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Mexico City

By | August 10, 2006

Mexico City 111 Smithfield Street Downtown, 15222 412-391-2591 M-F: 11-8pm; Sat: 11-4pm Just as I was prepping to write about Taco Loco — along comes Mexico City. You’ve all heard me complain about the abysmal state of affairs in regards to the availability of tasty Mexican food in Pittsburgh. It is no surprise to me […]

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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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Thai Me Up

By | July 6, 2006

Thai Me Up 1925 E Carson St South Side, 15203 412-488-8893 M-Th: 11-10; F-Sat: 11-10:30 Here’s the scenario.  You are hungry.  You feel like Thai food.  You don’t have very much money.  You like authenticity.  You are in the South Side.  You go west.  You look around you.  You are across the street from a […]

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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 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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La Feria

By | May 19, 2006

La Feria 5527 Walnut St Shadyside, 15232 412-682-4501 M-Sat: 11-10 YUM!  La Feria is my favorite treat ever.  La Feria specializes in bringing Peruvian culture to Pittsburgh.  Hot Damn, we are a lucky city!  Look at all the ethnic places we have available to us: Vietnamese, Japanese, Indian (Northern and Southern), Korean, Ethiopian, Argentinean, Mediterranean, […]

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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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Klavon’s Ice Cream Parlor

By | May 10, 2006

Klavon’s Ice Cream Parlor 3801 Penn Ave The Strip, 15222 412-434-0451 May-September: M & Tu: 10-5; W-F: 10-9; Sat & Sun: 12-9 October-April: M-F: 10-5; Sat: 12-9; Sun: closed What an amazing place! I will always love Klavon’s, our very own local family-run authentic soda fountain in the Strip. It isn’t retro, it simply IS […]

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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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Merante Groceria

By | April 24, 2006

Merante Groceria 3454 Bates St Oakland, 15213 412-683-3924 This tiny little grocer, in an impossible location in the backwoods of Oakland, has a surprise waiting inside for you.  It may mostly an Italian grocer, but deep in the back of the store they have a little tiny deli where they sell meats and will make […]

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