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    Morgantown

    What are the (best/any) options for accommodations? Guessing this has been discussed somewhere but I couldn't find it.

    thx.

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    i hear the people up there have couches or something

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    kind of looking for a place to sleep that wont be on fire after the game

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    Quote Originally Posted by taybo20 View Post
    i hear the people up there have couches or something
    plenty of mountain dew and meth

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    There are some hotels in Morgantown near the stadium but they're generally booked well in advance. Might have better luck finding a hotel in Fairmont or Washington PA, and driving to/from the game is pretty reasonable from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbone View Post
    kind of looking for a place to sleep that wont be on fire after the game
    god if they beat us, i'll help start some fires

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaylorHistory View Post
    Pittsburgh
    I like this idea. Does Pitt have a happening place to stay? Downtown/6th street equivalent?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbone View Post
    I like this idea. Does Pitt have a happening place to stay? Downtown/6th street equivalent?
    I'm not sure if South Side has many hotels, but I liked the bar area better than 6th. It's right across one of the rivers from downtown.

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    There was a WVU thread with "Buckwild" in it.

    If you stay/fly into Pittsburg you can make a slight detour and visit Fallingwater in Mill Run, Pa.

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    RE Pittsburgh: Don't stay in the South Side, it gets really ugly after 2. Station Square, anywhere downtown, or the north shore are all fine options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MagnificentBastard View Post
    RE Pittsburgh: Don't stay in the South Side, it gets really ugly after 2. Station Square, anywhere downtown, or the north shore are all fine options.
    I can tell you what South Side is like until about 1 AM...after that it gets fuzzy, but it's really not far from downtown at all IIRC.

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    1) Plan on camping/rafting after the game.
    2) Have a real purty mouth.
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    I went to Pitt for the Texas Pitt game back in the day. It was fun (other than Curtis Martin running for 251 against _arnell's D), don't have the foggiest where we stayed. Just need to find the right neighborhood hotels/bars/etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbone View Post
    I went to Pitt for the Texas Pitt game back in the day. It was fun (other than Curtis Martin running for 251 against _arnell's D), don't have the foggiest where we stayed. Just need to find the right neighborhood hotels/bars/etc.
    Can't go wrong with South Side for the bars. We stayed by the airport, which was a bit of a drive. I'd stay downtown.

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    Does anybody have an educated guess on what time kickoff for the game in Morgantown might be? I'm going to be in DC for work the previous week and at the beginning of the following week. I'm considering staying the weekend and making the drive out to Morgantown (I believe it's about 3.5 hours), but I won't want to pay for another hotel when I'll already have one in DC. A night game probably makes the trip impossible, unless I want to drive back on unfamiliar highways at 1 in the morning....

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    Quote Originally Posted by LonghornDub View Post
    Does anybody have an educated guess on what time kickoff for the game in Morgantown might be? I'm going to be in DC for work the previous week and at the beginning of the following week. I'm considering staying the weekend and making the drive out to Morgantown (I believe it's about 3.5 hours), but I won't want to pay for another hotel when I'll already have one in DC. A night game probably makes the trip impossible, unless I want to drive back on unfamiliar highways at 1 in the morning....
    Sometime between noon and 8pm EST. Hopefully that narrows down the start time for you.

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    I'm going up there in 3 weeks to see Tech play WVU....staying in Washington, PA Thursday - Saturday which is outside of Pittsburgh 30 minutes or so and is on the way to Morgantown, WV....staying at a Residence Inn across from PNC Park on Sunday night - Steelers play on Sunday at Heinz Field which is all of 4 blocks away....at any rate, Washington, PA gives you access to Pittsburgh to goof around on Friday but gets you a little closer to Morgantown on Saturday..

    Pittsburgh, where I went about 8 times on business a couple of years ago, is extremely underrated as a city IMNSHO...had no idea it was so beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surly Bevo View Post
    Sometime between noon and 8pm EST. Hopefully that narrows down the start time for you.
    Word?

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    Travel Lodge is a pretty dodgy place, but you can see the stadium from the parking lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoCal Raider View Post
    Pittsburgh, where I went about 8 times on business a couple of years ago, is extremely underrated as a city IMNSHO...had no idea it was so beautiful.
    IMO coming through the fort pitt tunnel into downtown has to be one of the best entrances to any city.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoCal Raider View Post
    I'm going up there in 3 weeks to see Tech play WVU....staying in Washington, PA Thursday - Saturday which is outside of Pittsburgh 30 minutes or so and is on the way to Morgantown, WV....staying at a Residence Inn across from PNC Park on Sunday night - Steelers play on Sunday at Heinz Field which is all of 4 blocks away....at any rate, Washington, PA gives you access to Pittsburgh to goof around on Friday but gets you a little closer to Morgantown on Saturday..

    Pittsburgh, where I went about 8 times on business a couple of years ago, is extremely underrated as a city IMNSHO...had no idea it was so beautiful.
    And really a Friday night in Morgantown can be a damn good time, especially off High Street, University, and the whole general downtown area. Most of the clubs are down there so the student scene will be pretty good, especially the night before a game, and there are some good places to grab a local beer within walking distance of eachother with Morgantown Brewing Company and Mountain State Brewing Co being just a block down on Beechurst. Morgantown Brewing Company is nothing special but they're still pretty solid, have yet to try Mountain State but they're reviewing decently among some of my local beer geek friends. Not sure if that's just them pumping up the local product or if it's legit.

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    There are some hotels on the South Side. There are some at either end of Carson Street. If you want something not as nuts as fighting when you come out of the bars...try for something down by the Hofbrauhaus. That is across the river from Pitt, just up Bates Street. You can see Pitt's Cathedral of Learning from Hofbrau. The Hofbrau is licensed by Hofbrau in Munchen, so it's real. Food is so-so...but the Bier is very, very good. That area is called the South Side Works...it is up the Monongahela from town...

    At Station Square there is a Sheraton. That's on the South Side, other end from Hofbrau. Closer to town.

    If you fly into Pittsburgh there is a casino next to Heinz Field. There is also one down closer to Washington, Pa....The Meadows. It has harness racing too...and I believe there are a lot of hotels there.

    There are some hotels closer to the airport too, over in Moon. There is also a nice Hilton attached to the airport. I can't tell you what kind of hotels they have between Washington and Morganhole. You could also check at Lakeview Golf Resort...I think that is the correct name, but I am not sure if they have hotels type stuff. . It is just over the border from Pa. in WV. It has some of those time-share things I believe. It is less than 10 miles to WVU.

    Or, take a look at Nemacolin Woodlands. It is pricey...but it has some great golf, weather permitting. It is on Rt. 40...Very close to Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright's famous house...as well as his other, Kentuck Knob. They are very close to WVU. Also off of Rt. 40 is a lot of history from the French and Indian War.

    Honestly, I'd just get on the GoogleEarth and look around. I reckon a lot depends on if you rent cars and how much you want to spend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullneck View Post
    There was a WVU thread with "Buckwild" in it.

    If you stay/fly into Pittsburg you can make a slight detour and visit Fallingwater in Mill Run, Pa.

    On your way out of Texas you can take a slight detour and visit FallingFan in Arlington, TX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heso View Post
    IMO coming through the fort pitt tunnel into downtown has to be one of the best entrances to any city.
    Quote Originally Posted by SoCal Raider View Post
    Residence Inn across from PNC Park on Sunday night - Steelers play on Sunday at Heinz Field which is all of 4 blocks away....at any rate, Washington, PA gives you access to Pittsburgh to goof around on Friday but gets you a little closer to Morgantown on Saturday..

    Pittsburgh, where I went about 8 times on business a couple of years ago, is extremely underrated as a city IMNSHO...had no idea it was so beautiful.
    I lived there for 8 months last year and I miss it. Great food, great local beer, great views and it's lush as $#@! (in Midland now, $#@!). Do me a favor by getting a Gyro while you're around, UrbanSpoon has some pretty good suggestions on where to find them.

    Edit... Ahhh $#@! forgot about Burgatory, find it! mmmmmmm
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    Quote Originally Posted by RelaxedLonghorn View Post
    I lived there for 8 months last year and I miss it. Great food, great local beer, great views and it's lush as $#@! (in Midland now, $#@!). Do me a favor by getting a Gyro while you're around, UrbanSpoon has some pretty good suggestions on where to find them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullneck View Post
    There was a WVU thread with "Buckwild" in it.

    If you stay/fly into Pittsburg you can make a slight detour and visit Fallingwater in Mill Run, Pa.
    Did this a week ago as part of a road trip. DO NOT MISS FALLING WATER.

    Sorry for the shout, but if you have any interest in either nature or architecture, it's pretty much a bucket list type thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TxEx84 View Post
    I just cancelled a room at the Marriott SpringHill Suites in Morgantown. Group of friends all backed out. Buncha pussies. Hotel may have rooms available now as they also cancelled some rooms.
    I guess I was too late to get your reservation. May just drive up for the day or may not go at all.

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    Did this a week ago as part of a road trip. DO NOT MISS FALLING WATER.

    Sorry for the shout, but if you have any interest in either nature or architecture, it's pretty much a bucket list type thing.
    Actually, thank you for the shout...this is now part of my Friday before the game agenda...had not heard of it but the trip advisor reviews show many people think like you do.

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    If I was coming in from out of town my first choice would be to stay somewhere in the cultural district/downtown. It has the highest concentration of hotels. It has a good selection of restaurants & bars usually catering to the stadiums/symphony/theatres. It’s a good bit more civilized late night than the south side. Keep in mind that Notre Dame plays in Pittsburgh that weekend so hotels in the cultural district (right across the river from the stadium) might be limited.

    A few recommendations:
    First off: Don’t try to find barbecue. The only time you can get good barbecue in Pittsburgh is during Rib Fest.

    Cultural District
    Meat & Potatoes http://meatandpotatoespgh.com/menu.html
    I’ve been there for dinner and loved it. Here is what one of my good friends just said to me when I asked him how the chicken and waffle brunch was before the pitt game last weekend:

    Chicken and waffles were PHENOMINAL. It was literally and entire chicken served with jalapeņo waffle and bacon syrup. My syrup had more bacon than syrup. Also, Bloody Mary bar. I basically drank a five pound vodka salad.
    He was drunk, so I don’t know if it was actually an entire chicken.

    Strip District
    Heinz History Center http://www.heinzhistorycenter.org
    An awesome museum, primarily focusing on western PA. There is a really good sports history museum. An awesome exhibit on the British, French & Indian War that spent time at the Smithsonian and the Canadian War Museum. It’s not the full exhibit anymore but still definitely worth seeing. The rotating exhibit for this year is about the civil war. I haven’t seen it yet but if it is as good as last year’s “1969”, should be worth the visit. Honestly if you are the slightest bit interested in history, this museum would be my top recommendation.

    Speaking of history, a bit of a side note:
    Point state park has the outlines of the original Fort Duquesne (French, 1754) and Fort Pitt (British, 1759) in the park.

    Also there is the original blockhouse for fort Pitt, the oldest authenticated building west of the Alleghany Mountains.


    There are a ton of places to eat in the strip district but a couple recommendations:

    Primanti Bros. http://primantibros.com/home.html
    The “traditional” Pittsburgh sandwich. They have a few locations around the city. This is the original one founded in 1933. From wiki: In the 1930s, the Strip was a very busy place. Truckers delivered their goods in the middle of the night and had to get back on the road quickly. So Primanti's designed their sandwich to be eaten with one hand, while the driver drove the truck with the other. By combining the sides with the sandwich, a Pittsburgh staple was born.

    Another option for food in the strip district if you want traditional Polish food (one of the main ancestral ties of the city) is S&D Polish Deli http://sdpolishdeli.com


    South Side
    As has been stated up-thread, Carson Street is lined with restaurants and bars. When I’m in the south side I’m there to drink, so I don’t really have restaurant recommendations.

    Other
    Church Brew Works http://www.churchbrew.com/ is one of my favorite places to eat in Pittsburgh. An old church converted into a brewery and brewpub, it won brewpub of the year and 3 medals for the beer in 2012 at the great American beer festival. About a 10 min drive/cab from downtown or the south side.

    Hill District
    Used to be an important jazz neighborhood. Freed slaves came there to work in the factories steel mills. Started declining in the 60's. Now it would be best if you avoided it.

    Sports
    Pitt basketball has their season opener at home Friday night.
    Notre Dame plays Pitt at Heinz field on Saturday.
    Steelers host the Bills on Sunday.

    I'm waiting on the start times for Pitt-ND and UT-WVU to decide if I want to try and to all 4 games.
    Last edited by heso; 10-02-2013 at 12:04 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoCal Raider View Post
    Actually, thank you for the shout...this is now part of my Friday before the game agenda...had not heard of it but the trip advisor reviews show many people think like you do.
    If you're into history and driving to fallingwater from Mortgantown, Fort Necessity National Battlefield is right along the way, not 5 mins off highway 40. If you're coming from Pittsburgh it's like 20 mins away from fallingwater.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heso View Post



    If I was coming in from out of town my first choice would be to stay somewhere in the cultural district/downtown. It has the highest concentration of hotels. It has a good selection of restaurants & bars usually catering to the stadiums/symphony/theatres. It’s a good bit more civilized late night than the south side. Keep in mind that Notre Dame plays in Pittsburgh that weekend so hotels in the cultural district (right across the river from the stadium) might be limited.

    A few recommendations:
    First off: Don’t try to find barbecue. The only time you can get good barbecue in Pittsburgh is during Rib Fest.

    Cultural District
    Meat & Potatoes http://meatandpotatoespgh.com/menu.html
    I’ve been there for dinner and loved it. Here is what one of my good friends just said to me when I asked him how the chicken and waffle brunch was before the pitt game last weekend:



    He was drunk, so I don’t know if it was actually an entire chicken.

    Strip District
    Heinz History Center http://www.heinzhistorycenter.org
    An awesome museum, primarily focusing on western PA. There is a really good sports history museum. An awesome exhibit on the British, French & Indian War that spent time at the Smithsonian and the Canadian War Museum. It’s not the full exhibit anymore but still definitely worth seeing. The rotating exhibit for this year is about the civil war. I haven’t seen it yet but if it is as good as last year’s “1969”, should be worth the visit. Honestly if you are the slightest bit interested in history, this museum would be my top recommendation.

    Speaking of history, a bit of a side note:
    Point state park has the outlines of the original Fort Duquesne (French, 1754) and Fort Pitt (British, 1759) in the park.

    Also there is the original blockhouse for fort Pitt, the oldest authenticated building west of the Alleghany Mountains.


    There are a ton of places to eat in the strip district but a couple recommendations:

    Primanti Bros. http://primantibros.com/home.html
    The “traditional” Pittsburgh sandwich. They have a few locations around the city. This is the original one founded in 1933. From wiki: In the 1930s, the Strip was a very busy place. Truckers delivered their goods in the middle of the night and had to get back on the road quickly. So Primanti's designed their sandwich to be eaten with one hand, while the driver drove the truck with the other. By combining the sides with the sandwich, a Pittsburgh staple was born.

    Another option for food in the strip district if you want traditional Polish food (one of the main ancestral ties of the city) is S&D Polish Deli http://sdpolishdeli.com


    South Side
    As has been stated up-thread, Carson Street is lined with restaurants and bars. When I’m in the south side I’m there to drink, so I don’t really have restaurant recommendations.

    Other
    Church Brew Works http://www.churchbrew.com/ is one of my favorite places to eat in Pittsburgh. An old church converted into a brewery and brewpub, it won brewpub of the year and 3 medals for the beer in 2012 at the great American beer festival. About a 10 min drive/cab from downtown or the south side.

    Hill District
    Used to be an important jazz neighborhood. Freed slaves came there to work in the factories steel mills. Started declining in the 60's. Now it would be best if you avoided it.

    Sports
    Pitt basketball has their season opener at home Friday night.
    Notre Dame plays Pitt at Heinz field on Saturday.
    Steelers host the Bills on Sunday.

    I'm waiting on the start times for Pitt-ND and UT-WVU to decide if I want to try and to all 4 games.
    Where is the food truck (I think) that only serves food from countries that the USA is in conflict with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaylorHistory View Post
    Where is the food truck (I think) that only serves food from countries that the USA is in conflict with?
    Conflict Kitchen. http://conflictkitchen.org/

    Not a food truck. It's on Pitt's campus, near the Carnegie Museum. On the map in my post, its exactly on the right edge of the image.


    Edit: Currently serving Cuban food, previous countries are Afghanistan, Iran & Venezuela.
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    Heso covered most everything about Pittsburgh well so I'll just add a few details around town. I'm a somewhat recent transplant so his opinion probably carries more weight than mine.

    1. I've been to the Heinz History Center in the last few weeks and the trip is worth the ~$15 admission. The Civil war exhibit is both large and well done. My favorite pieces were some field surgical tools of that era and a living mask of Lincoln made a few weeks before his death. If you like guns from that era then you can spend some serious time here. We went with 4 adults and it took us about 3 hours to complete the whole museum. We skipped the pop art section as we had been to the Warhol recently. There is a parking lot right across the street and they charged us $2 but that was a baseball gameday. I think the regular rate is $5.

    2. He is dead on about barbecue, I miss Texas. If you want Mexican I have had better luck with local joints as the chains have all been bland. We end up cooking our own mexican style meals most of the time.

    3. South Side is loads of fun for drinking but I also go there for lunch sometimes. There is a pub that serves British food that isn't bad and they have a decent beer selection, Piper's Pub. http://piperspub.com/beer/. If you go to the pub chances are they will have soccer on so that may be a positive or a negative for your group. There is also a Primanti Bros. location and a cheesesteak place if you just need something while drinking. There is a steakhouse on the south side (Carson street with all the bars) but I wouldn't recommend going there. If you want a better steak go to the Grand Concourse at Station Square (http://www.muer.com/grand-concourse/) or if you don't mind a chain then go to Ruth's Chris downtown.

    4. I don't use tobacco products anymore but PA is still (I think) the only state not to tax smokeless tobacco. I have had friends who came to visit load up for what they said were cheap prices. Lawmakers tried to get it taxed a while back but I'm not sure if it passed.

    5. On the other hand alcohol laws are messed up around here. You can't buy booze in most grocery stores. You can pay a premium to get a to go six pack at some bars and a few grocery stores or go to a distributor and get a cheaper price. You do have to buy it by the case at a distributor.

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    I'm RV'n it but none of you $#@!ers can sleep or $#@! in it.
    Can I sleep or $#@! ON it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mumra View Post
    2. He is dead on about barbecue, I miss Texas. If you want Mexican I have had better luck with local joints as the chains have all been bland. We end up cooking our own mexican style meals most of the time.
    Have you been to Verde? I don't know how it compares to "real" Mexican food, but they call it Mexican and it's really good food and they have like 150 tequilas. It's in Garfield on the border of East Liberty & Friendship. None of those are great neighborhoods but that area is slowly changing with the new shopping/restaurants and with google not too far up the street. Salt of the Earth is another great restaurant right beside Verde.

    Quote Originally Posted by mumra View Post
    5. On the other hand alcohol laws are messed up around here. You can't buy booze in most grocery stores. You can pay a premium to get a to go six pack at some bars and a few grocery stores or go to a distributor and get a cheaper price. You do have to buy it by the case at a distributor.
    And you can only buy liquor from state owned/operated "wine and spirits" stores.

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    Is Primanti Brothers worth the stop, or just overhyped?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas St. Armadillos View Post
    Is Primanti Brothers worth the stop, or just overhyped?
    It is what it is: a good sandwich, probably nothing life changing. The fries are decent fries, the slaw is slaw, bread is decent italian bread. Depending on what you get as a meat, the sandwich varies from "meh" to "slams and goes hard".

    When I'm there (a tradition that my buddies go to at least one Penguins playoff game at the Harmarvile location) I usually get capicola & cheese, no tomato, double meat, double cheese, add 2 fried eggs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heso View Post
    It is what it is: a good sandwich, probably nothing life changing. The fries are fries, the slaw is slaw, bread is decent italian bread. Depending on what you get as a meat, the sandwich varies from "meh" to "slams and goes hard".

    When I'm there (a tradition that my buddies go to at least one Penguins playoff game at the Harmarvile location) I usually get capicola & cheese, no tomato, double meat, double cheese, add 2 fried eggs.
    Cool.

    To contribute as well, I have family in Huntington, and my go-to breakfast place is Tudor's Biscuit World. Here's their biscuit menu:

    http://www.tudorsbiscuitworld.com/me..._biscuits.html

    I'm a Duke man, myself.

    There's a couple in Morgantown, and I will be there on both Saturday and Sunday mornings. Decent cup of coffee, too.

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    Too bad the game's against WV instead of Pitt.

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    It can be very good. I get the roast beef...the slaw is vinegar based, not mayo based. My record is 3 in one sitting. I like Primanti's.

    Quote Originally Posted by Texas St. Armadillos View Post
    Is Primanti Brothers worth the stop, or just overhyped?

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    Quote Originally Posted by heso View Post
    Have you been to Verde? I don't know how it compares to "real" Mexican food, but they call it Mexican and it's really good food and they have like 150 tequilas. It's in Garfield on the border of East Liberty & Friendship. None of those are great neighborhoods but that area is slowly changing with the new shopping/restaurants and with google not too far up the street. Salt of the Earth is another great restaurant right beside Verde.
    Haven't been to either of those places. We tried a few places when we got here and had a neighbor recommend El Campesino. We don't take recommendations from her anymore. There used to be a small mexican place in Oakland on Forbes that was decent but they closed. It was just a hole in the wall that had one college student taking orders and a bunch of people who couldn't speak English making food.

    Our kid has precluded us from trying many places lately.

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