Edited by Rachel Jones
Written by Jayla Andrulonis, Kristen Check, Katherine McGrath, Kelsey Peart, Ruby Scalo, + Gabriella Sekowski
Photographed by Michael Fornataro
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Can’t shake the craving for a juicy burger? Head over to BRGR! In addition to the classic, you can get creative with mahi-mahi and shrimp or black bean and roasted corn falafel patties. Enjoy them on the East Liberty and Cranberry locations’ outdoor patios, or during a game at PNC Park.
BRGR, 20111 Route 19 & Freedom Road, Cranberry. 724.742.2333.
PNC Park, 115 Federal St., North Shore.
DOUBLE WIDE GRILL
A standard for South Side residents, Double Wide Grill’s Mars location is also a great place to hang out with friends of all kinds. As one of the few dog-friendly eateries in Pittsburgh, the laid-back grill allows you to bring your canine friend the next time you’re in the mood for a cold draft beer and some of the best barbecue in the city.
Double Wide Grill, 100 Adams Shoppes, Mars. 724.553.5212.
While this trendy hot spot’s flagship location calls South Side home, its newer spot in Wexford provides an outdoor dining experience that’s perfect for summer. Enjoy Japanese-style cuisine as chefs create a delightful spectacle right at your table. Have it all with fresh sushi and a cool cocktail!
Nakama, 10636 Perry Highway Wexford Plaza, Wexford. 724.933.7253.
THE PINES TAVERN
Delivering local ingredients in an outdoor oasis, the Pines Tavern cares as much about supporting the environment as it does creating the perfect environment for your next meal. Located on 13 acres in beautiful Gibsonia, Pa., your table is waiting in a secluded space below string lights and surrounded by pine trees. We’ll see you there!
The Pines Tavern, 5018 Bakerstown Road, Gibsonia. 724.625.3252.
Walnut Grill’s Wexford, Fox Chapel, and Bridgeville locations offer spacious outdoor seating in the summer months. We love the heirloom caprese salad, made with heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, grilled asparagus, basil, and a balsamic reduction on top. For an equally summery drink, go with Eric’s Famous Frojito.
Walnut Grill, 12599 Perry Hwy., Wexford. 724.933.8410. / 911 Freeport Road, Fox Chapel. 412.782.4768.
If you couldn’t guess from the name, Willow offers a gorgeous view of the surrounding forest from its back windows. Get a closer look on the lower patio, which can even be enclosed to keep you cozy during those cool summer nights. You’ll be extra warm with the spiced curry mussels, made with coconut, green curry, lemongrass, lime, cilantro, and Fresno chili. We recommend pairing it with a refreshing Old Cuban!
Willow, 634 Camp Horne Road, North Hills. 412.847.1007.
OMNI BEDFORD SPRINGS RESORT
Looking for a weekend away that’s not too far away? The Omni Bedford Springs Resort in nearby Bedford, Pa., offers endless amenities and impeccable dining options. Refreshing cocktails, like this watermelon margarita, by the pool and delicious dinners in the country environment are enough to help you escape from reality, and find a new sense of tranquility and relaxation.
Omni Bedford Springs Resort, 2138 Business 220, Bedford. 814.623.8100.
SUNNY BRIDGE NATURAL FOODS
With the largest selection of low-carb and gluten-free staples in the area, Sunny Bridge Natural Foods keeps our fridge stocked with nutritious options. After you work up an appetite filling the cart, recharge with a lunch from the café. The made-to-order wraps, soups, and salads can all be paired with drinks from the new juice bar.
Sunny Bridge Natural Foods, 130 Gallery Drive, McMurray. 724.942.5800.