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  • Best of Pittsburgh 2022: Food and Drink winners
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    Grace Mbowe, owner of Kilimanjaro Flavour Food truck

    Best African Food
    Kilimanjaro Flavour
    facebook.com/Kilimanjo.kitchen
    2nd: Tana Ethiopian Cuisine
    3rd: African Eats Cuisine

    Best Alcohol-free Spirits
    Shorty's Pins x Pints
    353 N. Shore Drive, North Side. shortysx.com
    2nd: Hidden Harbor
    3rd: Grand Concourse

    Best Asian Fusion Restaurant
    Bae Bae's Kitchen
    951 Liberty Ave., Downtown. baebaes.kitchen
    2nd: JJ Poke Bowl & Taiwanese Bubble Tea
    3rd: The Slippery Mermaid

    Best Bakery
    Oakmont Bakery
    1 Sweet St., Oakmont. oakmontbakery.com
    2nd: La Gourmandine
    3rd: Jean-Marc Chatellier's French Bakery

    Best Bar Snacks
    Fat Head's Saloon
    1805 E. Carson St., South Side. fatheads.com
    2nd: Dive Bar and Grille
    3rd: Bigham Tavern

    Best BBQ
    Walter's BBQ Southern Kitchen
    4501 Butler St., Lawrenceville. walterspgh.com
    2nd: Showcase Barbeque
    3rd: Off the Rails Barbeque and Drafthouse

    Best Bread
    Mancini's Bakery
    1717 Penn Ave., Strip District and 601 Woodward Ave., McKees Rocks. mancinisbakery.com
    2nd: BreadWorks Bakery
    3rd: Oakmont Bakery

    Best Brewery
    Grist House Craft Brewery
    10 Sherman St., Millvale. gristhouse.com
    2nd: Voodoo Brewing Co.
    3rd: Hitchhiker Brewing Co.

    Best Brunch
    Pamela's Diner
    Multiple locations. pamelasdiner.com
    2nd: Grand Concourse
    3rd: Square Cafe

    Best Bubble Tea
    JJ Poke Bowl & Taiwanese Bubble Tea
    110 Atwood St., Oakland. jjpoke.com
    2nd: Fuku Tea
    3rd: Banh Mi & Ti

    Best Burger
    Burgatory
    Multiple locations. burgatorybar.com
    2nd: Tessaro's American Bar & Hardwood Grill
    3rd: Moonlit Burgers

    Best Candy Store
    Grandpa Joe's Candy Shop
    Multiple locations. grandpajoescandyshop.com
    2nd: The Milkshake Factory
    3rd: Betsy Ann Chocolates

    Best Caribbean Restaurant
    Kaya
    2000 Smallman St., Strip District. kaya.menu
    2nd: 2 Sisters 2 Sons
    3rd: Leon's Caribbean Food

    Best Caterer
    Pasta Too
    5260 Library Road, Bethel Park. pastatoorestaurant.com
    2nd: The Cooked Goose Catering Company
    3rd: DiAnoia's Eatery

    Best Chef
    Dave Anoia at DiAnoia's Eatery
    2549 Penn Ave., Strip District. dianoiaseatery.com
    2nd: Matt Christie at Streets on Carson
    3rd: Bill Fuller at Big Burrito

    Best Chinese Restaurant
    Sesame Inn
    Multiple locations. sesameinn.com
    2nd: Chengdu Gourmet
    3rd: Everyday Noodles

    Best Cocktail List
    Bridges & Bourbon
    930 Penn Ave., Strip District. bridgesandbourbonpgh.com
    2nd: Hidden Harbor
    3rd: Maggie's Farm Rum Distillery

    Best Coffee Shop
    Black Forge Coffee House
    1206 Arlington Ave., Allentown and 701 Chartiers Ave., McKees Rocks.
    blackforgecoffee.com
    2nd: Carnegie Coffee Company
    3rd: BeanThru

    Best Craft Cocktails
    Wigle Whiskey Distillery
    2401 Smallman St., Strip District. wiglewhiskey.com
    2nd: Bridges & Bourbon
    3rd: Hidden Harbor

    Best CSA
    412 Food Rescue
    412foodrescue.org
    2nd: Who Cooks For You Farm
    3rd: Harvie

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    Pennsylvania Macaroni Co.

    Best Deli
    Pennsylvania Macaroni Co.
    2010 Penn Ave., Strip District. pennmac.com
    2nd: Carson Street Deli & Craft Beer Bar
    3rd: Labriola's Italian Market

    Best Dessert Menu
    Oakmont Bakery
    1 Sweet St., Oakmont. oakmontbakery.com
    2nd: Page's
    3rd: The Butterwood Bake Consortium

    Best Diner
    Pamela's Diner
    Multiple locations. pamelasdiner.com
    2nd: Ritter's Diner
    3rd: Kelly O's Diner

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    Wigle Whiskey Distillery

    Best Distillery
    Wigle Whiskey Distillery
    2401 Smallman St., Strip District. wiglewhiskey.com
    2nd: Maggie's Farm Rum Distillery
    3rd: McLaughlin Distillery

    Best Dog-Friendly Restaurant
    Grist House Craft Brewery
    10 Sherman St., Millvale. gristhouse.com
    2nd: Double Wide Grill
    3rd: Southern Tier Brewery Pittsburgh

    Best Donuts
    Oakmont Bakery
    1 Sweet St., Oakmont. oakmontbakery.com
    2nd: Duck Donuts
    3rd: Valkyrie Doughnuts

    Best Food Truck
    Totopo Food Truck
    facebook.com/totopoonwheels
    2nd: HibachiLou412
    3rd: Blue Sparrow

    Best Fried Chicken
    Coop De Ville
    2305 Smallman St., Strip District. coopdevillepgh.com
    2nd: Bird On The Run
    3rd: CHiKN

    Best Fries
    Potato Patch
    4800 Kennywood Blvd., West Mifflin. kennywood.com
    2nd: Primanti Bros.
    3rd: Point Brugge Cafe

    Best Gluten-Free Menu
    Condado Tacos
    Multiple locations. condadotacos.com
    2nd: Onion Maiden
    3rd: Square Cafe

    Best Greek Restaurant
    Mike & Tony's Gyros
    Multiple locations. mikeandtonysgyros.com
    2nd: Pitaland
    3rd: Amel's Restaurant

    Best Happy Hour
    Mad Mex
    Multiple locations. madmex.com
    2nd: Primanti Bros.
    3rd: Mike & Tony's Gyros

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    Tom Crombie, owner of Triangle Bar and Grill, makes a battleship sub.

    Best Hoagie
    Triangle Bar & Grill
    2122 Monongahela Ave., Swissvale. trianglebarswissvale.com
    2nd: Peppi's
    3rd: Uncle Sam's Submarines

    Best Hot Dog
    D's Six Pax and Dogz
    1118 S. Braddock Ave., Regent Square. ds6pax.com
    2nd: Brighton Hot Dog Shoppe
    3rd: Franktuary

    Best Ice Cream
    Millie's Homemade Ice Cream
    Multiple locations. millieshomemade.com
    2nd: Page's
    3rd: Leona's Ice Cream

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    Taj Mahal

    Best Indian Restaurant
    Taj Mahal
    7795 McKnight Road, North Hills. tajmahalinc.com
    2nd: People's Indian Restaurant
    3rd: Udipi Cafe

    Best Italian Restaurant
    DiAnoia's Eatery
    2549 Penn Ave., Strip District. dianoiaseatery.com
    2nd: Alla Famiglia
    3rd: Pasta Too

    Best Japanese Restaurant
    Nakama
    Multiple locations. instagram.com/nakama_pgh
    2nd: Umami
    3rd: Ichiban Hibachi & Sushi Bar

    Best Juice
    The Pittsburgh Juice Company
    3418 Penn Ave., Lawrenceville. pittsburghjuicecompany.com
    2nd: Live Fresh Cold Pressed Juice + Smoothie Bar
    3rd: East End Food Co-op

    Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant
    Eat'n Park
    Multiple locations. eatnpark.com
    2nd: Mad Mex
    3rd: Over The Bar Bicycle Cafe

    Best Korean Food
    Bae Bae's Kitchen
    951 Liberty Ave., Downtown. baebaes.kitchen
    2nd: Soju
    3rd: Green Pepper

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    Gaucho Parrilla Argentina

    Best Latin Restaurant
    Gaucho Parrilla Argentina
    146 Sixth St., Downtown. eatgaucho.com
    2nd: Cilantro & Ajo
    3rd: Mi Empanada

    Best Mexican Restaurant
    Totopo Cocina & Cantina
    660 Washington Road, Mount Lebanon. totopomex.com
    2nd: Condado Tacos
    3rd: El Campesino

    Best Middle-Eastern Restaurant
    Salem's Market & Grill
    2923 Penn Ave., Strip District. salemsmarketgrill.com
    2nd: Aladdin's Eatery
    3rd: Pitaland

    Best Milkshake
    The Milkshake Factory
    Multiple locations. themilkshakefactory.com
    2nd: Burgatory
    3rd: Page's

    Best New Food Truck
    Taquería El Pastorcito
    facebook.com/taqueriaelpastorcitopgh
    2nd: Stuntpig
    3rd: Bridge City Brinery

    Best New Restaurant
    Moonlit Burgers
    1426 Potomac Ave., Dormont. moonlitburgers.com
    2nd: Gi-Jin
    3rd: Rear End Gastropub & Garage

    Best Outdoor Dining
    Pusadee's Garden
    5319 Butler St., Lawrenceville. pusadeesgarden.com
    2nd: Over The Bar at North Park Boathouse
    3rd: Redfin Blues

    Best Pierogies
    Pierogies Plus
    342 Island Ave., McKees Rocks. pierogiesplus.com
    2nd: APTEKA
    3rd: Saint John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church

    Best Pizza
    Fiori's Pizzaria
    103 Capital Ave., Dormont and 3801 Washington Road, McMurray. fiorispizzaria.com
    2nd: Mineo's Pizza House
    3rd: Iron Born Pizza

    Best Place to Drink Cheap
    Lefty's
    2021 Penn Ave., Strip District. facebook.com/leftys.bar.14
    2nd: Dee's Cafe
    3rd: William Penn Tavern

    Best Place to Drink Fancy
    Bridges & Bourbon
    930 Penn Ave., Strip District. bridgesandbourbonpgh.com
    2nd: Butcher and the Rye
    3rd: Con Alma

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    Narcisi Winery

    Best Place to Drink Outside
    Narcisi Winery
    4578 Gibsonia Road, Gibsonia. narcisiwinery.com
    2nd: Grist House Craft Brewery
    3rd: Southern Tier Brewery Pittsburgh

    Best Place to Eat Cheap
    Eat'n Park
    Multiple locations. eatnpark.com
    2nd: Noodlehead
    3rd: Big Jim's in the Run

    Best Place to Eat Fancy
    Pusadee's Garden
    5319 Butler St., Lawrenceville. pusadeesgarden.com
    2nd: Monterey Bay Fish Grotto
    3rd: Grand Concourse

    Best Poke Bowl
    JJ Poke Bowl & Taiwanese Bubble Tea
    110 Atwood St., Oakland. jjpoke.com
    2nd: Sushi Fuku
    3rd: Kahuna

    Best Restaurant (DOWNTOWN & STRIP DISTRICT)
    DiAnoia's Eatery
    2549 Penn Ave., Strip District. dianoiaseatery.com
    2nd: Gaucho Parrilla Argentina
    3rd: Salem's Market & Grill

    Best Restaurant (EAST)
    Noodlehead
    242 S. Highland Ave., Shadyside. noodleheadpgh.com
    2nd: Tessaro's Restaurant
    3rd: Casbah

    Best Restaurant (NORTH)
    Nicky's Thai Kitchen
    Multiple locations. nickysthaikitchen.com
    2nd: Fig & Ash
    3rd: Off The Hook

    Best Restaurant (SOUTH)
    Pasta Too
    5260 Library Road, Bethel Park. pastatoorestaurant.com
    2nd: Dish Osteria
    3rd: Totopo Cocina & Cantina

    Best Restaurant (WEST)
    Mike & Tony's Gyros
    5980 University Blvd., Moon. mikeandtonysgyros.com/moon
    2nd: Pizzeria Davide
    3rd: Central Diner & Grille

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    Industry Public House

    Best Restaurant Beer List
    Industry Public House
    4305 Butler St., Lawrenceville. industrypgh.com
    2nd: D's Six Pax and Dogz
    3rd: The Urban Tap

    Best Romantic Restaurant
    LeMont Restaurant
    1114 Grandview Ave., Mt. Washington. lemontpittsburgh.com
    2nd: Pusadee’s Garden
    3rd: Monterey Bay Fish Grotto

    Best Rooftop Bar
    Il Tetto - Sienna Mercato
    942 Penn Ave., Downtown. siennamercato.com
    2nd: Biergarten at Hotel Monaco
    3rd: Over Eden

    Best Seafood
    Monterey Bay Fish Grotto
    1411 Grandview Ave., Mt. Washington. montereybayfishgrotto.com
    2nd: Luke Wholey's Wild Alaskan Grille
    3rd: Off The Hook

    Best Smoothies
    Smoothie King
    1025 Washington Pike, Bridgeville and 11199 Perry Highway, Wexford. smoothieking.com
    2nd (tie): East End Food Co-op
    2nd (tie): Tropical Smoothie Cafe

    Best Soul Food
    Carmi Soul Food Restaurant
    1825 E. Carson St., South Side. carmirestaurant.com
    2nd: Grandma B's
    3rd: Wings & A Prayer

    Best Steak
    Gaucho Parrilla Argentina
    146 Sixth St., Downtown. eatgaucho.com
    2nd: Tessaro's American Bar and Hardwood Grill
    3rd: Napa Prime Chophouse & Cigar Bar

    Best Sushi
    Nakama
    Multiple locations. instagram.com/nakama_pgh
    2nd: The Slippery Mermaid Sushi Bar
    3rd: Little Tokyo Restaurant

    Best Taco
    Condado Tacos
    Multiple locations. condadotacos.com
    2nd: Las Palmas Tacos
    3rd: täkō

    Best Tea Shop
    Dobrá Tea Pittsburgh
    1937 Murray Ave., Squirrel Hill. dobrateapgh.com
    2nd: The Steeping Leaf
    3rd: Allegheny Coffee & Tea Exchange

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    Nicky's Thai Kitchen

    Best Thai Restaurant
    Nicky's Thai Kitchen
    Multiple locations. nickysthaikitchen.com
    2nd: Pusadee's Garden
    3rd: Noodlehead

    Best Vegan Menu
    APTEKA
    4606 Penn Ave., Bloomfield. aptekapgh.com
    2nd: Onion Maiden
    3rd: Aladdin’s Eatery

    Best Vegetarian Menu
    APTEKA
    4606 Penn Ave., Bloomfield. aptekapgh.com
    2nd: Onion Maiden
    3rd: Mad Mex

    Best Vietnamese Restaurant
    Tram's Kitchen
    4050 Penn Ave., Bloomfield. tinyurl.com/TramsKitchen
    2nd: Two Sisters Vietnamese Restaurant
    3rd: Banh Mi & Ti

    Best Wine List
    Narcisi Winery
    4578 Gibsonia Road, Gibsonia. narcisiwinery.com
    2nd: Allegheny Wine Mixer
    3rd: Mary's Vine

    Best Wings
    Big Shot Bob's House of Wings
    Multiple locations. bigshotbobs.com
    2nd: Bigham Tavern
    3rd: Sidelines Bar & Gril