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chezfredo Aug 24, 2008 06:23 AM

Vising Pittsburgh this week. Staying in the Carnegie-Mellon area. Recommendations appreciated. All cuisines considered. Thanks!

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    42duffy RE: chezfredo Aug 24, 2008 10:03 AM

    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!

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      Rick RE: chezfredo Aug 24, 2008 06:11 PM

      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.

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        johnnytang24 RE: chezfredo Aug 25, 2008 04:28 AM

        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?

        1. yayadave RE: chezfredo Aug 25, 2008 09:26 AM

          Joe Mama's on Forbes has nice Italian.
          http://www.joemamas.com/

          If you can get over to the South Side and Headwiches (BIG sandwiches) and good beer are your interest, then you want to try Fathead's on Carson Street.
          https://www.fatheads.com/

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