Archive For The “Has Alcohol” Category

Korea Garden

By | September 5, 2006

Korea Garden 414 Semple Street Oakland,  15213 412-681-6460 M-Sat: 11-10 In legend it is said there exists a hole-in-the-wall restaurant deep in the netherworld of South Oakland on the insidious Semple Street.  This restaurant serves Korean food, but not just any – the BEST.  It has been passed down that native Koreans proclaim it to […]

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Alexander’s Pasta Express

By | July 11, 2006

Alexander’s Pasta Express 5104 Liberty Ave Bloomfield, 15224 412-682-9824 M-Th: 11-10:30; F-Sat: 11-11; Sun: 11-10 Restaurants with a gimmick rarely appease, and Alexander’s is no exception.  Their gimmick is a choose-your-own-pasta with a choose-your-own-sauce with a choose-your-own-toppings menu, but the result is only ever the sum of your choices.  They also have an entrée menu […]

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The Grand Concourse

By | July 7, 2006

The Grand Concourse 100 W Station Square Dr Station Square, 15219 412-261-1717 M-F 11:30-2:30 & 4:30-10; Sat 4:30-11; Sun: 10:30-2:30 The Grand Concourse is a truly unique establishment.  For me, the Sunday Brunch is the real draw to the Grand Concourse, and if you’ve gone to the Grand Concourse you most likely went for that.  […]

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Sushi Kim

By | July 7, 2006

Sushi Kim 1241 Penn Ave Strip, 15222 412-281-9956 Tu-Th: 11:30-10; F-Sat: 11:30-11; Sun: 12-9 Sushi Kim is two things: Sushi and Kim (where ‘Kim’ = ‘Korean food’). The sushi had a time and a place in my life, but frankly it isn’t all that great. I hear tell from native Koreans that the Korean dishes […]

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Spice Island Tea House

By | June 21, 2006

Spice Island Tea House 253 Atwood St Oakland, 15213 412-687-8821 M-Th: 11:30-9; Fri-Sat: 11:30-10 We are blessed with many pan-asian restaurants in Pittsburgh. Blessed, I tell you! There are so many Pad Thai’s in this city that I haven’t even tried them all! Not even close! Of course, I always hear little hints, like ‘don’t […]

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The Café at the Frick

By | June 21, 2006

The Café at the Frick 7227 Reynolds Street Point Breeze, 15208 412-371-0600 Tu-Sun: Lunch11-5; Tea 2:30-5 This place is bombasticular! No seriously, it’s rockin’ like dokken. It’s in the zone, off the hook, over the wall, and under the radar. In other words, it’s a quiet little spot with bitchin’ food that doesn’t get the […]

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Murray Avenue Grill

By | May 22, 2006

Murray Avenue Grill 1720 Murray Ave Squirrel Hill, 15217 412-521-1272 Lunch: M-Sat 11:30-4; Brunch: Sun: 11:30-2:30 Dinner: M-Sat: 4-11; Sun: 3-11 Every town in America has its Grill, and in the case of Pittsburgh, every part of town.  We’ve got Union Grill in Oakland, Hot Metal Grille in South Side, Walnut Grill in Shadyside, and […]

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El Campesino

By | May 18, 2006

El Campesino 4063 William Penn Hwy Monroeville, 15146 412-373-1772 OR 4771 McKnight Rd North Hills, 15237 412-366-8730 M-Th: 11:30-10; F: 11:30-10:30; Sat: 12-10:30; Sun: 12-9 I have this little theory. The closer you are to Mexico, the better your Mexican food is gonna be. Be it Tex-Mex, Cal-Mex, or Actual-Mex, its gonna be better. Also, […]

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D’s SixPax & Dogs

By | May 18, 2006

D’s SixPax & Dogz 1118 S Braddock Ave Regent Square, 15218 412-241-4666 M-W: 11-11; Th-Sat: 11-Mid; Sun: 11-10 D’s used to be the secret hideout no one but the neighborhood and beer connoisseurs seemed to know about. You’d go, the bar would be packed, one of the two tables would be full, and you’d grab […]

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Kiku

By | May 12, 2006

Kiku Station Square, 15219 412-765-3200 Lunch: Tu-Sun: 11:30-2:00 Dinner: Mon-Th: 5-10; F & Sat: 5-11; Sun: 5-10 Kiku is a Japanese restaurant in Station Square.  Suffice it to say, Station Square is not really my ‘style’, so I never thought I’d find a place to go there that I thought worthwhile.  That is, besides the […]

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