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Pittsburgh Magazine’s 26th annual Best Restaurants party draws 2,000 minglers and munchers

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Mike Mancini | for Trib Total Media
Cure's Justin Severino with Kendyll Travers and Alyssa Cavallaro during Best Restaurants Party – Pittsburgh Magazine at Heinz Field on Monday, June 8, 2015.
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Rick Blatz and Lea Guarino during Best Restaurants Party – Pittsburgh Magazine at Heinz Field on Monday, June 8, 2015. Mike Mancini | for the Tribune-Review
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Sarah Shaffer, Chef Jason Watts of Sienna Sulla Piazza, and Chelsea Colby during Best Restaurants Party – Pittsburgh Magazine at Heinz Field on Monday, June 8, 2015. Mike Mancini | for the Tribune-Review
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Bob Walsh, Annie Walsh and Larry Holtz during Best Restaurants Party – Pittsburgh Magazine at Heinz Field on Monday, June 8, 2015. Mike Mancini | for the Tribune-Review
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Justin Severino with Kendyll Travers and Alyssa Cavallaro during Best Restaurants Party – Pittsburgh Magazine at Heinz Field on Monday, June 8, 2015. Mike Mancini | for the Tribune-Review
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Carlee Farrier, Graham Pieniazek and Kara Grano during Best Restaurants Party – Pittsburgh Magazine at Heinz Field on Monday, June 8, 2015. Mike Mancini | for the Tribune-Review

Two thousand foodies descended on Heinz Field on June 8, ready and willing to be tempted out of good behavior for Pittsburgh Magazine’s 26th annual Best Restaurants party. Inside the East Club Lounge and the Great Hall, chefs from 48 area eateries ensured no one left wanting more.

With the Delaneys performing on the lower level and the Kevin Howard Quartet jamming upstairs, the masses grazed their way through irresistible offerings from the likes of Brian Pekarcik (Spoon and BRGR), Derek Stevens (Eleven), Joseph Tambellini and Chef of the Year Justin Severino (Cure).

The event, which in part benefited the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, also collected 15 boxes of non-perishable items for donation.

On the list were magazine publisher Betsy Benson, Maris Bondi, food bank CEO Lisa Scales, Rick Blatz, Lea Guarino, Bob and Annie Walsh, andLarry Holtz.

— Kate Benz

Kate Benz is the society columnist for Trib Total Media and can be reached at [email protected], 412-380-8515 or via Twitter @KateBenzTRIB.

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