Finding our way Home

By: Amanda Narcisi

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Home opened in June inside of Smallman Galley in Pittsburgh’s historic Strip District. Home pride each dish on home cooking and each dish is filling and comforting.  In the past few weeks, I have eaten there twice. Both times involved an amazing dish, The Quack Mac.

Welcome Home

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Home is a newcomer to Smallman Galley having just moved in June. Smallman Galley is a new concept where it acts as an incubator for restaurants. Different eateries apply and if accepted they get a spot for at least a year. The concept is simple, you can walk in and up to any of the four restaurants, order your food and then have a seat. There are a full-sized bar and a coffee shop for brunch or that after full meal revive. 

Home’s chef Phillip Milton, of Michigan, was at an event where he met the owners of Michigan and Trumbull, who encouraged him to apply to Smallman Galley. The concept is home cooking comfort food, very different from the other tenants of Smallman Galley.

Winter Changes Comfort

A few weeks ago I had to kill some time in the Strip District, a few hours to be exact, so I found myself to a barstool at Smallman Galley. I reached for the brunch menu and decided only on the mimosa. Then I scoped Home’s menu to only find the most amazing dish: The Quack Mac. This spiral Mac n’ Cheese also had Duck confit, some crispy duck skin on top and truffled onions. I cleaned my plate. That rarely happens.


Just this last week I was invited back to Home to sample some new menu items for winter. I am not sure which items will make the cut or if the recipes will change, but I wanted to highlight some amazing dishes:

  • Crab Hushpuppies

  • Pulled Pork Poutine

  • Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich

  • Crispy Brussels

  • Cornbread and Chicken

  • Pork and Beans

  • Chicken Pot Pie

  • Southern Carbonara

Each dish was unique and interesting. 

Visit Home

Smallman Galley is open Tuesday through Sunday and hours vary based on the day. For more information on Home and Smallman Galley visit smallmangalley.org.


Need something else to do in the Strip? Check out our piece on The Strip District.