Eat PGH | Brunch at The Smallman Galley 

Lately my boyfriend and I have been into trying new brunch spots around Pittsburgh. This past Sunday we were headed to Pamela’s Diner in the Strip District, but upon seeing the line was out the door we decided to find somewhere else. Right next to Pamela’s is this new place called The Smallman Galley. The concept is super cool. It’s a shared cafeteria-style resturant launch that offers four local chefs an unique opportunity to fine tune their business idea before actually going out on their own. Each chef rents the space for 18 months while they work on building a menu and creating brand recognition. At the end of their lease new chefs will be selected to inhabit the space with their resturant idea. Right now the four options are Josephine’s Toast, Provision PGH, Tartota Cafe, and Aubergine Bistro. Phoenix opted for Chicken and Waffles with sweet soy sauce glaze from Aubergine Bistro. The huge portion was absolutely delicious (I had to sneak a bite which was well worth the crap feeling I had later for glutening myself) complete with that satisfaction that only comfort food can give you. The waffles were soft with surprise cinnamon chips throughout and the chicken was freshly battered and fried to light and crispy perfection. I chose the gluten free avocado toast topped with an egg and bacon from Josephine’s Toast. It tasted amazing but I was slightly disappointed at the serving size for what it cost. Phoenix and I loved the open eatery, industrial style atmosphere and will definitely be repeat customers!

(Picture taken by Phoenix)


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