Soup is good food, and my rainy day, cold weather obsession

    Local restaurants
    Pho Van

    When it gets cold, I think soup! It becomes a bit of an obsession. When roving around the city and suburbs I start to plan my meals around where I can get a great bowl of soup. The list is endless, there is no “best” but some I prefer.

    I love the new trend of noodle houses and there are quite a few different styles to choose from; Everyday Noodles, Pho Van, The Magic Noodle, and Fujiya Ramen, just to name a few

    The old school favorite I look for is Onion Soup, and The Boulevard (Greensburg/Delmont) and Pub in the Park (Swissvale), are my go-to places. Off the “beaten soup path”, I had a great bowl (well two bowls) of beef stew at Luke Wholey’s Wild Alaskan Grill as well as the split pea or navy bean soup at The Golden Goblet in Holiday Park. It’s only fair to mention the Smiling Moose on the Southside which has great soups all year.  If you love soup check out the Southside Soup Tour which is usually held in February. 

    The Boulevard
    Luke Wholey’s Wild Alaskan Grille
    Fujiya Ramen