Brookline resident Pam Grabowski talks about her experience taking a food tour in her own neighborhood.
Tuesday, January 8
In early November, I took Sylvia McCoy’s Burgh Bits and Bites Food Tour (www.burghfoodtour.com) of Brookline. Does it seem strange for a Brookline resident to take a food tour of the Boulevard? Perhaps, but it turned out to be enlightening. I joined Renee & Brian Gilpatrick who recently moved to Pittsburgh from Boston. Corinne Bechtel was our guide for the two hour tour that began at Pitaland. Did you know that Joe Chahine taught French in Tripoli before coming to Brookline where he now supplies the tri-state area with pita bread? He showed us how the machine he ordered from Beirut punches out puck size rounds of dough. Rollers then press the rounds paper thin which are then conveyed to the oven where 1200 degree heat raises the rounds …
The Burgh Bits and Bites Food Tour is making stops in both communities this weekend.
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- 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 …