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.
Umami’s spectacular striped bass jowl
Black Radish Kitchen’s sublime burrata
Station’s stunning olive oil poached salmon
The Fairmont Pittsburgh’s (new restaurant coming soon!) sensational spaghetti
The Vandal’s avante garde veg
Dinette’s bodacious baklava
Bar Marco’s rockin’ razor clam
Scratch F&B’s winner winner chicken dinner
Millie’s classic cone
Monterey Bay’s heavenly halibut
Casellula’s captivating cheeses
Morcilla’s picture perfect gin & tonic
Round Corner Cantina’s sensational spicy concoctions
The Brew Gentlemen’s tempting Table Beer
Vallozzi’s lovely limoncello
Andys magical berry mojito
Butcher in the Rye regal rosemary sprigged bev
The rooftop Biergarten at Hotel Monaco’s fearless frozé
DiAnoia’s devastatingly delicious Paloma-Torino
Union Standard’s flippin’ fantastic flip
Hidden Harbour’s titillating Tiki cocktails
The Commoner’s uncommonly striking Clover Club