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A Quick “Bite” of History

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Although food historians and other research experts don’t have a clear answer to the history of cooking, there are multiple proposed theories out there…

Food in History author Reay Tannahill tells us that for hundereds of years, the human race had eaten its food raw, but at some point between the first DELIBERATE use of fire – in Africa: 1,400,000 BC or in Asia: 500,000 BC – and the appearance of the Neanderthals on the prehistoric scene, C O O K I N G  W A S   D I S C O V E R E D .’ He goes on to say that “Improved health must certainly have been one result of the discovery of cooking, and it has even been argued, by the late Carleton Coon, that cooking was the decisive factor in leading man from a primarily animal existence into one that was more fully human’.”

How interesting! And we’d love to cook for you here at The Carlton Restaurant. Our veteran chef and staff offer a menu that changes daily, so you can always depend on the freshest of fresh ingredients for your dining pleasure!


The Carlton Picked Best Contemporary Restaurant in Pittsburgh

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We got the good news that we were picked as Best Contemporary Restaurant in Pittsburgh in the Pittsburgh edition of “Where the Locals Eat” which features the top 100 restaurants in Pittsburgh and features 10 outstanding restaurants in 50 other cities. The significance of winning a category (Charlie Trotter’s was the Chicago winner in our category) is that our restaurant is featured in all other 50 editions! Thanks to all of our wonderful guests – without you, we could never get this honorable recognition!