Archive For The “Casual-Dressy” Category

The Sonoma Grille

By | November 30, 2010

The Sonoma Grille 947 Penn Ave Downtown, 15222 (412) 697-1336 www.thesonomagrille.com (Full Menu) Open Daily: Lunch 11-3; Dinner 5-11 So a funny thing happened to me on the way to the internet forum. I got asked to do a tasting for a restaurant! Like, it gets paid for and I get a $25 gift certificate […]

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Tamarind: Flavor of India

By | March 25, 2007

Tamarind: Flavor of India 257 N. Craig Street North Oakland, 15213 412-605-0500 M-F: 11:30-2:30, 5-10; Sat-Sun: 12-3, 5-10 For our 10th Indian Food Club anniversary, we decided to go on a date to Tamarind: Flavor of India. This is the upscale sister restaurant to Tamarind: Savoring India out in the South Hills, which we reviewed […]

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Prince of India

By | January 17, 2007

Prince of India 3614 5th Ave Oakland, 15213 412-687-0888 M-F: 11:30-2:30, 5-10; Sat-Sun: 12-3, 5-10 Let me tell ya, it is a good thing we are doing this Indian Food Marathon! In this week’s installment, and it is the fourth by the way, I found out that my previous perceptions about at least one restaurant […]

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Star of India

By | January 5, 2007

Star of India 412 S Craig Street Oakland, 15213 412-681-5700 M-Th:11:30-10; F&Sat:11:30-10:30; Sun:Noon-8:30 Act Two in the Indian Food-A-Thon takes place at Star of India in Oakland. To be fair, we intended to have Total Indian Culture Night by hitting Taj Mahal in the North Hills and then a Bollywood flick at the cinemaplexithon down […]

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Umi

By | September 25, 2006

Umi 5849 Ellsworth Ave Shadyside, 15232 412-362-6198 Tu-Th: 5-9:30; F-Sat: 5-10:30 In honor of our recent trip to Italy (literally, we just stepped off the plane yesterday), I’d like to review…..a sushi place?  What?  What’s wrong with me?  I just ate my way through fifteen days of incredible Italian food and I come home 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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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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Follow-up: Gypsy Café (Dinner)

By | April 24, 2006

Gypsy Café 1330 Bingham Street Southside. Pittsburgh. PA 412.381.GYPSY (4977) Sunday Brunch 12-4 For dinner hours, check: http://gypsycafe.net/html/location.html I have a previously posted review for Gypsy Café in which I detail the consistent deliciousness of their brunches, but where I also make a statement about their dinner dishes, which I found to be fairly boring.  […]

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