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Banh Mi & Ti
It’s not just a clever name: Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches and bubble tea are the main attractions at this comfy bistro with outdoor seating. 4502 Butler St., 412-251-5030

Coca Café
This is one of the most popular brunch spots on Butler, featuring inventive takes on standard breakfast favorites. 3811 Butler St., 412-621-3171

Get your fix for Middle Eastern fare at this local favorite, specializing in kebab, falafel, hummus, tabbouleh and more. 4130 Butler St., 412-742-4998

Espresso a Mano
A popular spot good for an afternoon away from the office, a Sunday-stroll destination or a quick coffee and croissant to go. 3623 Butler St., 412-918-1864

Geppetto Cafe
A cute, old-school sit-down joint, good for a cup of joe and a nosh on a Sunday morning. 4121 Butler St., 412-709-6399

Kaleidoscope Cafe
A menu of contemporary American fare fits right in with this quirkily designed but genuinely cozy spot. 108 43rd St., 412-683-4004

La Gourmandine
The staples at this traditional French bakery are baguettes, cold sandwiches, pastries and assorted sweets. 4605 Butler St., 412-682-2210

Justin Severino’s Spanish-inspired menu is more than deserving of its accolades. Start with the oxtail and a glass of traditional Spanish cider, poured from a custom tap shaped like an arm. 3519 Butler St., 412-652-9924

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Pusadee’s Garden

NatuRoll Creamery
Rolled ice cream is the name of the game here, with liquid batter frozen in sheets at -15 degrees F, then rolled up like a frozen crepe. 4318 Butler St., 412-687-1572

Pusadee’s Garden
If you’re in town by the end of the year, run to this spot for a robust menu of traditional Thai dishes in one of the city’s finest outdoor dining settings. Pusadee’s is closing for major renovations. 5321 Butler St., 412-781-8724

Reed & Co.
Opening earlier this year, this is a go-to destination for healthy, organic fare like cold-pressed juices, fresh salads and smoothies. 4113 Butler St.,

Round Corner Cantina
Highlights here include the house margarita (a splash of orange juice makes all the difference), generous burritos and one damn fine dining patio. 3720 Butler St., 412-904-2279

Smoke Barbeque Taqueria
True to its name, this joint specializes in smoked meats, tacos and traditional BBQ trays with a modern twist. 4115 Butler St., 412-224-2070

Here you’ll find traditional Japanese street food, plus sushi, sashimi and other items dedicated to the titular flavor profile. 202 38th St., 412-224-2354

Wheel and Wedge
American cheese — no, not that one — is the focus at this tasting room at Engine House 25 Wines, which serves pairings with vino as well as the occasional craft brew. 3337 Penn Ave.,


Allegheny Wine Mixer
This is a cozy neighborhood place to socialize that offers dozens of wines by the glass (including seasonal varieties), as well as cocktails and beer. 5326 Butler St., 412-252-2337

Arsenal Cider House
Ciders here run the gamut from bone-dry to sweet, and pair well with a sunny afternoon spent enjoying live music in the outdoor seating area. 300 39th St., 412-682-7699

Blue Moon
The drinks are cheap and the vibe is inclusive at this LGBTQ bar, featuring drag shows, queer parties and karaoke. 5115 Butler St., 412-781-1119

Draai Laag Brewing Company
Treat yourself to a variety of sours, saisons and farmhouse ales at this Belgian-inspired brewery. 501 E. Ohio St., Millvale, 412-407-2506

Grist House Craft Brewery
Here you’ll find one of the more versatile beer menus in town (or just outside it), featuring nine original brews and visiting food trucks. 10 E. Sherman St., Millvale, 412-447-1442

Hop Farm Brewing Company
IPAs loom large here, but the menu is stocked with a variety of styles, plus one of the best cheese plates in town. 5601 Butler St., 412-408-3248

Roundabout Brewery
The owners’ New Zealand roots feature heavily in a menu featuring Wai-iti hops, lamb pies and curry sausage rolls. Food trucks present a few days a week, if lamb pies ain’t your thing. 4901 Butler St., 412-621-0540


The Clemente Museum
Celebrate the life of the great Pirates ball player Roberto Clemente in this beautifully renovated former firehouse. 3339 Penn Ave., 412-621-1268

Row House Cinema
Second-run screening is the name of the game at this comfy, chic one-screen theater. 4115 Butler St., 412-904-3225


Belvedere’s Ultra-Dive
If you’re in the neighborhood for a punk show, ’80s dance party or roller skating, chances are you’re stationed up here. 4016 Butler St., 412-687-2555

One of the newer additions to the neighborhood’s music scene, it’s a two-floor venue with pool tables, bar food and plenty of cold beer. 146 44th St., 412-687-2157

Comedy, acoustic and live jazz all make regular appearances at this favorite neighborhood bar. 4207 Butler St., 412-681-4318

Mr. Smalls Funhouse
Truly a one-stop shop for music fans, this Pittsburgh institution is home to an 800-capacity theater, music studio, restaurant and tap room. 400 Lincoln Ave., Millvale, 412-821-4447

This 10,000-square-foot former Moose Lodge is dedicated to live music, community events and good pizza. 242 51st St., 412-586-4441


Attic Record Store
All genres, formats and gear are welcome to be sold, traded or bought at this local institution. 513 Grant Ave., Millvale, 412-821-8484

City Grows
Just the spot for city-dwelling greenthumbs to buy gardening supplies and take classes. 5208 Butler St., 412-781-2028

Gryphon’s Tea
The knowledgeable staff here can help find the right tea for the right occasion, all of it organic and from fair-trade sources. 4127 Butler St., 412-877-4223

Nine Stories
Buy, sell or trade titles of pretty much any genre at this homey independent bookstore. 5400 Butler St., 412-347-8635

Pittsburgh Furniture Company
Hidden gems are scattered throughout this one-room display floor of used furniture, art and tchotchkes. 4312 Butler St., 412-687-2965

Profits from this affordable, quirky and diverse selection all go to funding community-minded programs. 125 51st St., 412-742-4951

Who New? Retro Mod Decor
Here’s the spot to get vintage modern furniture, ranging from upscale to kitschy. 5156 Butler St., 412-781-0588

Whatever the occasion, you’ll find the right gift in this shop’s selection of cards, jewelry, clothing and knick-knacks of all kinds. 4209 Butler St., 412-224-2651

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Bernard Dog Run

Others Spots of Interest

Allegheny Cemetery
Get your nature fix while still in the city, in this 300-acre park-like setting, featuring some seriously beautiful greenery throughout. 4734 Butler St., 412-682-1624

Arsenal Bowling Lanes
A neighborhood staple offering 10 lanes, cheap beer and good food. 212 44th St., 412-683-5992

Bernard Dog Run
A good spot to see Spot run, play and commingle with the other neighborhood pooches. Hazelwood Trail (near 40th Street Bridge)

Paint Monkey
You bring the wine, they provide the rest. Classmates paint the same painting under the guidance of a local artist. 4020 Butler St., 412-770-4923

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