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Comment Archives: stories: Pittsburgh Dining: On The Side

Re: “By your pie, this holiday season, you shall be judged

it's buy not by

Posted by grammar nazi on 11/19/2014 at 8:40 AM

Re: “By your pie, this holiday season, you shall be judged

My wife's pie crust is incredible (and I'm not a crust guy, I could live without it, and as a kid wouldn't really eat the crust that my mom or grandmothers would make). Her crust is flaky, flavorful, crisp on the outside and soft and moist on the inside and she never uses lard.

That said if you're not into making your own, don't want to show up with one from the Massive Eagle or Whole Paycheck, (and my wife won't make one for you), check out Eliza's Oven in the Pittsburgh Public Market - WOW her pies are amazing and they're made from scratch and with booze. You won't mind telling people you didn't make it yourself because let's face it, they're your family, they know you, they know you can't bake. Besides Eliza's Oven pies are so amazingly good that you'll be proud to tell everyone where you got it. I mean, I'm not being paid to write this, I like Eliza's pies that much that I've written this big ol comment here without getting so much as a free sample. Seriously they're that good!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Don Orkoskey on 11/19/2014 at 8:18 AM

Re: “The latest iteration of Conflict Kitchen features take-out fare from Palestine

There is nothing anti-semitic about Conflict Kitchen nor the programs it presents. As it has done with every other nation whose food Conflict Kitchen presents, it also allows the residents of those nations to express their thoughts through printed material and via panels held. If those opinions are sometimes critical of Israeli policies and US policies toward Palestine, that does not make it anti-semitic any more than I could have been termed anti-American for protesting the VietNam and current wars we wage. The cry of anti-semitism is both commonly and over-used by those who will not tolerate any criticism of Israeli policies by anyone (which Conflict Kitchen does not express itself) nor any recognition that Palestinians, like all human beings in all nations, deserve full human rights. In fact, the charge of anti-semitism in this case cheapens the word and will eventually cause people to ignore such charges when, in fact, there are many other instances in which the charge can be and should be used, but Conflict Kitchen's existence is not one of them.

16 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by melpacker on 11/05/2014 at 10:02 AM

Re: “The latest iteration of Conflict Kitchen features take-out fare from Palestine

It is a shame that some good food will be tainted by the undercurrent of anti-semitism displayed by the planners.

2 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by Jeff Pollock on 11/05/2014 at 8:19 AM

Re: “Rent the Chicken lets you rent a chicken coop, complete with birds, for your own backyard

Thank you for your concerns, Jen! Our hens are transported very safely and as stress free as possible. Sometimes they even lay in transit! We are very aware of bio security and take strict measures upon return. We are giving people an opportunity to experience backyard chickens without the commitment and without the many other obstacles faced when starting a flock.

"Homestead Jenn"
Rent The Chicken

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Jenn Tompkins on 10/01/2014 at 3:28 PM

Re: “Rent the Chicken lets you rent a chicken coop, complete with birds, for your own backyard

Moving hens to a new home can stress them and could result in no egg production for up to three months. You can also purchase nice coops for under $500.00 that will last years to come. However, of there are people participating in this program, good for them. If they return the birds, strict biosecurity measures need to be taken.

1 like, 4 dislikes
Posted by Jen on 10/01/2014 at 10:39 AM

Re: “Meat is the word on this year's Heinz Field menu

Go fuck yourself Jack Wolf

Posted by Jack Wolf is a fag on 08/31/2014 at 11:06 AM

Re: “Meat is the word on this year's Heinz Field menu

That sounds absolutely disgusting.

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Jack Wolf on 08/27/2014 at 8:19 AM

Re: “Fresh and homemade define the cuisine at Shadyside's new Greek Kitchen

The owner is authentic Greek and very nice..the food is the best Greek food I have ever had...The Gyros are huge! This is a must when your in the Shadyside area..

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by ch on 08/23/2014 at 8:49 AM

Re: “Southern BBQ and all the fixin's — served in a waffle cone

I had one of these at a food truck round up at Coffee Buddha a few weeks ago...it is amazing!

Posted by Carlo on 08/13/2014 at 9:12 AM

Re: “A new food stand in Hazelwood helps residents and commuters pick up fresh fruit and vegetables

Areas such as Hazelwood need such places to provide fresh fruits and vegetables at a fair price! Kudos to Dianne Shenk for moving forward on this!

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Kenny Menno on 08/07/2014 at 9:47 AM

Re: “Fresh and homemade define the cuisine at Shadyside's new Greek Kitchen

The address is 5700 Centre Ave

Posted by Aleita Hermanowski on 08/04/2014 at 11:19 AM

Re: “Mac-and-cheese to go: Pittsburgh's newest food truck will serve the popular comfort food

where can I find you!!!
I absolutely LOVE mac n cheese..
I never ever go downtown..
what parts of the city do you go to

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by jean a. on 07/24/2014 at 9:59 AM

Re: “Fresh and homemade define the cuisine at Shadyside's new Greek Kitchen

I have deleted two previous comments that traded libelous accusations.

Posted by Chris Potter on 07/16/2014 at 9:01 AM

Re: “Yovi's Hot Dogs in Market Square is your local source for Chicago-style Italian beef

I miss Yuvi's. When I worked downtown I'd drop in almost every Friday, always the same, 2 chili cheese dogs & a chili cheese fry. Often was ready when I got through the line to order. Great service.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by tallfellapgh on 06/18/2014 at 9:53 PM

Re: “Eden Foods tries to opt out of Obamacare birth-control coverage

No, not good for them... If they are giving their employees health coverage at all, they should not care what parts of health coverage they are covering. It's not a company's business to meddle in their employee's personal lives. An employee's health care is an employee's business and not their employer's. Pretty sure a woman being on birth control or not has no effect on how much the employer pays or anything else. It's a woman's business, and this is not a church or even a religious school... It's a for profit company this is just trying to get in the middle of someone's personal healthcare choices... For anyone reading this: women go on birth control for many reasons. A lot of the time it's more related to the woman's menstrual cycle than her sex life. Also, 80% of religious women have been on birth control at some point in their lives. It's not religious women opposing this, it's religious men. Get over it and stop trying to control what women do with their bodies!

9 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by DelilahDubuque on 03/17/2014 at 5:31 PM

Re: “The newly opened Pizza Cono in Squirrel Hill offers pizza-in-a-cone

Cool. An idea that was actually born a long time ago in "The Jerk" where he works at the 'Pizza-in-a-cup' stand. :P

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Rottenclam on 03/13/2014 at 9:46 PM

Re: “Route 19 Beer & Cigar

It was AWFUL. I bought beer there around last Thursday, and I noticed something didn't taste right every time I drank one. Turns out, it expired 3 MONTHS AGO. I went back to return it and the guy was being a real prick about it. He denied it was his even though it had their actual internal code sticker on it. I got some money back, but I will NEVER buy from there again. I DO NOT RECOMMEND AT ALL.

Posted by Summer Blah on 03/09/2014 at 2:42 PM

Re: “Coffee and pinball prove a felicitous combination at the Kickback Pinball CafĂ©

This spot has amazing artwork inside on the walls and floor! plus, the coffee is quality

Posted by Socialnet Pgh on 03/06/2014 at 3:01 PM

Re: “Local eatery Eden joins a new campaign to improve the lot of restaurant workers

@ Rob Schnatterly, male servers generally don't have to uses their sexuality. Female servers have to flirt and smile through sexual harassment from customers to make sure they make enough money to pay their bills. And yes, I have been working in the service industry for about ten years. You, however, have never been a female in the service industry.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by christraeger on 02/22/2014 at 7:36 PM

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