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.

(Photo by Josh Ferrell)
(Photo by Josh Ferrell)

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.

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.

(Photo by Josh Ferrell)
(Photo by Josh Ferrell)

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.

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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.

(Photo by Josh Ferrell)
(Photo by Josh Ferrell)

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.

(Photo by Josh Ferrell)
(Photo by Josh Ferrell)

Home Cooked

Bourdain shared a meal with 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.