I just scheduled another FoodBurgh meetup. This time, we're checking the full scale cafe offshoot of Enrico's Biscotti: E2 (prounounced "E-squared")Where: E2
("E-squared", in Highland Park)When:
Thursday, December 16 @ 7:00pm
It's hard to express how much I enjoy Enrico's Biscotti. I'm a big fan of their Sunday bread class and assorted dinner events. It's the kind of place that was 100% local before local was cool. The owner and lead baker, Larry is virtually an encyclopedia of rustic, southern Italian food and culture, and it's his fantastic story telling that makes any Enrico's event worth attending.
The only reason I haven't done a meetup there is space: there isn't much of it in the Strip District's Enrico's Cafe. That's where E2 comes in. The name is aiming for "E-squared" (as in "Enrico's-squared), and space is far less of a problem; think of it as the full scale restaurant offshoot of the strip location.
details: Urbanspoon / City Paper / FoodBurgh
When E2 first opened, it was open only for dinner late in the week and over the weekend. Somewhat more recently, they've expanded their hours to extend into dinner almost every night and brunch on Sunday morning. That adjustment makes it even easier to head out that way for a meetup, and it's about time we did.
Be sure to sign up only if you really plan on attending. This is a busy restaurant without infinite space, so I'd like to make sure that we fill every seat the set for us. There's a loose limit to the number of people they can seat, so I might start enforcing an attendance limit as we approach the event. That's all the more reason to sign up sooner rather than later.
-- A somewhat healthy slant on Pittsburgh dining.