Day: May 31, 2011

New Features

HELLO!

I hope everyone is liking the new website, I know I prefer it a lot more than the previous! I am finally getting this site to where I want it, besides switching yinzhungry.com to wordpress some bonus features have been a new mobile page which livejournal never offered us and even an iPad page! You can also check out my twitter feed on the right hand side, which I promise will start to feature more food related topics compared to me just posting about the blogs on their before. All these features are to help make YinzHungry.com your #1 source for all Pittsburgh related foodie topics. Here is a checklist of features that I have wanted to add to the site for some time, you can see what I have already made happen and what is in store for the future of this site:

-Pittsburgh Theme (check!)
-New Site (check!)
-Mobile Page (check!)
-Food Pics (I try to do this!)
-Guest Bloggers (we have done 1 so far)
-Video Blogs
-Recipe Page
-Healthy Choices Page
-Drinks Page
-BLOG MORE!

Sometimes it is hard to do that last one, whether its finding the funds to go out to eat or just wanting to try to eat healthier or even wanting to cook in. Thats the reason I want to add some new pages, some of the food I blog about is more delicious than it is healthy and I want to start making this page accessible to everyones culinary lifestyles. I hope you will look forward to seeing these changes just as much as I am in creating them! They will all be a work in progress and won’t happen over night, so keep checking back and make sure you LIKE YH on facebook and FOLLOW YH on twitter or even subscribe to this blog to stay up to date on all the latest blogs and changes in the future!

Stay Hungry Pittsburgh!

Cuzamil Restaurante Mexicano

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I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend and enjoyed a lot of great food too! This month I checked out Cuzamil twice, once on Cinco de Mayo and also last week. On Cino de Mayo the place was PACKED! My friend and I were lucky when we got to Cuzamil because we didn’t have to wait for a table even though the restaurant was busy, but that soon changed for most people who came after us, as we were leaving the wait was an hour. I know I was impressed with the food at Cuzamil along with the margaritas. A few weeks back I noticed Cuzamil for the first time and knew I had to check them out ASAP, what better day to do that then on Cinco de Mayo?!

On both trips I ordered Taco Dinners, the first was the Al Pastor (Pineapple Pork) and the second time was Ground Beef. The Al Pastor taco’s were delicious! The taco comes with rice and beans, if you have ever been to a Mexican restaurant I believe the rice and beans are pretty universal and can’t really say too much about them. Getting back to the taco’s, the pork was perfect and every bite had a nice hint of pineapple. The ground beef taco’s were good too, I find it very hard to mess those up.

The first trip I ordered a Chile Relleno and never received it, the second trip I ordered it and had some confusion on what I actually got. According to their menu a Chile Relleno is a ground beef and cheese ball, with a piece of bell pepper, battered and deep fried. That is exactly what I have seen on TV shows and other restaurants and that is what I wanted. When I ordered it, the waitress asked if I wanted the Chile Relleno or Chile Pablano? I asked what the difference was, I was told the Pablano was either chicken or pork with cheese in a pepper and that the relleno was just the pepper and cheese cut up. I ordered the Pablano with chicken. It was good, but I really wanted what the description said and was let down by that.

My main issues with Cuzamil was the Chile Relleno and the staff telling me the dish was something and the menu was something different. Also on Cinco de Mayo the place was packed and I really don’t think the staff was prepared to handle such a crowd. That was the main reason a second trip was necessary to see what the place is like on a normal day. The food was great both trips, but what will really bring me back is the margaritas! The first trip we ordered a pitcher of Mango margaritas and WOW did the tequila hit quickly! That pitcher went down real smooth! On my second trip we tried kiwi margaritas first, they were alright, but not as good as the mango and I couldn’t taste the tequila as much in the kiwi. I have a feeling for how close Cuzamil is to my house I might have to go back after work one day when I need a good margarita to chase the worries away!

Not sure what I will order next time I go back, a few friends have ordered the Cuzamil Platter which has a mix of everything and is really meant for at least 2 people to share. I may not know what food I will get, but I know there will be a pitcher of margaritas to wash it down for sure!

Location
2109 Murray Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Phone – 412-521-3250
Web – http://www.cuzamilpgh.com/

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