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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Pittsburgh City Paper's Best of 2010


December 15, 2010
Posted By - Emma Venezie
Source Credits - Pittsburgh City Paper, Best of Pittsburgh 2010

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It's that time of year again; time to take a look back at the highlights, the favorites, the standouts, of the past year. The Pittsburgh City Paper has done its own version of this, compiling a list of "The City's Best Bets." Pittsburgh City Paper's readers voted on their favorites and the best of Pittsburgh 2010 has been placed into four distinct categories for your viewing pleasure. Those four categories include Culture and Nightlife, Goods and Services, Food and Drink, and People and Places.


Some of the standouts of Culture and Nightlife:
Best New Bar/Club: Round Corner Cantina (Lawrenceville)
Best Happy Hour: Mad Mex
Best Sports Bar: Jerome Bettis' Grille 36 (North Side)

Best Local Music Venue: Mr. Smalls Theatre (Millvale)
Best Gallery for Local Artists: Modernformations
Best Singer/Songwriter: Joy Ike

Best Open Mic Night: Club Cafe's Acoustic Cafe (South Side)
Best Beer List: Sharp Edge
Best Cocktail List: Kelly's Bar & Lounge (East Liberty)

Some of the standouts of Goods and Services:
Best Local Bookstore: Caliban Book Shop (Oakland)
Best Local Store to Buy Music: Paul's Compact Discs (Bloomfield)
Best Place to Buy Gifts/Best Place for Handcrafted Items: Wildcard (Lawrenceville)

Best Place to Buy Vintage Clothing: Goodwill
Best Place to Buy Vintage Furniture: Who New? (Lawrenceville)
Best Health Club: Urban Active (Larimer)

Some of the standouts of Food and Drink:
Best New Restaurant: Salt of the Earth (Garfield)
Best BYOB Dining: Piccolo Forno (Lawrenceville)
Best Restaurant to Taste Something New: Tamari (Lawrenceville)

Best Seafood Restaurant: Monterey Bay Fish Grotto (Mt. Washington and Monroeville)
Best Sunday Brunch: Grand Concourse (Station Square)
Best Restaurant for a Vegan Treat: Quiet Storm (Garfield)

Best Hangover Breakfast: Pamela's Diner
Best Wine List: The Wine Loft Pittsburgh (South Side)
Best Locally Made Alcoholic Beverage: East End Brewery (Homewood)

Best Coffeehouse: Beehive (South Side)
Best Desserts: Gullifty's (Squirrel Hill)
Best Bread: Mancini's

Some of the standouts of People and Places:
Best Pittsburgh Local Figure: Sidney Crosby
Best Pittsburgher to Have a Beer With: Troy Polamalu
Best Pittsburgher to Dump a Beer On: Ben Roethlisberger

To see the entire list, including the top 3 choices for each category, go to Pittsburgh City Paper's Best of 2010.

What do you think of the list? What are your favorites/"best bets"? Let us know.

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