Before, during and after Pittsburgh Restaurant Week Summer 2013, vote in the new PRABBY Awards for the best restaurants

Pittsburgh, PA, July 16, 2013:  A new Pittsburgh Restaurant Week awards system to honor the best participating restaurants in Pittsburgh will be debuting during its fourth celebration taking place August 12-18, 2013.  This summer the PRABBY Awards will be decided by online public vote at  The name “PRABBY” unofficially stands for “Pittsburgh Restaurants Awarded Best By Yinz.”

Pittsburgh Restaurant Week Award Rendering by Cenzo Design


The Pittsburgh Restaurant Week awards are specially designed trophies by Cenzo Design in the Southside of Pittsburgh.  The trophy design is an adaptation of the Pittsburgh Restaurant Week logo.  “Having a love affair with the burgeoning food scene in Pittsburgh and being able to work on a project like this has been exciting on a personal level. It’s great that without being directly involved in the restaurant industry we can still in some way be a part of something we love” says Jeffrey Perry, Owner of Cenzo Design.

For Summer 2013, restaurants will be honored in the following five voting categories:

MOST MOUTHWATERING: A public vote from July 16 to August 11 of the most appetizing menu.  Only restaurants with submitted menus are eligible.

BEST PREVIEW TASTE: A vote at the kickoff party on August 8 for the best tasting offered that night.  Only restaurants providing passed food are eligible.

MOST PHOTOGENIC: During restaurant week, diners will be encouraged to snap pictures of their food and submit them.  Top photos will be selected and the public will vote for their favorites August 17-25.  All restaurants are eligible.  An accompanying PRABBY will also be awarded to the photographer of the best photo.

BEST DINING DEAL: Public vote of the “biggest bang for your buck” restaurant week dining deal. Public vote occurs August 17-25. All restaurants are eligible.

BEST RESTAURANT: Public vote of overall best experience, taste and service.  Public vote occurs August 17-25. All restaurants are eligible.

All awards will be presented on August 26 at the Pittsburgh Restaurant Week Private Wrap Party.   The party is just for the restaurant owners, chefs, partners and organizers of Pittsburgh Restaurant Week. All award winners will be announced in a press release on August 27.

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