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anybody visit Pittsburgh?? or from there??

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  1. lionelhutz

    lionelhutz Low-Roller

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    The g/f and I are going to Pitt the last weekend in October for the Steelers game, and we've never been to the city.
    Anybody who's been there, or live there, have any decent restaurant recommendations??
    We're staying in Greentree (or is it Green Tree??)
     
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    I grew up 30 mins outside the city. I moved about 20 years ago though. I visit every 4 or 5 years. You will want to hit the strip district for fun, eat at Primanti Bros (world famous sandwiches).

    For a nice dinner, ride the incline and enjoy the view of the three rivers and pick about any restaurant at the top. There used to be a really nice Italian joint just off the incline at the top. Enjoy, its a unique city.
     
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    Capitol Grille - Steaks
    Monteray Bay - Seafood
    Delucas - breakfast
    Pamela's P&G Diner - breakfast
    Primanti Brothers - Pittsburgh original sandwich - go to the one downtown off of Penn Ave (original location)
    Alla Famiglia - Maybe best place in Pittsburgh - Italian - take a cab - tough part of town but close to police station so safe.
     
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    Top of Incline:
    Monteray Bay is at the top (Seafood)
    LeMont is also at the top
     
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    If you like Japanese, Umi in Shadyside - best Japanese/sushi in Pittsburgh - always try to get back there whenever I'm in town.
     
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    For the game, park at Station Square and ride one of the Gateway Clipper riverboats to and from the stadium.
     
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    A must is Primanti Brothers it is down town about 10 minutes from the stadium, if you have never been to Pittsburgh you definitely have to try this. I live in Ohio but frequent Pittsburgh.

    http://primantibros.com/home.html
     
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    If you want to get your gambling on..... there is a casino right next to Heinz Field. It will be packed before and after the game. Next to the stadium in Bettis Grill, Tilted Kilt and Rivertown Inn
     
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    thanks all...

    it can sometimes be a little difficult to find a place to eat away from home, b/c the g/f is vegan, and it takes a lot of menu studying to find a place that works, especially considering that I stick to steaks and burgers (and sushi).

    we went down to Pitt earlier in the summer, but only for a couple hours for dinner after shopping in Grove City, and went to the Jerome Bettis restaurant, where I foolishly had a deep-fried cheeseburger.
    beautiful city.

    thanks for all the suggestions.
     
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    I see something on the menu that says #2 best seller.

    which is the number #1 best seller?

    primantibros
     
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    Iron City Light Beer is #1 best seller
     
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    Was also going to recommend their casino - called Rivers - right downtown near the football field. There's another casino about 20 minutes out of downtown called Meadows, which isn't as nice, but still fun. Both have great poker rooms.
     
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    I'm from there, but I moved away a few years back.

    Look up the Strip District, and see what you'd be interested in. Park and walk around. Not Sunday

    Avoid Primanti Bros., it's a tourist trap. I've seen it accurately described on the internet as "mystery meat and soggy fires". Go a few streets down to Smallman Street Deli for a 100X better sandwich. If you're on the North Side near the stadium, you may want to try Peppis sandwich shop or Wilson's BBQ. Avoid Peppi's in the Strip.

    There' an exciting avant-garde seafood place in the Strip District called Penn Avenue Fish Company. A few other good fish places, too.

    This might be sort of lowbrow, but try to hit Quaker Steak and Lube. Not far from Greentree near Robinson Mall. I think they have M-F wing buffet.

    From moving to the Southwest, my perspective is non-European ethnic food is very weak and inauthentic. You can find some, though it's rare, and things may have changed over the last few years.

    However,there are great pizzas and hoagies all over the place. When I go back, I always try to make it to Charlie's Subs, Pizza Milano, and Mancini''s Bread company for pepperoni rolls. I also like to go into a shop & save and get good Italian bread and capicola. As far as I've found, good Italian bread seems to be an East Coast thing.

    Actually, I'm pretty sure the stadium opened a lot of these places inside, sort of like the Anchor Bar in the airport at Buffalo.

    Reading Pittsburgh food discussion boards is interesting.
     
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