The call of the pumpkin spice flavored, well…everything, is getting to be a little crazy don’t you think?  Especially when there are so many other things to look forward to in the cooler months.  With this said, we ask the stylish Liz Moore, owner of the equally as styled Bluebird Kitchen what she looks forward to in A/W.

What are your autumn/winter staples?

My uniform of all black and the shawls that my grandmother knits which I wear like a scarf. The shop is freezing in the winter and those scarves save me. And all black just makes sense in the winter. And brussels sprouts. The universal love for brussels sprouts has become quite clear to me since we opened- no matter how many we make, we never seem to have enough. My favorite is with maple, bacon and butternut squash.


What are you most excited about in the upcoming months?

I have been dying for Smoke to reopen in Lawrenceville. The anticipation is killing me as I think it has for everyone. I have been a big fan and the idea of those guys being in Lawrenceville with a liquor license is just about the best thing I can think of.

What should Pittsburghers be eating/experiencing that they aren’t right now? 

There is an amazing Japanese restaurant in the mall in Station Square called Kiku. Their sushi is so delicious and they make their own soy sauce and pickled ginger, wasabi, miso, etc. And there is never anyone in there. And my friends at Thin Man Sandwich shop do such a great job, I am always shocked that there isn’t a line out the door when I stop in on the weekends because there absolutely should be. Their sandwiches are seriously amazing- the menu never disappoints.

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