Proud to be From Pittsburgh: Restaurant goes above and beyond

Proud to be From Pittsburgh: Restaurant goes above and beyond

PITTSBURGH — A couple who recently moved from the Steel City says a local restaurant went above and beyond for their last meal.

"In March and April, there was a lot of stress and uncertainty," said Wendy Fujita.

The past several months were not what Fujita expected. Sshe had to postpone her March 28th wedding and finish up medical residency during a pandemic. She never thought her last few months before moving for her infectious disease fellowship would be spent staying at home and not visiting her favorite Pittsburgh places.

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While she postponed her wedding, she was still given a special gift from coworkers, a gift card to Bar Marco's in the strip for their Wine Room, a dinner where you get five courses each paired with wine. The restaurant, like many, was closed to dine in and only offering take out dinners.

Fujita had hoped that they would reopen when the county went green and could operate at half occupancy. The clock was ticking for Fujita, as she and her fiance, Morgan, were moving to Georgia on June 6th, the day after the county went green.

“I just sent Bar Marco an email, it was a shot in the dark,” said Fujita. She explained in the email, “We heard you were opening, and I don’t expect to use this for the Wine Room, but can we at least come over and have dinner.”

The small business responded in a way the couple didn't expect.

Fujita said she got an email from an employee saying, “You know we are not ready for dining in yet, but we’d love to have you, just you two come and sit.”

The couple says the restaurant gave them a fantastic last night and meal in the Steel City.

Fujita’s fiance, Morgan said they felt so lucky, “They didn’t have to do it, under the circumstances, so of course it’s a great honor.”

WPXI reached out to Bar Marco’s, who says they’ve been busy working to reopen for dining in and enjoyed the opportunity to give the couple a special dinner.

The restaurant's actions just re-enforced what the couple learned during the past four years.

"I feel like Pittsburgh is the friendliest place that I ever lived," said Morgan.

Small businesses like Bar Marco’s is making us proud to be from Pittsburgh.