When you think of the finest in Pittsburgh cuisine, you tend to think of delicious foods that go straight for the old ticker. Perogies and onions dripping in butter, sandwiches stacked six-inches high with fries. You probably donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t think of organic vegetarian fare served up on thick painted glass inside an antique store. The Zenith CafÃƒÂ© on 26th and Sarah in the South Side serves up some amazing grub. Sunday brunch done right. For 10 bucks, you get a choice of entrÃƒÂ©e, coffee, and access to the buffet. My recent Zenith experience was all about their egg and veg creation. Not sure what it was but damn was it good. Now thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s all sorts of stuff on the buffet, but the cake and pie selection is phenomenal. Vegan chocolate cake, peanut butter pieÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
So the food is amazing but the vibe is what makes the place. I recently brought an out-of-towner to Sunday brunch and we sat at a table with four others. We shared eggs with two artists, a computer engineer, and bartender/singer. Good people, some hilarious stories, and helpful info (I learned about Free Ride — a non-profit recycle-a-bike shop in Point Breeze.).
Yeah, PamelaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s knows pancakes, and the egg sandwich at RitterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s is immortal, but Zenith is worth a visit. Go there once and youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be back.
Check out their website at http://www.zenithpgh.com.