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 Post subject: Pittsburgh!
PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:49 pm 
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I'm not from Pittsburgh, but I'm going to be visiting on New Years. My boyfriend is going to the Winter Classic hockey game on New Years Day and I'm looking for ideas of how to spend my day. Recommendations for spas, restaurants, fun times are welcome!

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 Post subject: Re: Pittsburgh!
PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:25 pm 
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http://www.spakbrothers.com/
http://www.zenithpgh.com/

maybe call and check on Blue Moon's menu when you go, but this is happening tonight:
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Fall Dinner @ Blue Moon in Lawrenceville is a GO!

Tomasz (myowntomato) and I will be hosting a large fall buffet with the following features....

-Pumpkin Pierogies (vegan) and Pork/Saurkraut Pierogies w/ Pine Nut Butter

-Roasted Beet curry w/ Brussel Sprouts

-Savory Potato and Parsnip Mash, Roasted Caper
Garnish

-Spinach/Kale/Collard Greens with pepita oil and onions (v)

-Roasted Squash Hummus (v)

-Shredded Carrot and Sugar Snap Salad with toasted sesame seeds, orange zest (v)

-Scalloped Potato Soup with Paprika'd Ham

-Chai Spiced Gingerbread Cookies with Macadamia Nut (v)

-Celery root salad w/ apple cashew butter/lemon vineger (v)

-.....and more!

Menu is subject to change
Many items will be made with local produce
Dinner will run from 6 - 9.
Cost is $8
5115 Butler St, Lawrenceville

Only $8 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Pittsburgh!
PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:29 pm 
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there is a casino right next to the Heinz field.. I mean if all else fails..
The Double Wide is pretty good and there is a lot to do on the south side.. (and the south side is not really that far from the north side where the game is).

I know I will be watching the game and eating Veggie dogs and maybe even veggie nachos since well it is a hockey game.. BUT...
NO CAPS FANS ALLOWED :)


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 Post subject: Re: Pittsburgh!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:41 am 
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SuperDave wrote:
BUT...
NO CAPS FANS ALLOWED :)


Haha yes, given your avatar I will be sure to steer clear from your residence :) Good to know about the casino!

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 Post subject: Re: Pittsburgh!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:07 pm 
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You know, I was not impressed by Double Wide, but I only went once.

I'd like to add:

Quiet Storm
Oh Yeah! - vegan Blizzards!


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 Post subject: Re: Pittsburgh!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:29 pm 
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The ribz at Spak Brothers are fantastic!

edited to say by ribz I mean wingz!

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 Post subject: Re: Pittsburgh!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:02 pm 
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you should definitely eat at spak bros. i recommend the seitan melt, seitan wings and cheesy breadsticks.


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 Post subject: Re: Pittsburgh!
PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:16 pm 
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Honestly with work and 2 shorties I don't go out much. For Me good means someplace that has something I can eat that doesn't taste like dishwater. I have to try Spak Bros. sounds good..


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 Post subject: Re: Pittsburgh!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:51 am 
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I like your standards, zero pressure! Seriously, I ate at Spak Bros. 4 out of the 7 days I was last in Pittsburgh. I recommend the buffalo seitan hoagie.

I miss Kassab's sometimes. And chickpea chili from Mad Mex (but I have the recipe for it).


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 Post subject: Re: Pittsburgh!
PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:26 am 
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Where are you staying and what days will you be here?
(I'm from Butler BTW)

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 Post subject: Re: Pittsburgh!
PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:54 pm 
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Puma wrote:
Where are you staying and what days will you be here?
(I'm from Butler BTW)


I'll be there New Years eve and the following night. Not sure where we're staying.

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 Post subject: Re: Pittsburgh!
PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:55 pm 
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I learned the hard way-zenith has inconsistent hours. Double wide has a great beer selection as well as good food!
Get a hotel now! They may already be sold out a lot of places!

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 Post subject: Re: Pittsburgh!
PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:56 pm 
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Puma wrote:
I learned the hard way-zenith has inconsistent hours. Double wide has a great beer selection as well as good food!
Get a hotel now! They may already be sold out a lot of places!


Double Wide has my favorite home beer, Yuengling. Yum.


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 Post subject: Re: Pittsburgh!
PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:48 pm 
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ScooterDiva wrote:
Puma wrote:
I learned the hard way-zenith has inconsistent hours. Double wide has a great beer selection as well as good food!
Get a hotel now! They may already be sold out a lot of places!


Double Wide has my favorite home beer, Yuengling. Yum.

How long have you been gone? Everyone has Yuengling now. I'm a snob and after they expanded I never drank another Yuengling.

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 Post subject: Re: Pittsburgh!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:37 pm 
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Spak Brothers is great. The seitan wings were kind of salty for my taste but people seem to like them. They have a nice philly seitan hoagie. Kassab's, Zenith and Quiet Storm are good. I can't stand the Double Wide. The food is mediocre at best and the servers act like they're doing you a favor.
Try Gooski's if you feel like drinking-best jukebox in pittsburgh. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Pittsburgh!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:14 pm 
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Puma wrote:
ScooterDiva wrote:
Puma wrote:
I learned the hard way-zenith has inconsistent hours. Double wide has a great beer selection as well as good food!
Get a hotel now! They may already be sold out a lot of places!


Double Wide has my favorite home beer, Yuengling. Yum.

How long have you been gone? Everyone has Yuengling now. I'm a snob and after they expanded I never drank another Yuengling.



Yuengling was my college brew of choice, so I associate it with fond memories. You can't get it west of the Mississippi, and since I'm on the west coast, I try to have some when I'm at home. Only in bottles, though, never cans or draught. You couldn't pay me to touch I.C. Light with a 10-foot pole.


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 Post subject: Re: Pittsburgh!
PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 6:58 pm 
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just heard that there is a loving hut opening in pgh (robinson) soon. excited for a new eating out option, not excited about the location

http://lovinghut.us/pittsburgh_01/index.html


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 Post subject: Re: Pittsburgh!
PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 2:01 pm 
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Mad Mex! Went there for lunch with the fam when I was just home visiting. Had no idea they had vegan fare! I got the tofu tacos and they were seriously awesome. I really want to recreate them at home. Definitely looking forward to my next trip back.


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 Post subject: Re: Pittsburgh!
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Mad Mex! Went there for lunch with the fam when I was just home visiting. Had no idea they had vegan fare! I got the tofu tacos and they were seriously awesome. I really want to recreate them at home. Definitely looking forward to my next trip back.


Mad Mex is so good (though I've only eaten there twice times). Fajita burrita... and somethin'.

Down the street from them is Spice Island Tea House, which has a vegetarian section on the menu, and I've asked them a half a dozen times if anything on the veggie section has fish sauce ("no"). I have to go there on a weekly basis to get my green curry fix. So tasty.


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 Post subject: Re: Pittsburgh!
PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 6:37 pm 
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I went to CMU in the mid/late 90s and was so hooked on Mad Mex, although I ate dairy at the time. Chickpea Chili was the best. There was/is also a slew of amazing Indian food.

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 Post subject: Re: Pittsburgh!
PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 6:50 pm 
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I went to CMU in the mid/late 90s and was so hooked on Mad Mex, although I ate dairy at the time. Chickpea Chili was the best. There was/is also a slew of amazing Indian food.


I'm a current CMU student. The only part I don't like about Mad Mex is that it's a mile away, and it's COLD outside. There is still a lot of indian food. There's a good Indian restaurant and an Indian grocery right around the corner, though the grocery has very little in the way of fresh food (lots of maggi, though).


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 Post subject: Re: Pittsburgh!
PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:44 pm 
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I just was at quiet storm and I'm a little ticked off. I ordered the "cheese snake" which is vegan and they brought it out all non- veganed up! It had regular cheese and mayo on it. I love that place and I hate sending food back but what the fizzle? Another time I asked of everyting I got was vegan and the server still brought me regular milk with my coffee.

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 Post subject: Re: Pittsburgh!
PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:12 pm 
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Woo, Go Pittsburgh!

I see the Doublewide and Quiet storm got mentions, excellent. The difficulties there are a bit troubling though.

Lets see some fellow Pittsburgh Vegans!


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 Post subject: Re: Pittsburgh!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:55 pm 
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There will be a new Mad Mex in April! It's on South Highland Avenue.


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 Post subject: Re: Pittsburgh!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:21 pm 
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REviving this thread! Does anyone know of a good thai or vietnamese place in Pittsburgh? ALSO- has anyone been to the Square Cafe?


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