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Comment Archives: stories: Pittsburgh Dining

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

Re: “Pittsburgh Thai Restaurant by Boris

Sounds like a promising start with room for improvement. Thanks for the review! http://www.thairestaurantsguide.com

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Posted by Scott Malone on 08/28/2014 at 1:47 AM

Re: “Pittsburgh Thai Restaurant by Boris

An excellent epicurian experience in a charming part of town. It is so worth trying, as you will look forward to making it a regular to your lunch or dining destinations.

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Posted by Glenn on 08/27/2014 at 4:57 PM

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

That sounds absolutely disgusting.

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Posted by Jack Wolf on 08/27/2014 at 8:19 AM

Re: “Southern Hospitality

I went to visit this restaurant last night based on the CP review as well as others on the net. My experience was so unbelievably bad that I can't understand how anyone would continue to patronize such a deplorable restaurant. We showed up right around 8 PM - ample time to receive our food and eat before the 9 PM closing time. There was another couple sitting in the booth behind us who arrived a short time after us. The very nice lady who was our server waited on the table behind us but didn't take our orders for another 10 minutes or so. The fact that they were out of just about everything they advertise on their menu should have been my first clue that this was not going to be a good experience. When she finally brought us our glasses of Countrytyme Lemonade (I saw the container on the counter), she took our food orders and vanished for another 50 minutes. Imagine our surprise when a gentleman arrived at our table with our food in to-go containers and informed us that they were closing and that we needed to leave. The other table had received their food and were eating - they were not asked to leave, however. We were not being disruptive nor did we complain about the long wait for service. We were just sitting at the table chatting. We were so shocked at the fact that the restaurant gave us our food to-go that we paid and left. When we got home, we discovered that the food was barely edible - particularly the fish which was fishy and overcooked. The disgustingly sweet beans and yams tasted like they came out of a can. There was no bread despite the fact that the menu said that the meal came with bread. The menu says that they have chicken breasts, but, in reality, all they serve are wings. The wings were OK but I think that they were frozen Costco wings. The only part of the meal that was remotely edible was the macaroni and cheese. I will NEVER go back here again and I will spread the word among my friends, as well. I never hope for a restaurant to close but, based on my experience last night, this one certainly deserves to close.

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Posted by Deborah Greenstein on 08/24/2014 at 9:36 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..

Posted by ch on 08/23/2014 at 8:49 AM

Re: “San Lorenzo Ristorante

Love this place: Food, owner, staff & ambiance are top notch! Correct your last sentence please. (Verb-tense agreement on "ways" vs. "way")

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Posted by Emily Harnett on 08/20/2014 at 7:13 PM

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!

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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: “After devastating blaze, Perle and NOLA return with enhanced drinks list

is that beautiful wall mural there still? its right when you walk in with a woman walking down a nola street

Posted by nolala on 07/27/2014 at 6:48 PM

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

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Posted by jean a. on 07/24/2014 at 9:59 AM

Re: “Mead lovers will be making a beeline for Carnegie's Apis Meadery

Don't forget Laurel Highlands Meadery!

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Posted by Mead Man on 07/17/2014 at 4:26 PM

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