People think I bought my house because it overlooks Kennywood. Uh, no. I bought my house because it was in my price range and not far from the rest of my family, thank you very much (not to mention that it takes me 2 minutes to drive to work - but that was a bonus, because I didn't get hired until after I had put a bid on the house).
A restaurant with a great view often receives accolades - but the food will speak for itself. It doesn't matter if the scenery is good, the food is what matters.
|Up Modern Kitchen|
But how is the food?
James and I went for their Sunday brunch, mostly because our friend David Roth has taken his jazz stylings to that location. He formerly tickled the ivories (well, the keyboard "ivories") at Bar Marco, where we had also gone before for their brunch:
|David Roth, Jazz Man/architect|
Every dish that was sent out had pork in it - Eggs Benedict with ciabatta, poached eggs, hollandaise, and...capicola; Dippy Eggs with crispy potatoes, onions, and....kielbasa; and the Giant Meatball Sandwich on brioche with mozzarella...and the meatball was beef and pork.
|Giant Meatball Sandwich with potato salad|
Oh, but wait - what MORE than made up for the abundance of pork was...dessert. Upon hearing that there were cannoli, we had to place an order:
I will go back to Up Modern Kitchen, for brunch, lunch, or dinner - not for the view, but for the food - and know to order for myself...
Up Modern Kitchen
5500 Walnut Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15232