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Kelly-Strayhorn Theater
Kelly-Strayhorn Theater


The Dream BBQ
You’ll spot it by the smokers on the street. This barbeque joint is the fulfilled dream of its owner. Come for the turkey ribs, and don’t skimp on the sides. 7600 Braddock Ave., Homewood, 412-244-0355

Everyday Cafe
Pittsburgh’s first cashless coffee shop invests its earnings back into the community. Enjoy a cup of coffee and know that your money helps Homewood-based organizations. 532 N. Homewood Ave., Homewood, 412-727-2169

Food Glorious Food
This small bakery turns out a full menu of baked goods, sandwiches, cakes and cookies from baking traditions around the world. Get there early for a wide selection — it goes fast! 5906 Bryant St., Highland Park, 412-363-5330

Kelly’s Bar & Lounge
This bar packs a lot of original charm — from its Art Deco bar to cozy wooden booths — but folks also crowd in for economically priced cocktails, DJ nights and the back patio. 6012 Centre Ave., 412-363-6012

Muddy Waters Oyster Bar
These bad mothershuckers serve up fresh oysters and champagne alongside Southern-comfort favorites like boudin and po’boys. Laissez bon temps roulez. 130 S. Highland Ave., 412-361-0555

Paris 66
Why journey all the way to France when you can enjoy sweet and savory crepes, cheese-y sandwiches and other bistro faves right in here in town? 6018 Centre Ave., 412-404-8166

Pizza Taglio
Pizza is a family tradition for chef Giaramita, and this Roman-style pizzeria is his interpretation. Snack on a classic combo like fresh mozzarella and basil, or pick a seasonal selection. Espresso provided; booze, BYO. 126 S. Highland Ave., 412-404-7410

This classy place for dining has taken on a new look and chef, Jamilka Borges, to go with. Beautifully presented seasonal fare, and the home of Pittsburgh’s Gin Club. 134 S. Highland Ave., 412-362-6001

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Smiling Banana Leaf
This intimate restaurant is always busy and fragrant with the smell of Thai spices. Dine al fresco in the summer for a street-side experience. 5901 Bryant St., Highland Park, 412-362-3200

Tana Ethiopian Cuisine
A staple in the East Liberty food landscape, Tana provides a lovely family-style meal that’s easily shared among friends. Live jazz every Wednesday. 5929 Baum Blvd., 412-665-2770

Tazza D’Oro
This sleepy neighborhood spot is the perfect place to read away a summer day while sipping on espresso or enjoying a pour-over. 1125 N. Highland Ave., Highland Park, 412-362-3676

Teppanyaki Kyoto
Each dish is prepared in front of you on a teppanyaki grill. Come for dinner to try okonomiyaki, a savory Japanese pancake. 5808 Bryant St., Highland Park, 412-441-1610

The Twisted Frenchman
The restaurant serves beautiful, high-concept fare (like squab with ancient-grain risotto) out of an intimate, charming storefront. A larger nearby space (at 5925 Baum Ave.) is under construction. 128 S. Highland Ave., 412-361-1340

Zeke’s Coffee
Zeke’s offers a great cup of coffee and plenty of tasty treats to go with it. Also find Zeke’s popping up at farmer’s markets, or go through its nearby drive-through location. 6015 Penn Ave., 412-670-0862