Photo courtesy of Victoria Bradley-Morris

Victoria Bradley-Morris has been at the helm of TABLE Magazine for the last four years as its executive editor. Along with Publisher Christina French, the pair has grown the magazine about the region’s food and design scene to new heights and fans will rejoice to learn it will soon move from four issues a year to six.

Bradley is currently busy promoting TABLE’s Back of the House, an annual fundraiser for YouthPlaces that features the city’s favorite chefs.* Last year’s event sold out and this year they are expecting 1,000 people to attend.

When Bradley is not working on TABLE, you can find her painting and drawing in her sunroom. Her beautiful nude portrait work has an avid following on Etsy.

Her best meal last week?

The best meal I ate last week was at E2, for brunch. The Highland Park restaurant is famous for its two-and-a-half-hour wait on Saturday and Sunday mornings, but I’m here to tell you—it’s worth it. 

Chef Kate Romane rolled out a new menu, and my eyes grew wide over the Smoked Salmon Bialy. The plate came out with thick lops of lox nestled next to a dollop of jalapeño cream cheese and cold, wet cuts of juicy tomato. There was a toasty, herby bagel for sandwich-making and a brine-y pile of capers. I especially loved the halves of hard-boiled egg and vinegar-licked lettuce, handsome and hearty accompaniments to my dream breakfast.

 Of course, I always save room for the Sriracha Zeppoli (think: buffalo doughnuts), with blue cheese. This inventive app might be the world’s most perfect food, and it’s served enthusiastically by Pittsburgh’s sweetest servers: Kelly Wilson and Sarah Tafel.

 As for the wait, my recommendation is to bring conversationalists and a little bubbly. There’s a comfy waiting space in the restaurant’s basement, where you can pop your booze while you wait for your table to be ready.

Looking for Pittsburgh foodies’ other best meals? Click here.

*I participated in last year’s Back of the House and will do so again this year! Hope to see you there!

Leah Lizarondo

Leah Lizarondo is a food advocate, writer and speaker. She is also the co-founder of 412 Food Rescue, an organization that seeks to eliminate food waste to make an impact on hunger and the environment. She is the Chief Veghacker, recipe creator and curator at The Brazen Kitchen, where she writes about food and food policy. She writes about the intersection of food, health, innovation and policy.