Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh, PA

Vermicelli with Meats


Tram’s Kitchen

Vermicelli with Meats

Tram’s Kitchen
4050 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15224
(412) 682-2688
$$

Nearly hidden on a neighborhood hill in the Bloomfield section of Pittsburgh is this nondescript little spot. The menu is modest and if you want a beer with dinner, you’re swinging a six-pack by your side. I must have looked indecisive (or the kitchen was closing), because the owner directed me to the everything vermicelli in a bowl. It was good advice! A potpourri of goodies sat atop the delicate, chewy noodles. Give it a good toss  and you had fragrant bites of shredded pork, strips of beef, possibly some mystery meat, all swimming in a flavorful umami bomb. A few ribbons of Sriracha rounded out this filling dish.

DISHED UP BY...

Ken Carlton

Ken Carlton, founder and editor-in-chief of Beyondish, is the author of six books, including "Food for Marriage." He was co-writer of "The Hunger" with Chef John DeLucie, a memoir about New York’s Waverly Inn. "The Hunger" was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Ken writes the Man in the Kitchen column for Inspirelle Paris.

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