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Steelers Fan Club in Los Angeles

lebdog Jan 9, 2009 09:15 PM

I am hosting an event for high school classmates (Mt. Lebanon 1978) at a "Steeler's Bar" in the Los Angeles area. Although it's got rabid Steeler fans at the games every week, it has no authentic Pittsburgh food/beers. Can you PGH 'hounds provide some advice on food to serve at this event that would make us feel like the party was actually at a bar in Pittsburgh. I have been away from PGH for over 25 years. I know about the "all-in-one" Primanti Bros. sandwich. We are allowed to bring our own food into this event at the bar so please help me out with some ideas. Thanks.

Here we go Steelers, here we go.

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    lebdog Jan 9, 2009 10:16 PM

    I am trying to get this moved to Pennsylvania Board.

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      dmjordan Jan 10, 2009 04:44 AM


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      1. re: dmjordan
        grapevine Jan 10, 2009 06:18 AM

        I would say that chipped ham BBQ would be a must. Just have the deli shave (chip) a good quality ham and then add Heinz Chili sauce and ginger ale to taste, and add a dollop of Heinz pickle relish.

      2. yayadave Jan 10, 2009 07:32 AM

        Keilbasa sandwiches. Drain sauerkraut then rinse and squeeze it dry. Put it in the crock pot. Add onion slices, caraway seeds, and beer. Chopped apples are optional. Stir around and add kielbasa cut to the length of you buns. Nice dark mustard on the side.


        Hot sausage sandwiches. Get Italian hot sausage. In the crock pot. Crushed tomatoes, onion slices, sliced bell pepper, and the sausage which has been cut to the length of your buns. Have lots of napkins on hand.

        For the next game, thinking positive, you might like to wear one of these tee's. http://www.compressmerch.com/

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        1. re: yayadave
          42duffy Jan 10, 2009 05:13 PM

          Pickled Eggs. Hardboiled eggs with pickled beets...

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          Rick Jan 10, 2009 05:37 PM

          Hoagies, but to be like a Pittsburgh hoagie they need to be fresh out of the oven, not sure if that's a possibility for you? I'd absolutely say hot sausage or kielbasa sandwiches as per yayadave.

          Rolling Rock and Yeungling seem to be pretty popular around here too.

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          1. re: Rick
            chicatrio Jan 26, 2009 11:14 AM

            Think Eastern European peasant food.

          2. mkmccp Jan 11, 2009 04:15 PM

            For picky-type bar food, how 'bout Dutch platters? Get some block cheese, cube it up, along with some ring jumbo (bologna) and pickles, or even gardinera (pickled veggies from a jar). Ooh and stuffed banana peppers. Stuff banana peppers with crumbled hot sausage, bake in oven and melt some provolone cheese over. I know this is a little late, but I got a feelin'-steelers goin to the super bowl! After they beat Baltimore of course!

            1. dockhl Jan 12, 2009 07:24 AM

              Iron City Beer, of course.................

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                Ellerby Jan 18, 2009 01:55 PM

                where is this "Steeler's Bar" in LA?? I would LOVE to know...thanks

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                1. re: Ellerby
                  CrazyOne Jan 19, 2009 08:02 AM

                  Here's a huge list http://www.post-gazette.com/steelerna...

                  Although it may not be 100% accurate, and maybe all of them are not strictly Steelers bars. My favorite, not on the list and I don't remember the name, was maybe a dozen years ago in Georgia. We were staying on St Simons Island, a work retreat. Tiny place though, really. Anyway, Sunday rolls around and how would we watch the Steelers? Found a sports bar up the road with NFL ticket, turned out to be a Steelers bar. Classic.

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                  Dutchvanobvious Jan 24, 2009 10:27 AM

                  What are the best Steeler bars in the Los angeles area? I saw a generic list on the Post gazette Website,but I want to find the best place to go for some good Superbowl fun with great Steeler Fans! We're season ticket holders and were bummed when we didn't score tickets from the Steeler lottery this year, but that won't stop us from celebrating with the Steeler nation!

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                    lebdog Jan 25, 2009 05:46 AM

                    We had the party at the "Starting Gate" in Los Alamitos. Awesome and crowded. I also like the Steel Pit in Tujunga. If you Steeler 'hounds are interested in getting together for the Superbowl, we will be at Starting Gate. This thread is getting a bit off topic, though so the site police will likely come down on it soon.

                    1. re: Dutchvanobvious
                      fitzgerh Apr 26, 2009 09:34 AM

                      I know this is a little late (SIX PACK - BOOM!) but I agree with lebdog. My cousin and I rotate between the Steel Pit and the Starting Gate since she lives in Los Angeles and I live in Long Beach.

                      Gabe's on the West Side is supposed to be pretty good, too, and a friend of mine goes to a place in North Hollywood. I can't remember the name of that one. On to 7!

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                      kkcbs Feb 1, 2011 02:42 PM

                      Hey there. What "Bar" are you hosting this party at?!

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                        yayadave Feb 1, 2011 03:37 PM

                        You realize that the OP on this thread is from the LAST Steeler Super Bowl, right? But if you read the thread you might get some ideas of where to look for good Steeler bars in LA. Just tryin' to help.

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                          lebdog Feb 16, 2011 08:12 PM

                          I went to the Steel Pit for this year's game. In addition to the fact that the Steeler's lost, I was very disappointed with the Pit. (Eric do you read these posts?) 1. Did not open until noon. We showed up at 10:30 ready to have a breakfast burrito and start drinking 2. Charged a $10 cover. What an insult to the regulars! 3. Served the beers in plastic cups instead of the nice chilled schooners they usually use. Plus, the crowd was fairly lame especially compared to 2009 at the Starting Gate.

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                            Augie6 Feb 17, 2011 05:38 AM

                            You know lebdog, I was faced with the same type of let down at my local bar (pittsburgh area) ... For some reason everythign went to plastic ,, crowd was fairly small for a super bowl. No cover, but also no specials.. They were claiming free food for the game , there was maybe a cheese tray... It was like the yeas SB was never suppose to happen lol

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                        rentboy8 Mar 7, 2011 10:29 PM

                        The best polish food in Los Angeles is from Polka Polish in Eagle Rock.
                        I say order and cater from them for your party.

                        Everything is delicious there & they were recently featured in Diners, Dives, Drive-Ins

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