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Comment Archives: stories: Pittsburgh Dining

Re: “The Yard

@ClevelandRocks Diners across the nation have making melts of all varieties for decades. Plus, just about every major city has a fancy grilled cheese/melt joint. The point is there are lots of places that are serving up delicious lactose-filled creations...just be happy you have one too!

Posted by fork2mouth on 10/12/2014 at 5:07 PM

Re: “The Yard

How lazy, this is an obvious rip off of Melt Bar and Grilled.

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Posted by ClevelandRocks on 10/09/2014 at 10:31 AM

Re: “Poor Richard's Wexford Alehouse

They close at 1 : don't believe them...I was watching the baseball game. went into overtime...on a Saturday, after watching the 2nd game of Nationals vs. SF giants 18 th inning.
tied...they TURNED IT OFF!!!!!!!!!!! because it was 5 minutes after 1 pm on Sat we were there watching the game for 2 hours....and turned it off! we would b down in 10 minutes. website says closes at 2 on weekends. RUDE STAFF! who does stat???

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Posted by goodcustmer on 10/05/2014 at 2:07 AM

Re: “Paris 66

Mild as opposed to bold (think chicken vs. duck), but intense vs. bland (think poached chicken vs. roasted).

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Posted by Jason M Roth on 10/02/2014 at 11:21 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

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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.

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Posted by Jen on 10/01/2014 at 10:39 AM

Re: “Cole Cafe

I've been a fan of Cole Café for years. It doesn't need to be anything more but what it is - a diner with solid, dependable output, and ensures sure your cup doesn't go empty. The specials sometimes surprise you - like the quiche - and they hit the spot as well.

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Posted by JP on 09/28/2014 at 12:58 PM

Re: “The expanded East Liberty state store might augur further improvements

The political coalition against privatization includes more than just allies of the union. For example, it also includes representatives of rural areas where private entities either would not locate a store at all, or would only locate a store with less selection and higher prices. In that sense the state store system is subsidizing those rural areas, and their local representatives do not want to give up those subsidies.

Giant Eagle and other grocery stores can use a certain type of license to sell beer and wine in an attached cafe. I believe all of Wegmans, Weis, Giant, and Sheetz have also done that in one or more stores, and more are looking at it. I believe the main problem, though, is that you have to allow in-store consumption, and that raises all sorts of cost and liability issues which serve as a practical barrier to more grocery stores wanting to do it.

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Posted by Brian Tucker-Hill on 09/24/2014 at 1:03 PM

Re: “The expanded East Liberty state store might augur further improvements

AMEN on privatization. The only thing standing in the way of the system providing more revenue by private ownership of stores is the union for the people who work there. The whole system is a joke. Why can't every grocery store sell beer and wine - only Giant Eagle? Something is wrong here!

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Posted by Booklady & Libertarian on 09/24/2014 at 10:48 AM

Re: “The expanded East Liberty state store might augur further improvements

One needs to ask why it has taken 2 and 3 years to remodel stores if they are doing it in the most efficient way possible? If you doubt look into the Mountaintop store which took 2 years or the one in Lebanon that is well over 3 years.

Of course, at the current rate all the stores won't get done for over 50 years which is longer than it took to move from counter stores to self service (36 years) or to decide to finally take credit cards (15 years).

If you want real modernization you want total privatization.

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Posted by Albert Brooks on 09/24/2014 at 8:52 AM

Re: “'Cider garden' just one way Arsenal Cider is growing

I cant wait until arsenal starts bottling!

Posted by Sandor Szirmae on 09/19/2014 at 8:23 PM

Re: “Paris 66

How can something be both mild and intense?

Posted by ChunderBucket on 09/16/2014 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Paris 66

I've been three times this year - once for my birthday for a prix-fixe meal on a weeknight that featured oeufs meurette (think the classiest eggs and bacon in a bacon wine sauce, served with perfect toast points), lamb with a brown sauce, and a simple galette with a birthday candle; once as a French teacher at lunchtime for the student prix-fixe meal that allowed my students all to experience an entree, dessert, drink and tip for a very affordable price (so affordable we sprung for the escargots, and boy were they great!); and once with my aunt for a week-end dinner with all the fixings and a shared bottle of organic Cote du Rhone wine. All I can say is - oh la la! The servers spoke French with me the entire time (I happened to get each of the French servers once, and one of them twice, although I've seen some very capable English-only waiters at nearby tables), and I felt like I was sitting in Paris - no pressure from service, perfectly appointed meals and tables, time to talk, no pressure to leave. It was wonderful. I'd go every month if we could, and I think we're about overdue! Go, Allez-y, c'est excellent!

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Posted by Amanda Rachel Russell on 09/10/2014 at 6:55 PM

Re: “In second annual event, Pittsburgh Cocktail Week shuns pretension

Quick correction, the molecular demo and party is Sunday night now.

Posted by Michael Basista on 09/10/2014 at 1:13 PM

Re: “Southern Hospitality

I would have to be there the same day the critic visited. My experiences. Yes i said experiences have been horrible. First off we've had to wait about 10 minutes just for someone to come acknowledge our presence. Our food takes about 20 minutes to come. The yams or sweet potatoes whatever they are may as well have been mashed. Mac n cheese had no flavor and it wasnt cheesy. Oh Troy asked how we liked the food. I told him my mac n cheese had water at the bottom of the bowl. He said it was milk. Sigh. Clear milk huh. We keep going because my boyfriend wants to support a black business owner. Quite frankly im fed up. How much support does he need if the food n service are terrible?

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Posted by Nicole Miller on 09/04/2014 at 10:58 PM

Re: “Istanbul Sofra

We have really enjoyed this place since it opened, including the excellent service. And do not miss the rice pudding!

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Posted by Brian Tucker-Hill on 09/03/2014 at 5:09 PM

Re: “Istanbul Sofra

I agree totally and frequently eat there as the food is fabulously fresh and unusually prepared.. the owner is gracious; making each visit feel like a welcome to his own home..

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Posted by Nettie Glickman on 09/03/2014 at 9:55 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: “Pittsburgh Thai Restaurant by Boris

Boris is a fabulous chef! The vegetables are always done perfectly and so fresh and he makes my daughters' and my favorite appetizer and dessert of any restaurant, the crying tiger beef appetizer, and the pumpkin custard and sticky rice come highly recommended

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Posted by Renee Pistole on 08/28/2014 at 8:34 PM

Re: “Pittsburgh Thai Restaurant by Boris

Boris really wakes up your taste buds !!

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Posted by Barbra on 08/28/2014 at 6:33 AM

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