Paul Family Farms is a producer of small batch maple syrup on a family farm located in Potter County. The family is continuing their predecessors tradition of creating small batch, wood-fired PA maple syrup.
Its some seriously delicious maple syrup. Perfect for Sunday morning pancakes. You can find this sweet nectar at local Pittsburgh Farmer’s markets and in local specialty foods like the Maple Bourbon Ice Cream from Millie’s Pittsburgh, breakfast pizza from Iron Born of Smallman Galley or the Sticky Peach wine from KingView Mead. Definitely a delicious foodie find 🙂
After months of salivating over the foodie community’s Instagrams I finally made it to Pittsburgh Italian restaurant DiAnoia’s Eatery. Located in the culinary hub of the Strip District, I was pleasantly surprised at how charming this spot is!
I walked and immediately gushed over the chandeliers that are made of WINE BOTTLES and WINE GLASSES!? I immediately felt at home.
It’s a beautiful space feeling open, clean and fresh with white walls, highlighted with unique kitschy decor.
I meet my two girlfriends on a Tuesday for a 6pm reservation. After a long day at the office we were ready for wine & carbs! DiAnoias does have a lovely light white moscato (from the dessert menu hahaha). I was thrilled.
We had a very sweet & charming waiter who was subjected to our gushing girl talk. He was great and added to our amazing experience.
For my meal I ordered Cacio E Pepe of spaghetti, grana padano, pecorino romano, black pepper. With handmade pasta and delicious cheese it was a very fulfilling, deliciously rish dish.
My friend ordered the mussels with bucatini, fennel, red pepper flake, parmigiano reggiano, white wine, garlic and butter.
My camera-shy girlfriend ordered potato gnocchi, with meatballs, red sauce, and pecorino romano.
For dessert I treated myself to more indulgence with a Nutella brownie and hazelnut gelato from local Shadyside Millie’s Homemade Ice Cream. My brownie was certainly a treat, with warm gooey nutella and fudgey bits.
I’m really glad we got to experience this charming Pittsburgh Italian restaurant. I can’t wait for an opportunity to return to DiAnoia’s Eatery for dinner again, and hopefully for Sunday brunch as well!
The highlight of my weekend was a burger. Don’t get me wrong, the rest of my weekend was definitely amazing with unusually beautiful weather for November in Pittsburgh, but this burger was even better.
My journey to this burger started with what else other than the gold mine that is Instagram. Every Pittsburgher I follow has been abuzz with the Smallman Galley, a chef incubator, for a while now. I decided it was my turn to experience the hype.