I was born in Butler an then moved to Pgh from 75 til May of 93. Went to Duquesne and then Pitt. Left for a post doc and found my way back to Pennsylvania but to the land of bad football, outside of Phily. Go Steelers! Not that I care that much about football, I just like winding up the Phily fans. I do hope the Phillies do well in the playoffs but the Eagles....
I remember the skyscraper cones at Isley's and yes white house was my favorite. Chipped ham and Rhoda's (Rodents) rare roast beef o fresh bagels from Bagel land
Ahh the Electric Banana and Pirmanti's at 1:45 AM, Robert Fripp and the League of Gentlemen at the Decade(plus countless others including Stevie Ray Vaughan) and sneaking into every Frank Zappa concert at the Stanley.
The garlic puff's at Klines on lightup night
Fish sandwiches at Willies in Valencia
The shrimp rolls at the New Chinatown Inn
Aiellos pizza, always sausage and green pepper
The old fellow at vinnies making pizza with a cigarette in his mouth with about 2 inches of ash
Ribs at the House of Sauce
Mystery sandwiches from Chiodos
Gyros at Mike and Tonys
Kim's coffee shop, Vietnamese
But most of all wings with dry seasoning at the Lyndora hotel slathered with chicken hot sauce(sriachi) and hot dogs from the best place "where the best people on earth pass thru the doors, our customers" the Hot Dog Shop on Cunningham st in Butler.
Sadly the Hot dog shop is gone but thje Lyndora hotel is still there, closed 2 days out of the year with a fine patina of grease over everything. Thomas hot sausage!
The Hot Dog Shop had years of chewing gum under the tables, a standard at which we judged any resturant, if it didn't have gum under the table, it must not be any good. Does anyone remember the Hot Dog shop?
MamaDuck, your mother was a gem, may she always dine well in the stars. After many years of UK trips, ag snagged my back bacon from the UK.
many tanks to MetroplexJim for starting this!