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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby llipgh2 on Thu May 17, 2012 12:13 pm

Went to the Forbes Avenue location of Penn Avenue Fish Company today.

Had the Dragon Roll (California roll topped with eel and a sweet/hot sauce), my friend had the Spicy Tuna sandwich (jalapenos, hot sauce, cheddar cheese).

Sooooooo delicious!
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Kraftster on Thu May 17, 2012 6:35 pm

Penn Ave Fish is just excellent. Their fish tacos are great and sushi is always very fresh.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Shyster on Thu May 17, 2012 6:43 pm

It’s a chain restaurant, but I had a very nice dinner at the North Hills Atrias last weekend. My mother and I went there for dinner because she had a gift card that someone had given her. I’d been years ago and my impression had been that they were basically Olive Garden in a fancy suit. That is a great underestimation. I had some really nice pork chops, and my mother loved the fish special she had. Excellent meal for what would have been a fair price even without the gift card.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby jimjom on Thu May 17, 2012 9:44 pm

Yeah I concur, Atrias isn't half bad, it's really good actually.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Streaks House on Thu May 17, 2012 10:13 pm

Kraftster wrote:Penn Ave Fish is just excellent. Their fish tacos are great and sushi is always very fresh.


A bit pricy,but well worth it.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Bioshock on Thu May 17, 2012 10:23 pm

Was looking at going to Monterey Bay on Mt. Washington come late July for my girlfriend's birthday. Anyone been there? We both love Seafood and a nice dinner so it seemed like the best place in town.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby llipgh2 on Fri May 18, 2012 8:35 am

jimjom wrote:Yeah I concur, Atrias isn't half bad, it's really good actually.


I like the Atria's at PNC Park.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby SoupOrSam on Fri May 18, 2012 9:00 am

Bioshock wrote:Was looking at going to Monterey Bay on Mt. Washington come late July for my girlfriend's birthday. Anyone been there? We both love Seafood and a nice dinner so it seemed like the best place in town.


Worked there for a few years in my secksi days. Delicious. You'll enjoy it.

Get the sampler for the app...and a shrimp cocktail if you want everyone to oooooh and aaaaaah as the dry ice smoke falls from the tray as the server carries it through the dining room, get the ahi lemon-butter-soy prep for you and the crabcakes for the girlie, and the macadamia nut moose for dessert!

Get the wasabi mashed potatoes for the side. Stay away from the pasta marinara and the rice pilaf. The honey-glazed carrots or honey-glazed sugar snap peas are good choices, if available, also.

POWZ!
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby eddysnake on Fri May 18, 2012 9:14 am

Heading to NOLA on saturday, any suggestions?
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Troy Loney on Fri May 18, 2012 9:16 am

Streaks House wrote:
Kraftster wrote:Penn Ave Fish is just excellent. Their fish tacos are great and sushi is always very fresh.


A bit pricy,but well worth it.



I didn't think it was very expensive. it was like $10 for a sushi plate and a bottle of water.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Kraftster on Fri May 18, 2012 9:18 am

eddysnake wrote:Heading to NOLA on saturday, any suggestions?


Definitely have to get the fried alligator appetizer. I've had the seafood mac n cheese and the jambalaya - both are pretty good, I'd pick jamba over mac, though for sure.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby slappybrown on Fri May 18, 2012 7:55 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:went to toast this weekend for the first time. had lamb meatloaf with roasted red peppers on top of poutine. so good. plus i like they have the taster size wine glasses

toast is always on point
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby slappybrown on Fri May 18, 2012 7:56 pm

Kraftster wrote:Penn Ave Fish is just excellent. Their fish tacos are great and sushi is always very fresh.

Their original location in the Strip is much better than the one in town
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby bhaw on Fri May 18, 2012 8:20 pm

If you guys had to pick 3 places in the city to have dinner where toddlers are ok (doesn't need to be Chuck E Cheese level, she behaves but don't want somewhere will people will complain that a child is there), where would those 3 places be?

In this scenario, pretend you also have a 7 month pregnant wife...
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby slappybrown on Fri May 18, 2012 8:27 pm

bhaw wrote:If you guys had to pick 3 places in the city to have dinner where toddlers are ok (doesn't need to be Chuck E Cheese level, she behaves but don't want somewhere will people will complain that a child is there), where would those 3 places be?

In this scenario, pretend you also have a 7 month pregnant wife...

Good luck with that. Chain is your only choice I feel.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Shyster on Fri May 18, 2012 9:44 pm

bhaw wrote:If you guys had to pick 3 places in the city to have dinner where toddlers are ok (doesn't need to be Chuck E Cheese level, she behaves but don't want somewhere will people will complain that a child is there), where would those 3 places be?

In this scenario, pretend you also have a 7 month pregnant wife...

If I were looking for a place that could easily accommodate a toddler and would have a kid's menu and plenty of high chairs and booster seats, I would be looking at family-friendly chain restaurants like:
1. Eat 'n' Park.
2. Bob Evans.
3. Denny's.

If I had a pregnant wife, who is likely severely hormonal if not completely insane and therefore potentially violent, I would be looking at:
1. Wherever the heck she wants to eat.
2. Wherever the heck she wants to eat.
3. Wherever the heck she wants to eat.

If I am answering this question as to where I would prefer you take your child and wife, I'm going with:
1. Your house.
2. Your parents' house.
3. Her parents' house.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby bhaw on Fri May 18, 2012 10:57 pm

Lame suggestions :)

We take her to way nicer places than any of those on a regular basis. I'll be in town for 6 days and want to eat somewhere decent ;) Although we probably will hit Eat N Park once just for the sake of it.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby llipgh2 on Sat May 19, 2012 10:54 am

Tessaro's (hardword grilled food). Only down side is there is no place to sit while waiting for a table. That would be uncomfortable for your wife.

Hofbrau Haus if you go early enough. Before 9pm.

Damon's in the USS Tower.

This is hard...not having children, I never had to worry about it.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby bhaw on Sat May 19, 2012 11:13 am

It's no different than going out by yourself. You just have to avoid the super nice places where people get offended there is a child who may have a 30 second melt down at some point but probably not.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby llipgh2 on Sat May 19, 2012 11:18 am

So you are assuming I eat alone when I go out? :pop:

:lol:
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby bhaw on Sat May 19, 2012 11:20 am

llipgh2 wrote:So you are assuming I eat alone when I go out? :pop:

:lol:


Yes. :pop:
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Bioshock on Sat May 19, 2012 11:37 am

SoupOrSam wrote:
Bioshock wrote:Was looking at going to Monterey Bay on Mt. Washington come late July for my girlfriend's birthday. Anyone been there? We both love Seafood and a nice dinner so it seemed like the best place in town.


Worked there for a few years in my secksi days. Delicious. You'll enjoy it.

Get the sampler for the app...and a shrimp cocktail if you want everyone to oooooh and aaaaaah as the dry ice smoke falls from the tray as the server carries it through the dining room, get the ahi lemon-butter-soy prep for you and the crabcakes for the girlie, and the macadamia nut moose for dessert!

Get the wasabi mashed potatoes for the side. Stay away from the pasta marinara and the rice pilaf. The honey-glazed carrots or honey-glazed sugar snap peas are good choices, if available, also.

POWZ!


Thanks dude! Also, what about Parking? It's valet from what i have heard. Do you just drive up and they take your car? How much do you pay the parking attendant?
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby llipgh2 on Sat May 19, 2012 11:53 am

slappybrown wrote:
Letang Is The Truth wrote:went to toast this weekend for the first time. had lamb meatloaf with roasted red peppers on top of poutine. so good. plus i like they have the taster size wine glasses

toast is always on point


I see what you did there...
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby llipgh2 on Sat May 19, 2012 11:54 am

bhaw wrote:
llipgh2 wrote:So you are assuming I eat alone when I go out? :pop:

:lol:


Yes. :pop:


You assumed wrong. :pop:
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Kraftster on Sat May 19, 2012 12:36 pm

We've gone to Burgatory with the baby three times now. Its a good place to try and we found it to be okay with her there. Note they do not have a changing table.
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