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!
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!