For such a small business district, South Braddock Avenue is a culinary powerhouse. Upscale options like Legume commingle with delectable down-to-earth favorites like D’s Six Pax and Dogz. Laying somewhere in the middle is a little cafe catering to both breakfast and lunch diners and commuting visitors just stopping in for a cup of coffee to go: The Square Cafe.
My pals (and previous dining companions) Maureen and Brandon had sampled Square Cafe while looking for a place to hold the rehearsal dinner before their wedding. They were thoroughly charmed not just by the food and decor but by the friendliness and attentiveness of the staff. But what really won me over and convinced me that a visit was necessary was their high praise of the vegetarian and vegan options on the menu, including tofu scrambles and soy chorizo. When they offered to take me with them on their next visit, I jumped at the chance.
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There are a hundred reasons to dine in the South Side, but an unfortunate number of dissuading factors, the traffic congestion on E. Carson Street and lack of on-street parking being the prime offenders. There’s also the pervading notion that the South Side, at least on the weekends, is overrun by drunks, skanks, and drunk skanks. Can this be fully denied? No, but there is more to the neighborhood than barflies and party girls, especially if you’re hungry.
If you’re wary of a Friday or Saturday night on E. Carson Street, try heading down on a Wednesday or Thursday night, or try one of the numerous places for a weekend breakfast or brunch. Continue reading
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