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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby columbia on Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:30 pm

I frequently the Squirrel Hill Cafe more than a few times, while living in there.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:30 pm

also murray ave grill
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Troy Loney on Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:31 pm

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:are there any legit places to drink a beer in squirrel hill?


No, but it offers lots of other Troy Loney approved destinations.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby columbia on Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:31 pm

Speaking of Greenfield, I always liked Big Jim's:
http://www.bigjimsrestaurant.com/
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Troy Loney on Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:32 pm

columbia wrote:I frequently the Squirrel Hill Cafe more than a few times, while living in there.


Unfortunately they allow smoking there and they ditched their good juke box for a touch tunes.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby slappybrown on Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:33 pm

Troy Loney wrote:
slappybrown wrote:
Troy Loney wrote:
Dickie Dunn wrote:The wife and I recently went to the new restaurant opened by Reyna Foods in the Strip (its in the basement of the grocery store). The restaurant is beautiful, but overall it was underwhelming. The food was pretty good, but pricey (I've never before had to pay for chips and salsa at a Mexican restaurant) and not very authentic (my wife is from Mexico and was largely disappointed) and the service was definitely a work in progress.

Las Palmas on Brookline Blvd. is EASILY the best Mexican food we've had in the area. Their taco stand outside the store is absolute amazing. Chicken, ground beef, carne asada, carnitas, barbacoa, lengua, al pastor. All fantastic. Two bucks for a piled high two-tortilla taco. All kinds of sauces and toppings available. Certainly beats the hell out of $9 for 4 mini tacos as an appetizer at Reyna Foods. I could stand there and eat all day long.


:thumb:

The only thing i regret about not living in brookline anymore.

So is there any city neighborhood that meets with Troy Loney's approval?


Squirrel Hill, Regent Square and Highland Park.

The first and last are odd, as a ruckus-riding hipster is not what comes to mind. Regent Square makes more sense. Remind again why you hate Lawrenceville? I assume its the same reason you dislike its neighbor -- the natives ("yinzers") have the temerity to live there and get in the way of opening yet another coffee shop where one can purchase the latest anarcho-syndicalist zine, man.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Troy Loney on Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:34 pm

columbia wrote:I figured Troy for a Greenfield type of guy.


Really? Greenfield is like the Brookline of the east side.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:34 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:silkys :?


blows

agree w/ troy loney re: sq hill cafe. smoking is a no no for this gentleman.

theres a sportsbar at the corner of shady and forbes, but kenny the kangaroo has never been there. but for whatever reason it just seems like an odd place for a sports bar.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby slappybrown on Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:34 pm

Troy Loney wrote:
columbia wrote:I figured Troy for a Greenfield type of guy.


Really? Greenfield is like the Brookline of the east side.

lolololol
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Troy Loney on Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:38 pm

slappybrown wrote:
Troy Loney wrote:
slappybrown wrote:
Troy Loney wrote: :thumb:

The only thing i regret about not living in brookline anymore.

So is there any city neighborhood that meets with Troy Loney's approval?


Squirrel Hill, Regent Square and Highland Park.

The first and last are odd, as a ruckus-riding hipster is not what comes to mind. Regent Square makes more sense. Remind again why you hate Lawrenceville? I assume its the same reason you dislike its neighbor -- the natives ("yinzers") have the temerity to live there and get in the way of opening yet another coffee shop where one can purchase the latest anarcho-syndicalist zine, man.



Squirrel Hill because Troy Loney embraces his Jewish heritage to the extent of not doing anything religious.

Highland park cause of bryant street and the cool old houses.

Regent Square cause of the park and the small business district.

I lean more snobbish than hipster.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Troy Loney on Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:39 pm

slappybrown wrote:
Troy Loney wrote:
columbia wrote:I figured Troy for a Greenfield type of guy.


Really? Greenfield is like the Brookline of the east side.

lolololol


do you disagree? hills everywhere and mostly made up of moderately sized residential properties.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Troy Loney on Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:40 pm

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:
Letang Is The Truth wrote:silkys :?


blows

agree w/ troy loney re: sq hill cafe. smoking is a no no for this gentleman.

theres a sportsbar at the corner of shady and forbes, but kenny the kangaroo has never been there. but for whatever reason it just seems like an odd place for a sports bar.



From what I understand fanatics is pretty lame.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:40 pm

you left out the part regarding an ample number of yinzers in both greenfield and brookline
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby columbia on Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:41 pm

He figured that was implied.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby slappybrown on Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:45 pm

Troy Loney wrote:
slappybrown wrote:
Troy Loney wrote:
columbia wrote:I figured Troy for a Greenfield type of guy.


Really? Greenfield is like the Brookline of the east side.

lolololol


do you disagree? hills everywhere and mostly made up of moderately sized residential properties.

No, my laughter wasn't disagreement, just amusement at how much you appear to dislike the vast majority of the city.

Agreed that this is more snobbishiness overall rather than hipsterism.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Troy Loney on Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:46 pm

I'm not super well versed on the greenfield population breakdown, so i couldn't make that assumption....i'm only going off of the layout...but based on the volume of moderately sized, older residential properties....i would think that there is a significant yinzer base in greenfield.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Troy Loney on Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:54 pm

slappybrown wrote:
Troy Loney wrote:
slappybrown wrote:
Troy Loney wrote:
columbia wrote:I figured Troy for a Greenfield type of guy.


Really? Greenfield is like the Brookline of the east side.

lolololol


do you disagree? hills everywhere and mostly made up of moderately sized residential properties.

No, my laughter wasn't disagreement, just amusement at how much you appear to dislike the vast majority of the city.

Agreed that this is more snobbishiness overall rather than hipsterism.


I don't think any of the city neighborhoods are above criticism...but i'll take city living over the suburbs all day everyday. Unfortunately places like brookline and greenfield are out of the question in the future for this gentlemen because the hills aren't conducive to biking or riding the ruckus.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:56 pm

i could never live in squirrel hill, the traffic is insufferable. i could never level in highland park as there is nothing there except old buildings and 4 restaurants (albeit muy delicioso) on bryant street.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:57 pm

driving through highland park is kind of a let down. its like, hey, pittsburgh used to be full of really cool stuff. but now, all thats left are these big houses with lots of weeds.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Troy Loney on Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:01 pm

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:driving through highland park is kind of a let down. its like, hey, pittsburgh used to be full of really cool stuff. but now, all thats left are these big houses with lots of weeds.


It's great ruckus riding/sight seeing. I did some adventuring out that way a couple weeks ago and ended up in some back streets of larimer....if you want to see some crazily abandoned areas, get yourself lost in Larimer.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby since1970 on Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:03 pm

........you never want to get yourself lost in Larimer...you just want to get out ASAP
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby viva la ben on Sat Jul 13, 2013 6:32 pm

I took my boys to Burgatory today after an afternoon movie. Its alright, if not a bit overrated. I did the create your own burger of angel dusted wagyu beef, bacon, horseradish cheddar, LTO, and house sauce on the side.. I didnt get much horseradish flavor and the burger was kind of mealy. At least I tried it once.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Ben Klingston on Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:57 pm

Troy Loney wrote:
Dickie Dunn wrote:The wife and I recently went to the new restaurant opened by Reyna Foods in the Strip (its in the basement of the grocery store). The restaurant is beautiful, but overall it was underwhelming. The food was pretty good, but pricey (I've never before had to pay for chips and salsa at a Mexican restaurant) and not very authentic (my wife is from Mexico and was largely disappointed) and the service was definitely a work in progress.

Las Palmas on Brookline Blvd. is EASILY the best Mexican food we've had in the area. Their taco stand outside the store is absolute amazing. Chicken, ground beef, carne asada, carnitas, barbacoa, lengua, al pastor. All fantastic. Two bucks for a piled high two-tortilla taco. All kinds of sauces and toppings available. Certainly beats the hell out of $9 for 4 mini tacos as an appetizer at Reyna Foods. I could stand there and eat all day long.


:thumb:

The only thing i regret about not living in brookline anymore.


Is this the place right on the T line?
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Ben Klingston on Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:02 pm

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:
Letang Is The Truth wrote:silkys :?


blows

agree w/ troy loney re: sq hill cafe. smoking is a no no for this gentleman.

theres a sportsbar at the corner of shady and forbes, but kenny the kangaroo has never been there. but for whatever reason it just seems like an odd place for a sports bar.


I've been out of SqHill for a few years, but I always dug silky's. Their music was pretty much synched with my personal taste. Plus a little shuffleboard; good bar food.

I lived on corner of Shady & Morrowfield and used to walk down to Forward Lanes... a few frames and a bucket of pony bottles... good stuff.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby pittsoccer33 on Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:12 pm

my sister works at the squirrel cage. i go every once and a while.

and if you went to be on the cutting edge move to east liberty or larimer. theyre on the upswing for sure. my east liberty rent is going way up this year.
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