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Comment Archives: stories: Food+Drink: Dining Reviews

Re: “The Vandal in Lawrenceville offers an assortment of fusion cuisine in a casual setting

these hipsters overcharge for everything and absolutely CANNOT cook or brew a decent cup of coffee. $12 for a biscuit and coffee?!? once again the city paper like the post gazette are a bunch of empty white rich kids with zero credibility

Posted by vandal sux on 10/18/2016 at 5:16 PM

Re: “Istanbul Sofra

For the 1st time we went to this restaurant. It was good that we went so now we know that we do not have to bother with this restaurant!
- very strange arrangement it is like a house and they take you through narrow hallways to a room furnished with the cheapest furniture that seems to be made from matchbox wood. If you touch these short wooden chairs they fall. They are so short even for me only 5'2! The table so short your knees uncomfortable. They stuff people around these little furniture and they keep adding more of these light wood furniture that at times people might put food in the mouth of the person stuffed next to them.
There was no coat hanger so I put my jacket on one of these chairs. The manager said he needed that chair so I told him he can move my very fine wool jacket and he dropped it on the bare floor!!
My food was so small that I could not believe it. My stuffed egg plant was so small that it would fit into 2 table spoon. There was like 1 tea spoon of ground meat on it. The eggplant was bitter. there was two sides with this food in two containers same size as your dressing for your salad at restaurants. Not to be so hungry we asked for bread. It seems they make it. But the bread was basically slightly heated though. After two bites you would feel pain in your belly. Every thing was so cheap and unprofessional. Do not recommend it at all!

Posted by nana on 10/13/2016 at 1:05 PM

Re: “Smallman Galley in the Strip offers four restaurant options

Yeaaa wutang

Posted by Hillyhill on 09/10/2016 at 12:03 AM

Re: “Totopo Mexican Kitchen and Bar in Mount Lebanon offers Mexican-American favorites

Can't agree more with your assessment - Chi Chi's 2.0 with worse service. Vastly disappointing.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Marcy on 08/31/2016 at 8:02 AM

Re: “Check out The Abbey on Butler Street, in Pittsburgh’s trendy Lawrenceville

The Abbey's Smoky Provolone Burger is amazing... I dream about this burger in between visits.

Posted by Pittsburghing on 08/03/2016 at 4:22 PM

Re: “Check out The Abbey on Butler Street, in Pittsburgh’s trendy Lawrenceville

I mean, the place is fine - better than most of what Lawrenceville has been regurgitating lately. These descriptions, though, are wildly exaggerated and inaccurate.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Reasty on 07/27/2016 at 4:16 PM

Re: “Check out The Abbey on Butler Street, in Pittsburgh’s trendy Lawrenceville

Deeply Old World atmosphere? Iconoclastic? Pittsburgh's newly hip clientele?

Huh?

Nah.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Reasty on 07/27/2016 at 4:12 PM

Re: “Pig Iron Public House in Cranberry is a sort of hybrid of sports bar and family restaurant

There twice, soggy pierogies each time. Such easy food to cook!!

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Becca1292 on 06/10/2016 at 10:00 PM

Re: “Isaly's West View

I am looking for the recipe from Islays sweet & Sour salad dressing.......LOVE IT and is has been so very long since I enjoyed it. Years ago my sister-in-law and I would go to Monroeville Mall where they had an eat n Islays and we both always got that salad, loving the dressing......anyone have the recipe? Many thanks Pat Serakowski @ joenpatski72@zoominternet.net

Posted by Pat Serakowski on 06/05/2016 at 1:52 AM

Re: “Station is a hip little restaurant and bar in Bloomfield

I love station. the bartender always has great recommendations for both food and awesome drinks. it is a great place to grab two forks and share each dish with a friend. I enjoy the variety of ingredients -- each bite makes you pause and enjoy the flavors to come. kind of like an everlasting gobstopper!

Posted by Karen Hannon on 05/28/2016 at 12:40 PM

Re: “Insurrection AleWorks in Heidelberg offers lively beer and sandwiches

Thanks for the write up . I'll try Insurrection tonight at about 4pm. Hopefully my buddy Jake Henny is pourin' beers.

Posted by Sam Leonard on 05/12/2016 at 10:08 AM

Re: “Nicky's Thai Kitchen

This Thai restaurant is authentic and out of this world flavors of food. It's a must try if you're in Pittsburgh! Tom Yum Soup is very good, restaurant's specialty Pad Thai is awesome!
My favorite Masaman Curry. I love Nicky the owner very humble talented cook, Eddie the head chef is a terrific cook too!

Posted by Nina Guerra on 04/28/2016 at 12:23 AM

Re: “The Summit, on Pittsburgh’s Mount Washington, hews to the gastropub spirit

Do Scarpaci's next! Wednesday is wing night, and standup comedy starts at 10pm. The wings are great and the beer is nearly free. Plus I can smoke in between wings without having to go outside.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Lenny from Bridgeville on 04/27/2016 at 9:07 PM

Re: “The Summit, on Pittsburgh’s Mount Washington, hews to the gastropub spirit

Thanks for visiting, reviewing. I have to mention-- all cocktails are $6 during happy hour (5p-7p). This makes it affordable for locals to meet here regularly for the highest quality cocktails.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Sam Leonard on 04/27/2016 at 9:01 PM

Re: “Nancy’s East End Diner

Egg scrambler with spinach, feta, tomatoe, potatoes, with Mancini toasted raisin bread does it for me. Yep.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Nettie Glickman on 04/16/2016 at 10:30 PM

Re: “Prairie is the newest restaurant in Pittsburgh’s Garfield neighborhood

I'm with Friendship Resident. I wish I could get Angelique and Jason to reimburse me for the mediocre meal I had at Prairie on Saturday night after I booked a reservation based on this review. The steak and potatoes entree was poorly executed and the beef was low-quality, my meatloaf had no tower of onions on it like the one shown here and no jus on the plate either, and the cheese board was sad, sad, sad. Prairie gets a big NOPE from me, I won't be back.

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Posted by Marcy on 04/06/2016 at 7:40 AM

Re: “The Flats on Carson

The sleaziest bar in pittsburgh. I was assaulted at this bar. Even though it happened in plain sight, none of the bartenders, bouncers or anyone helped me in any way whatsoever. Didnt offer me ice for me bleeding face, didnt accost the perpetrator, nothing. Later I went back and the manager didnt do shit. A very disgusting, unsafe place that attracts a rough crowd and careless employees. Avoid at all costs. There are plenty of better bars out there.

Posted by tgerf on 04/01/2016 at 5:48 AM

Re: “Prairie is the newest restaurant in Pittsburgh’s Garfield neighborhood

I could name you about 10 other places to eat around that area that are better-tasting, and less expensive. Apparently nobody at the CP tried the "Steak and Potatoes" menu item. For almost $30, it's absolutely awful. Plus on a Friday, the place was practically empty. Jeff should expect the air to leak from this concept as well, since it's poorly executed.

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Friendship Resident on 03/31/2016 at 1:00 PM

Re: “Dish Osteria

This place is an oasis. The menu is always the highest quality, the service is understated precision and the bar is so welcoming you almost forget your dinner reservation. Perfetto!

Posted by Lenomde Plume on 03/25/2016 at 1:07 AM

Re: “Sawasdee Thai Kitchen

Should have gotten the amazing avocado curry... :-)

Posted by Matthew Clark on 02/29/2016 at 1:31 AM

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