Since Mike Ditka's from nearby Aliquippa, PA, they have a Ditka's restaurant here in the Pittsburgh suburbs. We really like eating there and it is our go to place for steak. We were told that Momma Ditka comes in on a regular basis. Just the mental image of what Iron Mike's mom must be like is enough to get me laughing.
My wife and I stopped at the Ditka's in Robinson (i'm not sure if thats the only Pittsbugh location) because everywhere else was packed. It was lunch time and I had a very good Burger. So good in fact, I want to go back for another. My wife and I have wanted to hit it for dinner and a steak, but havent gotten the chance yet.
Thanks for the info on the burger. Since they make such a good steak, it sure seems they would make a quality burger, too. I will have to stop in for lunch sometime soon.
first opened up here in Robinson Twp., they did have chicken vesuvio on the menu. Before ordering it, I questioned the waitress and they said it wasn't the typical version you would see on the a menu in Chicago. Needless to say, I didn't order it. I can only assume they Pittsburghized it, by adding French fries and chipped ham on top!
It is no longer on the menu. ScreamingChicken
I am thinking about a woman who looks like the late Anne Ramsey, with a cigar hanging out of her mouth, who could wipe up the floor with the both of us. Actually, we have been told that she is quite sweet.