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Then we got to go to dinner at another 'new to us' place: Butcher and the Rye. It's located across from Heinz Hall and opens at 5 pm, which was when we had made reservations, but since the show ended around 4:30 pm, we walked around for a bit and then huddled out of the wind in the 'entryway' waiting for the restaurant to open.
The food. Um, we kind of wanted to order one of almost everything. But we settled for ordering what we figured would be too much food and we'd take some home for lunch. We ordered 5 small plates and 1 large plate.
We will definitely be back. The drinks and food were terrific. Our server was great - I asked for her opinion on some cocktails, she answered my garlic questions. She brought our many plates of food at a nice pace. Water was kept filled, finished plates removed. When we left, an employee 'paved the way' for the wheelchair through the bar area, which wasn't super crowded but just crowded enough, and that was much appreciated.
I kind of wish Butcher and the Rye hadn't been so darn good because now I'm going to have a hard time deciding between all the delicious places we've eaten in the Cultural District. We have 2 more shows left in this season, reservations already after one of them, and now I have a tough decision for the one remaining dinner! I guess we'll have to subscribe to next season's Broadway show series so I can check out all these places again -- or we'll just have to change our thinking from "restaurants in the area are 'after a show' places" to "restaurants in the Cultural District are anytime places."