Starting to feel rundown with school? Want to get away for a little bit and forget about the homework you—fine, I—have been putting off?
I’ve got the solution: Sichuan Gourmet.
The Sichuan food will warm you up on these dreary, rainy days. The spicy food, which can be dialed back for those who prefer milder heat, is like wrapping your belly in a blanket.
Not only will the food pep you up, but being that neither location is in Greensburg, a little car ride with friends is sure to rejuvenate your spirit. Unless they’re speed monsters like my boyfriend. In which case, that rode may age you be 10 years. Hi, Garrett. I’m kidding, you’re a great driver. Wink.
Anyway, throw on some “Oom Bop,” and rock out as you head toward Oakland or Murray Avenue.
When you arrive, if you don’t instantly feel warmed up, you not be sentient, because even a reptile would love the warm color scheme.
I went to the one in Oakland, and the golden yellow walls, along with accents of red and brown was as autumnal as it was welcoming.
Speaking of welcoming, the server was friendly and seated us what felt like before the door had even fully closed.
Part of why I recommend this place so highly is because the portions were huge for what the prices are.
I had the Kung Pao Tofu ($10.99), and Garrett had the Sichuan Spicy Beef Noodle Soup ($9.99).
I got two meals out of mine—dinner that night, lunch the following day. Garrett finished all of his despite the bowl being bigger than his head. What a man.
I ate all of the spicy peppers in my dish that night, though. If that counts for anything? Actually, I’ll tell you what it counts for, making your insides hate you the next day. That’s what.
But seriously, since its grand opening in April 2011, Sichuan Gourmet has strived to introduce authentic Sichuan cuisine to the tribune area.
I now strive to help in that mission of spreading the word, as I really do think Sichuan Gourmet is a great value for yummy food.
328 Atwood St, Pittsburgh, Pa 15213 (Oakland)
1900 Murray Ave, Pittsburgh, Pa 15217
Sun: 12-9:30 p.m.
Mon-Sat: 11 a.m., to 9:30 p.m.