Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Pittsburgh Popcorn Company - Restaurant Review

For as long as I can remember, popcorn has been my very favorite snack, trumping even soft pretzels with mustard which I love so dearly.  Popcorn has the unparalleled ability to satisfy so many cravings: crunch, sweet, salt, and of course a butter.  And how awesome is a bucket of popcorn during a movie?  I'm a firm believer that is can actually make the movie better.  There is something about popcorn that just makes me happy.  When visiting Pittsburgh's Strip District - a historic melting pot of culture, ethnicity, cuisine, and shopping -  is the Pittsburgh Popcorn Company, located just off of bustling Penn Avenue.  I dare you to walk by without being seduced by the tantalizing smell of fresh popcorn.  On a recent visit to the Strip to pick up some fresh seafood at Wholey's, some Mexican goodies at Reyna's, some delicious cheese at Pennsylvania Macaroni Co., and more, my sense of smell took over and and I wound up at Pittsburgh Popcorn Company

Offering a plethora of inventive flavors, including weekly flavor specials and all time classics, the Pittsburgh Popcorn Company has something for everyone.  Classics such as Buttery Movie Style, Sweet 'n Salty Kettle, Real Wisconsin Cheddar, Crunchy Caramel, Creamy Peanut Butter, Chunky  Chocolate Caramel, Smacker Jacks, and my personal favorite, Chicago Style which is caramel corn and Wisconsin cheddar tossed together.  Though it may sound odd at first, I assure you, it is a wonderful combination of sweet and savory that you can't get enough of.

On this trip, I had the pleasure of trying out (and in turn purchasing) two new-to-me flavors: salt and vinegar, and cinnamon toast.  If you love salt and vinegar chips, you will certainly love the popcorn.  For me, it was popcorn heaven.  Cinnamon toast popcorn did not disappoint either - think Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal only without the dust and with delightfulness of fluffy popcorn.  Your bag will quickly disappear. 

Here is a pictorial which hopefully captures how great this place is, though I highly recommend you check it out for yourself. 
so cute.
popcorn nostalgia
I want this sign for my house. Not sure where I'd put it, but I want it.
the weekly menu
tins for sale
where the popping happens
lots of corn!
just amazing.
Pittsburgh Popcorn Co. on Urbanspoon


Ezra from Protech Hospitality Fitouts said...

Are those freshly made? Pub Fitouts Sydney

Alice said...

Going to the Strip tomorrow and will check this out. And a trip to Penzeys is mandatory anytime when in the Burgh.

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