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SteelMember
07-14-2009, 09:32 AM
I have been reading some threads of folks planning trips or stop overs in the city of Pittsburgh, and thought it would be kinda neat to have our own travelers guide to the city here at Steelers Fever. Just a list of some things to do "when in Pittsburgh".

Whether it be sites, attractions, bars or restaurants, the city of Pittsburgh has always been a truly diverse city with something for everyone. It seems like so long ago that I've explored the city for myself, that everyones input always interests me. Times change. I can remember going on class field trips to the Zoo, Buhl planetarium and for Gateway clipper rides when I was younger. Do they still have the big model train setup at Buhl during the holidays? See, things like this, I don't even know.


Sites/Attractions:

Mt. Washington and the Inclines
Senator John Heinz Regional History Centre/The Strip
Carnegie Museums of Art & Natural History
Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium
National Aviary
Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
Fort Pitt Museum/Point State Park
Roberto Clemente Bridge (Sixth Street Bridge)
PNC Park
Heinz Field
Carnegie Science Center & UPMC Sportsworks
Andy Warhol Museum
Cathedral of Learning
Ppg Place
Kennywod Park
Sandcastle Water Park
Allegheny Cemetery

Restaurants/Bars:

Primanti Brothers
Whollys Fish Market
Jerome Bettis Grille 36
Quaker Steak & Lube
Mcfadden's
Calico Jack's
Lu Lu Noodles
Firewater's
Peppi's
De Luca's Restaurant

Shopping:

Station Square
The Strip
Definitely You

I know there's way more I'm missing here guys/gals, so help me out.

mulldog24
07-14-2009, 10:18 AM
I got to visit there in 2005 and had a blast with the science center and the submarine tour. I also got to ride the incline the view was great from up there! It's true that the BURGH has a small town feel cause the people were just great!!!

lilyoder6
07-14-2009, 02:44 PM
Restaurants/Bars:

Primanti Brothers
Whollys Fish Market
Jerome Bettis Grille 36
Quaker Steak & Lube

I know there's way more I'm missing here guys/gals, so help me out.


well if u are going to be down by the north shore... i would stop at calico jack's and or mcfadden's during the weekend nights/during specials...

they are some good places to go to have fun

steelersfanman92
07-14-2009, 02:47 PM
Going down to the strip on gameday is a great experience

klick81
07-14-2009, 03:04 PM
SWEET THREAD. I'll be printing this out come September!

SteelCityKing
07-14-2009, 04:12 PM
i would recommend taking a day and spending some time in Oakland. take a tour of the Cathedral of Learning (which is the tallest school building in the western hemisphere) and go to the Carnegie Art Museum. that should be worth a day in itself. but when it comes to eating, go to Lulu's Noodles on Craig St. the BEST oriental food i've ever eaten and i eat a lot of oriental food. it was actually voted Best Noodles in PIttsburgh the last 7 years running. (i'll have to double check those facts.) but Oakland can be one of many stops on your journey.

you'll definitely want to do the Riverwalk. you can go from Point State Park to the North Shore by foot and walk across the Roberto Clemente Bridge, around PNC Park, Heinz Field, and stop at the Carnegie Science Center beside the football stadium. eat at Firewater's, McFadden's, and if you were feeling really up for it...go check out the Andy Warhol Museum (my personal favorite pitstop in Pittsburgh.)

there is clearly so much to do and i have yet to experience a lot of it. but those are the things that i REALLY love to do.

also, check out some of the grafitti down there. amazing artists. =)

SteelCityKing
07-14-2009, 05:54 PM
when in Pittsburgh...do as Pittsburghers do!? haha!

reminds me of Anchorman...HEY YO! =)

SteelMember
07-14-2009, 06:11 PM
Thanks for input guys. :thumbsup:

Now, I know I've heard there are good places for pierogis and hot dogs on this board, so keep 'em coming and I'll update the op.

SteelStang
07-14-2009, 06:19 PM
Great thread! Thanks for the help.

NJarhead
07-14-2009, 06:34 PM
Can anyone tell me more about Station Square? Do they have Steelers stuff there? Thanks.

SteelMember
07-14-2009, 07:10 PM
Can anyone tell me more about Station Square? Do they have Steelers stuff there? Thanks.

Located on the South Side across from downtown, Station Square is imo a broad term for a large area like, The Strip. It's basically a former railroad depot that has offices, shops, resturaunts/bars etc.

The last time I was there, there was a place with Steelers hats, t-shirts and other memorabilia. Although, I don't think they had jersey's. More of what you might find at an airport shop.

http://www.stationsquare.com/

SteelMember
07-15-2009, 08:54 AM
Can anyone give me a review of Gooski's. It's in one of the trip advisories, but I don't know anything about it. Just wondered if it's worth putting on the list.

NJarhead
07-15-2009, 01:36 PM
Located on the South Side across from downtown, Station Square is imo a broad term for a large area like, The Strip. It's basically a former railroad depot that has offices, shops, resturaunts/bars etc.

The last time I was there, there was a place with Steelers hats, t-shirts and other memorabilia. Although, I don't think they had jersey's. More of what you might find at an airport shop.

http://www.stationsquare.com/

Thank you. :drink:

KeiselPower99
07-15-2009, 01:43 PM
What about Delucas for breakfast?? I ate there when I was up in Pittsburgh last month and it was delicious. Very freindly atmosphere.

SteelMember
07-15-2009, 02:30 PM
Thank you. :drink:

No problem. If some locals will chime in, they can probably tell you exactly where to find what your looking for.

What about Delucas for breakfast?? I ate there when I was up in Pittsburgh last month and it was delicious. Very freindly atmosphere.

Hey, If you say it's good then I have no problem putting on the list. Unless I hear otherwise. :wink02::chuckle:
Actually I've heard the pancakes are very good...And the Bacon. Mmmm bacon. Thanks!

SteelMember
07-16-2009, 07:00 AM
Here is a tidbit HTG posted in the Penguins forum.

There is a store right up the road from me here in Brentwood called Definitely You. They sell Pens, Steelers and Pirates gear - everything imaginable and at prices far lower than Hometown Sports, Dick's, Dunhams, online, etc. XT and I went up there on Sunday and got several different styles of Pens Stanley Cup Championship t-shirts for $15.00 each! They have them in white, black, grey and I believe I saw some in the retro blue. I even got one of the "City of Champions" t-shirts with both Fleury and Harrison on the front - it's awesome!!

If anyone would like me to purchase a shirt for them, please PM me and I'll be happy to get whatever you'd like. You would have to send me a check or money order for the cost and I'll send your merchandise to you. :drink:

Here is their website:

http://www.definitelyyoupgh.com/index.html

http://forums.steelersfever.com/showthread.php?t=36377

WindyCitySteelerFan
07-16-2009, 11:41 AM
It is traditional for me, and ALWAYS my first stop

The Sports Deli - Parkway Center Mall

Its the only thing left in the mall, and its a great Steelers store!

SteelMember
07-16-2009, 05:42 PM
Sites/Attractions:

Mt. Washington and the Inclines
Senator John Heinz Regional History Center
Carnegie Museums of Art & Natural History
Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium
National Aviary
Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
Fort Pitt Museum/Point State Park
Roberto Clemente Bridge (Sixth Street Bridge)
PNC Park
Heinz Field
Carnegie Science Center & UPMC Sportsworks
Andy Warhol Museum
Cathedral of Learning
Ppg Place
Kennywod Park
Sandcastle Water Park
Allegheny Cemetery

Restaurants/Bars:

Primanti Brothers / The Strip district and Market Square
Wholey's Seafood / The Strip district
Jerome Bettis Grille 36 / The North Shore
Quaker Steak & Lube
Mcfadden's / The North Shore
Calico Jack's / The North Shore
Lu Lu Noodles / North Oakland
Firewater's / The North Shore
Peppi's / 4 locations
De Luca's Restaurant / The Strip district
The Sports Deli / Parkway Center Mall

Shopping:

Station Square
Hometowne Sports

The Strip district

Other locations
Definitely You - Brentwood


-Guess after awhile you can't edit a post. Dagnabit! I'll add 'em as we go. :tt:

Big7BenHOF
07-17-2009, 12:56 AM
When I visit Pittsburgh I go to the store Hometown Sports (I think that's the name). That's in Station Square, no?

SteelMember
07-17-2009, 06:34 AM
When I visit Pittsburgh I go to the store Hometown Sports (I think that's the name). That's in Station Square, no?

Yes! :thumbsup: Thank you.

I think that is the store I was describing to TheWarDen86, and apparantly they do have some jerseys after all.

Hometowne Sports
http://storesense2.megawebservers.com/HS2216/StoreFront.bok

Big7BenHOF
07-17-2009, 01:42 PM
Yes! :thumbsup: Thank you.

I think that is the store I was describing to TheWarDen86, and apparantly they do have some jerseys after all.

Hometowne Sports
http://storesense2.megawebservers.com/HS2216/StoreFront.bok

Yeah. They have TONS of jerseys. I always pick one up whenever I go to Pittsburgh at that store.

SteelStang
07-25-2009, 03:38 PM
So what would you guys say is THE BEST place to get some Steelers gear in Pittsburgh?

AllD
07-25-2009, 05:57 PM
Is Isley's still in business? Why did they change the recipe for Snyder's potato chips?

SteelCityMom
08-07-2009, 12:37 PM
Is Isley's still in business? Why did they change the recipe for Snyder's potato chips?

There are three Isaly's still in operation in West View (448 Perry Hwy), Allegheny East (city neighborhood of Pittsburgh), and Turtle Creek (100 PENN AVENUE EXT).

SteelMember
08-10-2009, 07:24 AM
I usually go to Monroeville Mall to the Steeler Store and Pro Image

Sure, I'll add that. I actually think there are multiple locations, so let me check.

Thanks for your input. :drink:

SteelMember
08-10-2009, 07:36 AM
Sites/Attractions:

Mt. Washington and the Inclines
Senator John Heinz Regional History Center
Carnegie Museums of Art & Natural History
Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium
National Aviary
Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
Fort Pitt Museum/Point State Park
Roberto Clemente Bridge (Sixth Street Bridge)
PNC Park
Heinz Field
Carnegie Science Center & UPMC Sportsworks
Andy Warhol Museum
Cathedral of Learning
Ppg Place
Kennywod Park
Sandcastle Water Park
Allegheny Cemetery

Restaurants/Bars:

Primanti Brothers / The Strip district and Market Square
Wholey's Seafood / The Strip district
Jerome Bettis Grille 36 / The North Shore
Quaker Steak & Lube
Mcfadden's / The North Shore
Calico Jack's / The North Shore
Lu Lu Noodles / North Oakland
Firewater's / The North Shore
Peppi's / 4 locations
De Luca's Restaurant / The Strip district
The Sports Deli / Parkway Center Mall

Shopping:

Station Square
Hometowne Sports

The Strip district

Other locations
Definitely You - Brentwood

The official "Steelers Store"
Grove City Outlets - http://shop.steelers.com/catalog/grovecity/
Heinz Field - http://shop.steelers.com/catalog/heinzfield/
Monroeville Mall - http://shop.steelers.com/catalog/monroeville/
Pittsburgh Mills Mall - http://shop.steelers.com/catalog/millsmall/
South Hills Village Mall - http://shop.steelers.com/catalog/southhillsvillage/

Stang909
08-10-2009, 10:45 AM
If you're into movies, especially IMAX I suggest the AMC Loews theater at the waterfront in Homestead. That theater is amazing. There is also a couple good places to shop right there. Just be careful, right up the hill isn't exactly a good area of town to be in.

SteelMember
08-20-2009, 03:15 PM
I'm sure a few people by now have seen the television show "Man vs. Food" on the Travel channel. If you ever get to catch the episode of Pittsburgh, here's a list of his "challenges" and few stops that were not included.


Restaurants

Primanti Brothers
Adam Richman visited Primanti for their famous sandwiches, served with fries on top of all the other fixings!
Address: 48 18 Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Deluca's Restaurant
Why not start the day off right with a monster breakfast that will carry you through the day? That's what Adam Richman gets when he visits Deluca's.
Address: 2015 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Quaker Steak & Lube
Adam Richman attemps to conquer the Atomic Hot Wings challenge. Sure, eating 6 wings may not sound like much of challenge. But not when those wings rank at a scalding 150,000 Scoville units, hotter than Jalapeno Peppers!
Address: 110 Andrew Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275

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Activities

Duquesne Incline at Mt. Washington
Adam Richman jogs down the Duquesne Incline in preparation for his Atomic Hot Wings challenge.
Address: 1220 Grandview Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15211

Pennsylvania Macaroni Co
Part of Adam's visit to the Strip District
Address: 2010 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Lucy Bahn Mi Cart
Strip District
Address: 2120 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Wholey's Fish Market
Strip District
Address: 1501 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Mung Bean Pancake Cart
Strip District
Address: 1735 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Klavon's Ice Cream
Strip District
Address: 2801 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

hindes204
08-20-2009, 09:45 PM
SteelMember....you have to add Pierogies Plus to the list of places to eat...it is located on island avenue in Mckees Rocks on the west side of Pittsburgh. Hands down the greatest pierogies i have ever eaten....i grew up right down the street so i may be a little biased....everytime i mention them on this board though everybody agrees. here is a link to thier website
http://www.pierogiesplus.com/

SteelMember
08-21-2009, 06:42 AM
I'll do it! :thumbsup:

Ooh, and a testimonial by Bobby Flay. I like the way that guy cooks. The spice, without all the "BAM".

Thanks hindes. :drink:

SteelMember
08-21-2009, 06:51 AM
Sites/Attractions:

Mt. Washington and the Inclines
Senator John Heinz Regional History Center
Carnegie Museums of Art & Natural History
Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium
National Aviary
Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
Fort Pitt Museum/Point State Park
Roberto Clemente Bridge (Sixth Street Bridge)
PNC Park
Heinz Field
Carnegie Science Center & UPMC Sportsworks
Andy Warhol Museum
Cathedral of Learning
Ppg Place
Kennywod Park
Sandcastle Water Park
Allegheny Cemetery

Restaurants/Bars:

Primanti Brothers / The Strip district and Market Square
Wholey's Seafood / The Strip district
Jerome Bettis Grille 36 / The North Shore
Quaker Steak & Lube / The North Shore
Mcfadden's / The North Shore
Calico Jack's / The North Shore
Lu Lu Noodles / North Oakland
Firewater's / The North Shore
Peppi's / 4 locations
De Luca's Restaurant / The Strip district
The Sports Deli / Parkway Center Mall
Pierogies Plus / Mckees Rocks

Shopping:

Station Square
Hometowne Sports

The Strip district

Other locations
Definitely You - Brentwood

The official "Steelers Store"
Grove City Outlets - http://shop.steelers.com/catalog/grovecity/
Heinz Field - http://shop.steelers.com/catalog/heinzfield/
Monroeville Mall - http://shop.steelers.com/catalog/monroeville/
Pittsburgh Mills Mall - http://shop.steelers.com/catalog/millsmall/
South Hills Village Mall - http://shop.steelers.com/catalog/southhillsvillage/

JackHammer
08-24-2009, 06:36 PM
The Hofbrauhaus (http://www.hofbrauhauspittsburgh.com/) in the Southside Works. If you like food and GREAT German beer, this is the place to go. They brew a lot of beers right there on site. There are only three of them in the U.S. Also Roland's Seafood Grill in the Strip is GREAT. (http://www.rolandsseafoodgrill.com/)
If you say "fish" and "Strip District" in the same breath, people always think Wholey's(and deservedly so), but Roland's is a nice gem of a seafood restaurant in the Strip too.

SteelMember
08-25-2009, 02:24 PM
Very cool stuff Jackhammer, thanks. :drink:

The Hofbrauhaus sounds like it's a very lively and entertaining place. Like a year long Octoberfest. So don't go for some quiet conversation. Go for some great tasty beer and German style food. Form the menu, It looks like they have a great in house (haus) selection. :chuckle:

Jackal
08-26-2009, 02:59 PM
Thanks for input guys. :thumbsup:

Now, I know I've heard there are good places for pierogis and hot dogs on this board, so keep 'em coming and I'll update the op.

Great thread.

Hot dogs...Franktuary downtown is money...pierogies? Not my thing.

Hofbrauhaus is definitely worth checking out, too. Full litres of beer for $7, great German food, and oompah band playing classic rock, and "beer wenches" with their...umm...assets proudly on display for everyone. Can't lose....

Jackal
08-26-2009, 03:00 PM
The Hofbrauhaus (http://www.hofbrauhauspittsburgh.com/) in the Southside Works. If you like food and GREAT German beer, this is the place to go. They brew a lot of beers right there on site. There are only three of them in the U.S. Also Roland's Seafood Grill in the Strip is GREAT. (http://www.rolandsseafoodgrill.com/)
If you say "fish" and "Strip District" in the same breath, people always think Wholey's(and deservedly so), but Roland's is a nice gem of a seafood restaurant in the Strip too.

Roland's crab roll sandwich is mind-melting.

Jackal
08-26-2009, 03:03 PM
Pamela's P&G Diner is also a solid choice for breakfast.

SteelMember
08-28-2009, 06:12 PM
Great thread.

Hot dogs...Franktuary downtown is money...pierogies? Not my thing.

Hofbrauhaus is definitely worth checking out, too. Full litres of beer for $7, great German food, and oompah band playing classic rock, and "beer wenches" with their...umm...assets proudly on display for everyone. Can't lose....

Hey, we have another local testimonial...It's definately on now. :chuckle:

Roland's crab roll sandwich is mind-melting.

...and a menu recommendation. You da man!

Pamela's P&G Diner is also a solid choice for breakfast.

Awesome. A multichain, but an alternative to DeLuca's.

"Try our famous Crepe Style Hotcakes." :wink02:

http://www.pamelasdiner.com/Locator/

Thanks Jackel. :drink:

Any and all input is welcomed. It just makes this thread even better. :thumbsup:

SteelMember
08-28-2009, 06:20 PM
Sites/Attractions:

Mt. Washington and the Inclines
Senator John Heinz Regional History Center
Carnegie Museums of Art & Natural History
Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium
National Aviary
Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
Fort Pitt Museum/Point State Park
Roberto Clemente Bridge (Sixth Street Bridge)
PNC Park
Heinz Field
Carnegie Science Center & UPMC Sportsworks
Andy Warhol Museum
Cathedral of Learning
Ppg Place
Kennywod Park
Sandcastle Water Park
Allegheny Cemetery

Restaurants/Bars:

Primanti Brothers / The Strip district and Market Square
Jerome Bettis Grille 36 / The North Shore
Quaker Steak & Lube / The North Shore
Wholey's Seafood / The Strip district
Roland's Seafood Grill / The Strip district
De Luca's Restaurant / The Strip district
Pamela's P&G Diner / 6 locations
Lu Lu Noodles / North Oakland
Peppi's / 4 locations
The Sports Deli / Parkway Center Mall
Pierogies Plus / Mckees Rocks
Mcfadden's / The North Shore
Calico Jack's / The North Shore
Firewater's / The North Shore
Hofbrauhaus / Southside Works


Shopping:

Station Square
Hometowne Sports

The Strip district

Other locations
Definitely You - Brentwood

The official "Steelers Store"
Grove City Outlets - http://shop.steelers.com/catalog/grovecity/
Heinz Field - http://shop.steelers.com/catalog/heinzfield/
Monroeville Mall - http://shop.steelers.com/catalog/monroeville/
Pittsburgh Mills Mall - http://shop.steelers.com/catalog/millsmall/
South Hills Village Mall - http://shop.steelers.com/catalog/southhillsvillage/[/QUOTE]

tony hipchest
08-29-2009, 12:21 AM
coney island has the famous "nathans" hotdogs. if you watch the travelers channell or the food network you may have seen the shows that highlight some of the nations top hotdog joints.

pittsburghs crown gem is the O

i found a pretty fitting review-

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://cache.virtualtourist.com/2531754-The_Original_Hotdog_Shop-Pittsburgh.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Pennsylvania/Pittsburgh-860756/Restaurants-Pittsburgh-The_Original_Hotdog_Shop-BR-1.html&usg=__CM-gu4lhcd5JbYlATrtjmup6Bws=&h=370&w=560&sz=44&hl=en&start=2&tbnid=1aGe17CPLVfXrM:&tbnh=88&tbnw=133&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dthe%2B%2522o%2522%2Bin%2Bpittsburgh%2 6gbv%3D2%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DG

Be sure to stop by this popular Pittsburgh Landmark--The Original Hot Dog Shop in the Oakland area, near the University of Pittsburgh. A proudly displayed sign on the window declares that Football Hall of Famer, Dan Marino ate here for many years. Since it was such a local tradition, my husband suggested I include it in my photos of Pittsburgh!

The Original Hot Dog Shop opened in 1960, across the street from Old Forbes Field. It's "dogs" quickly became the main staple in the diets of countless college students at The University of Pittsburgh. The shop's menu offers Hot Cheese Dogs; Hot Dog Parmesan, Deluxe Kosher Pure Dogs, Beef Dogs and Slaw Dogs--all in natural casings. Their crispy fries are cooked twice in peanut oil and are a popular accompaniment. Hoagies, Pizza, Salads, Chicken and Fish Sandwiches are also served.

The "O", as it's known, is one of the nations top hotdog eateries. While it may not be the quaintest spot in town, they serve the best hotdogs, the largest side of fries and the cheapest pizza.

Normally filled with Univ. of Pitt students trying to make their dollars stretch, it's a Pittsburgh icon and is a must visit eatery when in the university area.

and the best one-

Essie's Original Hot Dog Shop, better know to us Pitt students as "The O" or "The dirty O" is certainly a local legend. It was established adjacent to Forbes Field, before the university built Posvar Hall over it.

The place is filthy, which adds to the ambiance. If you're squeamish about bathrooms, you'll definitely want to pass on the restrooms here.

It's a popular spot with college students, especially on the weekends. They're pretty well know for their lenient carding policy when purchasing alcohol, and after 1 am on Thursday-Saturday night, expect the place to be packed with drunken college students looking for that amazingly satisfyingly greasy and cheap drunk food like pizza, fries, and hot dogs.

When we go, we usually get an order of small fries, which is about enough to feed a family of 7, for 3-5 dollars (depending on what the cashier feels like charging, basically). You can practically feel your arteries clogging as you eat them, but it's well worth the future cardiac arrest.

:chuckle: there aint nothing like city life, where you can go to a hotdog joint in mid day and buy a can (or 40) of beer "to go", and drink it out of the brown bag as you walk up the street to catch your bus (or in my case, before you go to the museum).

the o rocks. take a small army if you order the large fry.

hindes204
08-29-2009, 03:50 PM
HAHAHAA........i forgot all about the "O"....that place is great, i used to frequent that place often. I cant believe i forgot about that place. You just brought back so many memories (the ones i can remember anyway).

Jackal
08-31-2009, 10:12 AM
Hey, we have another local testimonial...It's definately on now. :chuckle:



...and a menu recommendation. You da man!



Awesome. A multichain, but an alternative to DeLuca's.

"Try our famous Crepe Style Hotcakes." :wink02:

http://www.pamelasdiner.com/Locator/

Thanks Jackel. :drink:

Any and all input is welcomed. It just makes this thread even better. :thumbsup:

No problem!

Sorry, I meant to say Lobster Roll, not Crab Roll. Delicious.

SteelMember
08-31-2009, 10:30 AM
coney island has the famous "nathans" hotdogs. if you watch the travelers channell or the food network you may have seen the shows that highlight some of the nations top hotdog joints.

pittsburghs crown gem is the O

i found a pretty fitting review-

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://cache.virtualtourist.com/2531754-The_Original_Hotdog_Shop-Pittsburgh.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Pennsylvania/Pittsburgh-860756/Restaurants-Pittsburgh-The_Original_Hotdog_Shop-BR-1.html&usg=__CM-gu4lhcd5JbYlATrtjmup6Bws=&h=370&w=560&sz=44&hl=en&start=2&tbnid=1aGe17CPLVfXrM:&tbnh=88&tbnw=133&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dthe%2B%2522o%2522%2Bin%2Bpittsburgh%2 6gbv%3D2%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DG

and the best one-

:chuckle: there aint nothing like city life, where you can go to a hotdog joint in mid day and buy a can (or 40) of beer "to go", and drink it out of the brown bag as you walk up the street to catch your bus (or in my case, before you go to the museum).

the o rocks. take a small army if you order the large fry.

Alright Hipchest, I knew you were sitting on some good information on this place. :chuckle:

But really, I'm glad you put in your 2 cents. I prefer the board interaction as opposed to me just laying down things I've read. First person accounts are much better for this imo.

:drink:

SteelMember
08-31-2009, 10:38 AM
Sites/Attractions:

Mt. Washington and the Inclines
Senator John Heinz Regional History Center
Carnegie Museums of Art & Natural History
Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium
National Aviary
Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
Fort Pitt Museum/Point State Park
Roberto Clemente Bridge (Sixth Street Bridge)
PNC Park
Heinz Field
Carnegie Science Center & UPMC Sportsworks
Andy Warhol Museum
Cathedral of Learning
Ppg Place
Kennywod Park
Sandcastle Water Park
Allegheny Cemetery

Restaurants/Bars:

Primanti Brothers / The Strip district and Market Square
Jerome Bettis Grille 36 / The North Shore
Quaker Steak & Lube / The North Shore
Wholey's Seafood / The Strip district
Roland's Seafood Grill / The Strip district
De Luca's Restaurant / The Strip district
Pamela's P&G Diner / 6 locations
Lu Lu Noodles / North Oakland
The "O"riginal Hot Dog Shop / Oakland
Peppi's / 4 locations
The Sports Deli / Parkway Center Mall
Pierogies Plus / Mckees Rocks
Mcfadden's / The North Shore
Calico Jack's / The North Shore
Firewater's / The North Shore
Hofbrauhaus / Southside Works


Shopping:

Station Square
Hometowne Sports

The Strip district

Other locations
Definitely You - Brentwood

The official "Steelers Store"
Grove City Outlets - link (http://shop.steelers.com/catalog/grovecity/)
Heinz Field - link (http://shop.steelers.com/catalog/heinzfield/)
Monroeville Mall - link (http://shop.steelers.com/catalog/monroeville/)
Pittsburgh Mills Mall - link (http://shop.steelers.com/catalog/millsmall/)
South Hills Village Mall - link (http://shop.steelers.com/catalog/southhillsvillage/)

tony hipchest
09-01-2009, 10:17 PM
absolutely HAVE to take a clipper ride. in addition to station square shopping there is the clipper ride, the other (weaker) incline up the hill, hot night clubbing, and excellent views of the city.

you can easilly make a 20 hour day out of what this tiny little spot has to offer.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q23/shortyshane_2006/pitt4003-1.jpg

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http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q23/shortyshane_2006/pitt4022.jpg

T.Richardson
09-05-2009, 04:04 AM
http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/36/l_f1413779fa6c86fc9bf227e84e619441.jpg

http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/8/l_0089af125b2180aad00760a35f1d136c.jpg

http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/34/l_d2a7bc02962919e46c195d5254d9e750.jpg

these are my myspace pics...I have some more on my laptop, but...im using the base's computer right now...

DaPhonz
09-09-2009, 01:43 AM
How is the new Rivers Casino?

zsheik22
09-21-2009, 11:51 AM
How is the new Rivers Casino?




ehhhhhhh, one part is nice... the rest is just ok... Dont go in expecting Vegas or Atlantic city and you'll be ok. Will be better once we get actual tables and dealers.

SteelMember
09-23-2009, 10:46 AM
ehhhhhhh, one part is nice... the rest is just ok... Dont go in expecting Vegas or Atlantic city and you'll be ok. Will be better once we get actual tables and dealers.

What is it now? All Video Poker and Slots?

Maybe a spin of "the Wheel of Fortune"? Definately 37...Definately. :chuckle:

Do you get free drinks while you gamble? Cause I happen to know a few people that they would lose money to even if they fed the machines all day.

crzecrw
10-01-2009, 10:47 AM
Hey a great place 4 steeler stuff is alberts gifts Its in the strip district but kinda hard to find almost at the end of the area kinda away from the rest of the other stuff on the corner of like 29th I think alittle closer to the river Its alot cheaper than the mall and station square or anything I hav gotten on line
Here Wo Go STEELERS!!!

tat2
10-09-2009, 12:48 PM
is the all nude strip club still out by the airport? spent alot of money in there one night.

SCSteeler4Life
10-14-2009, 03:20 AM
Is there any good clubs that want be all 18-25 year olds? Looking for a little more mature crowd 25- 45. Thanks.

SteelMember
10-21-2009, 09:19 AM
You should really remove Firewaters. The beer is cold and it's in the tailgating district. Other than that , uh, it sucks. Food is not even respectable bar food. I can get cold beer just about anywhere. Also Grille 36 is not as impressive during game weekends. The place gets a mess , the food looks sloppy and tastes as though it were rushed, as expected when they are serving 10,000 people. It is a great place to go on an off night .

I will remove Firewater's if there is a consensus that isn't worth the time, but I would rather keep the list moving ahead instead of one person recommending a place and another trashing it. I gain nothing from the places listed. It all comes from fans, and that's what we're depending on here. Not some write up in a paper by a snobby food critic.

"For the people. By the people." :chuckle:

As for Grille 36, unfortunately that's almost expected when the place gets mobbed on a game day, but it's still a good place to check out. Like you said, "on an off night".

Is there any good clubs that want be all 18-25 year olds? Looking for a little more mature crowd 25- 45. Thanks.


Can't help on this right now. Maybe someone will chime in.
What are you looking for? Laid back pub with darts. Lounge with music. Trivia.

I realize you said "mature", but as$*#! come in all ages.

SteelMember
11-05-2009, 02:04 PM
Alright people. Should this be on the list, or not?

Mineo's Pizza House

:hunch:

SteelMember
01-09-2010, 08:52 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ln9wtnaQG8&feature=PlayList&p=9E72DF9A466921A6&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=43
Thought this was pretty funny.

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Alright, so I haven't figured out how to embed a youtube. Mod assistance, please.:chuckle:

Here's the link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ln9wtnaQG8&feature=PlayList&p=9E72DF9A466921A6&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=43).

SMR
01-10-2010, 09:54 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ln9wtnaQG8&feature=PlayList&p=9E72DF9A466921A6&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=43
Thought this was pretty funny.

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Alright, so I haven't figured out how to embed a youtube. Mod assistance, please.:chuckle:

Here's the link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ln9wtnaQG8&feature=PlayList&p=9E72DF9A466921A6&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=43).

AWESOME vid, loved it! I can spell Roethlisberger too! lol

westcoastransplant
01-22-2010, 08:56 AM
Pamela's P&G Diner is also a solid choice for breakfast.

Some of the best pancakes I've ever eaten. If you an stand the wait, this is definately a must.

Nicolle62
03-16-2010, 04:52 AM
i am loving this thread guys. ill be in the US at the end of the year and definately coming to pittsburgh (wanna try and catch a game if i can)

im looking at moving over there in 2011 so ill be looking at possible cities on my trip too.
cant wait to visit pittsburgh

MasterOfPuppets
10-02-2010, 02:14 AM
bump

MasterOfPuppets
10-02-2010, 02:22 AM
hey mom...how's about puttin the sticky to this thread ? :thumbsup:

SteelCityRules
11-28-2010, 04:26 PM
Ooohhhh, gotta have Primanti Bros when we visit PA. People out here don't even know what pierogis are or what pop is. lol I do miss The Lube as well. There are plenty of others, but they are in Akron, so, not relevant. lol

michelle
12-03-2010, 04:23 PM
Hi everybody! I found this schedule for the Steelers. You can add all games to your own digital calendar. Itīs for free and they provide automatic updates as well. No more manual updates, nice. Works for me! Did anybody know this service already?

http://www.flogs.com/c/Pittsburgh_Steelers/99233/?partner=M_Ind

kingtim
01-05-2011, 04:21 PM
To piggyback off of this post, my best friend and I recently started a website to help people find events based on their interests. We call it Wawadoo: "What do YOU want to do?"

We're both Steelers fans so we wanted to make a post. We're going to put a big focus on Steelers-related events: Games, bars with drink specials during games, and anything else that's part of "the nation"


We'd love to have some people try it out... click the link in my signature, sign up for our very-soon-to-be opening, and then let me know what you think!

Thanks,
Tim

doshman
02-19-2012, 04:53 AM
hi guys. im australian, and am coming over in october. whats a good place 2 stay , close to the city, i could use any advice cheers

ricardisimo
02-19-2012, 05:13 AM
hi guys. im australian, and am coming over in october. whats a good place 2 stay , close to the city, i could use any advice cheers
Welcome to the board. Here's my advice: avoid American beer, and go back to Australia, where you have decent health care and can still watch Steeler games via satellite. Oh, and your kids can legally marry same sex if they want to.

Other than that, enjoy the 'Burgh. :drink: :hatsoff: :tt02:

xamgin
10-15-2014, 01:45 AM
Hi guys!
This is such an useful post :applaudit:
well done.....Thanks :hatsoff: