On Tuesday evening, restaurants owners, chefs and supporters gathered at Matteo's in Lawrenceville to celebrate another successful Pittsburgh Restaurant Week Winter 2014 edition with the well-anticipated Awards ceremony. Among the winners were Butcher & The Rye, The Capital Grille and The Wooden Nickel!
Throughout the weeklong food event, restaurants competed to be a "Pittsburgh Restaurant Awarded Best By Yinz" and win a PRABBY in one of the five different categories.
And the winners are...
The PRABBY for BEST PREVIEW TASTE went to The Wooden Nickel! The restaurant received the most votes for their Kickoff Party Preview offering of tasty jumbo seared shrimp with crab and Tahitian vanilla bean crab sauce.
The PRABBY for MOST MOUTHWATERING went to Skinny Pete's Kitchen! The restaurant received the most online votes leading up to restaurant week for the most appetizing special that yinz were excited to try.
The PRABBY for MOST PHOTOGENIC was paired with a public award for BEST PHOTO. Throughout restaurant week, patrons uploaded their photos of favorite dishes to pittsburghrestaurantweek.com. The top 5 pictures were placed for online votes and the Best Photo award went to Dani Stump with a photo of Dim Sum. And the Most Photogenic award went to Grit & Grace restaurant for creating a picture perfect dish.
The PRABBY for BEST DINING DEAL went to The Capital Grille! The restaurant received the most online votes from diners for the best value on restaurant week special deals.
The PRABBY for BEST RESTAURANT went to Butcher & The Rye! The restaurant received the most online votes based on best overall restaurant week experience.
In a nutshell, Pittsburgh Restaurant Week was a weeklong celebration filled with great food, amazing deals and popular awards. I don't know about you, but I'm already looking forward to the summer edition of Pittsburgh Restaurant Week!
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