Each month, we ask one of Pittsburgh's chefs: What do you do and how do you eat when you're out of the kitchen?


Becca Hegarty

Sous Chef,  Dinette ,  http://dinette-pgh.com
Live: East Liberty
Work: Shadyside/East Liberty
How Long: 3 years

What do you cook at home?

I don’t actually cook a lot at home, but I do bake a lot. I most recently baked some brown butter zucchini bread with a buttermilk glaze.

When you’re out of the kitchen, where do you like to dine?
Well, I never ever get tired of pizza, so I often find myself at Pizza Boat when I’m not working. Those guys and their pizza are fantastic. Also, Pho Van has on of my favorite vegetarian pho’s in the city.

 

Where do you go for a drink?
Lou’s Little Corner Bar, almost certainly. I also really love the Allegheny Wine Mixer; Sabbath Sundays are just the best!

 

Where do you spend your days off?
I spend my days off around the city with my dog, Pickle. We try to explore everywhere pups can go (pups can go to Lou’s!).

 

What would you do if you had a weekend off and it wasn’t a holiday?
I like to visit my family in Philadelphia  if I have a couple of days off. I like to see any and all new places..I also like to sleep.

 

What  made you decide to be a chef?
My grandmother was always an amazing baker and cook. I would help her mix and scoop everything whenever I could. I then worked for a women who owned the most perfect row-home breakfast restaurant in Lancaster,PA called Wish You Were Here; she really inspired me to go to pastry school. Short answer: two amazing, passionate women.