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Recs for U of Pitt area

lesmerliv Aug 4, 2009 09:16 PM

Staying near U of Pitt Sunday night.....would like casual, fun, ethnic ok...staying on Hamlet St. Walking distance would be great!

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    burghgal RE: lesmerliv Aug 5, 2009 05:31 AM

    Well you gotta go to the "O".


    Hot dogs are awesome... Fries are enormous (a small is more than enough for one person).

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      blood_roses RE: lesmerliv Aug 5, 2009 05:40 AM

      in oakland, you've got to hit up spice island tea house: pan-asian, rice and noodle dishes are huge and amazing. also, obviously, an extensive tea list.

      if you're willing to drive or take a bus (500) out of oakland, check out hoi polloi on the northside. small veg. cafe with great baked goods and soups. especially good for breakfast.

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        serrac RE: lesmerliv Aug 6, 2009 08:08 AM

        I second the rec for Spice Island tea house- really good, cheap Asian food. A little more casual is Oshii Bento (http://www.oishiibento.com/). Walking distance from Pitt, delicious sushi and Korean bento boxes.

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          Rick RE: serrac Aug 6, 2009 05:23 PM

          Just so the OP doesn't get the wrong impression, Spice Island is in no way shape or form anything but casual!

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          bassgruvs82 RE: lesmerliv Aug 6, 2009 08:24 AM

          definitely agree with the spice island rec. and the "o" is a classic for late night eats.

          also if you have any room after dinner, dave & andy's is right up atwood st from spice island. some great ice cream with fresh made waffle cones.

          oh and of course there is a primanti brothers location right on forbes ave for the ubiquitous pittsburgh sandwich.

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            Whigsboy RE: lesmerliv Aug 6, 2009 01:33 PM

            LuLu's Noodles on Craig Street is also a good option for cheap but really good Asian noodle dishes. No alcohol, though.

            O is definitely late-night eating, not dinner.

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