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Pittsburgh wedding gift resto rec

bluebird79 Sep 24, 2007 06:44 PM

Hi there.

Not from the 'burgh and would like to give a couple a gift certificate to a nice restaurant in town. One is vegetarian. Looking to give ~100 or 50 to 2 restaurants. Ethnic is fine. I think the couple goes out , but probably not too super-chic places. Don't want anything too snobby - good, thoughtful food and nice ambience.

Thanks for your help!

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    grapevine RE: bluebird79 Sep 25, 2007 12:16 PM

    Why not consider Lidia's? It is slightly chic, but certainly not snobby, and has good food?

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      AbbyFMiller RE: bluebird79 Sep 25, 2007 02:44 PM

      You could also give a Big Burrito gift card - they have 5-6 restaurants in the area - all of their restaurants are different (Mexican, Caribbean, Japanese, Pan Asian) and have various price points.


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      1. re: AbbyFMiller
        Panini Guy RE: AbbyFMiller Sep 25, 2007 04:06 PM

        I'd second the Big Burrito card. One card for $100 gives a lot of options. BB restos also tend to satisfy most vegetarians' (possibly excepting Mad Mex).

        Short of that, tapas places like Silk Elephant or Ibiza would probably be fun for newlywed CHers. Lots of small plates, lots of sharing, lots of fun.

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          CrazyOne RE: Panini Guy Sep 25, 2007 05:56 PM

          I think the Big Burrito card would really nail it because like any good gift card it gives them a lot of choices. There's always the possibility of picking wrong, even with this one I guess. Who knows? They go out, had a bad experience and never want to go to xyz place again. No way of knowing that. But the choices with Big Burrito are good for veg and non-veg couple, and they're not limited to just one place or price range. If they really have something against the company, they will easily find someone else to regift the card to. ;-)

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            yayadave RE: Panini Guy Sep 25, 2007 06:48 PM

            That's funny. I don't think Silk Elephant meant to be a small dish kind of place, but it sure works well that way.

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              laurenbpgh RE: Panini Guy Sep 25, 2007 06:49 PM

              I'll third or fourth or fifth the Big Burrito card, but also agree with Panini Guy about Silk Elephant and Ibiza. Both have great vegetarian options and are super tasty. Particularly at Silk Elephant, you can have a great, romantic meal full of variety for $100.

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                SaraMiller RE: laurenbpgh Sep 26, 2007 04:44 PM

                I'm on board with the big burrito, it gives the most options, so if the couple wants to try something a little more upscale they can do so and if they want to eat burritos and drink margaritas they'll be able to do that too!

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