The Eats Menu

 

Palace HotelOnce located at 1545 Wylie Avenue. In its heyday, famous musicians stayed they. People of color were denied services at other hotels in the city of Pittsburgh Continental Breakfast

Legacy Café Continental Breakfast will make your next Open House, Team Meeting or Community Event a success.

 

~The Hill’s BeveragesThe Hill District was the center of the Underground Railroad before the Civil War. In the 1840s it began as a residential community and comprised of well off professionals. The Hill District was the first planned residential neighborhood in Pittsburgh~

Includes cups, Sugar, Creamer and stirrers

Coffee – Locally roasted-minimum order 12 cups

Tea

Breakfast Juices

Bottled Water

~Meat Assortment~

Turkey or Pork Bacon and Sausage

Semi Pro BaseballInterracial Semi pro baseball players practiced at Washington Park. Most of these teams played in street clothes, not uniforms. Quiche

Labor TempleOnce located on the Corners of Bedford Avenue & Washington Street Lyonnaise Potatoes

Centre Avenue Poet’sFormerly a Theater workshop located in the lower Hill District. Granola Parfait

~Herron’s HillsFormerly known as a part of Minersville Section of the Middle Hill District Bread & Fruit Bar~

Aromas of freshly baked bread waffled through local neighborhoods in the Hill District café’s and homes

Muffins

Francis StreetLocated in the Middle Hill District formerly known as Laceyville Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins

LoganOnce the location of mixed ethnic businesses erased by the erection of the Civic Area Street Blueberry Muffins includes butter and jelly

Centre AvenueThe location of many jazz and night clubs in the early 1930s to 1950s.In addition, parades on national holidays where held here. Now a growing commercial district. Carrot Muffins

Bagels

Assorted Bagels includes butter and Jelly

Cream Cheese can be added for an additional cost

Croissants

Assorted Croissants; includes butter and jelly

~Colwell StreetLocated in the lower Hill District where mostly Italian merchants sold goods. Now, a place of mixed housing Fruit Tray~

Accompanied by Washington StreetCaplan’s Bakery was once located on this street in the early 1900s Fruit Sauce

Seasonal Fruit is purchased from local farmers

~Additional Items~

Semi Pro BaseballInterracial Semi pro baseball players practiced at Washington Park. Most of these teams played in street clothes, not uniforms. Quiche: Spinach or Broccoli combined with heavy cream, Swiss cheese and eggs

Labor TempleOnce located on the Corners of Bedford Avenue & Washington Street Lyonnaise Potatoes: A mixture of parsley & chopped onions

Centre Avenue Poet’sFormerly a Theater workshop located in the lower Hill District. Granola Parfait: Layered with yogurt, crispy Granola and seasonal fruit

͞The Legacy Café adds the perfect touch of elegance to any event. The unique menu is not only pleasing to the palate, but it warms the heart by evoking fond memories of the historic Hill District – one of Pittsburgh’s most treasured neighbors.
–Diamonte Walker, Urban Redevelopment Authority

 

Harlem Show LunchesBilly Eckstine started his career at the Harlem Show Bar and received 6.00 per week for performing.

~Bedford Avenue Street CarA street car that ran on the streets of Herron Ave, Bedford Ave and downtown Pittsburgh in the early 20th century Lunches~

Includes your choice of Jazz Club Sandwich, Pasta or Potato Salad, Loendi ClubNamed after an East African river that flowed from Lake Nyassa until it joined the Ruvuma River, originally located at 83 Fullerton Street, where the Civic Arena once stood. aka The Loendi Social and Literary Club, once an extremely exclusive club Chocolate chip cookie and beverage

~Jazz Club Sandwiches~

Musicians ClubLocated at 1213 Wylie Ave where jazz bands played in the early hours. After other clubs had closed for the night Wrap: Flour tortilla filled with Goat Cheese, seasoned white meat chicken and spinach

Paramount ClubThis club was once called the Collins Inn. Home of the Musician’s Union Local 471 Wrap: Black beans, pinto beans, tomatoes and cheese wrapped in a wheat tortilla

Vegetarian: In season vegetables

Collins Innone of Pittsburg’s first jazz club. Louis Deppe, who began the first jazz band in Pittsburgh started singing here in the 1920s. This club was later purchased by Gus Greenlee, owner of the Loendi Club Roast Beef: Irresistible roast beef  on whole wheat bread and Mozzarella Cheese. Served with condiments

Leader HouseLocated on the corner of Crawford Street and Wylie Avenue later known as the Crawford Grill. Earl Hines played here in the 1920s. The location is currently known as Crawford Square. Turkey: Oven roasted turkey on whole wheat bread with American Cheese. Served with condiments

Club CrawfordAn exclusive area located on the third floor of the Crawford Grill. Ham: Sliced baked ham on whole wheat bread with pepper jack cheese. Served with condiments

Pythian TempleOnce located on Wylie Avenue Chicken Salad: Smoked White meat, apples and fresh vegetables served on a croissant

~Platters~

Morgan Community CenterHill District community baseball legends such as Homer Robertson, Willie Redman and Charley “Kid” Crutchfield played baseball. The current location of Energy Innovation Center. Sample Meat & Bread Platter Featuring Ham, Turkey and Roast Beef, cheese, sliced bread and condiments

Coobus ClubA famous Bar and Grill during the 1940’s and 1950’s Cheese & Pepperoni Platter A good choice for small or large gatherings

Little ParisA hotel and bar located in the Upper Hill where small jazz bands played Vegetable Platter Seasonal vegetables are used from local farmers

Francis StreetLocated in the Middle Hill District formerly known as Laceyville Fruit & Cheese Tray Perfect choice for a Midday meeting

Includes your choice of Ranch Dip, Blue Cheese, or Nonfat cucumber dip

 

Farm Number ThreeThe Hill District began as Farm Number Three once owned by William Penn’s grandson and later sold to General Adamson Tannerhill for $20.00 an acre Entrees

Monticello-DelaneyThis was the name of a basketball team located in the Hill District. They won the Colored Basketball World’s Championship in 1913 Baked Chicken

Alpha WivesThese ladies presented a check for $500.00 to Byrd Brown Esq. for a Life Time Membership to the NAACP in June of 1963 Fried Chicken

Marie’s Lola’sThis after-hours café was demolished May 1957 to make room for the Civic Arena Beef Lasagna

Club EsquireOnce located in the Hill District in the early 1960s with such members as John Humprey, Morris Hill and Raymond Toliver. Ribs

Crab Mac & Cheese

Ledlie Street Vegetarian Lasagna

Marie’s Lola’sThis after-hours café was demolished May 1957 to make room for the Civic Arena Beef Lasagna

Blue Note CaféThis after-hours café was demolished May 1957 to make room for the Civic Arena Crab Cakes

Crawford GrillOriginally located in the 1400 Wylie Avenue Spicy Cucumber Salsa

Eddie’s RestaurantLocated on the corners of Wylie Avenue and Kirkpatrick. Eddie’s was the place to eat downhome meals after all the Clubs closed. August Wilson, famous playwright got his first job here and based some of his plays about the people who came the restaurant. Spaghetti

Crossroads of the WorldMary Dee, a broadcaster dubbed this location at the corner of Wylie Avenue and Fullerton Streets. Hors d’Oeuvres

Leader HouseLocated on the corner of Crawford Street and Wylie Avenue later known as the Crawford Grill. Earl Hines played here in the 1920s. The location is currently known as Crawford Square. Signature Dish (Vegetarian & Gluten Free)

Bambola ClubOne of the most popular clubs in the Hill District. It opened in November of 1946, as a charted social club featuring risqué shake dancers, bands and comedians. located in the basement of the RUMBA Theater. Membership was a requirement of getting access. Sweet & Tangy Meatballs (Beef)

Musicians ClubLocated at 1213 Wylie Ave where jazz bands played in the early hours. After other clubs had closed for the night Boneless Wings: regular or spicy

Ellis HotelA hotel and bar located in the Upper Hill where small jazz bands played Sweet & Tangy Meatballs (Beef)

Lincoln Theater Tostadas (Vegetarian)

Crawford GrillOriginally located in the 1400 Wylie Avenue Spicy Cucumber Salsa

Little Haiti150 freed slaves relocated here from Virginia Salads

LaceyvilleThis is the current location of the Middle Hill District once dominated by Germans, Scotch and Irish during the early 1800s Grilled Chicken Caesar

Rusch’s Hill Once a homestead of RUCH, built in 1840 by Jost Rush, a dairyman with over 60 acres of land. Now known as Skyline. Classic Green

Gazzam’sThe former name of a section of Laceyville in the Middle Hill District Corn Salad

MinersvilleThis is the current location of the Upper Hill District, aka Sugertop Potato Salad

Herron’s HillFormerly known as a part of Minersville Section of the Middle Hill District Pasta Salad

QuarryFormerly known as a part of Minersville Section of the Middle Hill District
Classic Coleslaw

Legacy Café is incredible! Not only is the food delicious, the company is sustainable and you get a history lesson about Pittsburgh Historic Hill District with each meal. Legacy menu names are guaranteed to start a conversation among guest.
–William Generett Jr.

Lincoln Theater Accompaniments

These smells are embedded in our fiber as much as our other family traits

RHUMBAOnce located at 53 Fullerton Street. A place for late night entertainment from midnight to 6:00 a.m. This theater was demolished to make room for the Civic Arena. Theater Macaroni & Cheese

Roosevelt TheaterMusicians such as Billy Eckstine, Roy Eldridge, Lena Horne and Louis Armstrong once played here. Baked Beans

Elmore TheaterThis theater opened in 1923, located on Center Avenue and had musical, boxing and vaudeville shows. Ma Rainey, Ethel Waters, Bessie Smith and Jelly Roll Morton were featured guest. Classic Mashed Potatoes

Star TheaterFate Marable, one of Pittsburgh’s earliest jazz players honed his skills at this theater Asparagus

Savoy Ballroom Green Beans

Supreme Candied Carrots

If you are craving an extraordinarily delicious chocolate chip cookie, look no further than Legacy Café. These awesome cookies were a very special ingredient of our grand opening event at August.
–Susan Rademacher, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

 

 Heritage Desserts and Coffee

Any Heritage Dessert paired with select fresh ground coffee is the perfect combination for Executive or Staff meetings, or Launch parties.

Loendi ClubNamed after an East African river that flowed from Lake Nyassa until it joined the Ruvuma River, originally located at 83 Fullerton Street, where the Civic Arena once stood. aka The Loendi Social and Literary Club, once an extremely exclusive club Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ellis HotelA hotel and bar located in the Upper Hill where small jazz bands played Rice Pudding

Washington ParkThis park, located where the Civic Arena once stood is where the American Giants baseball team played. Triple Espresso Brownie Bites

Cassette StreetLocated in the Lower Hill District formerly known as Little Haiti

 Vegan Brownies

Webster GrillA small jazz club located in the “Crossroads of the World” Bread Pudding

 

National Jazz CircuitThe Hill was known in the United States from 1930’s to 1950’s as this because of places such as Hurricane Lounge, Savoy Ballroom, and Musicians Club. Holiday Classics

Cum Posey Turkey Breast

Sell HallHe played on the Monticello-Delany Rifles basketball team and the Homestead Grays baseball team in 1917-1918. He then pitched for the Chicago Giants and later became the owner & manager. Orange Glazed Ham

MinersvilleThis is the current location of the Upper Hill District, aka Sugertop Potato Salad

Savoy Ballroom Green Beans

Cool Papa BellA headliner baseball star of the Crawford Colored Giant baseball team Cornbread Stuffing

Francis StreetLocated in the Middle Hill District formerly known as Laceyville Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins

Greenlee FieldBuilt by Gus Greenlee in 1932 located at 2500 Bedford Avenue and had 7500 seats and lights. Pumpkin-Pecan Cake

American GiantsA Hill District famous baseball team in the 1920s Butter Pecan Tarts