Lunch (round 2) came in the form of Grit & Grace Noodle Bar. The restaurant recently took on a new look - with a more casual feel and additional noodle dishes. It now focuses on Asian-style street food (which our server admitted he didn't exactly know what that meant).
G&G has a cool-looking interior with these staggered lantern lights and a super sleek feel. But, they also have outdoor seating along the front of the building, which puts you right in the center of the busy Pittsburgh streets. We'll take it.
I wish the dim sum was available for lunch, but our options were limited to sushi or noodles. Because it's a noodle bar, we focused our attention there - ultimately deciding on the "beef shank ramen" with roasted bone marrow, leeks, pickled Chinese cabbage and toasted garlic chips.
They were kind enough to bring out the large bowl and then two small bowls so that we could split it. In the meantime - funny story - a large man walking on the sidewalk notices Heather's necklace and asks where she got it. He then steps over the sidewalk border and into the restaurant dining space to ask about her watch. Uncomfortable. Our server came over to ask if we knew him. Noooope.
The ramen was good. It had an overall sour flavor, which I don't hate, but I wanted some more breadth. Some more depth. Just more flavor. I've had my share of (really good) ramen at this point, and I can't say I can count this amongst them. Decent, yes. Best I've ever had? Meh.