Best Bites of 2021

You all know that moment where you take a first bite of something, pause for a second and then have to go for another bite just to make sure the dish tasted THAT good.

I was lucky enough to have some memorable first bites of 2021, and I wanted to share them with you. Perhaps a hit list for 2022?

My best bites of 2021

  • Sourdough banana pan bread, Ladybird Luncheonette
  • Orecchiette, Casbah
  • The Lumberjack, Nox’s Tavern
  • Cruffin, Driftwood Oven
  • Rags and beef, Frances
  • Breakfast sandwich, The Pretzel Shop
  • English muffin sandwich, Defer Coffee & Tea
  • Ricotta pancakes, Cafe Raymond
  • Steam buns, Mitch’s BBQ
  • Carrot Cake, Off the Hook
  • Pad see eaw, Nicky’s Thai Kitchen
  • Shrimp & spinach pizza, Pino’s Contemporary Italian Cuisine
  • Soup dumplings, Everyday Noodles
  • Goat cheese pasta special, Oak Hill Post
  • White pie, Iron Born Pizza
  • Stout cupcakes with PB frosting, Chef Alekka
  • Quesadilla, Rochester Inn
  • Waffle breakfast sandwich, Ruckus Coffee Gallery
  • Steak Melt, Lot 17
  • Timballo, Streets on Carson
  • Cinnamon Roll Waffle, The Coop
  • The Crosstown, Bridge City Brinery
  • Pork tacos, Vagabond Tacos
  • Hawaiian garlic shrimp, Shaka, Federal Galley
  • Homemade gnocchi, Osteria 2350
  • Kraduk muu tod, Deadfish
  • Rosemary potato pizza, Eddies Pizza 412
  • Peanut butter oreo bombe, Bella Frutteto
  • Pepperoni pagnotta, Proper Brick Oven
  • Lil Marla cakes, Made by Marla Mae
  • Custard donut, Orams
  • Oxtail montadito, Morcilla
  • Burrata toast, Lot at Edgewater
  • Filet mignon, Altius


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Loves wine, whiskey and pretending to be a sophisticated foodie. Also really loves Pittsburgh.