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Lunch spot near Southpointe (Pgh)?

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Rick Jan 30, 2009 07:15 PM

I'm meeting my cousin for lunch on Monday and her work in Southpointe. We've been to Harry's for lunch once but I was hoping to try something else this time. Anything in that general area worth going to for lunch?

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    six dower Jan 31, 2009 05:50 AM

    Try the new bakery across from the plaza that Harry's is located. Great sandwiches and the best chili!
    Bado's is also great. 1 block north from Donaldson's Crossing.

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      Rick Jan 31, 2009 07:24 AM

      Six, there's so many shops in that area, any store you can recall the name of that that bakery is next to? That sounds like a good option instead of doing pizza again, thanks!

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        yayadave Jan 31, 2009 09:06 AM

        No, no, Rick. I think six is referring to Bado's Cucina. Not a pizza shop. From Southpointe you would go up the hill on W. McMurray Road to Rt. 19. You would turn left at the light and make an immediate right onto Jones Dr. into the parking lot. This is not so much a quick lunch spot as a place for a nice lunch. BYOB

        http://www.badocucina.com/[

        According to MapQuest, it takes 4 minutes to get from Harry's Pizza to Sharp Edge Brasserie. Not a pizza joint.

        http://sharpedgebeer.com/location.htm

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          Rick Jan 31, 2009 10:11 AM

          Dave, was hoping to find the bakery with great sandwiches and chili.

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            yayadave Jan 31, 2009 10:59 AM

            I have no idea. Maybe your cousin knows. Probably not that hard to find.

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          six dower Feb 1, 2009 10:37 AM

          It is located in the new plaza beside Franco's and Massage Envy. I think the name of the Bakery is Bathram.

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        Rick Feb 2, 2009 12:51 PM

        We went to the bakery, it's Bartram House Bakery, 4120 Washington Road, McMurray PA. I had the lunch combo with soup, sandwich and drink for $7.99. I got the hot roast beef sandwich with chili. The sandwich wasn't huge but the bowl of chili was generous. Everything was fresh and tasty, they serve Presto George coffee, and they handed out free Steeler cupcakes they had from Sunday! All of the other desserts looked very good. It reminded me of a much nicer/better tasting Panera.

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          six dower Feb 2, 2009 03:17 PM

          Glad to hear you enjoyed it. What did you think of the cornbread? I think it makes the chili. The desserts are decent. A bit pricey.

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            Rick Feb 2, 2009 03:50 PM

            Wish I could tell you, but they didn't give me a piece of cornbread with the chili! All the desserts looked good at least, but didn't want to make a final assessment on them based on a day old cupcake. The brownie slices while only $1.75, were really really small, cupcakes for $2 were a good bit larger than places like Dozen, Vanilla Pastry Studio etc, didn't pay much attention to the other prices. Next time I'm in the area I'll definitely stop by for a dessert if nothing else. Bonus is they are open until 10pm during the weekdays, 11pm Friday and Saturday. Hard to find a place with just desserts and coffee open that late, free wi fi and coffee refills too. Thanks for the rec six!

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