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Tough one - Pittsburgh: Sunday night Graduation dinner. 2 foodies, 1 vegetarian, 2 cheap parents

sarahinthecity Apr 25, 2012 07:34 AM

Here is a tough one. I want to make reservations for a graduation dinner in Pittsburgh this Sunday. I found several great looking places (nine on nine, toast, avenue b) and all are closed on Sundays!

We are: two foodies, one vegetarian, and two parents who don't want to break the bank (i.e. entrees under $30).


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    Effort Apr 25, 2012 08:19 AM

    Legume will be open and should cover you, except for it is not cheap but good.
    The Porch does not take reservations but will be open.
    Cafe Sam has pasta's, not sure about vegan.
    Quiet Storm in Bloomfield but closes at 5 or 6.
    Casbah has some vegan options but is not cheap.

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    1. re: Effort
      sarahinthecity Apr 25, 2012 09:14 AM

      Ah, Legume looks good, but I am so turned off by the overuse of ramps! They are in almost every dish on the menu right now.

      I'm looking into Casbah and others some more, thanks for those.

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      sarahinthecity Apr 25, 2012 10:40 AM

      I'm actually leaning towards Church Brew Works now. Not as fancy looking, but veggie options, craft brews, and low(er) prices should do the trick!

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      1. re: sarahinthecity
        Augie6 Apr 26, 2012 10:14 AM

        The dreaded Sunday night dinners -- always rough! However, Church Brew is a solid choice, everythign I have ever ate thier has been pretty good. I also think it is a such a cool place inside, truely unique. It doens't get much conversation on this site but should. ( I assume you have never been)

        I have never been to the "new" Legume, but they do a superb job of quality food. Thier menu changes a lot and quicky (at least use to) .. wouldn't rule out because of the ramp situation. However $$ can add up there .

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        frank007 Apr 26, 2012 06:01 AM

        Pt Brugge - it is open on Sundays, has reasonable prices, and vegetarian options....

        1. Rodzilla Apr 28, 2012 03:41 PM

          Root 174 is your best best. Very veg friendly, reasonable prices, great food, open Sunday. Hope you can still get a res.

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            traveleryvette Apr 29, 2012 02:41 PM

            Sunday dinner in Pittsburgh how is it?? I thought of Girasole but not sure if open on Sundays . Well you no doubt are enjoying a meal right now.

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