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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby joelwee » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:07 pm

^^ There's a sandwich cart (I forget what it's called) between Noah's Ark and Thunderbolt that sells steak hoagies, and they're pretty dang good.

Also, I don't know if this is their typical policy, but when I visited a couple of weeks ago, they closed Phantom's line about a half hour before the park closed.

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Postby middle_keeny » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:48 pm

As to local places to eat. Pittsburgh is known for "Primanti Bros" look them up.

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Postby ThemeParkJunkie51290 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:37 am

The next clue has been scratched off! =) This clue is number "3." My guess so far is 197 total height with 3 inversions OR 3 trains.
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Postby Canobie Coaster » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:59 am

^ Since this is Kennywood and they run one train on their hyper, I'll go with 3 inversions.
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Postby prozach626 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:18 am

I hope I didn't already ask for this, but we're going to have one night to eat in Pittsburgh in early July to kick off our three park trip. We're also considering leaving the KW the next day to grab something close, but we understand KW also has some unique food options. We may actually stay in the park for that and snack on a couple unique options.

Where do you guys suggest eating? We prefer a sit restaurant with cocktails or beers to enjoy a couple drinks and a place which isn't a total carb shit show, but we're open to suggestions. We don't necessarily prefer eating like total garbage at the beginning of our trips, but at the same time we don't want to miss out on anything special.

How strict is KW's beer policy? We plan on having a beer or two near the end of the evening.

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Postby Married a Canadian » Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:54 am

as to Potato Patch.. Boldy is wrong, they are great -- if you get a fresh batch


Potato Patch are laughably overrated


Two respected contributors on TPR giving me two different bits of advice. Help!! What do I do! :lol:
We'll probably do that weird thing of giving them try and forming an opinion based off that. Oh well.
Thanks for the rest of the advice, we are very much looking forward to our trip.

One more thing. It says "Sky Rocket" is closed TFA on the Kennywood website. Is this just a short maintenance thing, or is there something else going on that anyone knows of?
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Postby PKI Jizzman » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:28 am

I also had a pathetic offering of fries from the potato patch. Either they weren't fried twice or their oil wasn't hot enough because they weren't crispy and shockingly the cheese only made it worse. Sent em back. Seems like an off day for me since the majority is wild about them. If you're all about fries at theme parks go for it!

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Postby boldikus » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:32 am

Hey maybe I got them on a bad day. But there was four of us, we got four different orders, and we were all like "eww these fries is trifling". Soggy mush fries.

I say try em, but maybe get an order to split and if you like em go for another? I dunno. Have fun, I wish I was going to KW this year, hopefully Sky Rocket is running for you, its great in the rear.

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Postby Aardvark Barber » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:42 am

Married a Canadian wrote:
as to Potato Patch.. Boldy is wrong, they are great -- if you get a fresh batch


Potato Patch are laughably overrated


Two respected contributors on TPR giving me two different bits of advice. Help!! What do I do! :lol:
We'll probably do that weird thing of giving them try and forming an opinion based off that. Oh well.
Thanks for the rest of the advice, we are very much looking forward to our trip.

One more thing. It says "Sky Rocket" is closed TFA on the Kennywood website. Is this just a short maintenance thing, or is there something else going on that anyone knows of?


I believe the building that houses the Sky Rocket launch tech caught fire - Kennywood let me know on facebook they needed to send parts to Germany for emergency repair. It has been down for about a month now.

Not sure when it will be back up.

With the new clue released yesterday, I hope it's something like Soaring with Dragon (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGh-PaPb7B4) - that ride is 197 feet tall and has 3 launches....

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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby Rai Fox » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:56 am

prozach626 wrote:Where do you guys suggest eating? We prefer a sit restaurant with cocktails or beers to enjoy a couple drinks and a place which isn't a total carb shit show, but we're open to suggestions. We don't necessarily prefer eating like total garbage at the beginning of our trips, but at the same time we don't want to miss out on anything special.


Oh no. This is not an easy question. ONE place to eat in Pittsburgh. Just one. There are just so many awesome restaurants there...

If you're anywhere near downtown, I'd say Tenpenny (https://tenpennypgh.com); food and cocktails there are both amazing. Their dessert menu tends to be "whatever the chefs felt like making that day" but if they have any of their cobblers, forget how many carbs are involved and go for it. I've tried their peach and blackberry cobblers and never had one nearly as good anywhere else. Considering making a reservation though if you'll be there on a weekend; depending on the day it can get very busy.

If you want really good beer, Southern Tier has a brewpub on the north shore. Good food, too, but mostly of the burgers and sandwiches sort. There's also Sharp Edge Bistro for that; they have a massive beer selection, but most of it's bottles, not on tap.

Right down the road from Sharp Edge is Bakersfield, with really awesome tacos, and a looooong tequila and whiskey menu. There's also Condado for mexican; not nearly as fancy as Bakersfield but you can't go wrong there either; inexpensive build-your-own tacos with everything you could think of to put in or on them, and great margaritas.

I haven't tried it yet myself but The Commoner gastropub in the Omni hotel building is supposed to be pretty fantastic too.

If there's any particular sort of restaurant you're looking for, I can probably be more helpful!


...er, fair warning. Depending on when exactly you mean in early July, downtown Pittsburgh may be a very...interesting experience, though. Anthrocon is July 5-8, and we kind of take over quite a lot of the area, so depending on your opinions of such things...

Married a Canadian wrote:Two respected contributors on TPR giving me two different bits of advice. Help!! What do I do! :lol:
We'll probably do that weird thing of giving them try and forming an opinion based off that. Oh well.
Thanks for the rest of the advice, we are very much looking forward to our trip.


The problem with the Potato Patch fries is...both of those contributors are right. In my experience the fries there seem to be very inconsistent. I've had fries there that were absolutely every bit as good as their reputation would suggest, and other days I've gotten a limp, soggy, lukewarm mess. I wish I knew some secret to getting good fries all the time, but I haven't figured that one out!

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