Great, Corey O'Connor has decided to carry on Bob "I know art when I see it" O'Connor's proud tradition of holding back novel business ideas in Pittsburgh.
come on. this can surely be worked out. no one is up in arms now that restaurants are launching their own food trucks. there are enough customers for everyone. give pittsburgh the chance the grown.
OVER PRICED AND MASS PRODUCED
We had a bad experience at Jimmy Wan's restaurant at Freeport Rd. It was like eating at a fast food restaurant. They took our order and immediately brought the food to the table before we got our drinks. It was a 15 minute meal. We complained to the owners. They were not concerned and never apologized for the bad service. The food here is MASS PRODUCED. The food is already prepared; that is why they bring it right away to the table. It is also overpriced. We won't go back.
Having lived in Japan for three years while in the Air Force, I can say that the ramen bar is one of the things I miss most. Large bowl of ramen and a side of rice for 5 bucks. How do you beat that? Looking forward to trying this!
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Love this place! We go all the time. Love that its pet & kid friendly.
This place sounds awesome! Can't wait to check it out!
Two *years* of paperwork to build a greenhouse.
Anybody still wonder why this city is on the ropes? What? I'm not allowed to ask that question, I didn't get the right permit and have three public hearings?
You can also find Fortis RIGHT NOW at Franktuary in Lawrenceville! Stop in for a delicious cocktail!
This place is great. I grew up in Ambridge, and little diners like this one are a great representation of the town.
My husband and I had the pleasure of eating at Twisted Thistle once. It was incredible. My husband also had the pumpkin soup, and loved it. My appetizer was the tuna tartar. Probably the best food experience in my life! I also had the butternut squash ravioli for dinner. That won't be the last time we're there, for sure.
I totally agree with none!!! My wife and I had dinner there, paid about $40, and went home and ate again! Same situation--the portions are small and the prices steep.
I ate at Fukuda with a friend a couple of weeks ago. Everything we had was delicious. It was also very expensive. After $84. (including tip) we went home and had spaghetti as we were still hungry. I am wanting to inquire about the photo you featured labeled "Chef's nagiri/sashimi sampler".
We had something called "Chef's Choice Sampler-large for $38.00. It was way less food than you are showing in your photo: 6 slices of sashimi, 2 pieces of nigiri, 2 tiny oysters, ginger and wasabi. We shared it, each having 5 bites of food for $38. It felt pretty steep, but I am puzzled. Is our experience typical and your photo is unrealistic, or did the chef just choose to give us not so much?
I haven't been there, but I will try it. I prefer to form my own opinion. I like to read reviews, but I take them all "with a grain of salt". Thank you all for your opinions.
Love Red Star Kombucha! Especially the new "zingerbuch" which is a lovely pink color and is made from hibiscus and other yummy ingredients!!!
Best restaurant I have ever hat the pleasure to eat at in my whole life!!!!! The food is to die for. Don't listen to the nay-sayers who criticize the joint. They are only trolls seeking attention. LOVE IT!!!
We have been to Twisted Thistle more times than I can count already (over 20), and have never had a bad experience. The food is great, but we also love the people - the owner, bartenders, managers, and servers have all been great to us. We go for dinner for 2, with family/friends, sometimes brunch with family, sometimes to hang out at the bar, and the food is always delicious (and fresh and local!), and for what you get, the price is completely reasonable. The same dishes could easily go for an additional $10/plate in a bigger market. This restaurant has made my transition from NYC much, much easier - knowing there's a cool local place with excellent food or just a familiar face at the bar. Not to mention that it has been beautifully restored and the ambiance is great. Boo-hiss on the negative reviews - see for yourself. :)
Chef Olshanskyis a great chef but he isnt cooking at he restaurant all the time and when he is not there the food really suffers. We have experienced bland, dried out, sloppy, and even food that has made us sick. The desserts are amazing and have never missed. In our 6 trips to the thistle i would rate it a 6/10. It has promise but they have to get more consitent.
Medvedrichie: It's a matter of personal preference. If you don't like it, then don't return. Obviously others like this venue a good bit. I will travel to it and enjoy it. I think that a "conspiracy theory" on the thread, may be a bit extreme. You made your feelings known. Let everyone comment, from here on out. Your approach to a restaurant review is kind of immature.
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