1) Homerun Harrys is a happening haunt on Monday nights. The first fun activity on Mondays is happy hour which runs from 5-7 p.m., featuring $2 drinks and drafts, and a $2 appetizer menu (with drink purchase). From 7-10 p.m. it’s Fireball Night with Four Fireball shots and a pitcher of beer for $20. After those specials it will be fun to try to hit the dart board for the Dart Tournament from 10 p.m. to midnight. Beginning at 10 p.m. and going until Midnight is the main event: TV Trivia hosted by the extraordinary entertainer known as Zoo. There is cash and prizes for the winners and $2 drink specials for everyone. The sports bar and grill also has 26 flat screen TVs to see all the game action, pool tables, hand-tossed pizzas, and a broad menu of burgers, fries, hoagies, and sandwiches. Station Square’s Freight House Shops, 4 Station Square #4.
2) Don’t let the name fool you. Green Pepper serves much more than a single vegetable. In fact, this Korean restaurant has a very full menu. Its website describes “garlbee” (marinated beef ribs) as the “signature fine dining item in Korean cuisine,” and Green Pepper’s garlbee is no exception. Bring a date, and get the “sarm gyeob sarl,” which serves two people. If the BBQ-grilled Korean bacon, which you can hand-roll in lettuce, isn’t enough, the entree comes with fresh vegetables and soup. Most entrees hover around $15 with larger items, like the sarm gyeob sarl, costing more. BYOB or purchase alcohol, from Yuengling to wine to cold soju. For $5.61, BYOC (bring your own cake), and the restaurant will provide plates and silverware. You can also purchase slices of cake at Green Pepper from Sumi’s Cakery, another Squirrel Hill business. Screens playing KPop music videos offer something original in the way of background entertainment. Plus, two elegant, spacious rooms. This is more of a dinner spot, but it is open for lunch on weekends. 2020 Murray Ave., Squirrel Hill. (CM)