Pittsburgh is a food city. From classics like pierogis or a sandwich (or salad) with french fries on it, to new, innovative, and intimate foodie experiences, Pittsburgh is a must-try destination for any food lover.
At Roost, which is located on the second floor of Revel + Roost just off of Market Square, you can explore flavors from all around the country right here in Pittsburgh through its #Foodtripping Menu Series, which features new monthly menus inspired by different regions.
Fridays and Saturdays during the month of March, you can take a food trip to the heart of the country, and get a sampling of the German and Scottish influences of Kansas City. The $45 three-course dinner includes Kansas City BBQ Grill (spare ribs, burnt ends, red pepper marmalade, and fried bread), Bierocks (yeast dough, Angus beef, cabbage, caramelized shallots, and sweet mustard) and Kansas City Strip Steak (cornbread fritters, glazed carrots, and beer battered onion).
Also worth noting is the regionally inspired drink menu, which this month includes a Bullet Whisky Old Fashioned and a Bullet Whisky Lemonade (delicious!).
This menu will definitely get you ready for warmer weather!
Roost’s Executive Chef Michael Zawojski is a born-and-raised Pittsburgher who is finding inspiration in Pittsburgh’s rising star as a food destination. “It’s the reason I do what I do,” he says. “We are becoming a large competitor and that will only continue in five or ten years.”
Last month’s #FoodTripping series featured San Antonio, and will continue to evolve as the seasons change to offer fresh ingredients from regions across America. In addition to these specialty menus, Zawojski is looking forward to Roost’s seasonal menu roll-out this spring, something that guests look forward to with the changing of each season. He says he is looking to “scale back our product to focus on the details” and wants to incorporate the cultural influences of being downtown.
Zawojski says the community of chefs and restauranteurs in Pittsburgh is tight knit and close. “We lean on each other,” the chef says. And as the city continues to gain recognition for it’s culinary prowess, it’s this very “Pittsburgh” sense of community that will keep all of these food experiences authentic, approachable, welcoming, and unique.
Reservations are recommended at Roost for this awesome food experience and can be made by visiting their website. Be sure to check back for the next #FoodTripping menu!
This blog is sponsored by the Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh Downtown