overwhelmed by the salt. The gravy had tons of salt and was paired with salty olives. I would not recommend that dish. We also ordered the pork chop and New York steak. They were better than the chicken marsala, but nothing extraordinary.
If someone asked for Eduardo's summed up in one phrase, I would say 'homemade herb bread'. Their bread is amazing. You have to try it in some form, whether it be a sandwich or a side of toast. Their half and half combo is great to try two different dishes. With their homemade herb bread, all of their sandwiches are delicious. As for their soups, they have some unique flavors, such as banana squash and Mexican chicken fiesta. I especially like the Mexican chicken fiesta because there's hominy, which is a type of Mexican corn that is amazing. For the combo, you can also order a slice of quiche. The Lorraine quiche is great with little bits of crisp bacon as a surprise. If you want a brunch dish, I would recommend Eduardo's pancakes or omelettes. Super yummy. And their homemade herb bread... you should order that as a side. It's the best :)
It was super hard to decide where to eat in downtown Pittsburgh because there are so many different restaurants there. We finally decided on Nola to try some Cajun food. I'm super glad we made this decision because it was awesome. The waitress recommended the alligator po' boy, so I was like why not? and ordered it. The alligator was fried very crunchy and tender inside. I had never tried alligator before and it was pretty enjoyable, tasted a lot like chicken. The aioli slathered on the po' boy was awesome. We also ordered an appetizer of fried green tomatoes to share. These were delicious. Anything fried is, honestly. This was also my first time trying fried green tomatoes! This dinner was a meal of firsts, and I know that it won't be the last time I'll be eating these dishes.
If you want the real East coast bagel experience, go to Bruegger's. I actually saw people making the bagels! That was pretty cool. I decided to try the smoked salmon bagel. This was a great combo and I enjoyed every single bite. This bagel came with salmon, cream cheese, capers, and tomatoes. I customized it on an Asiago bagel because cheese is the best. I really enjoyed all parts of the bagel, and it was really filling. All of these factors contributed to a fantastic start of the day!
After a long flight to Pennsylvania (with a layover of course), we finally arrived in Pittsburgh. We were super tired so we ended up just eating at a restaurant in our hotel, the Westin. The burgers at Triple B were pretty good. I ordered the portabello mushroom burger. The mushroom was cooked tender and the balsamic vinegar was a nice touch, cutting through the rich burger with some acid. It was a yummy first meal in Pittsburgh.
I paid a visit to Forks and Fingers to check out their food because I had heard that they are great caterers and well, I gotta make sure their food is delicious. I ordered the Cubano. This sandwich was stuffed with meat, cheese, mustard and pickles. There were layers and layers of yumminess. The Cubano was one of their daily specials so it came with a side. Lemme tell you, their salads are amazing! I got one with kale and berries, and it was divine. This was probably one of the best salads I've ever eaten. Yeah, it's that good.
Forks and Fingers' macaroni salad is also scrumptious. It wasn't too mayonnaisey, just a perfect balance of all the ingredients. This side accompanied the chicken piccata. The portion, just like the Cubano, was huuuuge. The chicken was very flavorful, with capers giving it a nice acidic punch. The last dish we ordered was the corned beef sandwich on a soft roll. This too was great. After doing extensive research (aka eating a lot), I reached the conclusion that Forks and Fingers will take you on a flavor filled journey, and I'm now definitely considering hiring them to cater parties.
We ate dinner at The Dead Fish for a fancy night out with another family. We split 'couple' sizes of the ciopinno and kettle baked chicken. These are pretty large portions and stock full of delicousness. The ciopinno is a tomato based, Italian seafood stew. The Dead Fish's version had crab, mussels, shrimp, corn, and many other yummy items. This stew was very aromatic and a great mixture of tons of seasonings. *Insider tip: they give you bread so dip that into this stew to soak up all the goodness. You can thank me later for that ;)
As for the kettle baked chicken, it was a wonderful combination of crispy skin and succulent meat. I don't understand the type of magic they use to make the skin that crisp and delicious. The chicken also comes with lots of veggies so that's always a plus. For a 2 person dish, the kettle chicken had tons of food and hey, that means leftovers for the next day! I particularly enjoyed the smashed baby potatoes that resembled Pac Man. Other than the main dishes, we ordered the crab chowder and beet salad. The crab chowder was soooo good omg. The soup was creamy and luscious with bug chunks of crab. The beet salad was also pretty yummy, but over-priced for a small portion. All in all, I left The Dead Fish with a satisfied and full stomach and excitement for the leftovers for tomorrow.
It was our last day in Colorado and we spent it in Denver. We took lunch to go from Corner Bakery Cafe in fear of missing our flight. This cafe reminded me a lot of Panera. They had a wide range of sandwiches, salads, pasta, and more. The deal I appreciated was the 'choose 2'. You can choose 2 of their dishes for 1 amazing price. I ordered the harvest salad and Southwest flatbread. The harvest salad is a yummy combination of of chicken, apples, dried cranberries, and crunchy croutons. The Southwest flatbread was pretty good too with corn, tomatoes, cheese, and chicken all wrapped in an amazing naan. As for my sister, she ordered the chopped salad with the chicken pomodori panini. The warm, cheesy combo of chicken, pesto, and tomatoes was a win for sure. The chopped salad was also enjoyable, it had all the components of a BLT. All in all, our last meal in Colorado did not disappoint.
This was the first thing I saw as we were driving by looking for food and well, I did need pie. So, naturally we went here for dinner. The staff here are super friendly. When we left, my sister forgot her bag and our waitress rushed outside to return it. That was nice of her. Now let's go back to the beginning of our visit. I ordered the meatloaf which came with two sides. I chose mac and cheese and brussels sprouts. These veggies were the best brussels I've ever eaten. They shaved the brussels so they were easier to chew and pair it with a winning combo of bacon and onions. They should make the brussels sprouts a main dish because I wold for sure order it. Speaking of main dishes, the meatloaf I ordered was very yummy. It was moist with a crisp sear on the outside.
Another dish that was scrumptious is the chicken fried steak. The steak was very tender with a contrasting crispy coating on the outside. Let's not forget about the amazing gravy they slather on top. The chicken fried steak also came with two sides. My mom decided on the brussels sprouts and vegetarian chili. The chili's texture was meat-like, but did not have much flavor. Something else that didn't have flavor was the chicken pot pie. This dish was the biggest disappointment here. The crust was meh and the filling was mainly plain, unflavored potatoes. The last dish we ordered was the Reuben. This sandwich was average. What wasn't average though is their pie. No wonder they're called the pie shop. Their strawberry rhubarb pie is a slice of heaven. It's the perfect combo of sweet and sour. The crumble on top was delicious as well. Whenever you need pie, pay a visit to the Estes Park Pie Shop. Their vast selection of flavors will make you full just upon looking at them :P
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