The Burgh Bits and Bites Food Tour is making stops in both communities this weekend.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Erin Faulk
Thursday, December 6, 2012
A Pittsburgh food tour is making stops in both Dormont and Brookline this Saturday, Dec. 8. The 'Burgh Bits and Bites Food Tour will take a tour of various Brookline Boulevard eateries at 10:30 a.m., and at 1 p.m. a second tour will explore the restaurants and food stops along Potomac Avenue, in Dormont's business district. Founder Sylvia McCoy started the ‘Burgh Bits and Bites Food Tour in 2008. The video, above, focuses on a tour of the Strip District, where the program began. Since then, the tour has expanded to a number to Pittsburgh neighborhoods, including Brookline, Dormont, Mt. Washington and Lawrenceville. In addition to the tours happening Saturday, public tours are held weekly and private tours also can be scheduled. For …
The 'Burgh Bits and Bites Food Tour is in several Pittsburgh neighborhoods, including Brookline. Now Dormont is on the list.
When Sylvia McCoy decided to start a business in 2008, she wasn’t thinking about the economic outlook. Her plan was to give Pittsburghers a taste of the city’s neighborhoods—via it’s first organized culinary tour. “I realized quickly after doing some research that there are no culinary tours in Pittsburgh, and there’s one in almost every city,” McCoy said. She founded the ‘Burgh Bits and Bites Food Tour that year, starting with a Strip District tour and soon expanding through city neighborhoods, including Brookline. The walking tour hits several local eateries in each neighborhood, and includes discussions of the history of the neighborhood and the businesses and landmarks there. “When I started the business, it really was just that I was …