Grandma B’s Cafe

2537 Wylie Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 681-4087

Bourdain ate: a sandwich and fries  

Lunch date: Sala Udin, Hill District community leader, former councilman.

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Jozsa Corner

4800 Second Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15207
(412) 422-1886

Bourdain ate: chicken paprikas, lángos (Hungarian fried bread), kolbasz (Hungarian sausage), cucumber salad.

Dinner dates: Jamilka Borges, chef at Spoon.

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Kelly’s Bar & Lounge

6012 Centre Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 363-6012

Bourdain had: beer, kielbasa, sauerkraut, pierogis, molten mac n’ cheese

Dinner dates: Brittany Baker, dental student by day, professional wrestler by night. Adam Cole, Baker’s boyfriend who is also a wrestler.

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Superior Motors

1211 Braddock Ave
Braddock, PA 15104
(412) 271-1022

Bourdain ate: Lake Eerie walleye pike, potatoes, fish cracklin, herbs; beef short ribs on milkweed buds and overwintered sunchoke chips; wine.

Dates: John Fetterman, mayor of Braddock, PA;  Gisele Fetterman, runs Free Store 15104, a nonprofit to help those in need in their community; Franco Harris, four-time Super Bowl champion; Chef Kevin Sousa, restaurateur behind Superior Motors.

Squirrel Hill Cafe

5802 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
(412) 521-3327

Bourdain had: beer, cheeseburgers with chips.  

Dinner date: Stewart O’Nan, Pittsburgh author who wrote the books “City of Secrets,” “West of Sunset,” among others.

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Hidy’s Cafe

115 W Braddock Ave
Braddock, PA 15104
(412) 271-7674

Bourdain had: drinks.

Drink date: Tony Buba, documentarian on the fate of Braddock’s working class.

Salem Ukes Club

1884 Lions Club Rd
New Alexandria, Pennsylvania, PA 15670
(724) 668-9926

Bourdain had: beer

Drink dates: Brooke Davis, New Alexandria demolition driverChris Quenzler Jr., welder and one of best demo mechanics in the New Alexandria area.

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Home Cooked

Bourdain shared a meal a few of Pittsburgh’s chefs in the beautiful countryside outside of Pittsburgh

Bourdain had: racks of pork rib, grilled hearts of escarole and turnips, a sauce made from the pork drippings, and four types of sausage.

Lunch dates: Justin Severino, chef behind Cure; Maggie Merskey, designer of bar programs; Sonja Finn, farm-to-table chef behind Dinette.

Bocce Ball Picnic

Bourdain also hung out in the Italian neighborhood in Pittsburgh where he had a homemade lunch and got his butt kicked by a 103-year-old man in bocce ball.

Bourdain ate: Sausage and peppers.

Lunch dates: Locals Ronald E Metallo, Joann Metallo, Orrie Mariani, Paul J Marcantonio, Eugene “Uncle Gene” Martiahi, and Jerry Metallo.