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Re: Downtown restaurant suggestions

Postby llipgh2 on Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:31 pm

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Re: Downtown restaurant suggestions

Postby Pitt87 on Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:33 pm

llipgh2 wrote:
Pitt87 wrote:Based on your preference, I think I would suggest is dinner at Six Penn, drinks after at Sharp Edge on Liberty... honestly, even dinner at Sharp Edge is great. If you are interested in a show, I think Stomp is here that weekend also.

Enjoy!


I'd take Six Penn over Sharp Edge for dinner. Sharp Edge's food is meh. But nothing beats the beer selection at Sharp Edge


Six Penn is my favorite restaurant in the world! Rustic, sophisticated, Full Pint on tap... Yeah, SE is a shiny burger place, but I agree... there are much better burger places nearby. That said, try to baked brie.
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Re: Downtown restaurant suggestions

Postby the wicked child on Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:08 pm

Sharp Edge's food is not the best deal, but you go there for the beer. I do like their pizza a lot, but once again - expensive. I wish that you could get the Church Brew's pizza along side a belgian on tap from SE... that would be epic.
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Re: Downtown restaurant suggestions

Postby Defence21 on Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:50 pm

Tell me about the strip. The wife and I are planning to spend a little bit of time there Sunday morning/afternoon before returning home for the Steelers game. Any suggestions?
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Re: Downtown restaurant suggestions

Postby Pavel Bure on Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:51 pm

the wicked child wrote:Sharp Edge's food is not the best deal, but you go there for the beer. I do like their pizza a lot, but once again - expensive. I wish that you could get the Church Brew's pizza along side a belgian on tap from SE... that would be epic.

Church brew works pierogies.... mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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Re: Downtown restaurant suggestions

Postby llipgh2 on Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:51 pm

Defence21 wrote:Tell me about the strip. The wife and I are planning to spend a little bit of time there Sunday morning/afternoon before returning home for the Steelers game. Any suggestions?


DeLuca's for breakfast. Be prepared to wait.
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Re: Downtown restaurant suggestions

Postby Eismann on Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:52 pm

the wicked child wrote:Sharp Edge's food is not the best deal, but you go there for the beer. I do like their pizza a lot, but once again - expensive. I wish that you could get the Church Brew's pizza along side a belgian on tap from SE... that would be epic.


The ostrich burger at Sharp Edge was prit-dern yumma.
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Re: Downtown restaurant suggestions

Postby Troy Loney on Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:54 pm

Defence21 wrote:Tell me about the strip. The wife and I are planning to spend a little bit of time there Sunday morning/afternoon before returning home for the Steelers game. Any suggestions?


Outdoor food market. Great if you want to make an awesome dinner at a reasonable cost. They have a lot of "junk" type stores and that I guess appeal to tourists.
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Re: Downtown restaurant suggestions

Postby pittsoccer33 on Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:56 pm

Defence21 wrote:Tell me about the strip. The wife and I are planning to spend a little bit of time there Sunday morning/afternoon before returning home for the Steelers game. Any suggestions?


A few places are closed on Sundays - Mike Feinberg being the big one. Thats essentially a party supply/Pittsburgh souvenir shop. Yinzers might be open - its another Pittsburgh shop down on 21st and Penn.

Just about all the little places to eat are cool - Cafe on the Strip, Bella Notte, Whollys, Mancinis bread shop (definitely get something from here to take home with you), Kaya. The Beerhive is a newish bar down there that I think is pretty cool.

I don't know if the Wigle Distillery will be open for tours or sales on Sunday but their new gin is fantastic.

I don't know how much time you're planning to spend but the Heinz History Center/Sports Museum is down there too.
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Re: Downtown restaurant suggestions

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:56 pm

Defence21 wrote:Tell me about the strip. The wife and I are planning to spend a little bit of time there Sunday morning/afternoon before returning home for the Steelers game. Any suggestions?


price range?
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Re: Downtown restaurant suggestions

Postby Troy Loney on Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:58 pm

Lydia's brunch would probably be amazing.
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Re: Downtown restaurant suggestions

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:59 pm

depends what you are looking for
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Re: Downtown restaurant suggestions

Postby Defence21 on Thu Nov 01, 2012 3:17 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:
Defence21 wrote:Tell me about the strip. The wife and I are planning to spend a little bit of time there Sunday morning/afternoon before returning home for the Steelers game. Any suggestions?


price range?

Probably cheaper end. We'll be spending a good bit Saturday between our stay at the Westin, gambling at Rivers, and dinner somewhere. Neither of us have been to the Strip before and are just looking to take it in while getting something good to eat. Not looking for "touristy" stuff -- but rather local favorites.
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Re: Downtown restaurant suggestions

Postby Kraftster on Thu Nov 01, 2012 3:20 pm

Defence21 wrote:
Letang Is The Truth wrote:
Defence21 wrote:Tell me about the strip. The wife and I are planning to spend a little bit of time there Sunday morning/afternoon before returning home for the Steelers game. Any suggestions?


price range?

Probably cheaper end. We'll be spending a good bit Saturday between our stay at the Westin, gambling at Rivers, and dinner somewhere. Neither of us have been to the Strip before and are just looking to take it in while getting something good to eat. Not looking for "touristy" stuff -- but rather local favorites.


Wholey's is a cool place to check out and they have good fish sandwiches and (crab or no crab) mac n cheese (or also good onion rings). They have seating up on the second floor. Pretty cheap.
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Re: Downtown restaurant suggestions

Postby llipgh2 on Thu Nov 01, 2012 3:23 pm

I forgot about Reyes. If you like Mexican that's the place to stop (if they are cooking in front on Sunday). It's cheap and good.

Someone mentioned the street vendors. They have some good stuff.

There is a little Italian cuccina by Pittsburgh Popcorn. Great espresso, cappucinos, lattes. It's across the street from Reyes.

Pamela's is in the Strip as well, and there is a little Peruvian restaurant.

These are all pretty cheap and very good.

And DeLuca's, which I previously mentioned.

EDIT: And check out "Peace, Love and Little Donuts" on Smallman. And Enrico's for biscotti and Italian pastries and bread. Enrico's is beside Penn Mac.
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Re: Downtown restaurant suggestions

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Thu Nov 01, 2012 3:28 pm

enricos has a banging sunday brunch. BYOB. often less crowded.
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Re: Downtown restaurant suggestions

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Thu Nov 01, 2012 3:30 pm

actually thats probably saturday brunch
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Re: Downtown restaurant suggestions

Postby eddysnake on Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:28 pm

Defence21 wrote:Tell me about the strip. The wife and I are planning to spend a little bit of time there Sunday morning/afternoon before returning home for the Steelers game. Any suggestions?


Rolands - Hot Lobster Rolls. that is all.
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Re: Downtown restaurant suggestions

Postby Defence21 on Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:06 am

Thanks to all for the suggestions! Looking forward to a fun weekend in the 'Burgh doing some things I've never had the opportunity to experience!
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Re: Downtown restaurant suggestions

Postby Defence21 on Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:24 pm

Had a great weekend with the wife. We stayed at the Westin Convention Center, with The Rivers Casino being our big event. We ended up eating at the Grand View Buffet, and I wasn't disappointed. The BBQ was fantastic, believe it or not. We're not fancy folk, so the steak, brisket, crab legs, etc were more than enough to impress us. While I didn't take some of the advice from this thread with regard to evening dining, I did take the Strip District advise and had breaktfast at DeLuca's. Wow. Amazing! We waited outside for about 40 minutes, but it was well worth it. Not only was the food and service great, but the environment was really cool too. It felt like it hasn't changed in 30 years in there. Pretty cool. Also stopped in at Wholly's and bought a loaf of Italian bread and a French baguette. Overall, it was a great weekend. I'll definitely visit the Strip again!

Thanks to all who offered suggestions. They are much appreciated and helped my wife and I find a great breakfast we would have otherwise passed on.
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Re: Downtown restaurant suggestions

Postby Pavel Bure on Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:35 pm

Defence21 wrote:Had a great weekend with the wife. We stayed at the Westin Convention Center, with The Rivers Casino being our big event. We ended up eating at the Grand View Buffet, and I wasn't disappointed. The BBQ was fantastic, believe it or not. We're not fancy folk, so the steak, brisket, crab legs, etc were more than enough to impress us. While I didn't take some of the advice from this thread with regard to evening dining, I did take the Strip District advise and had breaktfast at DeLuca's. Wow. Amazing! We waited outside for about 40 minutes, but it was well worth it. Not only was the food and service great, but the environment was really cool too. It felt like it hasn't changed in 30 years in there. Pretty cool. Also stopped in at Wholly's and bought a loaf of Italian bread and a French baguette. Overall, it was a great weekend. I'll definitely visit the Strip again!

Thanks to all who offered suggestions. They are much appreciated and helped my wife and I find a great breakfast we would have otherwise passed on.

The buffet mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, Mongolian......... mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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Re: Downtown restaurant suggestions

Postby mac5155 on Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:37 pm

The Mongolian is the second best thing on the buffet next to the crab legs.
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Re: Downtown restaurant suggestions

Postby ville5 on Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:49 am

Cmon stop with the food!!!! Can someone mail me a few things?
Oyster house fish sammich with ketchup, vinegar, tartar and hot sauce; loaf of cellones unsliced; couple hundred sarris bars; and some Sams pizza if the old man is still alive.
Oh, and an western PA Italian hoagie. kthxbai
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