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Pittsburgh travel advice

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Steak Snabler, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    I'll be heading to Pittsburgh Wednesday to cover the local outfit in the NCAA tournament. I figure there are enough folks familiar with the area on this board to get some good ideas.

    Looking for tips on lunch/dinner, cool bars, sports memorabilia shops and what-not. I've been to Pittsburgh once, but it was just a quick in-and-out for a Pirates game.

    I know about Primanti Brothers and probably will try to venture over to the university to see what's left of Forbes Field. Beyond that, not sure (and if the team I'm covering gets bounced in the first round, probably won't stay past Friday morning).

    Also, not sure I'll have a car, so I might need to limit this to the Consol Energy Center/Marriott City Centre area. Check that, I'll have a car. The media hotel does not provide an airport shuttle.

    You may fire away ...
  2. FileNotFound

    FileNotFound Well-Known Member

    Nicholas Coffee Co. downtown. Great, great coffee, neat old building. http://www.nicholascoffee.net/webstore/storefront/storemain.cfm
  3. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Go to DeLuca's for breakfast. Ride an incline. Drink an Arrn City for me.
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I have a cousin who lives in Pittsburgh. I saw him this weekend after quite a few years asked him what Pittsburgh is like.

    "It's hilly," he said.
  5. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    There's a wonderful Warhol exhibit here in the Alamo City at the McNay Museum and there's prolly something in Pitt involving him, too.
  6. waterytart

    waterytart Active Member

    Like, say, maybe a whole museum?
  7. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    It's a novelty, not a good sandwich. Don't bother.
  8. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    If you want to meet some West Virginia fans, check any bar in the city.
  9. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    There's a church right next to the arena with an all-day Friday fish fry that is classic. Get a huge fish sandwich for about $8. If you're adventurous, they also sell pierogis (sp?) and some cabbage and noodle side dish that is authentic ethnic Pittsburgh. We hit this once while visiting the in-laws and it was great.
  10. mjp1542

    mjp1542 Member

    In that general area, if you like corned beef, go to Sammy's near the foot of the Duquesne campus. But since you have a car, DeLuca's is a great call. Not a long drive, amazing breakfast, and then just walk around the Strip District and check out some of the shops (and people watch, seriously). It's a great, true Pittsburgh area.

    Since you have a car, you could drive up to Mt. Washington instead of taking the incline (although there's something quite cool about that, too). Regardless, go enjoy the view up there.

    Fat Head's on the South Side has outstanding wings and sandwiches, and a ridiculously good beer selection. South Side will be insanely busy with bars all over, though, so if you're not into that, be cautious. Over there also is the Hofbrauhaus, and if the weather is nice it's a neat place to have a litre of beer outside along the river.

    FYI, the St. Patrick's Day parade is Saturday, so it will be even crazier Downtown than it normally would be for the tournament.

    If you're into art/museums, check out the Warhol over by PNC Park. The Science Center over by Heinz Field is excellent, too. And there's a casino right there, too, if you're into that sort of thing.
  11. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Great advice guys, thanks.

    I don't get outside the deep South much, so I'm really interested in beer and ethnic food I can't get down here. However, I've had my fill of casinos and I'm not really a strip club guy.

    Thanks again, and keep it coming.
  12. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Ken Stabler requests that you change your handle.
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