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Offline amy

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Visiting Pittsburgh end of Feb
« on: February 08, 2012, 02:54:12 PM »
Hello there!  I am being sent to Pittsburgh for training at work starting Feb 27th through March 2nd.  Anyone have recommendations for places to eat or things I might try to squeeze in my couple off evening hours?   Anyone ever wanted to meet a fellow Rennie from Alabama!  Any M'Cracks in the area?  Let me know!
Thank you!  Amy

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Re: Visiting Pittsburgh end of Feb
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2012, 06:41:18 AM »
Sheetz is the go-to convenience store if you run into one. Always clean and the food is good. If you are able to, check out primanti brothers. They're the ones with giant pastrami-and-french-fry sandwiches

Also, the Carnegie Museums are really nice. They recently redid the entire dinosaur exhibit and it's just fantastic now.
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Re: Visiting Pittsburgh end of Feb
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2012, 07:05:16 AM »
Amy where exactly are you staying in Pittsburgh?  If I know that, I can direct you to some fun things. 

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Re: Visiting Pittsburgh end of Feb
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2012, 09:27:58 AM »
Oooooo Pastriami!!!   I am a Clevelander transplanted to Alabama, so I miss a good deli!

I am going to be staying at the Sprng Hill Suites on Federal Street.  I assume that is downtown.  Thanks for the tips!

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Re: Visiting Pittsburgh end of Feb
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2012, 10:54:22 AM »
Amy you will be on the "North Shore" of Pittsburgh which is home to PNC Park, Heinz Field, Stage AE and the Carnegie Science Center.  You will be a short ride (across the Allegheny River) from Downtown as well.  Will you have a car or rely on public transportation?

So what are you looking to do in the evening hours that you have?  Sightseeing?  Shopping?  Dining?  Partying?  Let me know and I can make suggestions.

Also the end of February/beginning of March is our dead of winter.  Plan on cold weather, but you already know that if you've lived in Cleveland.

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Re: Visiting Pittsburgh end of Feb
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2012, 09:52:06 AM »
Actually it is PNC I am coming to work for!  And unfortunately my suitcase will be nothing but sweaters and boots.  I think eating will be our best choice of things to do.  Early classes and all will prohibit the party times.  Won't have a car but may have access to a cab or use in the group of a rental.  If you could point me toward one fun restaurant I could be the hero of one evening.

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Re: Visiting Pittsburgh end of Feb
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2012, 11:49:34 AM »
http://www.google.com/url?q=http://jeromebettisgrille36.g3restaurants.com/&sa=U&ei=lUs5T8f8Asi1tweUy6SfAg&ved=0CBMQFjAA&usg=AFQjCNGnfFNjDgkboz0_5UMu5anAxRjOiA

Amy, I recommend Jerome Bettis Grille 36.  It's on the North Shore and near PNC Park.  Also, very important to note...you must call ahead for a taxi unless there is a taxi stand in front of your hotel.  Yellow Cab is a reliable service:

http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.pghtrans.com/yellow_cab.cfm&sa=U&ei=KUw5T6TBDZOJtwekn6DKAg&ved=0CBUQFjAB&usg=AFQjCNGX2ZYdOr1FrnQZ74_TSTrOie27SQ

Do not expect to walk out of somewhere and hail a cab.

If you have any more questions, please ask.

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Re: Visiting Pittsburgh end of Feb
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2012, 01:29:12 PM »
Thank you!   Already that last tidbit of info could save the day for us!   Terrific.  I appreciate you taking the time to help me out!  I'll check out the restaurant and look forward to at least one good night after classes!

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Re: Visiting Pittsburgh end of Feb
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2012, 06:33:11 AM »
Amy, you are welcome.  I hope you enjoy your visit to Pittsburgh.  Again, if you need more information, I'd be happy to help.

Gina

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Re: Visiting Pittsburgh end of Feb
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2012, 11:27:10 AM »
I second Gina's suggestion of the Jerome Bettis Grille 36. It is crazy good.

If you can get over the river to the strip District you need to try primanti brothers


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Re: Visiting Pittsburgh end of Feb
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2012, 12:21:54 PM »
Don't forget to hit the "Dirty O"!  The Original Hot Dog Stand... located in Oakland, just off the U of Pittsburgh campus.  Some of the best shoe string french fries and meatball hoagies in the world!  Spent many a night eatting baskets of O fries and sucking down pitchers of Bass Ale...  ;) ;D
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Re: Visiting Pittsburgh end of Feb
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2012, 03:46:57 PM »
Now y'all are teasing me!!!  I am a Clevelander by birth and for the first 32 years..  but I sure like being a transplant down here in Dixie.   But I have put aside my Browns fanaticism to come to Steeler territory.... I sure am tempted by good Northern Deli food and Dogs.  Wow that stuff looks fantastic.  I can smell it already!

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Re: Visiting Pittsburgh end of Feb
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2012, 12:03:09 AM »
Amy if you all are looking for someplace a little fancier to eat.  There use to be a Place across Pen Ave from Heinz hall.  Great food.  I use to eat there when I went up to plays and other things in the Cultural District. It was Called Bravo Franko's, might be another name now.  I met John Williams in there one night after his concert at Heinze Hall. Pittsburgh has a great Cultural District, check it out on line before you go. You may even catch a good play or something while you're there.

I'm another transplanted Ohioan.  I miss the big city of the "BURGH.
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Re: Visiting Pittsburgh end of Feb
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2012, 07:06:23 AM »
I've lived in Houston, Texas, for almost half my life... but The Burgh will always be my home.  ;D
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Re: Visiting Pittsburgh end of Feb
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2012, 09:58:16 AM »
Amy....As far as M'Cracks go I don't think you'll find any in the Pittsburgh area as I don't think that we have a chapter up there yet, but I do know for a fact that we do have one in the area that PARF is located in if you wanna try to find some to meet up with there now. Hope that helps a little.  :)
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