Saturday, May 2, 2009

Food and drink permitted in this Library

Friday night Steve and I went to pick up our race packets at the Pittsburgh Marathon Expo and then went to a restaurant called The Library in Pittsburgh's South Side.

To start we were handed menus that are made out of real books.

When you open the books the menu is within the pages of the book. There are also book shelves and books all around.

We ate on the outside patio. I enjoyed a glass of Riesling. It was a small glass of wine for $10.

I ordered the hummus plate which had cajun black bean & chic pea hummus with grilled pitas points. This was called "Arabian Nights," because each item on the menu is named after a story book. It was very good and the best part was appetizers were 1/2 off during Happy Hour (and there were $3 drafts). Steve and I split this plate. I may have been really hungry, but this was some of the best hummus I have had.

My entree was the Jack and the Beanstalk salad with an added portobello mushroom.

Steve ordered "the Fisherman and His Wife" which was Pretzel crusted grilled salmon served with potatoes and vegetables then finished with a mustard cream sauce, and I thought his plate looked blog worthy.

Time to sleep and get ready for an early morning for the Pittsburgh Marathon. I will be running the half marathon and my husband will be running the full Marathon.

(The "Steel" refers to Pittsburgh which is known as the Steel City).
Good Night!


Anonymous said...

hoping your race went well!

Jess said...

My next door neighbor's best friend owns the Library!! I've only been there for drinks though! Good luck on the race!!!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to hear how you did!

Anonymous said...

Fun restaurant!! We have a bar here in town called "The Library", it's pretty awesome ;)

Hope your race went well!!!

HangryPants said...

I am sure you were both excellent in your race today!

Such a cool restaurant by the way.

Internal Peace said...

I'll have to check it out. Thanks for the review; it looks great! Hope your race went well today. The marathon was very exciting to watch! :)

Anonymous said...

cant wait to hear a recap of the race, i hope it went well!!

Rose said...

I was looking for you today but don't think I ever saw you! Can't wait to hear the recap!!!