Cafe 412 in the West End 400 S. Main Street Pittsburgh
Grilled Cheddar and Swiss on Sourdough / English Breakfast Tea and a splash of milk So good! Winter comfort food.
Looking out onto Main Street from our window table. Looking forward to returning soon. It was very good.
The MS Finnmarken kitchen is a busy place, All meals included in the Knitting Cruise with Arne and Carlos. Everything I ate was delicious. I didn’t sample every offering but wanted to make a collage of the possibilities. We had a vegetarian entree Wednesday night and last night was the Four Course Gourmet Dinner with a beautiful cheese plate with fresh currants shown above.
Lunch on Friday afternoon in Ohio. Granddaughters Anna and Maura each made a grilled cheese sandwich, plated them with a garnish of fruit and served the sandwiches to me.
I was to eat half of each and cast my vote for the winner. Yikes. Anna’s wasn’t quite as grilled as Maura’s but she used garlic butter and that was unexpected and delicious. Maura’s was thicker with cheese and toasted nicely. Mmmmmm. I ate a half of each but I declared it a tie. They said my verdict wasn’t allowed. It was not quite Iron Chef but it was fun. They kept jockeying the plates so I’d sample their efforts first. Anna selected her dad’s favorite mug to serve the oj. Nice touch. I loved them both and it was a great lunch.
A delicious lunch with a nice friend on Wednesday. Amel’s Restaurant describes itself “Homey Mediterranean & Middle Eastern eatery” –
I had the Butternut Squash Tortellini with Sage Butter and Pine Nuts and an Amel’s Salad.
For dessert our server went into the kitchen and chopped up fresh baklava and mixed it with vanilla ice cream. Oh my. Honey syrup, walnuts and flaky phyllo and a smidgen of cinnamon perhaps?
So refreshing. We shared one order but I know I could have eaten it all by myself. Oink!
Currywurst and pomme frites.
Bratwurst with mustard on brochen
Standing outside on the corner across from KaDeWe.
or very own mini October Fest. Oh that’s right, it’s November.
Been total veg for more than two weeks. A single bratwurst in the final week of Berlin visit. Cheers!
Cherry Tomatoes courtesy of Deb and Sy
Guess it’s finally a Six Word Saturday for me
Delicious lunch at The Vandal Lawrenceville
Fresh mint lemonade. Greens on the side, fried chicken, chili honey, topped with carrot slaw on a brioche roll.
Classic winter lunch made and served by my daughter Laura. Hit the spot on a gray chilly day.
Cheddar and Monterey Jack on wheat was the grilled cheese. She used the stovetop cast iron grill I gave her for Christmas. (Which covers two burners)
Picked up Laura for lunch at the Brown Bag Deli in German Village, Columbus OH.
We had a glass bottle of 1/2 Tea 1/2 Lemonade, some Cape Cod Kettle Chips and a dill pickle on the side.
Tuna Melt reminds me of my friend Joanne and also my childhood. As I remember they were on an English Muffin half then.
My mother’s parents, Charlotte and Judd Van Sickle, were real bird watchers and kept a life list of all the birds they saw. Cousin John still has the list and maybe I can get him to guest blog it sometime.
I thought of my grandparents as I watched the finches gather in to dine. Only one brave finch stayed to eat as I crept around with my 70-200 lens and camera. They were attuned to an intruder but this one stayed to eat anyway.