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07-07-2012, 06:56 PM
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No ****. Haven't been over there in probably 2 years.

I'm from North Hills, so my treks to South Hills are very infrequent now that I'm not in school.

I'm a true Pittsburgher. Put me in the South Hills, you may as well put me in the south of France.
Yeah, there aren't a lot of reasons to venture into different burbs unless there is some outstanding restaurant or something.

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FYI, new location in Mt. Lebanon just opened...

I've never been to Carhops and it sounds like I never will now. Need to get to Peppi's as well. Fathead's is highly recommended for beers with dinner/lunch - fantastic sandwiches and I love their wings.
Been there at least 4 times, not all eating of course. haha

There is a Carhops in the strip I think.

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If you've ever seen Kingpin or the original Night of the Living Dead and would like to see where they were both filmed, they're both about 20-25 min north of Pittsburgh in the same general area.

Mars has the bowling alley they go to in that movie, and across the street is a beer distributor, and beside it they shoot a few scenes. Plus there's a spaceship in town. Then hop onto Mars Evans City road, and if you venture off a little bit, you'll find the Evans City Cemetary, where NOTLD was filmed.

Hartwood Acres has great free or cheap concerts, often blues festivals, sometimes actual bands you've heard of. I've seen Blues Traveler, Gin Blossoms, Better than Ezra, and Los Lonely Boys there (not a fan of the last one, regret going to that one, in spite of it being free. Didn't know who they were). But those are every Sunday during the summer.

45-55 minutes north is McConnell's mills and Moraine State Park. Both beautiful. The first one you can jump off big rocks into the river. The second one has everything from disc golf to biking to swimming.

Just trying to throw out a few ideas no one mentioned. And oh yeah, on a Tuesday go to Quaker Steak, all you can eat wings. It's been on Man vs. Food as well.

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If you´re into outdoors stuff like hiking, camping, rafting, biking, etc, I love Ohiopyle state park which is a little over an hour southeast of the city limits. It also has natural waterslides!

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If you've ever seen Kingpin or the original Night of the Living Dead and would like to see where they were both filmed, they're both about 20-25 min north of Pittsburgh in the same general area.

Mars has the bowling alley they go to in that movie, and across the street is a beer distributor, and beside it they shoot a few scenes. Plus there's a spaceship in town. Then hop onto Mars Evans City road, and if you venture off a little bit, you'll find the Evans City Cemetary, where NOTLD was filmed.
Why drive, when you can stay downtown to see where classics such as Striking Distance, Inspector Gadget and Blood Sucking Pharaohs in Pittsburgh were filmed?

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Hoffa too on Troy Hill!

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Another vote for the Andy Warhol museum.

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Mount Washington should be your first priority. Arguably the best view of a skyline in the country. A must see for any Pittsburgh visitor.

If you're into bars/nightlife, check out the southside (5 minute drive from Mt. Washington). It's a mile long strip of nothing but bars and food places.

North shore has the casino, Carnegie Science Center, and both stadiums.

There are also museums but you can research that online.

Pittsburghers will tell you to try Primanti's. Personally I think it's very plain and overrated, but try it if you're into eating "local" foods. Peppi's is much better, imo. Regardless, they're both scattered throughout the area. You can google it.

Also the Cathedral of Learning, part of the University of Pittsburgh, is the tallest (or 2nd tallest?) education building in the world. You're no longer allowed inside of it, however, due to daily bomb threats this past spring.
They lifted the no access on it, I believe. The bomb threats for Pitt are long over! (Sooo annoying!)

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Another vote for the Andy Warhol museum.
I agree with this statement as well. I took my first trip to Pittsburgh in the Fall of 2010. Cute little city, my only beef were the lack of cabs...

A neat highlight was the Heavy Metal Karaoke at the Smiling Moose (I think it was on a Wednesday night) after a game. A few friendly locals serenaded us with Rush...


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My favorite restaurant in Pittsburgh right now: Burgatory

You definitely need to make a trip there.

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My favorite restaurant in Pittsburgh right now: Burgatory

You definitely need to make a trip there.
I don't usually eat garbage like milkshakes, but I had to get one due to the reviews. It was ****ing insanely good. Best milkshake I've ever had. Same owner as Uncle Sams.

Great burger. Definitely top 5.

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I don't usually eat garbage like milkshakes, but I had to get one due to the reviews. It was ****ing insanely good. Best milkshake I've ever had. Same owner as Uncle Sams.

Great burger. Definitely top 5.
Flyers/Philly fan, if that matters to ya

It doesn't matter to me because bison burger with aged cheddar + homemade chips are ridiculous.

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go to the penn brewery and have yourself a Penn Dark....you can thank me later. Their food is pretty good too.

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Burgatory is definitely one of my favorite restaurants these days.

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Flyers/Philly fan, if that matters to ya

It doesn't matter to me because bison burger with aged cheddar + homemade chips are ridiculous.
I did not know that.... that sort of sucks. I think both places are very good and current. I love the subtle sarcasm all over the walls/signs. I like that it's very welcoming and their customer service seems to be a focal point.

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Pizza is so subjective though.

Neapolitan? Il Pizzaolo in Mt. Lebanon or Piccolo Forno in Lawrenceville
Sicilian? Angelo's in Bloomfield, DeMino's in Brookline, Pizza Shack on 51 in Brentwood
Cold Squares? Police Station Pizza in Ambridge destroys Beto's and Decarlo's.
Odd ones? Wooley Bully's in New Brighton chipped ham bbq or Italian hoagie pizzas, or Bishop's steak pizza I never liked Mineo's or Aiello's. The Vincent's in Irwin and Greentree aren't the same as the old one right?

The guy's coming from Toronto. Think of stuff we have that he might not.

Chipped ham sammich
Primantis
Fat Heads
Cold pizzaSP is best, but Beto's will do
Steak/chicken salad
Fish sammich
i live right on the border of Irwin and N.Huntingdon so for the pizza suggestions i would definately add Vincents and also Jioios. If you make it to Jioios order a big pie cause it's a thin crust and u can house about 10 pieces.

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Another vote for the Andy Warhol museum.
be sure to check out the Mattress Factory (an art museum as well) if you make it out to the Warhol museum (its just a short distance away). the Mexican War Streets are cool as well.

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Also, Voccelli Pizza has some amazing pizza as well, even if it is a chain.
is this right? i remember it being the worst pizza around. it was the pizza you always got for free at college events. maybe i'm disremembering. i do remember liking a place called Rialto's.

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Pamela's on Walnut Street is good for breakfast. They have some awesome, giant pancakes there.
i'll second Pamela's. there are a few locations. another good breakfast is the Challah french toast at Smallman's Deli in Squirrel Hill.

i always liked the ambiance of Church Brew Works. there's something so delightfully transgressive about eating/drinking inside a space like that (Trappist monasteries notwithstanding).


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I like Pamela's in the Strip better

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Great call, JTG. I usually leave this one out because Beaver County is far from what people think of in the city. For locals, great ****ing pizza. Really solid.




I live in Robinson and refuse to go to the North Hills. I have loved how this city is split. We will all meet downtown, South Side, or Shady Side.... but in no way shape or form will we EVER go to the other side of town.

I had a friend in the North Hills and finding his house was like going to a new country. It was ridiculous. I love the South Hills and would go as far as saying I'd never move to the North Hills. I'd rather move to a new city. It's still amazing how that works.
Same. I live & work in North Fayette & most of my family and friends are in this area, and if I didn't have to go downtown to the Pens games I'd almost never leave a 5 square mile area. One of my uncles moved to Monroeville and suggested that we start having Christmas at his house & we all looked at him like he was a Holocaust denier. I'll drive to Steubenville Ohio before I'll drive to Monroeville.

I hate Andy Warhol's art so I'd skip the Warhol Museum but that's more personal taste than anything. If I was doing a museum it would either be the Carnegie Natural History or the Sports Complex at the Science Center. Definitely see a Pirates game if they're in town while you're here. Even if they're not it might be worth ponying up a few bucks to take a tour of PNC Park. It really is the best ballpark in the US. If you're the outdoorsy type and like being on the water try Kayak Pittsburgh right near PNC Park under the 6th Street Bridge. It's a great way to see the city via the river and it lets you avoid the overcrowded/over priced/ tourist trap Gateway Clipper Cruises. The Just Ducky tours aren't bad but they're sort of overpriced as well IMO. We also have a good zoo, the National Aviary, and Phipps Conservatory depending on what kind of stuff you're into.

As far as wings go, the best I've had lately are Big Shot Bob's in Coraopolis. I'm iffy on Primanti's. Sometimes I think it's really good, sometimes I think it's awful. It usually depends on how much I've been drinking. I'm the same way with Eat n' Park (which is really awful, but when I'm drinking I just don't notice).

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be sure to check out the Mattress Factory (an art museum as well) if you make it out to the Warhol museum (its just a short distance away). the Mexican War Streets are cool as well.



is this right? i remember it being the worst pizza around. it was the pizza you always got for free at college events. maybe i'm disremembering. i do remember liking a place called Rialto's.



i'll second Pamela's. there are a few locations. another good breakfast is the Challah french toast at Smallman's Deli in Squirrel Hill.

i always liked the ambiance of Church Brew Works. there's something so delightfully transgressive about eating/drinking inside a space like that (Trappist monasteries notwithstanding).
Haha, must have missed the Vocelli recommendation. Definitely calling for a "not sure if serious" pic.....on par with recommending McDonald's to someone looking for a good burger.

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Taste is subjective but I really do love Vocelli Pizza. In fact, everyone who I know that had their pizza likes it too. It's not my fave, but definitely up there. Perhaps the one in Greenfield makes it different than other ones?

Oh well, can't please everyone.

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Taste is subjective but I really do love Vocelli Pizza. In fact, everyone who I know that had their pizza likes it too. It's not my fave, but definitely up there. Perhaps the one in Greenfield makes it different than other ones?

Oh well, can't please everyone.
Haha, no big deal. I have no problem with run of the mill delivery pizza but it's not in the same ballpark as the real stuff. Piccolo Forno and Il Pizziolo are about the best around here IMO.

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Haha, no big deal. I have no problem with run of the mill delivery pizza but it's not in the same ballpark as the real stuff. Piccolo Forno and Il Pizziolo are about the best around here IMO.
I pass Piccolo Forno often. I've been meaning to go in there.

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Haha, no big deal. I have no problem with run of the mill delivery pizza but it's not in the same ballpark as the real stuff. Piccolo Forno and Il Pizziolo are about the best around here IMO.
Pi in South Side has comparable, cheaper pizza to Il Pizz, it's coal fired not wood fired.

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Just don't go to King's family restaurant they suck and are overpriced. And king Hartley is my friend too haha

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