SUNDAY IN THE STRIP DISTRICT

While I wasn’t looking, Sunday has become another booming day down in the Strip district.  Most of the stores used to close their doors for a day of rest but that’s no longer the case.  I went down this past Sunday to take advantage of the lobster sale at Wholey’s (ya gotta love Robert Wholey standing out in front of the store with a microphone shaped like a lobster.  He calls it his “shell phone”) and the sidewalks and the stores were filled with shoppers.  Just a few doors down at the New Sam Bok Oriental Food they were serving up tasty skewers of marinated chicken, egg rolls and a delicious scallion pancake with mung beans.  It had a crunchy exterior and an almost creamy center.  I didn’t get the name of the chef but she was kind enough to pose for a picture and to cook one extra crispy for me.  It was delicious.  They have srirachi available if you’d like to spice it up.

She looks like a tri-athlete and cooks like Martin Yan.  And although the New Sam Bok serves food every day, she mentioned she is only there on Sundays.  Another great Pittsburgh character!