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    City Of Bridges Cafe: An Airport Eatery

    by VeronicaG Updated Sep 24, 2008

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    I've never stopped at The City of Bridges at The Pittsburgh International Airport, but it's a sampling of what is offered the traveler.

    There are a number of eateries at this top airport mall--making it a pleasure rather than a bore to be waiting to board a flight here! Once you take care of your hunger, browse through the airport mall. There are some great shops here!'

    Although the airport isn't the busy hub it once was, it caters to a traveler's needs magnificently.

    City Of Bridges Cafe--Airport location
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    Fat Heads: Sandwiches as Big as Your Head and BEER!

    by Chinacat1969 Updated Sep 2, 2006

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    The first reason I go to Fat Heads is for the beer. They have 39 beers on tap from all over the world. I recommend anything from Great Lakes, Maredsous, or Rogue. Rogue even developed a Fat Head's Ale which is quite tasty. But try them all. Oh - and if you must....I think they have some crappy Coors Light on tap way at the end of the spectrum. Try something new peple!
    The second reason I go to Fat Heads is for the food. BE PREPARED TO WAIT. This is not McDonalds. People travel from all over and wait for a table because the food is great. This place is always packed. Especially on Steeler game days. The food is worth the wait. The wings are great, the hamburgers are stupendous, the ribs are out-of-this-world. The portions are truly American sized. HUGE I tell ya! Have a beer and chill out while the chef prepares your order. Check out the cool posters and photos that hang all over the walls.
    The third reason I go to Fat Heads is the people. Gary, Geoff, Carrie, Stephanie, Brandy, and all that work here are super nice and really cool. (As long as you are...they do not tolerate Jag-offs here).

    Favorite Dish: I admit to loving the ribs. They are tender and the sauce is mind-blowing. I think all of the sauces this place makes (yes they are not bottled - but should be) are delicious. Their salads are huge and some people adore them. I wish they would use mixed greens instead of iceburg in at least one...but this is hearty food. Lots of cheese, lots of meat, lots of everything.
    By the way - I put the cost per person for FOOD at less than $10. This does not include a few beers.

    Ahhhh, Fat Heads

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    Roland's: Best restaurant on the Strip

    by icunme Written Sep 23, 2009

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    This place is like home - we always see people we know - the kids table hop - we spend hours there! An outdoor balcony upstairs where you can watch the happenings on the Strip. Just great seafood!

    Favorite Dish: Cioppino

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    Dave and Andy's: Best Ice Cream in Pittsburgh

    by Rabbityama Written Oct 10, 2005

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    Dave and Andy's is definitely the best place to buy ice cream in Pittsburgh! Their ice cream is homemade, and they have a wide variety of flavors, from the ordinary vanilla to mango! Because they have so many flavors, they rotate them (the most popular are usually not rotated), so you may not see the same flavors every time you go! Aside from ice cream, they also have frozen yogurts, sherberts, and low-fat ice cream. Their milk shakes and malts are also popular. Dave and Andy's has won many awards for their ice cream, but if you're still not convinced, then try it yourself! You won't be disappointed!

    Dave and Andy's Ice Cream
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    Oishii Bento (The Yummy Lunchbox): For Good Sushi!

    by Rabbityama Written Oct 13, 2005

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    Oishii Bento is a nice Japanese restaurant that serves mainly sushi, but also various other Japanese/Asian foods. Some of the types of sushi they have are: eel, yellow tail, octopus, salmon, and a few other kinds. The sushi is "onigiri", which means that the rice is formed into a rectangle and the fish is cut into a rectangle and placed on top. Although sushi is not always raw, at Oishii Bento, it is raw. If you don't like sushi, they do have bulgogi, which I love, as well as some other Asian dishes. The portions of the dishes are filling, but if you get the sushi, I reccommend at least getting the six-sushi meal. Otherwise, you may not be full and you'll end up wasting money to buy more.

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    Abay Ethiopian Cuisine: Experience Africa in Pittsburgh!

    by Rabbityama Updated Jul 21, 2010

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    Abay is a very unique restaurant, because it is Pittsburgh's only Ethiopian restaurant. The restaurant itself is quite nice, with African pictures on the wall and in the front there are Ethiopian seating areas and decorations. It really sets the mood and prepares guests for a wholly African eating experience.

    The food itself is quite a fun and interesting experience, especially for those unfamiliar with Ethiopian food and eating customs. I like the platters, so guests order 3 or 4 foods and those foods are then placed on a large circular piece of flat Ethiopian bread (apart from one another, not altogether!) and served to you on a platter with a separate roll of the bread.

    To eat it, you simply tear off the bread and use it to grab/scoop the food and eat it! There's no need for eating utensils (although they do have them, if you want them) and everyone eats what they want from the same platter. Each platter is meant to serve two people.

    (for information on hours, please visit the website I've provided)

    Favorite Dish: Because I always order multiple foods, there is not one single food that I prefer. My favorites are the spicy meats, but I actually liked everything I've had there! The sambussas are delicious; both the regular and dessert sambussas. The pumpkin sambussa with brown cinnamon ice cream was a particularly good dessert!

    Abay Ethiopian Cuisine Sambussas Abay Ethiopian Restaurant
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    Grille On Seventh - Downtown/Cultural Sistrict

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Nov 21, 2006

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    The Grille On Seventh is located in Pittsburgh's Cultural District. It is a very nice bar and restaurant in a good location near Heinz Hall and just across the river from PNC Park. The menu shows IC Light as $3.50 per bottle, but we paid just $2 a bottle. For lunch, my friend had the club sandwich ($8.99), and I had the half-pound "Burger on Seventh" ($9.99) that comes with caramelized onions, A-1 steak sauce and melted Swiss cheese. Both meals come with good fries and plenty of Heinz ketchup. The staff was very friendly during our visit and the service prompt.

    Also on the menu you will find local favorites such as a "Pittsburgh steak sandwich" similar to a Primanti's steak sandwich and a chicken steak hoagie. Dinners include steaks, pasta, seafood and chicken dishes ranging from $15 to $27 a main course.

    Lunch at the Grille on Seventh
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    Szechuan Express: Oakland Chinese

    by Rabbityama Updated Oct 31, 2009

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    According to city and university polls, the Szechuan Express is one of the city's best Chinese restaurants, however, the food quality seems to have dropped a bit over the years. It is not bad, but not the best, either. The portions are quite large, though, so it is very filling. As advertised, the meals cost less than $6.00. This is typical of most Chinese restaurants. They offer a variety of dishes, many of them are the stereotypical dishes, such as General Tso's Chicken, but there are also Thai, Taiwanese, and Southeast Asian dishes, as well as many seafood options. The employees are very kind and they are constantly patrolling to make sure that the restaurant is clean. The atmosphere is pleasant. The music played here is never very intense, so it is quite relaxing. If you do not wish to sit and eat in the restaurant, they also have take-out.

    The Entrance to Szechuan Express
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    Penn Brewery - North Shore

    by Ewingjr98 Written Dec 31, 2006

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    The Penn Brewery on Pittsburgh's North Shore is one of my favorite places in Pittsburgh. Unique and full of character, this restaurant is the unusual combination of microbrewery and German restaurant. The beers here are all on the lighter side and include a pilsner, weizen, holiday bock, and their relatively dark lager called Penn Dark. Food covers the spectrum of German dishes from schnitzel to a variety of wursts. The restaurant interior closely resembles an authentic German beer hall with its long tables and benches that can be shared by customers on busy days. There is also a small 8-person bar.

    We sat at the bar during our visit where we enjoyed a few of the great beers including the Penn Dark and the weizen (22 ounces for $4.50 and 16 ounces for $3.50). I enjoyed a great meal of their rouladen with red cabbage and spaetzle ($17) while my friend had the Wurstplatte which offered three of their tasty German sausages along with sauerkraut ($14). The rouladen was very tasty with some wonderful gravy, but not really like the rouladen I remember from Germany...as this had pickles inside the meat. The wursts were also good, but one tasted suspiciously like a PNC Park hot dog.

    This restaurant is a great experience and has some awesome beer. The food is unique and flavorful, but not quite what I remember from Germany!

    Happy Hour is from 5 to 7 and specials vary by the day: Monday Penn Dark $2/pint; Tuesday Penn Pilsner $2/pint; Wednesday Penn Weizen $3/22oz; Thursday Bartenders Choice $2/pint.

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    Muer Seafood Restaurant at Grand Concourse: Seafood in the best ambience

    by Faiza-Ifrah Updated Sep 2, 2010

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    The Muer Seafood Restaurant located at Grand Concourse at the Station Square offered us best service and ambience ever. The best feature of the restaurant was its glass stained ceiling that made me remind of my hobby. Now if I could get a contract for glass staining like that of this restaurant, I will be a millionaire.

    The following description is straight from the website:

    "This fine seafood emporium, a Chuck Muer restaurant, is set in the Edwardian splendor of the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad terminal built in 1901. Opened to the public in April of 1978, the Grand Concourse is part of Pittsburgh History and Landmark's Station Square restoration. The decor of the Grand Concourse combines brass, marble, mahogany and a breathtaking stained glass cathedral ceiling."

    Favorite Dish: We printed a $25.99 coupon off their website that offered the following menu:

    STARTER
    (Choice of starter)
    Martha’s Vineyard Salad
    Red onion, pinenuts, crumbled blue cheese & raspberry vinaigrette
    or
    Charley’s Chowder
    Mediterranean-style fish chowder

    ENTRÉE
    (Choice of entrée)
    Coconut Macadamia Encrusted Shrimp
    With mango salsa, sweet Thai chili butter, coconut ginger rice & fresh vegetables
    Salmon Rockefeller
    Stuffed with bacon, jumbo lump crabmeat, with béarnaise sauce
    Maryland Crab Cakes
    Broiled, mustard sauce, corn salsa, coconut ginger rice & fresh vegetables
    Filet Mignon
    Cabernet demi glace, mashed potatoes & asparagus

    Glass stained ceiling The building housing the Grand Concourse A directional exhibit for landmark buildings
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    Kassabs Restaurant - South Side

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Mar 19, 2009

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    Kassabs is a small Lebanese restaurant located in Pittsburgh's South Side neighborhood which offers a variety of Middle Eastern foods such as gyros, fatoush, tabbouleh, moussaka and falafel. During my visit we started with hummus and their fresh, soft pita bread. Next I had a schawarma while my friend tried the lamb sandwich--both were excellent and huge! Fries and a coke rounded off our meal for just $21. This is an outstanding little restaurant in a nice new location with a friendly wait staff.

    South Side
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    Buckhead Saloon - Station Square

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Nov 21, 2006

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    We stopped in at Buckhead Saloon for a few drinks one evening to escape the rain. It is a huge open bar and restaurant with a rustic, western theme. They have a very large main bar that is takes up much of the center of the room, while a smaller side bar can be reserved for private parties. There is also a stage for live music and numerous tables around the bar for eating and drinking. Their menu is pretty basic bar food from wings to pizza and sandwiches.

    Buckhead claims their specialty is parties and their menu offers several party packages with various food combinations. Their website also offers packages for bachelor parties, graduations, reunions, and other similar functions.

    Heading down to Station Square

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    LEGENDS: North Side Italian

    by VeronicaG Updated Nov 25, 2008

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    If you are traveling through the North side of Pittsburgh, to the Mexican War Streets or to Allegheny General Hospital, Legends would be a good choice for a meal. We dropped by at lunch time when the tables were filling up quickly.

    We were led passed the snug counter seating to a comfortable table for two near a window overlooking the corner of North Avenue and James Street. Someone promptly took our beverage order and in minutes we were reading over the menus. It was flurrying that morning, so I quickly asked for a steaming cup of hot chocolate which really hit the spot!

    The Fish Sandwich (fried cod with tartar sauce on a Kaiser roll) looked like a great choice. I ordered fries to accompany my meal and Mom chose wedding soup. The fish was very good, but the bun disintegrated as I nibbled. The fries were not very crispy either. However, Mom's wedding soup was delicious with large chunks of meat and vegetables with a delicious chicken broth. We shared a generous slice of coconut cream pie, saving some calories...ok, we should probably have skipped it, but....it was so good.

    Other choices might be Penne Vodka ($10.95 & $14.95); Gnocchi Bolognese ($10.95 & $14.95); Lamb Rack Chops ($20.95); Pizza Margherita ($15.00); Deluxe Cheeseburger ($8.95).

    Hours are Mon.-Thurs. 11am-9pm; Fri.-Sat. 11am-10pm; Sun. catering and private parties.

    Legends Exterior of Legends
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    PEPPI'S: For the #7--GO STEELERS

    by VeronicaG Updated Mar 16, 2009

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    In honor of the Steelers recent victory at their 6th Super Bowl, my son and I determined to celebrate belatedly at PEPPI'S, where we experienced a #7--in honor of Big Ben Roethelisburger.

    This immense sandwich lives up to its namesake, for it makes for a huge meal: sausage, ground beef, topped with an egg and American cheese and placed on a hoagie sized bun ($7.26). We split this giant meal accompanied by a heaping order of french fries, but it was much too large for even two of us...but very TASTY!

    Our son, Christopher, having journeyed from Chile for a family matter in Pittburgh, did NOT want to leave the area without sampling a #7. We were not disappointed, for it was all that we imagined.

    Other choices might be:

    Ultra Cheese Steak-loaded with 6 oz. of steak, provolone and grilled onions ($6.50)

    The Cathedral-a triple decker sandwich with hot grilled turkey and ham covered with provolone and crisp bacon ($6.65)

    Steak Salad-topped with fresh cut fries, juicy steak and grated cheese ($6.65) or Fish Sandwich ($6.10), as well as, plenty of other selections.

    This casual establishment located in the North Side neighborhood was friendly and very busy. Seating consisted of booths and tables spread throughout two narrow rooms--cozy is the word! There are three other locations: The Strip district, Downtown and Point Breeze.

    Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10am-8pm; Sat. 10am-5pm ONLY

    Sampling the #7
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    Hofbrauhaus: Experience Germany in Pittsburgh!

    by iamjacksgoat Updated Jun 19, 2009

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    As a traveler who has been to Hofbrauhaus Munich, I had high expectations for the Hof that opened where I live. This restaurant met my expectations with flying colors! Located on the South Side of Pittsburgh, this restaurant has competition with some of the best eateries in Pittsburgh. Yet, it is always crowded, with plenty of business. Therefore, make sure you give yourself plenty of time to wait, or make a reservation if your group is 12+ people.

    The Hofbrauhaus is known for its beer, which is brewed right in the restaurant itself! It is also known for its German food, which is a great display of strong tastes and filling meals. While eating, music is constantly playing, most of the time live. Veterans to the Hofbrauhaus will know all the cheers and dances, but new-comers will find themselves learning quick. One very fun activity is the shotski, picture 4. For those of drinking age, the shotski is four shot glasses stuck to a ski. A group of four adults will all drink a shot at the same time, while the entire restaurant cheers! All in all, the Hofbrauhaus is a joyous, fun place to be.

    Favorite Dish: There are so many amazing dishes to choose from! For starters, I love the pretzels with bier cheese. The cheese is delicious! With this meal, you get four large soft pretzels, which is great to share with friends. The Kartoffel Suppe, or potato soup, is delicious as well. Buttered Spätzle is a great side dish, along with Sauerkraut. Spätzle is a kind of thick noodle, very good. For main dishes, the Schnitzel Cordon Bleu is amazing. It is pork, topped with ham, with sides of sweet potato salad and veggies. For dessert, the Chocolate Layer Cake is amazing... so amazing. If you like chocolate, don't pass it up!

    Basically, all the food is good. Do yourself a favor, and don't order off of the American part of the menu. The German menu is best!

    The Beer Brewery at Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh German food! Hofbrauhaus at night Shotski! Amazing German food!
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