Chew On It

Food has been an integral part of Andrew's life from a young age; from cooking with his mother and grandmother to creating recipes in his own kitchen. Now he scours the area's non-chain restaurant scene to find the best of the best of local food from chicken wings to French cuisine.

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Posted: July 22nd, 2014

Cloud 9 Wine Bar

If you haven’t yet, be sure to “like” Chew On It: Beard vs. Food on Facebook and follow me on Twitter! Last Wednesday evening, Amanda and I had our first visit to the newly opened Cloud 9 Wine Bar at 25 E. 10th St. We arrived, without reservations, around 6:30 and had no problem getting a table. Our […]


Posted: July 15th, 2014

Rory’s Ristorante

If you haven’t yet, be sure to “like” Chew On It: Beard vs. Food on Facebook and follow me on Twitter! Rory’s Ristorante, formerly known as L’Olivo, is located inside of La Nuova Aurora Society at 1518 Walnut St. Amanda and I had the first reservation at 6:00 on Friday evening. Just as we were being seated, patrons […]


Posted: July 8th, 2014

Pineapple Eddie Southern Bistro

If you haven’t yet, be sure to “like” Chew On It: Beard vs. Food on Facebook and follow me on Twitter! It has been a few months since I have been to Pineapple Eddie. I made reservations for Amanda and I at 6:30 on Thursday night and when we arrived, were seated in the lower dining room by […]


Posted: July 1st, 2014

Burgers in Review 2

If you haven’t yet, be sure to “like” Chew On It: Beard vs. Food on Facebook and follow me on Twitter! Summer is starting and my second burger tour is coming to an end. I had the opportunity to try 27 different burgers during my eight week tour.  There were some that I was glad to have gotten […]


Posted: June 25th, 2014

Freeport Restaurant

If you haven’t yet, be sure to “like” Chew On It: Beard vs. Food on Facebook and follow me on Twitter! For my last stop on my second burger tour, I ended up at the Freeport Restaurant in North East.  I was joined again by my coworker, Steve Anthony. We made our way through the vineyards on Route 5 […]


Posted: June 17th, 2014

McKean Tavern

If you haven’t yet, be sure to “like” Chew On It: Beard vs. Food on Facebook and follow me on Twitter! After getting multiple recommendation for the burgers at the McKean Tavern, I knew I had to get down there to try them.  I stopped down on Saturday afternoon to grab some lunch.  There were a couple of […]


Posted: June 10th, 2014

The Pittsburgh Inn

If you haven’t yet, be sure to “like” Chew On It: Beard vs. Food on Facebook and follow me on Twitter! This afternoon, I stopped in at The Pittsburgh Inn at 3725 West Lake Rd. This small bar and restaurant was first opened in the early 1920′s and then began serving food in the 1950′s. I was born […]