PRABBY_W14_PREVIEWWINNERPittsburgh, PA, January 10, 2014:  During the two-hour Pittsburgh Restaurant Week Kickoff Party at Bill Chisnell Productions sixteen restaurants participating in Pittsburgh Restaurant Week Winter 2014 provided passed samplings to a crowd of 180 foodies.  With hopes of luring customers to their restaurant for restaurant week, restaurants also competed for the #BESTPREVIEW PRABBY (Pittsburgh Restaurant Awarded Best By Yinz) award.

Each guest carried two votes, one via ballot and one via text message.  Though it was a tight race via text voting, the jumbo seared shrimp with crab and Tahitian vanilla bean crab sauce from The Wooden Nickel got the most votes by ballot securing their honors as the #BESTPREVIEW recipient for the Pittsburgh Restaurant Week Awards.

The preview dish was a tasting version of the “Tahitian Crab Stuffed Shrimp with crispy plantain ribbons,” a first-course option on their restaurant week special menu.

Online voting continutes for the #MostMouthwatering award category at or  #BestPhoto, #BestDiningDeal and #BestRestaurant category voting begin on Monday, January 13, 2014.