Style the perfect bites in downtown Pittsburgh!

Best Bites Pittsburgh is back and you shouldn’t miss the chance to take your taste buds on a tour! This event includes tastings at a variety of restaurants in downtown Pittsburgh. Each featured restaurant offers its best bite with custom cocktail stations along the way. It’s your chance to fall in love with everything the city has to offer. For those who are traveling to the event and want a “stay in the city”, the Industrialist Hotel is offering attendees a special hotel rate.


Saturday 23 October 2021

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Downtown Pittsburgh

Large tasting ticket

For just $ 60, this ticket includes all Best Bites food and drink tastings at 15 restaurants and drink stops along the tour. Only 300 tickets are on sale so don’t miss out, they are selling fast!

Event details

  • Enjoy a day of tastings at 15 restaurants in downtown Pittsburgh.
  • In addition to the canapés along the way, guests will receive special drink samples at the specified cocktail spots along the tour, as well as a full drink at one of the stops!
  • Buy tickets by October 12th to receive the ticket package in the mail. Packages include an official ticket lanyard to wear on the tour, a restaurant menu, starting point assignments, and tasting instructions.
  • The guests are assigned different restaurant starting points in small groups, e.g. when purchasing).
  • Restaurants on the tour are marked with sidewalk signs and balloons. Guests present their lanyards for a tasting at each stop.
  • After a day of tasting, guests vote for the best bite and tasting experience. The winners will be awarded.

Recommended restaurants

Alihan’s Mediterranean cuisine

ALihan’s Mediterranean Cuisine is a family run restaurant serving the best of Turkish cuisine in downtown Pittsburgh. They have curated homemade meals from handpicked ingredients and promise that the quality of the meal does not contain any processed items or preservatives. The menu is a range of Turkish dishes as well as Greek, Italian and Middle Eastern influences. Alihan’s gives you the opportunity to experience traditional cuisine without traveling.

Allegheny HYP Club

The Allegheny HYP Club has existed since 1930 and is now the cumulative amalgamation of three leading clubs that have shaped Pittsburgh: the Harvard Yale Princeton Club, the Pittsburgh Club and the Allegheny Club. The historic venue is filled with elegant furniture and artwork. The menu includes a selection of favorite dishes and unique staples.

Emporio: A meatball joint

Emporio Meatball is a well-known location in downtown Pittsburgh. They offer a variety of 4 meatball bases to choose from, one of which is a vegetarian option! The next step in your dining experience with Emporio is to choose one of the 10 sauces. Finally, navigate if you prefer your traditional style meal over pasta or want to change things up and put on a bun or french fries! Not only do they do a great job in their kitchen, Emporio is also known for making charitable donations to serve the community

Ground fire

Fogo de Chao is best known for its Brazilian-inspired small plates and award-winning wines and cocktails. The founders of Fogo de Chão started out in their hometown of Serra Gaucha. There they learned to cook according to the churrasco grill tradition. They worked hard to perfect their craft and started opening restaurants. They made their first debut in the US, in Dallas, and, to our delight, expanded to here in Downtown Pittsburgh!

Harris Grill

Harris Grill is known for its unique and trendy atmosphere. It’s the right place to have a drink and good food. The menu offers something for everyone, inclusive and adaptable to all dietary requirements. As for the drinks menu, they promise: something fresh, fruity, frothy or funky in a frosty glass that is waiting for you. “

The milkshake factory

The Milkshake Factory is the trustworthy source for every Yinzer when he is in the mood for something sweet. Whether it’s a hand-spun shake, a craft sundae or a piece of gourmet chocolate, you will find it all. The family has been in the candy business since 1914 and knows a thing or two. They pass on traditions that make all of our lives a little sweeter.

Millie’s homemade ice cream

Millie’s is another Pittsburgh candy staple! Whether you’re running to your local grocery store for a beer, chasing Millie’s truck, or stopping by one of her stores, you can always feel the positive effects of Millie’s mission to spread love to the community. The homemade ice cream is made with real ingredients and is always sourced from farmers and artisans – we love a local supportive local moment!

Morton’s The Steakhouse

Morton’s is known for his interpretation of the classic and the modern. They offer unmatched innovation of cocktails and an elegant dining experience. We admire the time we spend perfecting their seasonal menu and cocktails while at the same time devoting ourselves to local and national service.

First pizza maker

Pizzaiolo Primo is known for its authentic Neapolitan cuisine. The spot on the market square offers a breathtaking European ambience with traditional Tuscan themes. They recently launched a new cocktail program, seasonal specials and private tasting dinners. If you can’t make it to dinner, stop by for lunch all week!

The rebel room in the industrialist

The rebel room was said influenced by the makers of Pittsburgh. The set-up includes a well-lit area around the bar. They serve tasty American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner and have a mixology program that should not be missed.


Calling all Italian gourmets! Scarpino is known for its fresh Italian flavors and high quality cuisine. Chef Peter Henry and his world-class team share a passion for cooking with locally sourced ingredients, fresh flavors and creativity. He seeks inspiration from many cultures and styles, but prides himself on the strong Italian influence. The atmosphere provides a nice space where you want to take photos from every angle and from every plate!

Sly Fox Taphouse at Point

The Sly Fox Brewing Company opened their first Taphouse in Pittsburgh and offered a beautiful view of Point State Park. Don’t miss the chance to sample the award-winning Sly Fox beer, handmade wines and spirits, and delicious dishes while you take in the view.

The Eagle

The Eagle is known for its cage-free, free-roaming, all-natural chicken that is served with a side dish of homemade hot honey! The main course goes perfectly with one of their south side and craft beers. Sit back, relax and enjoy music in the happy atmosphere!

The speckled egg

The Speckled Egg is a must-see in downtown Pittsburgh. Your brunch menu is filled with every desire under the sun and a suitable drinks menu! Their happy hour is a fan favorite from 4pm to 7pm every day. It includes half price cocktails and draft beers, $ 2 worth of beer, and select wines worth $ 6.

The Standard Market & Pint House

The Standard Market & Pint House in the Cultural Quarter is best known for its passion for the food it delivers to its customers. The Market includes a full-service espresso bar, hot teas, fresh smoothies and juices, and quick-cook items for breakfast and lunch.

The Pint House offers a unique take on an interactive bar experience. They offer a full service bar and a self-service tap system for enjoying local craft beers, wines and cocktails. The Pint House is full of big screens cheering on all of our local sports teams, and it’s not game night – they still keep you entertaining you in their old arcade.


Best Bites is proud to be sponsored by Industrious. The Industrious Liberty Center offers an all-inclusive workspace and easy access to the best restaurants, shops, and entertainment downtown! They provide a space that supports your productivity while giving you the best in class amenities.

buy tickets here, we hope to see you at the event!

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