When most of us think of Kurt Angle, we recall his exceptional wrestling performances under the employ of Vince and Linda McMahon and perhaps to a lesser extent his injuries, PED-follies and disputes with the law. Fewer still will think of Angle’s 1996 Olympic gold medal, but perhaps when the dust clears, Kurt will be best known for “Kurt Angle’s Foodies Cafe”, a new Pittsburgh restaurant which specializes in grub for the aspiring musclehead world class athlete. From the Pittsburgh City Paper’s Al Hoff :
This “foodies” cafÃ© isn’t catering to your artisanal-chÃ¨vre-and-fig crowd — the menu offers mostly sandwich-board favorites and comfort food. The unassuming cinderblock building, across from the 31st Street Bridge, is open for breakfast and lunch. Expect the standard fare such as waffles, sandwiches, salads, soups and smoothies.
For heartier appetites, entrees include grilled meat-and-veg plates, as well as a selection of Italian family favorites from Mariani’s (baked ziti, rolled stuffed eggplant and cheese manicotti).
The “angle,” if you will, is that some of the items have been power-packed. Angle and his partners purchased the supplement Ultra Fiber DX, which, according to the Foodies’ brochure, offers various benefits for weight management, blood-sugar levels, digestion and “overall good health.”
Diners can find Fiber DX in Kurt’s High Protein Cheese Pizza, Kurt’s Breakfast Boost smoothie, and the four pre-made entrees that, along with the pizza, comprise Angle Foods. These carefully calibrated meals are available in house, to-go (for microwaving at home) or by mail order from www.FoodiesFoodClub.com.