Plated + Poured Works of Art

Have you ‘grammed the ‘brellas? Did you look up as dancers, bathed in blue light, skipped their way down Fifth Avenue Place? Did you rock aht-dahn-ah-point?

 
Even if you have not done of these things (yet!), you most likely still know that one of Pittsburgh’s favorite traditions is in full colorful swing: The Three Rivers Arts Festival (TRAF) brings our city together to celebrate art in all forms.

 
Lucky for Pittsburghers — especially those participating in the city’s gastronomic Renaissance — we also get to experience stunning works of art nearly every time we pick up a fork or clink a glass, courtesy of the city’s best cooks and bartenders.

 
In honor of the #TRAF, here are our top 12 picks — in no particular order — for the most beautiful and ARTful plated and poured of the season.

 

Plated

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Umami’s spectacular striped bass jowl

 
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 Black Radish Kitchen’s sublime burrata

 
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 Station’s stunning olive oil poached salmon

 

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The Fairmont Pittsburgh’s (new restaurant coming soon!) sensational spaghetti

 
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The Vandal’s avante garde veg

 
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Dinette’s bodacious baklava

 
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 Bar Marco’s rockin’ razor clam

 

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Scratch F&B’s winner winner chicken dinner

 
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Millie’s classic cone

 
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 Monterey Bay’s heavenly halibut

 
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Casellula’s captivating cheeses

 

Poured

 
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Morcilla’s picture perfect gin & tonic

 
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Round Corner Cantina’s sensational spicy concoctions

 
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 The Brew Gentlemen’s tempting Table Beer

 
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Vallozzi’s lovely limoncello

 
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Andys magical berry mojito

 
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Butcher in the Rye regal rosemary sprigged bev

 
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 The rooftop Biergarten at Hotel Monaco’s fearless frozé

 
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 DiAnoia’s devastatingly delicious Paloma-Torino

 
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 Union Standard’s flippin’ fantastic flip

 
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Hidden Harbour’s titillating Tiki cocktails

 

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 The Commoner’s uncommonly striking Clover Club

 

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