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Pittsburgh for solo dinner -- quirky, brewpub-esque, sports-watching

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ricodanles May 17, 2010 03:00 PM

after a couple nights of business meals at "high end" restaurants, looking forward to something more casual (but better grub than your typical sports bar). Staying at the Wm. Penn Hotel, but would be willing to cab-it for the right place.

Thanks!

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    don515 May 17, 2010 06:49 PM

    You gotta hit Jerome Bettis's place on the north shore great sportsbars they even have a guy in a booth. that switches off the commerical sound so you hear music instead of commercials! Reasonable drink prices and you can eat as good or bad as you want. I love the firecracker shrimp appetizer. Jerome Bettis Grill 36. It's not a brewpub. I'm not a fan but Fatheads on the south side would fit that bill.

    DC

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      Burghfeeder May 18, 2010 09:35 AM

      Bettis Grille is a great suggestion! If you like Ahi tuna, they have a tremendous appetizer. Another place that you might like is Tessaro's in Bloomfield. It's a short cab ride, with an old time bar and much better that typical bar food. Good for red meat!

      http://burghfeeding.blogspot.com/

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      Tessaro's Restaurant
      4601 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224

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        ricodanles May 21, 2010 07:42 AM

        Thanks for the suggestions! Looking forward to my first trip to the 'Burgh.

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          don515 May 21, 2010 08:41 AM

          Not a problem how about a trip report when you get back.

          dc

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        Burghfeeder May 21, 2010 08:52 AM

        By the way, if you make it to the Bettis Grille, make sure you go to the men's room...

        Even if you don't have to!

        http://burghfeeding.blogspot.com/

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