- chezfredo Aug 24, 2008 06:23 AM
Vising Pittsburgh this week. Staying in the Carnegie-Mellon area. Recommendations appreciated. All cuisines considered. Thanks!
you;ll be fairly convenient to both Squirrel Hill & Shadyside, which is good. as well, Craig St. b/w Fifth & Forbes has some options. on Murray Ave. in Sq Hill I like Zaw's Asian but takeout only, Mineo's Pizza is a Pgh classic. Sweet Basil is mostly Thai with a some influence from the Phillipines. Alladins is a decent Middle Eastern local chain, out of western Ohio. in Shadyside I encourage people to try Girasole italian the Mulberry St Gelato for dessert. Both Sq Hill & Shadyside have a Coffee Tree Roasters. further away from CMU is a new fusion neighborhood referred to as Eastside, home of our Whole Foods. This area has Ethiopian, Abay as well as a new upscale Chinese, Richard Chen. look into www.bigburito.com the closest would be Mad Mex in Oakland.
http://www.pittsburghcitypaper.ws/gyr... you may this helpful as well. enjoy!
for lunch there are a bunch of lunch trucks on campus, I don't know the name of the street but I'm sure anyone would be able to point you in the right direction. There's a little red trailer at the end of the line that sells indian, I think it's Sree's, and for $4.50 you get a really nice lunch. I would stick with the veg. options as the chicken is just so so.
It would be easier if you specified a price range, cuisine, or had any input at all. CMU is pretty close to all kinds of things. Do you have a car? Do you want to explore as well, or just eat?