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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby pittsoccer33 on Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:07 am

Social has been on my list for a while - other than a wedding I've never really gone into bakery square at all despite jogging past it often. what are they thinking building partially orange apartments/condos there?

were they fried wings or something else given that they had a rub?

what kinds of cans are $2? I like Mad Mex for the $5 22oz featured brewery drafts and Sharp Edge for the mystery draft.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:21 am

you know, just driving by it social seems like a gr8 place to drink a beer. their patio looks ideal for summer drinking. but all the reviews have been rather whelming.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby pittsoccer33 on Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:34 am

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:you know, just driving by it social seems like a gr8 place to drink a beer. their patio looks ideal for summer drinking. but all the reviews have been rather whelming.


you know an over looked place to enjoy a drink on a nice evening? bar louie at station square. their prices aren't so good (happy hour specials are ok) but their riverside deck has some really great views.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:36 am

re: the wings at social. they are deep fried. perhaps dry rub wasnt the right word but they put dried herbs on it. i actually like to eat them plain but the cilantro cerrano sauce is the better imo. re: the 2 dollar cans, they seemed to have a good selection. didnt really pay attention as i went with the woodchuck
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:37 am

also its obnoxiously loud there with the music

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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby slappybrown on Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:49 am

I think Cantina's back patio is the top outdoor drinking locale in the city.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:52 am

slappybrown wrote:I think Cantina's back patio is the top outdoor drinking locale in the city.


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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:53 am

Actually il tetto is probably my top place at the moment
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:54 am

what is this place you speak of? this gentleman googled cantina pittsburgh and came up with some place in lawrenceville. is this accurate?
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Troy Loney on Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:56 am

That's the one. They've got an elaborate setup back there, reminds me of Brooklyn
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby pittsoccer33 on Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:56 am

round corner cantina, yes. its always been overcrowded to the max when ive tried to go.

anyone ever go to that speakeasy-esque place on Highland between Noddlehead and Mad Mex? It looks like a garage. The drink specials look decent on their chalk board when im going by though.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby columbia on Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:57 am

I know someone who DJs at some sort of Sunday brunch there.....an odd way to pick up some extra cash, but whatever works.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby slappybrown on Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:05 am

Letang Is The Truth wrote:Actually il tetto is probably my top place at the moment

Also legit, but I still give the slight edge to Cantina.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Troy Loney on Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:09 am

slappybrown wrote:
Letang Is The Truth wrote:Actually il tetto is probably my top place at the moment

Also legit, but I still give the slight edge to Cantina.


Is that part of that emporio meatball place?
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby pittsoccer33 on Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:11 am

speaking of, i ate at emporio on friday. the drinks were expensive but the food wasnt and it was really good. an odd concept - you order a small, medium, or large meatball sandwich and they give you a bowl of sauce to dunk it in.

the line to get upstairs was out the door around 5-5:30
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby slappybrown on Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:12 am

Troy Loney wrote:
slappybrown wrote:
Letang Is The Truth wrote:Actually il tetto is probably my top place at the moment

Also legit, but I still give the slight edge to Cantina.


Is that part of that emporio meatball place?

yea
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby columbia on Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:13 am

In before canaan comment on slappy.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:39 am

pittsoccer33 wrote:round corner cantina, yes. its always been overcrowded to the max when ive tried to go.

anyone ever go to that speakeasy-esque place on Highland between Noddlehead and Mad Mex? It looks like a garage. The drink specials look decent on their chalk board when im going by though.


the highlander pub? if by speakeasy, you mean cesspool, i agree.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Shyster on Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:20 pm

Went last night with my brother and sister-in-law to Everyday Noodles in Squirrel Hill. We ordered five spice eggplant, soup dumplings, veggie dumplings, shao mai, bok choy with minced pork, potstickers, and rolled pancakes, and I further ordered a bowl of Szechuan Dan Dan noodles. The wheat noodles and dumplings are all made in house behind a big glass window, and everything was delicious. When they say something is spicy, they mean it. Szechuan food is supposed to be spicy, and I was sweating away while eating my Dan Dan noodles. The most expensive item on the menu is $12, and portion sizes aren't small, so you can order a variety without breaking the bank. Highly recommended.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby jimjom on Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:40 am

Anyone been to Patron in East Liberty? The last couple of times I've been there I've picked up that maybe the tomato sauce they use for enchiladas etc is canned spaghetti sauce...chunks of tomato and onion with flecks of basil. Basil should not be in Mexican food. Anyone?
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby jimjom on Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:46 am

Ha 66 pages on the food thread apropos
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby eddysnake on Sun Jun 15, 2014 7:48 pm

Wife and I have a night out at the priory and we chose the James Street Gastropub & Speakeasy as our destination for drinks and dinner after a tour of the wigle whiskey distillery. Tell me about this place...
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:43 am

This gentleman once saw a jazz show at james street. cant speak on the food or drinks but the vibe downstairs was extremely cool
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:43 am

i know that its near the priory and its in a building and has a bright sign
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby pittsoccer33 on Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:50 am

I have some friends that really like it.

The place I'm most familiar with over there is Max's Allegheny Tavern. The building is like 120 years old and a lot of the decor is at least 100 years old. Very neat place and pretty good German food.
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