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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby pittsoccer33 on Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:56 pm

We rarely ate at any of those places in college. I think I can count the number of times during school that I ate at Joe Mamas, Fuel, Uncle Sams, Hemmingways, Mad Mex, and Union Grille on two hands.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Shyster on Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:03 pm

I've eaten at those places probably more than a hundred times. The rehearsal dinner for my friend's wedding was actually at Joe Mama's, and I used to eat a F&F pretty much every week. Although the Oakland restaurant I frequented the most during college and law school was probably Szechuan Express. Sure, it kinda looked dodgy, but I ate there hundreds of times and never once got sick, and the quantity/cost ratio was unbeatable.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:06 pm

pittsoccer33 wrote:We rarely ate at any of those places in college. I think I can count the number of times during school that I ate at Joe Mamas, Fuel, Uncle Sams, Hemmingways, Mad Mex, and Union Grille on two hands.


too busy stuffing yourself with antoons?
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Troy Loney on Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:06 pm

MAC Donalds?
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Troy Loney on Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:07 pm

I also enjoyed the szechuan express. Also the chicken teriyaki food truck (s) and the falafel from the"world's greatest gyro" truck
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby pittsoccer33 on Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:11 pm

I've eaten at places like Hemmingsways, Lulus, and Fuel way more since I graduated than I did in school.

Anything more than $5 or $6 was too much. So I usually ate at:

Kentacohut
Antoons
Golden Palace Buffet
Wing Pitt
Schlotzsky's
La Fiesta
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Shyster on Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:11 pm

I was always a Sorrento's guy myself. I was part of an informal organization that used to gather at Sorrento's every Wednesday night. So I ate there just about every Wednesday for something like seven years. I used to just work my way through the menu and start over when I got to the bottom.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Troy Loney on Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:12 pm

La Fiesta was amazing.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:15 pm

Forgot about schlotzskys. quaker steak is there now.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby pittsoccer33 on Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:18 pm

I lived at the corner of Semple and Bates so Wing Pitt was a common place to get food from. I'd get gyros and during Steelers games we'd get wings and fries.

I tried to save money so much during school I honestly cooked a lot though. Or I'd buddy up with a freshman and use their meal blocks.

On Sundays I had three friends who would drive to Baum and order about $40 worth of food from Wendys, Taco Bell, and KFC. They'd spend all day watching football and eating that stuff.

In related news the Wendys on Baum was ripped down a few weeks ago and is being rebuilt, probably like the new one on McKnight Road.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:19 pm

the wendys on baum is arguably the slowest fast food retailer in the city of pittsburgh.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:25 pm

Easily. When the line backs up on to Baum... Get real
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby slappybrown on Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:28 pm

Someone should tell the new owner at Fuel and Fuddle to turn up the AC during the summer. Every time I have been in there in the summer time for the past couple years its high school gymnasium level humidity/moistness/wet sock smell.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby pittsoccer33 on Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:44 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:Easily. When the line backs up on to Baum... Get real


Thats what I said. I live on Baum one or two blocks further towards the library, so I see that often. And it obviously seems to be a busy place.

I'm guessing that they ripped it down to come up with a new kitchen and drive thru lay out.

There aren't too many late night food options in my area. Pizza Sola is open til 3am on weekends during the summer, and theres Get Go too. I think Subway is the only other place open after the bars close.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby mac5155 on Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:51 pm

wait uncle sams and burgatory are owned by the same people? huh.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby pittsoccer33 on Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:01 pm

Location is key, said co-owners Mike Hanley and Jerry Dilembo, who also own Joe Mamas Italian Deluxe and Fuel & Fuddle, both in Oakland. They've placed Burgatory spots in the suburbs or in urban entertainment zones.

Mr. Hanley also said service and social media are important variables that have had a big impact on sales.

Add to the mix Herky Pollock, executive vice president of the commercial real estate firm CBRE, and Burgatory's potential rises to the heavens.

With a hand in many developments, particularly those that have helped revitalize Downtown, Mr. Pollock signed on as partner in October. Mr. Hanley and Mr. Pollock have known each other for more than 20 years.


Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/life/dining ... z3959aidzs
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby the wicked child on Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:39 pm

Shyster wrote:I was always a Sorrento's guy myself. I was part of an informal organization that used to gather at Sorrento's every Wednesday night. So I ate there just about every Wednesday for something like seven years. I used to just work my way through the menu and start over when I got to the bottom.

Loved that place. There was a period where I was meeting a couple of my friends there for lunch every Thursday.

I would occasionally go there on my own as well.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby jimjom on Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:32 am

Ha, Sorrento's. That guy that worked there that looks like Paul Schaeffer. I went there quite a bit for lunch when I worked in Oakland but the family that ran it always seemed annoyed by us, I'd probably never go back although their meatball hoagies/pizza/casserole are the bomb.

Love Fuel and Fuddle, was my go to date place when I was at Pitt.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby ville5 on Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:14 pm

Any good fish sandwiches in Greensburg area?
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby mac5155 on Sun Aug 03, 2014 5:31 pm

Pretty specific request this time of year. Can't think of any off the top of my head. There used to be a place called Turinas in downtown that was good, but the quality of the fish sandwich definitely isn't as good outside of the lenten season. If you felt like driving to connellsville stop at bud Murphys and get the codfather
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby FreeCandy44 on Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:45 pm

Harrison City now has a Aiellos pizza. I thought I read that its run by the same people as the Pittsburgh locale, so what can one expect from said Pizza joint? Expensive? Quality?
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby llipgh2 on Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:13 am

Just read Fuel and Fuddle officially reopened today. Yea! Swamp Rub wings are still on the menu. But the menu has changed a bit. Some old faves (for some) are gone.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:18 am

FreeCandy44 wrote:Harrison City now has a Aiellos pizza. I thought I read that its run by the same people as the Pittsburgh locale, so what can one expect from said Pizza joint? Expensive? Quality?


theres a ton of construction going on in the HC right now so its inconvenient to get to during the day.

not sure if you ever went to the one in squirrel hill, but the one in squirrel hill is a.) pretty damn good and b.) really expensive. not sure how that will translate to the psuedo boondocks of penn township though.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby the wicked child on Fri Aug 08, 2014 8:24 pm

Had the Crabby Corn quesadilla from Mad Mex earlier. Excellent.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:57 pm

What restaurants/venues have roof top space around town? Il tetto, six penn, u club?
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