Lawrenceville Restaurant & Tasting Crawl

Best Bites Lawrenceville is a social distancing-friendly restaurant and business crawl featuring stops at 25 restaurants and shops that showcase Lawrenceville’s exciting food, beverage and shopping scene. Enjoy a delightful afternoon of tasting each restaurant’s signature dish - or Best Bite - with beer samplings, specialty cocktail stops and retail offerings along the way.

SATURDAY, July 31, 2021

1 pm - 4 pm |



Whether you're a local foodie or out-of-town visitor, experience the best that Lawrenceville has to offer with Best Bites Lawrenceville!

 Includes all Best Bites food and beverage tastings, cocktails and prize drawing entry.

Neighborhood Sponsors:



  • Enjoy a day of tastings at 25 Lawrenceville restaurants, bars and specialty shops, featuring favorite destinations and top chefs creating their Best Bite.
  • In addition to tasty bites, the event includes complimentary cocktails, wine tastings and beverage sampling at local breweries, distillers and retail shops.
  • Grand Tasting Ticket: $60. Includes all Best Bites tastings and beverage samplings, complimentary cocktail stop at Cantina, pizza-making with Chef Anthony of Don's Appliances, prize drawing to win your own Gozney Roccbox portable pizza oven and exclusive retail offers along the way.  
  • The afternoon tasting crawl will be held from 1 pm - 5 pm in Lawrenceville and stretches from Doughboy Square at 34th Street to Hop Farm Brewery at 56th with additional stops on Penn Avenue at 39th Street.
  • Attendees can choose their check-in location at one of six designated starting points in Lawrenceville on the event day or in advance at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's North Shore office. Select your check-in preference on the Eventbrite ticket purchase form. Check-in locations are limited to 50 people each so you may be redirected to another check-in point. 
  • Present your printed or mobile ticket at your confirmed designated check-in location to receive an official lanyard and restaurant map/printed program that includes a drink ticket and all special offerings. Guests will also be directed to a restaurant starting point.
  • Restaurants on the crawl will be marked with special signage and balloons. Present your lanyard to receive a tasting at each stop. And please adhere to all social distancing requirements at each stop.
  • Guests are asked to vote for Best Bite, Best Drink and Best Stop. Best Bites Awards will be presented to the winners. Vote for your favorites!

Click here for the list of restaurants
and specialty drink stops.  

Click on the Event Map to see Best Bites restaurant locations, check-in points and parking throughout Lawrenceville.


Wondering where to park? Look on the Event Map for recommended parking and check-in points. We also suggest using Ride Share services such as Uber or rent a Healthy Ride bike for the day!


  • Precautions will be taken to protect all attendees and employees from COVID-19. We deeply care about our community and take seriously our responsibility to our local businesses.
  • With restrictions and the fluidity of the situation, we understand the uncertainty these circumstances present. In the event of a date change, ticket holders may use existing tickets for the future date of Best Bites Lawrenceville and there will be flexible refund policies.
  • The Best Bites Lawrenceville walking tour can be conducted much the same as a takeout window or sidewalk service table and accomplished with minimal contact using "to-go" containers.
  • Multiple check-in points will disperse guests across a 2-mile area from 34th Street to 56th Street. Guests will be directed to their starting point and move to the next stop like a golf scramble.
  • Safety measures also include limiting groups to four people or less, allowing no more than 20 people at any given stop, queue lines with social distance markers and strict rules on masks, which must be worn at all times except while eating or drinking.
  • Supplies including hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes and no-touch trash cans will be provided at each stop.
  • Each restaurant may also have its own rules which can vary and we respect their guidelines and ask guests to do the same.
  • We hope that with strict new policies to keep guests and staff safe, Best Bites Lawrenceville can be an enjoyable day out with friends.
  • We will continue to assess, based on the conditions, whether to alter, postpone or cancel the event. Or even make it virtual!


Before you begin the restaurant crawl, present your event ticket and check in
at one of the designated locations to
receive your official lanyard and map.
Choose your check-in point:


Friday: North Shore

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | 358 North Shore Drive 


Arsenal Cider House

300 39th Street at Penn Avenue

Deli on Butler Street
4108 Butler Street

3810 Butler Street

Hop Farm Brewing

5601 Butler Street, Upper Lawrenceville

Tryp Hotel

177 40th Street near 40th Street Bridge

Walters BBQ Southern Kitchen

4501 Butler Street


Best Bites Lawrenceville features tastings at 25 stops,  from appetizers to main courses, pizza making to wine sampling, signature dishes to sweet treats. Indulge in our Grand Tasting and get the true flavor of Lawrenceville.


Bierport Tap Room

The Butterwood Bake Consortium

Deli on Butler  Street

Hop Farm Brewing Company


La Gourmandine

Lawrenceville Distilling Co.

In addition to drink tastings along the restaurant crawl, guests receive a complimentary margarita at Cantina. Specialty cocktails and wine tastings will also be offered at locations along Butler Street.

LeVia Trattoria

Merchant Oyster Co.



Oishii Donburi

Pusadee's Garden

Salty Pork Bits

After a day of tasting, vote for your favorite Best Bite, Best Drink and Best Stop Experience.



Arsenal Cider House

Round Corner Cantina

Burgh'ers Brewing Lawrenceville

The Church Brew Works

Guests can win a Gozney Roccbox portable pizza oven courtesy of Don's Appliances. Valued at $499. Check opt-in box on the order form to be entered. See Contest Rules here.

Cinderlands Foederhouse

The Forge



Millie's Homemade Ice Cream

Considering an overnight or weekend stay? TRYP by Wyndham Pittsburgh/Lawrenceville is offering discounted rates for Best Bites guests. Located in the heart of Lawrenceville, TRYP offers an original boutique experience that brings Lawrenceville to you.
To Book: (412) 687-8797 or

Piazza Talarico 

Pita My Shawarma

TRYP Hotel: Brick Shop

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