|Popular fishing spot on the Monongahela River across from The Waterfront in Homestead|
|View of "The Mon" from my house (its right there, behind Kennywood)|
I ranted and raved about Penn Avenue Fish Company in a previous post, and since that visit, James has become quite the regular there, often stopping for "breakfast" before a marathon taco-slinging session at PGH Taco Truck.
It does stink for me, though, that this location (Strip District) is only open during lunch hours during the week, since I have a typical Monday-Friday job...BUT LUCKILY during lent they do special fish dinners! WOO HOO!
James booked us a reservation the very first week. Smart man.
And those Penn Avenue Fish Company ladies that you normally see during regular hours sure do dress up for the occasion - in sailor outfits. Cute, yes, but...not entirely necessary. Not their fault, though, I'm sure.
The menu was simple - "Hook" (appetizers) for $12, and "Line" & "Sinker" (entrees and sides) for $30. The hard part was deciding what to pick, because ALL of it sounded so, so good.
James and I went back and forth quite a few times on our choices, but we each settled upon different "Hooks" - for me, the Smoked Salmon Plate, with mimolette cheese, wasabi creme fraiche, Ikura, and fresh bisquit:
|Smoked Salmon Plate|
|Duo of Dips|
Our entrees came, and...wow. Wow wow wow. I chose well, and Susan, our waitress (who was so helpful, by the way!), agreed that the Cobia was a fiiiiiiiine choice:
|Cobia, Lobster Rigatoni, Spinach salad|
James's entree was also superb - Chilean Seabass:
|Chilean Seabass, Sticky Rice, Green Olive & Fennel Salad|
Then - dessert. We couldn't resist. James called dibs on what sounded like the most incredible Ice Cream Sandwich EVER:
|It may not look like it, but THAT is an Ice Cream Sandwich!!!|
I chose a Chocolate-Peanut Butter Brownie with raspberry sauce:
|Chocolate-Peanut Butter Brownie|
So, if you want to make your reservation (and I know you do), call (412) 434-7200 (from 9am-4pm Monday through Saturday) are at 6:00/6:30/8:00/8:30, and they run every Friday through Good Friday (March 22nd) - so there's only 6 more weeks to go. Don't procrastinate.
You'll regret it if you do. That's a promise.
Penn Avenue Fish Company
2208 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (Strip District)