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Ralph Melton

Pittsburgh Eat and Greet: Max's Allegheny Tavern, May 20 Mon, 05/9/11 11:49 PM (permalink)
buffetbuster and I have agreed that it's time to have another gathering of Roadfooders around Pittsburgh. And now it's time to reveal our cunning plan to the world:
We're gathering at Max's Allegheny Tavern at 7pm on Friday, May 20.
(Okay, it's probably not as cunning as the plan that killed Osama bin Laden. But it's cunning enough for our needs.)
 
Max's Allegheny Tavern traces its roots back to 1884, though it's changed hands several times along the way. We like the German food and the gracious setting. (The bar area with the mechanical band is not so gracious.)
 
Please let us know if you can join us with a post to this forum or a note to me or buffetbuster. We hope to see you then!
 
#1
    buffetbuster

    Re:Pittsburgh Eat and Greet: Max's Allegheny Tavern, May 20 Tue, 05/10/11 6:47 AM (permalink)
    Cunningly done Ralph
     
    Located on Pittsburgh's North Side, just a few blocks from Allegheny General Hospital, Max's Allegheny Tavern has hosted several birthdays in my family over the years.  I can recommend the good food, fun atmosphere and they have long been known to have the coolest men's room in the city!  And how can you not love a place that offers six kinds of schnitzels?
     
    Even though the turnouts in the past have been small, we have always had lots of fun on these Roadfood get togethers.  We would love to see GeoNit, KennyJoe, lleechef and any other Roadfooders in the Pittsburgh area join us.
     
    Max's Allegheny Tavern
    537 Suisman Street
    Pittsburgh, PA
    412-231-1899 
    <message edited by buffetbuster on Tue, 05/10/11 6:49 AM>
     
    #2
      buffetbuster

      Re:Pittsburgh Eat and Greet: Max's Allegheny Tavern, May 20 Tue, 05/10/11 7:56 AM (permalink)
      Oh, and I should mention that Max's also have plenty of other non-German options on the menu, too.
       
      #3
        lleechef

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        Re:Pittsburgh Eat and Greet: Max's Allegheny Tavern, May 20 Tue, 05/10/11 10:11 AM (permalink)
        Count me in!  If this is the same place that used to be Max and Erma's, I was there many years ago.
         
        Can I see the men's room???
         
        #4
          ann peeples

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          Re:Pittsburgh Eat and Greet: Max's Allegheny Tavern, May 20 Tue, 05/10/11 11:49 AM (permalink)
          Sounds like a great place to meet!!Wish I were closer..
           
          #5
            Ralph Melton

            Re:Pittsburgh Eat and Greet: Max's Allegheny Tavern, May 20 Tue, 05/10/11 2:00 PM (permalink)
            It was indeed Max and Erma's at one time; it changed after a dispute with the Max and Erma's chain.
             
            I'm willing to keep watch while you scout out the men's room.
            I'm not sure that I agree that it's the coolest men's room in the city, though; compare, for example, the men's room at Jerome Bettis Grille, which was one of the ten finalists in 2008's "America's Best Restroom" contest. ( http://www.wtae.com/r/16510416/detail.html )
             
            #6
              buffetbuster

              Re:Pittsburgh Eat and Greet: Max's Allegheny Tavern, May 20 Tue, 05/10/11 2:11 PM (permalink)
              Ralph is right that the men's room at Jerome Bettis Grill 36 is even cooler.  But, in the old days, if you needed to make a call, you better be a man, because the pay phone was in the men's room.  No idea what happened if a lady needed to make a call.
               
              Glad to hear that lleechef will be joining us that night!
              <message edited by buffetbuster on Wed, 05/11/11 5:29 AM>
               
              #7
                lleechef

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                Re:Pittsburgh Eat and Greet: Max's Allegheny Tavern, May 20 Tue, 05/10/11 5:28 PM (permalink)
                Really looking forward to this!  For sure one of you guys will have to stand guard while I check out the men's room......I thought that ranking rest rooms was a chick thing.
                 
                #8
                  Kenny Joe

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                  Re:Pittsburgh Eat and Greet: Max's Allegheny Tavern, May 20 Tue, 05/10/11 11:09 PM (permalink)
                  I should be able to make it, but I will be by myself because Susan will be away in Phoenix. The last time we went to Max's the service was atrocious. I trust that was a deviation and a good time will be had by all on the 20th.
                  Ralph - I think the dispute between Max & Erma's (the Pittsburgh tavern) and Max & Erma's (the Columbus chain) was relatively cordial. When the latter decided to move into Pittsburgh, it understood there would be a problem and wrote the current Max's a big check when it agreed to change its name.     
                   
                  #9
                    buffetbuster

                    Re:Pittsburgh Eat and Greet: Max's Allegheny Tavern, May 20 Wed, 05/11/11 3:37 PM (permalink)
                    Kenny Joe-
                    Good to hear from you and glad that you will most likely be there, although that is too bad that Susan can't make it.
                     
                    #10
                      GeoNit

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                      Re:Pittsburgh Eat and Greet: Max's Allegheny Tavern, May 20 Thu, 05/12/11 1:19 PM (permalink)
                      Cliff & Ralph -- Reserve a seat for me!  Try to get seating in the downstairs rathskeller.
                       
                      #11
                        buffetbuster

                        Re:Pittsburgh Eat and Greet: Max's Allegheny Tavern, May 20 Thu, 05/12/11 1:24 PM (permalink)
                        GeoNit-
                        Consider your seat reserved and it is good to hear from you.  If you didn't respond by the weekend, I was going to send you a private message.  I have never been in the downstairs rathskeller.  Sounds like we should look into this.
                         
                        Any other western Pennsylvanians out there?
                         
                        #12
                          leslie638

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                          Re:Pittsburgh Eat and Greet: Max's Allegheny Tavern, May 20 Sun, 05/15/11 9:31 AM (permalink)
                          Hello everyone, I too will try to make it.  I just returned from NOLA last night & still have not shaken the cobwebs from my head.  Thank you for the invite.  Hope to see you & will let you know later in the week.
                           
                          #13
                            buffetbuster

                            Re:Pittsburgh Eat and Greet: Max's Allegheny Tavern, May 20 Wed, 05/18/11 7:40 AM (permalink)
                            leslie638-
                            So glad to hear that you may be able to join us Friday night.
                             
                            With the event only two days ahead, we need to get a definite count, so that reservations can be made.  Here is who I have so far:
                             
                            Ralph & Lori
                            GeoNit
                            KennyJoe (maybe)
                            lleechef
                            leslie638 (maybe)
                            buffetbuster & Mariton
                             
                            Are there any other western Pennsylvania Roodfooders who would like to join us?
                             
                            #14
                              Ralph Melton

                              Re:Pittsburgh Eat and Greet: Max's Allegheny Tavern, May 20 Thu, 05/19/11 3:49 PM (permalink)
                              I've made a reservation for 8 people under the name "Roadfood". See y'all tomorrow!
                              (If you would like to come and have not already posted, feel free; I'm confident we can make it work.)
                               
                              #15
                                buffetbuster

                                Re:Pittsburgh Eat and Greet: Max's Allegheny Tavern, May 20 Thu, 05/19/11 8:14 PM (permalink)
                                Thanks for making the reservations Ralph.  Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow night!
                                 
                                #16
                                  Sundancer7

                                  Re:Pittsburgh Eat and Greet: Max's Allegheny Tavern, May 20 Fri, 05/20/11 4:01 AM (permalink)
                                  It is very good to see Lleechef joining the group.  Sure do wish Knoxville was closer to PB.
                                   
                                  Paul E. Smith
                                  Knoxville, TN
                                   
                                  #17
                                    buffetbuster

                                    Re:Pittsburgh Eat and Greet: Max's Allegheny Tavern, May 20 Fri, 05/20/11 11:07 AM (permalink)
                                    Thought I should mention that the Pirates are home tonight, as Max's is a short distance away from PNC Park.  I am going to give myself a couple of extra minutes for the drive into town.
                                     
                                    Ann & Paul-
                                    Sure do wish you two were closer so you could join us tonight, too!
                                     
                                    #18
                                      ann peeples

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                                      Re:Pittsburgh Eat and Greet: Max's Allegheny Tavern, May 20 Fri, 05/20/11 11:35 AM (permalink)
                                      The menu looks fantastic-I would want to try every schnitzel on it! And everything else, for that matter. I look so forward to this report!!Have a great time!!
                                       
                                      #19
                                        Sundancer7

                                        Re:Pittsburgh Eat and Greet: Max's Allegheny Tavern, May 20 Fri, 05/20/11 12:07 PM (permalink)
                                        buffetbuster


                                        Thought I should mention that the Pirates are home tonight, as Max's is a short distance away from PNC Park.  I am going to give myself a couple of extra minutes for the drive into town.

                                        Ann & Paul-
                                        Sure do wish you two were closer so you could join us tonight, too!

                                         
                                        I certainly wish I were closer also.  PB is one of my most favorite cites.  It is a large citiy with a country style with lotsa ethnic influence.  Be sure and post pics.
                                         
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                                        Paul E. Smith
                                        Knoxville, TN 

                                         
                                        #20
                                          Sundancer7

                                          Re:Pittsburgh Eat and Greet: Max's Allegheny Tavern, May 20 Sat, 05/21/11 4:45 AM (permalink)
                                          OK BB, post the pics.  I am sure that you got a lot of them.
                                           
                                          Paul E. Smith
                                          Knoxville, TN 
                                           
                                          #21
                                            buffetbuster

                                            Re:Pittsburgh Eat and Greet: Max's Allegheny Tavern, May 20 Sat, 05/21/11 3:37 PM (permalink)
                                            I believe Ralph will be doing a full report on the food, but in the meantime, here is a group shot.

                                            From left to right: Kenny Joe, Lori (icecreamchick), Ralph Melton, buffetbuster, Mariton, Lisa (lleechef) and George (GeoNit).
                                             
                                            I really had a good time last night.  It was great to see some long Roadfood friends! 
                                            <message edited by buffetbuster on Sat, 05/21/11 3:39 PM>
                                             
                                            #22
                                              ann peeples

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                                              Re:Pittsburgh Eat and Greet: Max's Allegheny Tavern, May 20 Sat, 05/21/11 7:08 PM (permalink)
                                              What a great table of friends!
                                               
                                              #23
                                                Sundancer7

                                                Re:Pittsburgh Eat and Greet: Max's Allegheny Tavern, May 20 Sun, 05/22/11 4:59 AM (permalink)
                                                buffetbuster


                                                I believe Ralph will be doing a full report on the food, but in the meantime, here is a group shot.

                                                From left to right: Kenny Joe, Lori (icecreamchick), Ralph Melton, buffetbuster, Mariton, Lisa (lleechef) and George (GeoNit).

                                                I really had a good time last night.  It was great to see some long Roadfood friends! 


                                                A super good pics and it is always great to see all of my old friends.  I will celebrate being on Roadfood for ten years next month.  Great to see Lori, Ralph, BB, Mariton and Lisa.  Good to see the rest of you although I have never met you, I don't think????
                                                 
                                                Paul E. Smith
                                                Knoxville, TN 
                                                 
                                                #24
                                                  MikeS.

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                                                  Re:Pittsburgh Eat and Greet: Max's Allegheny Tavern, May 20 Sun, 05/22/11 6:45 AM (permalink)
                                                  DAMN! I can't believe I missed this. Sorry guys. I'll try for next time.
                                                   
                                                  #25
                                                    Foodbme

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                                                    Re:Pittsburgh Eat and Greet: Max's Allegheny Tavern, May 20 Sun, 05/22/11 8:46 PM (permalink)
                                                    buffetbuster


                                                    leslie638-
                                                    So glad to hear that you may be able to join us Friday night.

                                                    With the event only two days ahead, we need to get a definite count, so that reservations can be made.  Here is who I have so far:

                                                    Ralph & Lori
                                                    GeoNit
                                                    KennyJoe (maybe)
                                                    lleechef
                                                    leslie638 (maybe)
                                                    buffetbuster & Mariton

                                                    Are there any other western Pennsylvania Roodfooders who would like to join us?

                                                    I'm a Western Pennsylvanian and would love to join you-----Unfortunately, I live in AZ and with airfares being outragious, I wouldn't have enough $$$ left to pay for my Bier!.
                                                     
                                                    #26
                                                      Foodbme

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                                                      Re:Pittsburgh Eat and Greet: Max's Allegheny Tavern, May 20 Sun, 05/22/11 8:47 PM (permalink)
                                                      SO-----How was it?
                                                       
                                                      #27
                                                        buffetbuster

                                                        Re:Pittsburgh Eat and Greet: Max's Allegheny Tavern, May 20 Mon, 05/23/11 9:43 AM (permalink)
                                                        MikeS.


                                                        DAMN! I can't believe I missed this. Sorry guys. I'll try for next time.
                                                        Mike, I should have sent you a private message, just to make sure you saw the thread.  Next time I will.  It would have been very enjoyable if you and PP could have joined us.

                                                         
                                                        #28
                                                          mayor al

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                                                          Re:Pittsburgh Eat and Greet: Max's Allegheny Tavern, May 20 Tue, 05/24/11 1:31 PM (permalink)
                                                          Sheesch, Lisa, You haven't changed a bit in 7 years !!! Still look like a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader !!
                                                          The year- 2004
                                                          The Place- Woody's BBQ, Rancho Cucamonga,CA
                                                          The event- Our first ever Meet-n-Eat-n-Greet !!
                                                          Janet, Elise (ET), and Lisa with the Pup McDuff.

                                                           
                                                          #29
                                                            ann peeples

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                                                            Re:Pittsburgh Eat and Greet: Max's Allegheny Tavern, May 20 Tue, 05/24/11 3:58 PM (permalink)
                                                            AWWWWWWWWWWWW-Mc Duff as a puppy! Now he is an old man!
                                                             
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