Kelly O's Diner, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Sherri Granato By Sherri Granato, 31st Jul 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Guy Fieri & Pittsburgher's Love 'Kelly O's Diner', the Steel City's best kept secret. Guy Fieri from Diners, Drive-In and Dives caught wind of Kelly O's and popped in for a visit so that he could unlock the secret to Kelly O's haluski after he sampled what Pittsburgher's refer to as a piece of heaven.

Homemade Food, Fresh Ingredients & Dedication Make Kelly O's a Pittsburgh Favorite

Take a Polish-Slovakian favorite that includes hearty egg noodles, onions, garlic, bacon, and sweet cabbage, and you have a Pittsburgh favorite. Haluski offers a mild savory-blend of mouth watering ingredients that are heightened even further when they are submerged into a steamy bath of butter. Haluski sounds complex, but is actually on the list of one of the least complex dishes to make, yet the final results of the delectable dish will convince you that it is food made for the Gods. The original recipe was brought over from Polish and Slovakian immigrants who settled in the Pittsburgh region, making the Steel City their home. Luckily, they shared the recipe and now we can all enjoy some of the best Haluski on the planet, because it is now a part of Pittsburgh's best kept secret that can be found at Kelly O's Diner right in the heart of the 'Burgh'.

Guy Fieri from Diners, Drive-In and Dives caught wind of Kelly O's and popped in for a visit so that he could unlock the secret to Kelly O's haluski after he sampled what Pittsburgher's refer to as a piece of heaven. Kelly diced some sweet onions and added some garlic salt to a generous amount of butter, allowing the beginnings of something beautiful to erupt. The caramelized-onions were then smothered by a whole head of sweet-green cabbage and allowed to slow cook in a steamed process. One pound of bacon joined the party bringing with it the ultimate taste that takes it to another level. Kelly rounds it all out by marrying all of the ingredients to fluffy cooked egg noodles.

Hungry patrons happily await for the Pittsburgh version of haluski to bring them to that happy place that they remember from childhood and Kelly O's manages to deliver. Kelly O'Connor is Irish, and even though she has no former culinary training, she has mastered several house favorites, including the popular European dish that varies from region to region that dates back for many generations from the people with Slovakian and Polish origins. However the Romanian gypsies, Hungarians and Ukrainians all claim that the creation was invented by the people of their country. Thankfully none of this matter's to the hungry patrons that have turned her diner into a Pittsburgh favorite for several reasons. Kelly's dedication and support of local products are just one of the reasons, but the biggest reason that patrons return is that everything is fresh and homemade from scratch and the atmosphere is always welcoming.

Breakfast is served at Kelly O's Diner from 6:00 am to 3:00 pm, seven days a week. Breakfast favorites include: The Pittsburgher Benedict with eggs smothered in Kielbasa and Pierogies, Belgian Waffles, Steak & Eggs, a Breakfast Burrit O", and the outrageous Breakfast Sandwich. Prices: From $2.99 to $11.99.

Lunch is also served from 6:00 am to 3:00 pm, seven days a week. The house favorite is of course the Haluski and it is reasonably priced at $7.99. Other lunch favorites include a variety of Homemade Soups, the Pittsburgher Burger, Lump Crab Benedict, the Original Philly Cheese Steak Hoagie, Turkey Pot Pie Soup, and Hot Meatloaf with Creamy Mashed Potatoes and Gravy. Daily Specials and Triple-D Specials are also a featured part of everyday eating at Kelly O's Diner.

Kelly O's Diner offers two locations: The North Hills, located at 1130 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the Pines Plaza Shopping Center in Ross Township. Phone: 412-364-0473.

The second Kelly O's Diner is located in the heart of the Strip District at 100 24th Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and starts serving breakfast at 5:00 am. Phone: 412-232-EGGS

Catering Services from Kelly O's: Main Course Entrees, Meat Trays and Side Dishes are all on the list of choices for your next party. To Book Us and Check Catering Prices, Call: 412-364-0473

Kelly is a Local Celebrity: Kelly O' Connor has appeared on KDKA's 2 Pittsburgh Today Live to demonstrate some of her famous dishes served at Kelly O's Diner. Guy Fieri joined Al Roker on the NBC Today show to sing the praises of Kelly's haluski with Guy's version of "Holy Haluski" for Al to taste. Kelly is also featured in Guy's Second Cookbook. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette also featured Kelly O's Diner in late 2012.

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Sherri has lived in several haunted properties, including a morgue turned basement apartment. Instead of fearing the paranormal, she has opted to embrace, investigate and understand it.

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