Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Root 174: Take Two (Regent Square)

On the second night of Uncle Gary's visit, we took him to another one of our favorites in town: Root 174. We started with the amazing Crispy Brussels Sprouts with a bacon black pepper glaze—the only Brussels sprouts I've ever liked, by the way. The entrĂ©es were equally satisfying; Uncle Gary seemed to enjoy his Heart Sausage, served with flannel hash, duck confit, fennel carrot salad, an egg, and whole grain demi. R.'s Roasted Chicken Breast with chickpeas, Moroccan spices pistachio, and tomato both looked and tasted fabulous, while I tried the highly recommended Vegan "Meatloaf," with green lentils, mushrooms, yams, turnips, and apple soy sauce.

Crispy Brussels Sprouts at Root 174
Crispy Brussels Sprouts

Heart Sausage at Root 174
Heart Sausage

Roasted Chicken Breast at Root 174
Roasted Chicken Breast

Vegan "Meatloaf" at Root 174
Vegan "Meatloaf"

For dessert, I was not going to miss one of the specials of the evening: Curry ice cream with roasted pineapples, coconut tapioca, and Thai basil. It was definitely one of the more unique ice cream desserts I've had at a restaurant and I loved it!

Curry ice cream with roasted pineapples, coconut tapioca, and Thai basil at Root 174
Curry Ice Cream with Roasted Pineapples, Coconut Tapioca, and Thai Basil

It is safe to say that we all thoroughly enjoyed our meal, and I'm glad to have had the opportunity to show off some of Pittsburgh's best food to our very special out-of-town guest!

Restaurant info:
Root 174
1113 S. Braddock Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15218
on the web: http://www.root174.com/
on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/ROOT-174/208637352499563
on twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ROOT174

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