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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Kraftster on Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:02 pm

Troy Loney wrote:I've had the Bison Burger at Church Brew Works....it's quite tender and delicious.


Oh man, their bison meatloaf is amazing. CBW bison meatloaf with CBW pumpkin stout = last mean material
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Kraftster on Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:03 pm

When I make burgers at home we typically do 50% venison 50% beef (about 85%). Good stuff.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby shafnutz05 on Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:03 pm

Yeah, I usually do 90/10. I finally started flattening out my burgers a lot more, and the results have been fantastic.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby columbia on Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:05 pm

Where is ulf?

Just wondering if he had a kangaroo burger down under.
(Apologies to KtK.)
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby OutofFoil on Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:13 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:elk = awesomer


Truth.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Shyster on Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:31 pm

columbia wrote:Just wondering if he had a kangaroo burger down under.
(Apologies to KtK.)

Not a burger, but I had kangaroo chops once at North County Brewing. They were quite tasty, and tasted a lot like a lean red meat like buffalo or elk.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:39 am

Troy Loney wrote:LITT, have you had brunch at Porch yet?


went yesterday, had a breakfast burger that had sunny side up egg, roasted red peppers, spicy ketchup and i put bacon it. quite delicious and their potatoes are ah-mazing. only potential gripe would be that most of their menu is egg based - scrambled this, chorizo egg breakfast bowl that, egg sandwich this. they did ahve french toast which looked average but that was the only non-egg option.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby canaan on Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:31 am

you know what chain makes a decent bison burger? Smokey Bones
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:31 am

are there still smokey bones around?
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby mac5155 on Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:32 am

there's one in robinson and another in greensburg.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby AlexPKeaton on Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:55 am

I ate Italian at Bella Frutteto in Wexford. Way too expensive and the service was terrible. But the food was pretty good.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:56 am

i was there once 3 years ago. i didnt like it
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Troy Loney on Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:03 am

Letang Is The Truth wrote:
Troy Loney wrote:LITT, have you had brunch at Porch yet?


went yesterday, had a breakfast burger that had sunny side up egg, roasted red peppers, spicy ketchup and i put bacon it. quite delicious and their potatoes are ah-mazing. only potential gripe would be that most of their menu is egg based - scrambled this, chorizo egg breakfast bowl that, egg sandwich this. they did ahve french toast which looked average but that was the only non-egg option.



Oh, sounds like they've lost the concept of what brunch is.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Shyster on Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:14 pm

AlexPKeaton wrote:I ate Italian at Bella Frutteto in Wexford. Way too expensive and the service was terrible. But the food was pretty good.

That’s too bad. I’ve been there a few times (admittedly not in the recent past) and I thought it was good.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:58 am

had another miserable experience at meat and potatoes. youd think i would learn by now. waited 90 minutes on a tuesday night a 8pm for risotto and a flat bread. threw a minor **** fit and got two free desserts to go which was appreciated and very delicious. unbelievably tremendous butternut squash soup with maple whipped cream, crisped pancetta and toasted pumpkin seeds.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Troy Loney on Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:06 am

Letang Is The Truth wrote:had another miserable experience at meat and potatoes. youd think i would learn by now. waited 90 minutes on a tuesday night a 8pm for risotto and a flat bread. threw a minor **** fit and got two free desserts to go which was appreciated and very delicious. unbelievably tremendous butternut squash soup with maple whipped cream, crisped pancetta and toasted pumpkin seeds.



You should have got un uppercut to the face.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:23 am

lol
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby drnort on Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:08 am

Shyster wrote:
AlexPKeaton wrote:I ate Italian at Bella Frutteto in Wexford. Way too expensive and the service was terrible. But the food was pretty good.

That’s too bad. I’ve been there a few times (admittedly not in the recent past) and I thought it was good.


Have only been there once - but thought the menu, prices, service, atmosphere, etc were all very good. I had 0 complaints.

I would recommend Olives and Peppers in Gibsonia as a similar restaurant that is also fantastic - though different in a ton of ways - but if Bella Frutteto is too expensive, Olives and Peppers will not be much better.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:42 am

new french place in southside: bridge 10 brasserie. it is right over the 10th street bridge in the holiday inn express there. its newly renovated; the food was great. we had frites with truffle oil to start which was delicious. i had braised beef with sweet potato puree and a red wine sauce and my fiance had coq au vin. both were very strong. nice wine list and cocktails too. menu was very robust offering a multitude of entrees salads and sandwiches. much cleaner and food is much better than brasserie 33 or paris 66. definitely recommend.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby cheesesteakwithegg on Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:03 pm

They just opened up a burger place in South Park called BnD's Burgers and Dogz. Really good food, grass fed beef, fresh cut fries, high end ingredients, etc. It is set up like a Five Guys, but it takes a little longer to get your food, though it's of much higher quality. For example, they get their hot dogs from Vienna Beef in Chicago.

I asked the owner where he gets his beef from, and he said to me (in a very arrogant tone) "that is a secret, I can't tell you." It was weird that he wouldn't say where it was from, especially since he did so with the hot dogs. I don't know, it just rubbed me the wrong way.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Eismann on Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:58 am

I'm going to try Noodlehead in Shadyside tonight for dinner. The level 5 intrigues me.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:59 am

That places looks good. Also it is likely doomed as the last 3 restaurants that were there in the last 4 years are gone
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Nuge on Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:45 am

Anyone been to The Hop House in Greentree?
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Eismann on Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:26 pm

Eismann wrote:I'm going to try Noodlehead in Shadyside tonight for dinner. The level 5 intrigues me.


It was pretty good. Nothing special. Had the Street Noodle #1, which was rice noodles, fried chicken, bok choy and such. Got it at the level 5, but it was disappointing. Tasty, yes, but 'crazy hot' no. Still, place was pretty cool, sat at the small bar, food served pretty quickly, did have a Boylan's creme soda. Afterward, went next door to Oh Yeah for a waffle cone of green tea ice cream with extra honey on top. Very good.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:28 am

Troy Loney wrote:
Letang Is The Truth wrote:
Troy Loney wrote:LITT, have you had brunch at Porch yet?


went yesterday, had a breakfast burger that had sunny side up egg, roasted red peppers, spicy ketchup and i put bacon it. quite delicious and their potatoes are ah-mazing. only potential gripe would be that most of their menu is egg based - scrambled this, chorizo egg breakfast bowl that, egg sandwich this. they did ahve french toast which looked average but that was the only non-egg option.



Oh, sounds like they've lost the concept of what brunch is.


went again yesterday. had the chorizo breakfast bowl. housemade biscuits and chorizo topped with hollandaise and served with this insane potatoes. delicious.
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