We finally made it for Saturday night dinner on the South Side. We’d been meaning to go eat at Cucina Vitale ever since Vincie discovered this dining gem in a Post-Gazette article by Dan Gigler in late January.
White tablecloths, cut red roses in glass vases, excellent service, delicious food cooked to perfection and served expertly.
Our Antipasti started with black and green olives, Roasted red pepper hummus-like spread and garlic infused olive oil in which to dip the crusty bread. Every bite was delicious. A dish of Greens and creamy Beans was shared. There are no words! What other descriptor can I use besides DELICIOUS?
Followed by the soup of the day which was Tomato Bisque with Basil (Traditional Wedding Soup is always on the menu)
The specials were Chilean Sea Bass and Lump Crabmeat with a Lemon Caper Compound Butter with sides of Broccoli Rabe and Roasted New Potatoes.
And I ordered the Cheese Ravioli topped with Medallions in Gorgonzola Sauce with a drizzle of Balsamic.
Tempting house made desserts of Cannoli, Lemon Cheesecake, Chocolate Cake, Burnt Almond Torte or Tiramisu were offered but we hadn’t left enough room.There are a few things to know if you plan to go-
Reservations are essential. BYOB if you desire and it’s Cash Only.
GREENS & BEANS Escarole, Northern Beans, Garlic, Shallots, White Wine, & Parmesan
The Chilean Sea Bass with Lump Crabmeat and Lemon Caper Compound Butter
The Tomato Basil Soup with a touch of Parmesan
Chef Frank Vitale learned to cook from his Grandmother, in the photo on the restaurant wall.
Look what I found because I turned right instead of left on 21st Street. Looking for the Brew House Association to drop off a photograph for the Pittsburgh Society of Artists show opening Friday July 6. It’s going to be a weekend of art openings for me.
It’s Fredosaurus Rex.
He used to be in front of WQED on Fifth Avenue. I didn’t get out of the car but I read there was a trolley on his tail.
Fredosaurus by artist Karen Howell holding Henrietta Pussycat and King Friday XIII in front of the Fred Rogers Company Offices
In 2003 dinosaur sculptures were installed all around the city of Pittsburgh for Dinomite Days “Dinosaurs on Parade” sponsored by the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.
Photos of other dinosaurs around the city
Did you know how much the moon weighs? South side- a couple of weeks ago, while waiting at the bagel place, I was thirsty. I’d already had enough coffee so bought a lemonade/tea.
I never knew the lids held facts. Don’t usually but a bottled drink.
I ate a poppyseed bagel. As I read the fact about the moon I saw a single poppyseed next to the lid. I’m not sure how much that single poppyseed weighs but I learned how much the moon weighs. 81 billion tons!
What is so rare as a day in June?
Friday June 10th
Book signing after the reading
Note: Roberta Hatcher’s book cover of French Lessons is shown in postcard form above- Watch for information about upcoming Book Release Party Finishing Line Press
Timons Esaias 2015 Louis Award winner On Friday, June 24, and Saturday, June 25, from 7:00pm to 10:00pm, get your autographed copy of the book directly from Timons at In Your Write Mind, Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA. or click his name to buy from Amazon link. Published by Concrete Wolf
Poets Michael Wurster mentor, poet, teacher, Pittsburgh Poetry Exchange founder, (front right)
Michael Wurster and host Pastor Kathy Hamilton-Vargo
Still thinking about depth. A second gallery for the weekly challenge. What draws your eye into the picture.
Rolling Pins in Mathews Antiques, Ohio
Homestead Stacks through a rainy windshield
Duquesne Incline Tracks from Below
Looking down into the box of Bird Bath Birds at the Antique Store.
Two door windows.
City View from Incline Ride- The Monongahela River
Photographed October 24, 2014
Click here to see the Gallery of Veterans Send photos to add to the gallery.
Here is the image I would choose to put on the cover of a book. Because it makes me wonder.
The title of the hypothetical book is
From the Passenger Window
One more for the Nighttime challenge.
Jack’s and Club Cafe on 12th and Carson Street on the South Side, Pittsburgh.
Club Cafe is known for the live music- Oct 2nd it’s Peter Case with The Damaged Pies
BTW Jack’s is open 7 AM – 2AM, 11AM-2AM on Sunday, 365 days year- you can shoot pool in the back and there’s a jukebox.