Leah Lizarondo

Correspondent

  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Leah Lizarondo is a Forbes Travel Guide correspondent covering Pittsburgh. Lizarondo also is the author of The Brazen Kitchen, a blog about healthy living, sustainable food and food policy, and a food blogger and writer for Pittsburgh Magazine. She’s been featured on MSN’s Re:Discover, and her recipes and articles have appeared on Oprah.com, National Public Radio, GOOD Magazine online and Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. Coming to Pittsburgh by way of Manila and New York City, she’s enjoying the vibrant and fast-evolving food, economy and culture of the Rust Belt region.

  • On July 2, 2014
  • On September 13, 2013
    Leah Lizarondo answered the question: Leah Lizarondo

    What restaurants does Mansions on Fifth have?

    Mansions on Fifth’s main restaurant is the classically grand Oak Room. The Oak Room is open daily from 4 to 10 p.m. and serves a seasonally changing menu of light fare along with classic and specialty cocktails, a selection of rare whiskeys and scotches and, of course, an exceptional wine list.

    Sundays are special at the Pittsburgh hotel. The entire first floor transforms to host a bountiful brunch that the Mansions is famous for. Brunch, available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., includes a wide selection of dishes to please every palate. Choose from the meat and fish carving station, a hot bar of breakfast favorites and a seasonal table of pastries and chef’s specials. If you have any dietary preferences or restrictions, call ahead and the chef will accommodate you.

    Because the brunch is so popular, reservations are strongly encouraged. To reserve a table for brunch, call 412-381-5105.
  • On September 13, 2013
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    Where is Mansions on Fifth located?

    Mansions on Fifth hotel is located at 5101 Fifth Avenue in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Situated on what was known as “millionaire’s row” during the city’s industrial era, the Mansions is a grand dame that has been restored to her original beauty. The hotel is a Pittsburgh landmark and one of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Historic Hotels of America. The Mansions’ location is central to many of the city’s attractions — from downtown and the theater district to famed East End restaurants and museums, to the famous global food shops of the Strip District. A stay at the luxury hotel brings you the experience of Pittsburgh’s gilded past as well as all of the excitement from the city’s modern attractions.
  • On September 13, 2013
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    What are the rooms like at Mansions on Fifth?

    Mansions on Fifth is a boutique hotel that offers 22 rooms and suites in two buildings: the McCook Mansion and the McCook-Reed Mansion. Each of the rooms and suites is appointed with antique and reproduction furniture, luxury beds with Italian linens, organic toiletries and even an iPad for personal use during your stay. Deluxe and Premium rooms offer details such as in-room fireplaces, cathedral ceilings and art-glass windows. Premium lofts are a spacious 450 to 600 square feet with separate seating areas, expansive art-glass windows and built-in furniture. And the Pittsburgh hotel’s McCook Suite offers a true home away from home with features such as a sitting room with a bar and a dining-room-sized table, a separate guest room with bath, and a luxurious bedroom with a king-sized bed and an oversized bathroom with a jetted tub to relax in.
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