Pittsburgh Restaurant Week is about the celebration between the community and the restaurants.  When diners make their decision which restaurants to patronize during dining week, it isn’t always easy for individuals with challenging dietary needs to find a great deal – until now.

ico_specialdietsFor Summer 2013, Pittsburgh Restaurant Week has partnered with The Brazen Kitchen to develop a Special Diets rating system to make finding dining deals for individuals with special dietary needs easier.  When each dining deal is submitted, The Brazen Kitchen examines the dietary profile – and sometimes the secret recipe – of the menu items and awards special diet designations to the restaurants.  The five special diet categories are Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Low Fat, and Low Carb.

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About The Brazen Kitchen/Leah Lizarondo

Leah Lizarondo is the Chief Veghacker, recipe creator and curator at The Brazen Kitchen, where she writes about food and food policy. She received her training in Health Counseling from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and her Certification in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University. She received her Masters Degree in Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University and is an advocate for healthy food accessibility, food safety policy, food education and sustainability. She is a Trustee at the global Awesome Foundation: Food. Her recipes have been featured on NPR, Oprah.com and she writes a weekly column for Pittsburgh Magazine online.  Visit brazenkitchen.com for more information on Leah and the Brazen Kitchen.