Archive For The “Outdoor Seating” Category

Crazy Mocha

By | October 20, 2006

Crazy Mocha For locations and hours, check: Ahhh….to be a dancing goat!  Spending idyllic hours frolicking in the meadows, high on caffeine while their shepherd drifts away in an unaware sleep.  Nibbling on little buzzing berries all the livelong day, with their freaky horizontal pupils.  Doing continuous backflips over fences, with their backward facing […]

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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 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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The Bagel Factory

By | June 8, 2006

The Bagel Factory Locations in Shadyside, Squirrel Hill, Blawnox, and now Schenley Plaza in Oakland (see bottom of article for addresses/phone#s) Finding your bagel place is tricky. Usually it boils down to whatever is closest to your place of residence – I mean, all bagels are the same, right? No! They are totally not 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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Greek Food Festival (St.Nicholas)

By | May 5, 2006

Greek Food Festival St.Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral 419 S Dithridge St Oakland, 15213 412-682-3866 (phone) 412-683-4960 (fax orders, lunch only) May 7th – 12th Sun: Noon-8; M-Th: 11-2 & 5-9; Fri: 11-2 & 4-10 It’s that time of year again!  A harbinger of good weather and fun times, the Greek Food Festival is upon us.  […]

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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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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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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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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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