Another neighborhood is being devoured by 'Burgh Food Tour
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Sylvia McCoy, who for about a year now has been leading food tours of the Strip District, has added a new itinerary: Bloomfield.
Having found success with her 'Burgh Bits and Bites history and food tour in the Strip, she's now leading a more specifically foodie one of Pittsburgh's "Little Italy" neighborhood, with stops at Grasso Roberto, Groceria Italiana, the second-floor kitchen cooking school of Maria Merante Palmieri, Sausalido and Angelo's Pizzeria.
She still dishes history of the 'hood, which was named, because it was a field of blooms, by George Washington. "It wasn't always Italian -- it was German to begin with," notes Ms. McCoy, who lives in Moon, and who has hired two guides to help her lead the tours.
Bloomfield tours embark at 1 p.m. on Saturdays, rain or shine, and last about two hours (they can be arranged for other days, too). Cost is $32 (with a 15-percent discount for groups of 10 or more).
Ms. McCoy also has started a TGIF Tour of the Strip with a wine tasting that begins at 4 p.m. on Fridays once a month ($42, with a group discount). The regular Strip market tours ($32) run Thursday and Friday mornings or afternoons (groups can be scheduled for any weekday).
First Published December 11, 2008 12:00 am