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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:51 pm

pittsoccer33 wrote:ive been sitting on a ruths chris gift card for a few years that im going to use soon. at mortons ive got the porterhouse, but ruths doesnt seem to have one. what do you recommend?


They have a porterhouse for 2
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby pittsoccer33 on Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:21 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:
pittsoccer33 wrote:ive been sitting on a ruths chris gift card for a few years that im going to use soon. at mortons ive got the porterhouse, but ruths doesnt seem to have one. what do you recommend?


They have a porterhouse for 2


i dont think i need to try eating a $90 steak alone. thats the sort of thing americans do that cause people in other countries to hate us.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:22 pm

and you will let that stop you?
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby columbia on Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:45 pm

I had lunch here today and they - outside of SF - are the cream of the crop for "mission style" burritos:
http://www.barberitos.com/

Forget Moe's/Qdoba/Chipotle if you are in the South and see one of these.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:39 am

round corner cantina in lawrenceville. hole in the wall mexican place. tremendous guacamole. had two difference tacos: carnitas and pescado (mahi mahi). mahi was tempura crusted with crema cabbage and radishes and cilantro. carnitas served with radish cilantro cucumbers and onions. both were delicious. pretty impressive 22oz beer bottle list as well
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby slappybrown on Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:21 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:round corner cantina in lawrenceville. hole in the wall mexican place. tremendous guacamole. had two difference tacos: carnitas and pescado (mahi mahi). mahi was tempura crusted with crema cabbage and radishes and cilantro. carnitas served with radish cilantro cucumbers and onions. both were delicious. pretty impressive 22oz beer bottle list as well

You need to go in the summer and drink in the back outside. One of my favorite happy hours in the city.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby llipgh2 on Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:22 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:round corner cantina in lawrenceville. hole in the wall mexican place. tremendous guacamole. had two difference tacos: carnitas and pescado (mahi mahi). mahi was tempura crusted with crema cabbage and radishes and cilantro. carnitas served with radish cilantro cucumbers and onions. both were delicious. pretty impressive 22oz beer bottle list as well


I love this place. Excellent margaritas as well. Not your normal run of the mill kind.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby llipgh2 on Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:24 pm

Speaking of Mexican, has anyone tried Steel Cactus on Walnut Street in Shadyside?
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:52 pm

garbage. food is miserable. chips taste like cardboard and soap. drinks are marginal. nice upstairs bar tho
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby mac5155 on Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:14 pm

El Campesino is the best mexican I've ever had.

Went to Armstrong's for lunch. Very good.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Troy Loney on Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:26 pm

I got some pad thai from sesame inn (one of the few places in the south hills you can get it), I was happy with it.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby canaan on Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:32 pm

mac5155 wrote:El Campesino is the best mexican I've ever had.

Went to Armstrong's for lunch. Very good.

armstrong's in caste village?
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby canaan on Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:33 pm

Troy Loney wrote:I got some pad thai from sesame inn (one of the few places in the south hills you can get it), I was happy with it.

sesame inn has decent grub. i met kurt angle there a long time ago. /csb.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby mac5155 on Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:34 pm

canaan wrote:
mac5155 wrote:El Campesino is the best mexican I've ever had.

Went to Armstrong's for lunch. Very good.

armstrong's in caste village?



Went to the one in Coraopolis today. Is it the same place? I think it might be. Not sure.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Troy Loney on Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:40 pm

canaan wrote:
Troy Loney wrote:I got some pad thai from sesame inn (one of the few places in the south hills you can get it), I was happy with it.

sesame inn has decent grub. i met kurt angle there a long time ago. /csb.


It is good, but you should go to the Benihana in greentree if you want to meet some famous people. The bartender told me he was single handedly responsible for Antonio Brown's breakout season last year, he teaches some sort of jujitsu or something. his evidence...cell phone picture with him, wallace and brown. ( I was trapped in conversation till the rest of my party arrived)
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby columbia on Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:16 pm

canaan wrote:
mac5155 wrote:El Campesino is the best mexican I've ever had.

Went to Armstrong's for lunch. Very good.

armstrong's in caste village?


Is that bowling alley still behind Caste?
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby llipgh2 on Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:18 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:garbage. food is miserable. chips taste like cardboard and soap. drinks are marginal. nice upstairs bar tho


Ok, I haven't heard anything about the place, and never felt compelled to try it. Sounds like my intuition was right.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Troy Loney on Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:18 pm

Well, there's princess lanes and that's not going anywhere....then there's that downstairs alley next to it that I think is still there.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby columbia on Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:19 pm

The one in the basement had duck pins, right?
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Troy Loney on Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:23 pm

I've never been there. I don't even like going to princess lanes.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby schreibdog on Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:47 pm

Troy Loney wrote:
canaan wrote:
Troy Loney wrote:I got some pad thai from sesame inn (one of the few places in the south hills you can get it), I was happy with it.

sesame inn has decent grub. i met kurt angle there a long time ago. /csb.


It is good, but you should go to the Benihana in greentree if you want to meet some famous people. The bartender told me he was single handedly responsible for Antonio Brown's breakout season last year, he teaches some sort of jujitsu or something. his evidence...cell phone picture with him, wallace and brown. ( I was trapped in conversation till the rest of my party arrived)

Oh yeah, I think his name is Marty. He'll talk your ear off :lol:

Went to the BnD'z Burgerz and Dogz in South Park (I think cheesesteakwithegg mentioned it earlier in the thread) and I give it two thumbs up :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby BadHands71 on Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:15 am

Fiance and I have been hitting up this mexican place in Bridgeville frequently. Some of the best Mexican food I've ever had and I'd say it rivals or beats any other place in the Burg. Called El Paso, tiny hole in the wall in the Great Southern Plaza. Their texas margarita will knock you on your a** and their lunch specials are no joke. More food than you can eat for cheaper than the margarita. I've yet to order something I don't like and their cheese enchilada is a almost a religious experience. :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby columbia on Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:57 pm

I had breakfast at some self-described soul food place today: lamb and roasted vegetable omelette, grits, biscuits & sausage gravy.

It was seriously the best breakfast I've had in the last 10 years.

It's only 6 blocks from my apartment. 8-)
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:32 pm

went to verde for breakfast. i had chorizo con bizchocho y salsa - corn and plantain biscuits with chorizo gravy. very tasty. one biscuit was a little burnt though. i would recommend asking for a poached egg on top if possible, i think it would add a tremendous element. fiance had caballeros pobres - brioche french toast stuffed with jalapeno cream chese, topped with mango marmalade and cinnamon syrup. delicious. also house cured bacon was tremendous
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Troy Loney on Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:34 pm

That sounds awesome.
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