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Cafe Zinho
Enjoy an upscale European meal in a cozy setting. You can’t go wrong with the wild-mushroom ravioli. 238 Spahr St., 412-363-1500

There is no way to feel bad or bogged down after consuming a yummy, satisfying meal that is entirely vegan and gluten-free. 735 Copeland St., 412-802-7070

Harris Grill
Popular and lively spot to grab beers, cocktails and amusingly described pub grub. In warm weather, the outside seating is premium. Tuesday is bacon night. 5747 Ellsworth Ave., 412-362-5273

Inn on Negley
High tea here is an absolute delight and an opportunity to treat yourself. The delicious scones and finger sandwiches made with seasonal ingredients take it to the next level. 703 S. Negley Ave., 412-661-0631

Millie’s Homemade Ice Cream
Enter this quaint location, breathe in the waffle-cone smell, and get lost contemplating the seasonal ice-cream flavors listed. Leave with a bag of broken waffle-cone bits for later. 232 S. Highland Ave.,

These noodle-based dishes are inspired by the street markets of Thailand, and they pack a major flavor punch. It’s hard not to get drawn in by the aromas while you’re walking past. Cash only! 242 S. Highland Ave.,

PLUM Pan Asian Kitchen
This is a perfect date-night spot, especially when the weather is nice, and you can sit on the patio. The sushi is tasty, and the dessert menu will end your meal on a sweet note. 5996 Centre Ave., 412-363-7586

Prantl’s Bakery
People will tell you to try the burnt-almond torte if you haven’t already, but there are more than 100 sweet options available if that’s not your scene. 5525 Walnut St., 412-621-2092

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Tipsy Cow

The Nutter Butter milkshake is to die for, and you can get a burger with fried mac-and-cheese on top. 728 Copeland St., 412-682-3354

Tipsy Cow
This build-your-own-style restaurant lets you create a myriad of breakfast platters and burgers alongside its delicious appetizer menu. There are burgers for vegetarians, pescetarians and folks who’ve gone paleo. 5741 Ellsworth Ave., 412-404-8409


5801 Video & Lounge
This LGBTQ-focused spot has darts and poker leagues, as well as a super tasty menu. There’s an upstairs bar for non-smokers. 5801 Ellsworth Ave., 412-661-5600

Bites and Brews
It’s hard to be unhappy in the presence of a great craft-beer selection, plus really tasty pizza and hoagies. A great place for those nights when you just want to unwind. 5750 Ellsworth Ave., 412-361-4425

Le Mardi Gras
If an impressive tap list doesn’t satiate you, perhaps the cocktails made with freshly squeezed orange and grapefruit juice will. (The creamsicle mixed drink is a real treat). 731 Copeland St., 412-683-0912

William Penn Tavern
Never underestimate the bliss-inducing power of a good, affordable beer washing down some really good chicken wings. 739 Bellafonte St., 412-621-1000


The Gallery 4
This small but colorful gallery invites the eye and showcases local, national and international artists who are on the leading edge of creativity. 206 S. Highland Ave., 412-363-5050

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
Whether you’re interested in seeing art or honing your artistic ability, you can do it at this nonprofit. Classes are open to groups, families, individuals and kids — perfect for pushing yourself creatively. 6300 Fifth Ave., 412-361-0873

Steel City Improv Theater
If improv comedy tickles your funny bone, this is a great place to be. Between the improv shows, classes and corporate workshops, shake free your civil rigidity and give yourself over to the giggles. 5950 Ellsworth Ave., 412-404-2695

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Tokyo Japanese Food Store


Eons Fashion Antique
This vintage-clothing shop covers the 1930s through 1980s. It’s a beautiful collection of clothes and jewelry that’s perfect for adding dramatic pop to your attire. 5850 Ellsworth Ave., 412-361-3368

Hey Betty! Vintage Clothing
The owners of this shop have been curating and selling vintage clothes for several decades, so you can trust their eye. 5890 Ellsworth Ave., 412-363-0999

Kards Unlimited
In addition to a mind-boggling selection of greeting cards, this charming shop offers an array of novelty gifts, toys, books and much more. 5522 Walnut St., 412-622-0500

Kawaii Gifts
If you want to be surrounded by cute Japanese imported goodies, this is your spot. Perfect for finding cute stickers and stationery, as well as collectibles like Tokidoki Cactus Pets (they wear cacti costumes to ward off the cruel, scary world). 5413 Walnut St., 412-687-2480

Treat your fur baby right with natural food, treats and toys from this cute little shop. 5880 Ellsworth Ave., 412-362-7387

Picket Fence
Gifts for babies, kiddies and grown-up women abound here. It’s a shop full of whimsy and charm. 5425 Walnut St., 412-246-0350

Shadyside Nursery
In addition to the usual nursery fare, buy local honey here, or get set up with a composting rig featuring cute li’l worms. Sometimes, there are food trucks and live music here too. 510 Maryland Ave., 412-363-5845

Tokyo Japanese Food Store
In addition to a wide variety of Japanese snacks, treats, noodles and freshly made bento, you can rent and buy Japanese dramas and variety shows here. 5855 Ellsworth Ave.,

If you’re new to town, or have lived here for 40 years, and want to give your home a new look, this family-owned purveyor of high-end flooring, furniture and accessories is a great place to start. 324 S. Highland Ave., 412-441-8888

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