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RE: Pittsburgh Memories of the 2,000,000 who moved 2008/12/04 18:59:08 (permalink)
And check this:

http://www.mytaleoftwocities.com/
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RE: Pittsburgh Memories of the 2,000,000 who moved 2008/12/04 19:14:28 (permalink)
And this:

http://www.imaginepittsburgh.com/

The Steelers host the Cowboys this weekend. And my economics students are giving me a rasher of "fecal material" over my wearing BLACK & GOLD this week.

My calm response is that the best outcome for the Cowboys is no serious injury.
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RE: Pittsburgh Memories of the 2,000,000 who moved 2008/12/04 19:26:34 (permalink)
This ol' southern boy spent about eight months in Pittsburgh working at WIIC (channel 11). As another poster said the people of Pittsburgh were some of the nicest folks I ever met in all my travels.

If they found out you were from out of town, they would buy you an "arn" and tell you all of the great things about Pittsburgh and all the wonderful places to eat. Tambelinni's for Italian, Primanti's and yes chipped ham from Isaly's to name a few.

I stayed most of my time there at the Viking Motel on Banksville Rd.
but they were booked solid one week so I had to stay at the Hilton at the Point (Boo Hoo).

I have great memories of nights spent at Gallaghers Pub in old Market Square with a sing along piano bar. Great pub food, great drinks and wonderful camraderie!!

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RE: Pittsburgh Memories of the 2,000,000 who moved 2008/12/04 22:27:54 (permalink)
Jim - - wear the Black and Gold proudly - - I can reach into my closet with my eyes closed year 'round and end up wearing Steelers colors!!!!

I still have nightmares about SB XXX - - and we need some retribution this Sunday.... I am already starting with Steelers' insomnia - - waking up during the night thinking 'football' - - and I mean Steelers Football!!!!!

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RE: Pittsburgh Memories of the 2,000,000 who moved 2008/12/04 22:36:10 (permalink)
From the Post Gazette, the winners of the People's Choice Restaurant Awards:

Best Overall - Two Brothers BBQ - 5228 Thoms Run Rd
Best Service - Blue Horse Coffee- 1535 Washington Rd
Best Value - Taj Mahal- 7796 McKnight Road
Best American Cuisine - Mirabelle Restaurant and Champagne Bar - 215 Allegheny Ave
Best Barbecue - Two Brothers BBQ - 5228 Thoms Run Rd
Best Cafe/Coffee House - Blue Horse Coffee - 1535 Washington Rd
Best Caribbean Cuisine - Kaya - 2000 Smallman St
Best Chinese Cuisine - Pan Asia Chinese - 5321 Clairton Blvd
Best French Cuisine - Palate - 212 Sixth Street
Best Fusion Cuisine - Blue - 1701 Duncan Ave
Best German Cuisine - Penn Brewery - 800 Vinial St
Best Greek Cuisine - It's Greek To Me - 1011 Brookline Blvd
Best Icecream/ Desserts - Oh Yeah! Ice Cream - 232 S Highland Ave
Best Indian Cuisine - Taj Mahal Inc - 7795 Mcknight Rd
Best International Cuisine - Tana Ethiopian Cuisine - 5929 Baum Blvd
Best Irish Cuisine- Monterey Pub - 1211 Monterey St
Best Italian Cuisine - Alexander's Italian Bistro - 5104 Liberty Ave
Best Japanese Cuisine- Nakama Japanese Steakhouse - 1611 E Carson St
Best Korean Cuisine - Korea Garden - 414 Semple St
Best Mediterranean Cuisine - Casbah - 229 S Highland Ave
Best Mexican Cuisine - Franklin Inn - 2313 Rochester Rd
Best Middle Eastern Cuisine - Amel's Restaurant - 435 Mcneilly Rd
Best Pizza - Hunner's Deli Pizza - 811 Station Street
Best Sandwiches - Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwich - 506 Liberty Ave
Best Seafood - Mitchell's Fish Market - 185 Waterfront Dr
Best Steakhouse - Morton's The Steakhouse - 625 Liberty Ave # 180
Best Sushi - Sushi Tomo - 4812 Mcknight Rd
Best Thai Cuisine - Thai Cuisine - 4627 Liberty Ave
Best Vegetarian Cuisine - Hoi Polloi - 1100 Galveston Ave
Best Vietnamese Cuisine - Pho Kim 88 - 4100 Library Rd
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RE: Pittsburgh Memories of the 2,000,000 who moved 2008/12/04 22:40:28 (permalink)
Mosca-
Thanks for posting that. I disagree with so many of those, I don't even know where to start!
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RE: Pittsburgh Memories of the 2,000,000 who moved 2008/12/05 17:56:03 (permalink)
How come the PEE Gay-zette didn't include:
Best Hot Dog???
Best Breakfast???
Best Hamburger???
Best Meatloaf???
Best French Fries???
Best Wings???
Best Tailgate Food???
Best Pieroges???
Best Fish Fry??
Best Food That P'Burgher's REALLY eat???

Buffetbuster---
You and some of our fellow P'Burgher Roadfood buddies need to start writing a Column for this Fish Wrapper. The Snob Food Editor CANNOT be a Native P'Burgher???????? (Probably from San Francisco, If you know what I mean!!!)

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RE: Pittsburgh Memories of the 2,000,000 who moved 2008/12/05 18:25:35 (permalink)
It's not the editor's choice, it's the readers voting.
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RE: Pittsburgh Memories of the 2,000,000 who moved 2008/12/05 21:34:59 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Mosca

It's not the editor's choice, it's the readers voting.


Yes, but don't the Editors decide the catagories for the voters to vote on????
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RE: Pittsburgh Memories of the 2,000,000 who moved 2008/12/05 22:54:17 (permalink)
A video of a unique Pittsburgh artist:
[url='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBAJXyF1HVc&feature=related']Norma-Jean Wofford[/url], aka The Dutchess. There's also some other guy singing and playing guitar.
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RE: Pittsburgh Memories of the 2,000,000 who moved 2008/12/10 07:57:17 (permalink)
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Originally posted by MetroplexJim

And this:

http://www.imaginepittsburgh.com/

The Steelers host the Cowboys this weekend. And my economics students are giving me a rasher of "fecal material" over my wearing BLACK & GOLD this week.

My calm response is that the best outcome for the Cowboys is no serious injury.


My students were a quiet bunch this Monday past. Yet, the Cowboys did enjoy their "best outcome": no serious injuries and Tony Romo has a new nickname: Tony "Oh! NO!!!"

I hope these teams get a rematch in Tampa Bay. I'd sure enjoy another dinner at Bern's: http://www.bernssteakhouse.com/ .
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RE: Pittsburgh Memories of the 2,000,000 who moved 2008/12/10 08:17:09 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Foodbme

How come the PEE Gay-zette didn't include:
Best Hot Dog???
Best Breakfast???
Best Hamburger???
Best Meatloaf???
Best French Fries???
Best Wings???
Best Tailgate Food???
Best Pieroges???
Best Fish Fry??
Best Food That P'Burgher's REALLY eat???

Buffetbuster---
You and some of our fellow P'Burgher Roadfood buddies need to start writing a Column for this Fish Wrapper. The Snob Food Editor CANNOT be a Native P'Burgher???????? (Probably from San Francisco, If you know what I mean!!!)




I used to know native Pittsburghers who lived in Mt Lebanon, Shadyside, Squirrell Hill and Fox Chapel, and yes, they really did eat the stuff mentioned in the Post Gazette article versus the stuff that you said they left out.
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RE: Pittsburgh Memories of the 2,000,000 who moved 2008/12/10 13:13:37 (permalink)
I see where Kaya is on the list. It happens to be located in the space we once operated Fat Franks in..We sold it to a young man back in the early 90's who eventually had to close it down. Then Kaya was born and it has done very well. When they redid the place, they found out the main floor was infested with termites and was about to collapse! All this beautiful tile was trashed.

I believe Kaya has now been in business at least 8 years...I believe a group of guys owns this and several other restaurants around town. Hey, good for them!
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RE: Pittsburgh Memories of the 2,000,000 who moved 2008/12/10 13:18:04 (permalink)
Baah Ben-
Kaya is owned by the Big Burrito group. I have been to almost all of their restaurants and they are consistently very good. I especially like Casbah and Soba. Definitely not Roadfood, though.

I sure do wish I could have visited your place back when.
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RE: Pittsburgh Memories of the 2,000,000 who moved 2008/12/10 13:22:50 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Baah Ben

I see where Kaya is on the list. It happens to be located in the space we once operated Fat Franks in..We sold it to a young man back in the early 90's who eventually had to close it down. Then Kaya was born and it has done very well. When they redid the place, they found out the main floor was infested with termites and was about to collapse! All this beautiful tile was trashed.

I believe Kaya has now been in business at least 8 years...I believe a group of guys owns this and several other restaurants around town. Hey, good for them!


I am 100% certain that Casbah opened in 96, and that Soba opened about a year later.

I left Pittsburgh 8 years ago, it was definetely there when I left, I'm pretty certain that Kaya was around for a good 3-4 years prior to that.
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RE: Pittsburgh Memories of the 2,000,000 who moved 2008/12/11 18:56:03 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Mosca

From the Post Gazette, the winners of the People's Choice Restaurant Awards:

Best Overall - Two Brothers BBQ - 5228 Thoms Run Rd
Best Service - Blue Horse Coffee- 1535 Washington Rd
Best Value - Taj Mahal- 7796 McKnight Road
Best American Cuisine - Mirabelle Restaurant and Champagne Bar - 215 Allegheny Ave
Best Barbecue - Two Brothers BBQ - 5228 Thoms Run Rd
Best Cafe/Coffee House - Blue Horse Coffee - 1535 Washington Rd
Best Caribbean Cuisine - Kaya - 2000 Smallman St
Best Chinese Cuisine - Pan Asia Chinese - 5321 Clairton Blvd
Best French Cuisine - Palate - 212 Sixth Street
Best Fusion Cuisine - Blue - 1701 Duncan Ave
Best German Cuisine - Penn Brewery - 800 Vinial St
Best Greek Cuisine - It's Greek To Me - 1011 Brookline Blvd
Best Icecream/ Desserts - Oh Yeah! Ice Cream - 232 S Highland Ave
Best Indian Cuisine - Taj Mahal Inc - 7795 Mcknight Rd
Best International Cuisine - Tana Ethiopian Cuisine - 5929 Baum Blvd
Best Irish Cuisine- Monterey Pub - 1211 Monterey St
Best Italian Cuisine - Alexander's Italian Bistro - 5104 Liberty Ave
Best Japanese Cuisine- Nakama Japanese Steakhouse - 1611 E Carson St
Best Korean Cuisine - Korea Garden - 414 Semple St
Best Mediterranean Cuisine - Casbah - 229 S Highland Ave
Best Mexican Cuisine - Franklin Inn - 2313 Rochester Rd
Best Middle Eastern Cuisine - Amel's Restaurant - 435 Mcneilly Rd
Best Pizza - Hunner's Deli Pizza - 811 Station Street
Best Sandwiches - Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwich - 506 Liberty Ave
Best Seafood - Mitchell's Fish Market - 185 Waterfront Dr
Best Steakhouse - Morton's The Steakhouse - 625 Liberty Ave # 180
Best Sushi - Sushi Tomo - 4812 Mcknight Rd
Best Thai Cuisine - Thai Cuisine - 4627 Liberty Ave
Best Vegetarian Cuisine - Hoi Polloi - 1100 Galveston Ave
Best Vietnamese Cuisine - Pho Kim 88 - 4100 Library Rd


Two "foreign" CHAINS on the list!

I kind of understand Morton's for they serve a fine, dry aged steak and their huge bacon-wrapped scallops are truly wonderful. At least the readers didn't pick this time the over-priced, over-rated, and truly excreable purveyors of the "sizzle" and not the steak: Ruth's Chris as they had before.

But "Jimmy John's" over Primanti Bros. for sandwiches! Cut me a slackburger with cheese!

Even though I love Five Guys and know that they are doing well in the Burgh I'd be really P.O.'d if they had won "best burger" over Tessario's.
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RE: Pittsburgh Memories of the 2,000,000 who moved 2009/01/15 18:20:47 (permalink)
I'm curious.  There are now Steeler's jerseys seemingly everywhere down here in Dallas.  How about other cities now that the Stillers are yet again in the AFC Championship game?

I'm fixin Kraut & Kolbassy for Sunday evening!  (drained Boar's Head Kraut, red wine vinegar, Pederson Farms' Kielbassa, brown sugar, honey, beer, applesauce & fennell; 350 covered for 40 min.).  Serve over stiff mashed potatos, seasoned with Lawry's Seasoned Pepper).

Beating the Ravens three times in a single season is a tall order.  The only thing I know for sure is that the AFC will win in Tampa.
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RE: Pittsburgh Memories of the 2,000,000 who moved 2009/01/15 18:52:07 (permalink)
MetroplexJim

I'm fixin Kraut & Kolbassy


It's Kolbassi


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RE: Pittsburgh Memories of the 2,000,000 who moved 2009/01/15 22:55:47 (permalink)
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MetroplexJim

I'm fixin Kraut & Kolbassy


It's Kolbassi

 
Actually, it's Kielbasa

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RE: Pittsburgh Memories of the 2,000,000 who moved 2009/05/21 14:01:19 (permalink)
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MetroplexJim

I'm fixin Kraut & Kolbassy


It's Kolbassi

 
Actually, it's Kielbasa


Kovbasa cause my Baba said so!! 
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RE: Pittsburgh Memories of the 2,000,000 who moved 2009/05/21 15:46:42 (permalink)
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MetroplexJim

I'm fixin Kraut & Kolbassy


It's Kolbassi

 
Actually, it's Kielbasa


Kovbasa cause my Baba said so!!


However it's spelled it tastes great if made with a good, original Polish KIELBASA recipe.
Hillshire Farms doesn't cut it!
So, let's get some good recipes posted youze guys!
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RE: Pittsburgh Memories of the 2,000,000 who moved 2011/02/06 09:17:54 (permalink)
I'm fixing Kraut & Kolbassy (how it was spelled by the butchers of my Pittsburgh youth) for what is called Super Bowl XLV! 
 
Here's my recipe: drain Boar's Head Kraut and season to taste by adding red wine vinegar, brown sugar, honey, beer, applesauce & fennel.  Stir mixture and push down into it 2" pieces of Pederson Farms' Kielbassa. 
 
Cover and bake @ 350 for 30 minutes or so.  Remove the cover to let the tops of the "kolbassy" brown (and give them "snap") and let bake for another 10.   Serve in a big, shallow pasta bowl (remember, I'm watching TV) over stiff mashed potatos, and sprinkle Lawry's Seasoned Pepper on top.
 
For those of you who don't know, Super Bowl XLV was played three weeks ago when the Steelers took the rubber match from the Ravens.  So, relax and enjoy today's exhibition against Green Bay being held inside Jerry World, safely protected from the frozen tundra of Dallas!
 
Here we go Steelers, here we go! 

post edited by MetroplexJim - 2011/02/06 09:24:45
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RE: Pittsburgh Memories of the 2,000,000 who moved 2011/06/04 19:01:13 (permalink)
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MetroplexJim

I'm fixin Kraut & Kolbassy


It's Kolbassi

 
Actually, it's Kielbasa


Kovbasa cause my Baba said so!!

 
I' going to accept that as the final word! 

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RE: Pittsburgh Memories of the 2,000,000 who moved 2011/06/16 13:54:51 (permalink)
I know the place you mean it was on Liberty Ave down the street from Krogers and a bread company which has gone out of business since we moved out here. I think it was across the street from a pharmacy. God was the food good there. I just can't recall the name.
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RE: Pittsburgh Memories of the 2,000,000 who moved 2011/06/16 14:13:45 (permalink)
You are so right, the Burgh has really reinvented its self. I miss living there, I only lived there for 8 years, but really enjoyed my time there. I met my wife there, she is from Oakmont
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RE: Pittsburgh Memories of the 2,000,000 who moved 2011/11/27 08:41:01 (permalink)
It's going to be a good day:  the Steelers will be snacking on the Chiefs on Sunday Night Foorball.
 
The only thing that would make that better would be some Isaly's BBQ hot chipped ham sandwiches washed down with Lemon Blennd and Myron Cope doing the Color on the broadcast ...
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RE: Pittsburgh Memories of the 2,000,000 who moved 2011/11/27 09:26:59 (permalink)
Kielbasa - - check
Kraut - - check
Yuengling beer - - check
Terrible towel - - check
BTW: I have been able to find chipped ham at one of the WalMart's in my area - - and only one....  The other two have problems - one will not go thin enough, and the other goes way too thin....  I have a clone recipe for Isaly's barbecue sauce somewhere - but for quick and easy, I doctor up a bottle of Kraft....  I can get decent buns here....  And, alas, even though I have found Blend concentrate on line, it isn't the same now....  We used to have a gallon of it mixed up in our freezer all summer long.... 
Here we go, Steelers........  Here we go!!!!!
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RE: Pittsburgh Memories of the 2,000,000 who moved 2011/11/27 16:21:31 (permalink)
Tonight while watching the Steelers stomp on the Chiefs we'll be enjoying a nice bowl of gorgonzola tortellini in gorgonzola cream sauce with julienne prosciutto and peas.  All items except the peas purchased at Pennsylvania Macaroni Company in the Strip District! 
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RE: Pittsburgh Memories of the 2,000,000 who moved 2011/11/27 18:50:32 (permalink)
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It's going to be a good day:  the Steelers will be snacking on the Chiefs on Sunday Night Foorball.

The only thing that would make that better would be some Isaly's BBQ hot chipped ham sandwiches washed down with Lemon Blennd and Myron Cope doing the Color on the broadcast ...

 
I just got a gallon of Blennd concentrate last week. I love that stuff. Town and Country in Beaver Falls has kovbasa/kielbasa/kolbassy lunchmeat at the deli counter. Only place I've ever seen it, and it's very good. I fried it up and made it into a hunky reuben sammich. My sister came up from DC for Thanksgiving, so we did Backdoor Tavern, Cafe Kolache, and Police Station Pizza over the weekend. Probably gained 10lbs, but it's worth it.
 
For bar food, Backdoor is one of the best I've been to. Here's a link to a good review...
http://pitteats.blogspot....6/backdoor-tavern.html
 
Forgot to add that I ordered a large fish sammich for my mom. There were 2 pieces of cod maybe 3/4" thick, 4" wide, 14" long (they give you 2 burger buns though). She said it was a bit better than Wholey's, and much better than Dorido's. I don't do fish, so I dunno. BB lives close by, maybe you can do a real review?
post edited by gostillerz - 2011/11/27 18:57:44
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RE: Pittsburgh Memories of the 2,000,000 who moved 2011/11/28 09:25:40 (permalink)
gostillerz,
 
Some questions about the present state of affairs in Beaver Falls:
1)  Do the the Christmas lights on 7th. Avenue (Rt. 18) still remain up all year?
2)  Any statues of Joe Namath (or other evidence that he is a native son)?
3)  Is Art's Pizza still in business?
4)  Does Geneva College now permit dancing? 
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