Archive For The “Shadyside” 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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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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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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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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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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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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Kelly’s Bar and Lounge

By | January 31, 2006

Kelly’s Bar and Lounge 6012 Penn Circle South East Liberty 15206 412-363-6012 M-Sat: 5pm-Midnight Kelly’s is an old diner gone dive bar, retaining its deco bar and checkerboard floor – just with darker lighting and Santeria candles at every table. It is a pretty neat little place where you can usually get a table (that […]

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