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Best New Restaurant
Salt of the Earth, Garfield
2nd: Spoon, East Liberty
3rd: Avenue B, Shadyside

Best Restaurant To Taste Something New
Tamari, Lawrenceville 
2nd: Salt of the Earth, Garfield 
3rd (tie): Abay, East Liberty, and Yo Rita, South Side 

Best Family Restaurant
Eat'n Park, multiple locations
2nd: Kings, multiple locations
3rd: Bucca di Beppo, Station Square and Robinson 

Best BYOB Dining
Piccolo Forno, Lawrenceville
2nd: Pusadee's Garden, Lawrenceville
3rd: Legume, Regent Square

Best Outdoor Dining
Harris Grill, Shadyside 
2nd: Double Wide Grill, South Side 
3rd: Pusadee's Garden, Lawrenceville

Best Romantic Restaurant
Dish Osteria, South Side
2nd: Eleven, Strip District 
3rd: LeMont, Mount Washington

Best Restaurant Atmosphere
Eleven, Strip District
2nd: Tamari, Lawrenceville 
3rd: Salt of the Earth, Garfield

Best Restaurant For Noodles
LuLu's Noodles, Oakland
2nd: Tram's Kitchen, Bloomfield
3rd: Green Mango, Regent Square and Monroeville

Best Restaurant For Curry
India Garden, Oakland 
2nd: Thai Cuisine, Bloomfield
3rd: People's Indian Restaurant, Garfield

Best Restaurant For Risotto
Piccolo Forno, Lawrenceville
2nd: Casbah, Shadyside
3rd: Lidia's, Strip District

Best Restaurant For Sushi
Nakama, South Side
2nd: Little Toyko, South Side and Mount Lebanon
3rd: Umi, Shadyside

Best Restaurant For Burritos
Mad Mex, multiple locations
2nd: Chipotle, multiple locations 
3rd: Mexico City, Downtown and South Side

Best Restaurant For Hummus
Aladdin's Eatery, multiple locations 
2nd: Kassab's, South Side 
3rd: Ali Baba, Oakland

Best Restaurant For Spring Rolls
Tram's Kitchen, Bloomfield
2nd: Green Mango, multiple locations
3rd: Thai Me Up, South Side

Best Restaurant For Wurst
Hofbräuhaus, South Side
2nd: Max's Allegheny Tavern, North Side
3rd: Penn Brewery, North Side

Best Hot Dog
D's Six Pax & Dogz, Regent Square and Monroeville
2nd: Franktuary, Downtown
3rd: The Original Hot Dog Shop, Oakland

Best Wings
Quaker Steak & Lube, multiple locations 
2nd: Fat Head's, South Side
3rd: Buffalo Blues, Shadyside

Best Local Place For Pizza
Mineo's, Squirrel Hill
2nd: Fiori's, Beechview 
3rd: Spak Brothers, Garfield

Best Seafood Restaurant
Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, Mount Washington and Monroeville
2nd: Mitchell's Fish Market, Waterfront and Mount Lebanon 
3rd: McCormick & Schmick's, Downtown and South Side 

Best Restaurant For Meat Lovers
Green Forest, Penn Hills
2nd: Ruth's Chris Steak House, Downtown 
3rd: Tessaro's, Bloomfield 

Best Sunday Brunch
Grand Concourse, Station Square
2nd: Zenith Tea Room, South Side
3rd: Coco Café, Lawrenceville 

Best Restaurant For A Vegan Treat
Quiet Storm, Garfield
2nd: Zenith Tea Room, South Side 
3rd: Dozen Cupcakes and Bake Shop, multiple locations 

Best Restaurant For Small-Plate Selections
Ibiza Tapas & Wine Bar, South Side
2nd: Tamari, Lawrenceville
3rd: Tusca Global Tapas, South Side

Best Late-Night Menu
Primanti Brothers, multiple locations 
2nd: Fuel & Fuddle, Oakland 
3rd: Tom's Diner, South Side and Dormont

Best Hangover Breakfast
Pamela's Diner, multiple locations 
2nd: Ritter's Diner, Bloomfield
3rd: Tom's Diner, South Side and Dormont

Best Coffeehouse
Beehive, South Side
2nd: Crazy Mocha, multiple locations 
3rd: Espresso a Mano, Lawrenceville 

Best Downtown Lunch
Mexico City
2nd: Franktuary
3rd: Sree's

Best Desserts
Gullifty's, Squirrel Hill
2nd: Dozen Cupcakes and Bake Shop, multiple locations 
3rd: Cheesecake Factory, South Side

Best Bread
2nd: Breadworks 
3rd: Allegro Hearth Bakery 

Best Place To Get Pastries
Dozen Cupcakes and Bake Shop, multiple locations
2nd: Prantl's Bakery, Shadyside and Downtown 
3rd: La Gourmandine, Lawrenceville 

Best Place For Frozen Treats
Oh Yeah! Ice Cream & Coffee, Shadyside
2nd: Rita's Italian Ice, multiple locations
3rd: Dave & Andy's, Oakland 

Best Cheap Eats
Eat'n Park, multiple locations
2nd: Ritter's Diner, Bloomfield
3rd: LuLu's Noodles, Oakland

Best Wine List
The Wine Loft Pittsburgh, South Side
2nd: Sonoma Grill, Downtown
3rd: Eleven, Strip District

Best Locally Made Alcoholic Beverage
East End Brewery, Homewood 
2nd: Church Brew Works, Lawrenceville
3rd: Penn Brewery, North Side

Best Restaurant For Locavores
Legume, Regent Square
2nd: Primanti Brothers, multiple locations
3rd: Bona Terra, Sharpsburg

Best Ethnic Grocer
Pennsylvania Macaroni Company, Strip District
2nd: Lotus Foods, Strip District
3rd: Reyna Foods, Strip District 

Best Chef
Kevin Sousa of Salt of the Earth 
2nd: James Gray of Dozen Cupcakes and Bake Shop
3rd (tie): Trevett Hooper of Legume/Bill Fuller of Big Burrito Group


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