Archive For The “Casual-Dressy” Category

Kaya

By | April 14, 2006

Kaya 2000 Smallman St Strip District, 15222 412-261-6565 M-W 11:30-10; Thurs-Sat 11:30-11; Sun 12-9 OK, so I don’t like Kaya. I’m not saying their food is putrid, or that their atmosphere is not delightful, but I think I have decided I don’t like it. I realize that everyone else in the world loves Kaya, but […]

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Pizzutti

By | March 30, 2006

Pizzutti 709 Bellefonte St Shadyside 15323 412-687-1022 M-Sat: lunch 11-2 ; dinner 5-9 (10 on F and Sat) “Automatic Pizzutti, Zero to Tutti Frutti” -Beck, on ravioli To please me, Pizzutti had a steep hill to climb. My original trip to Pizzutti was really a bust – my salmon was dry and salty, the zucchini […]

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Abay

By | March 22, 2006

Abay 130 S Highland Ave East Liberty, 15206 412-661-9735 T-Sat 11:30-2:30 and 5-10; Sun 11:30-2:30 and 5-9 When we heard rumors that an Ethiopian restaurant was coming to little ole’ Pittsburgh, my friends and I were overjoyed. While waiting for months for the restaurant to open, we wound up promising everyone we knew that we’d […]

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Follow-up: Il Pizzaiolo

By | March 21, 2006

Il Pizzaiolo 703 Washington Rd Mt Lebanon, PA 15228-2004 Phone: (412) 344-4123 Mon-Thu 12-10; Fri-Sat 12-11; Sun 12-9 Well, well, well….maybe they didn’t read our review after all! Went back to Il Pizzaiolo again this weekend (did I mention that I am obsessed?) and EVERYTHING’S CHANGED!!! Well, not everything, but they changed the menu, both […]

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Follow-up: Il Pizzaiolo

By | March 3, 2006

Il Pizzaiolo 703 Washington Rd Mt Lebanon, PA 15228-2004 Phone: (412) 344-4123 Mon-Thu 12-10; Fri-Sat 12-11; Sun 12-9 Well we just went to Il Pizzaiolo again this week, and it’s like they read our review or something! In any case it seemed that way, as two very specific notes I had mentioned in my original […]

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Point Brugge Café

By | March 1, 2006

Point Brugge Café 401 Hastings Street Point Breeze 412-441-3334 T-Sat 11am-10pm; Sun Noon-9pm There was a time not too long ago when I really discovered the wonderful neighborhood of Point Breeze. I never knew there was that strip of shops on Reynolds or the few dotted along the pathway to Frick Mansion. I’d already been […]

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Piper’s Pub

By | February 27, 2006

Piper’s Pub 1828 E Carson St South Side, 15203 412-381-3977 M-Sat 11am-2am (kitchen@11); Sun 11am-Midnight (kitchen@10) My favorite time to go to Piper’s Pub is after an unsuccessful fishing trip in the canoe.  I simply MUST have the fried fish I was fantasizing about all day!  And since their fish and chips is grand (complete […]

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The Fajita Grill

By | February 9, 2006

The Fajita Grill 5865 Ellsworth Ave Shadyside, 15232 (412) 362-3030 T-Sun 11am-4am; 5pm-10pm This restaurant’s name is eponymous with its specialty: fajitas.  No where around these parts will you find a finer fajita, with all the options you could dream up, and plenty of toppings.   In fact, you won’t just find fine fajitas at the […]

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The Church Brew Works

By | February 2, 2006

The Church Brew Works 3525 Liberty Ave Pittsburgh, Pa. 15201 412-688-8200 Hours: http://www.churchbrew.com/church_info.html Well, isn’t this the most famous restaurant in all of Pittsburgh?  I swear, every time I talk to any sales person on the phone who has been to Pittsburgh once or twice, they all exclaim, “oh, you simply MUST try Church Brew”.  […]

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Tessaro’s

By | February 2, 2006

Tessaro’s 4601 Liberty Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15224 (412) 682-6809 M-Sat 11am-Midnight I don’t know how the good people of Bloomfield can stand it.  I just don’t.  That smell, of the most delicious meaty goodness you’ve ever whiffed, wafting through the air … all the time!  Little seductive aromas winding their way into your nostrils and begging you […]

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