Archive For The “Oakland” Category

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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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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Mad Mex

By | February 1, 2006

Mad Mex See link for location and hours: A staple of students and suburbanites alike, Mad Mex provides fairly priced, tasty chow, stays open late, and generates the best margaritas north of the Mason-Dixon line. They have all kinds of happy hours and times of day where food and drinks are half off, all […]

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Oishii Bento

By | January 30, 2006

Oishii Bento 119 Oakland Ave Oakland, 15213 412-687-3335 M-S 11-8:30 Every week I thank the heavens for Oishii Bento. Situated in the heart of Oakland, this bright little Sushi and Japanese/Korean restaurant brings fresh flavors at phenomenal prices. Oishii Bento translates to the ‘yummy lunchbox’, and it is such a cute name you want to […]

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