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Where would Bourdain go in Pittsburgh?

itryalot Jul 7, 2013 06:45 AM

I am thinking CURE.

  1. Rodzilla Oct 7, 2013 12:23 AM

    Salt, Cure, Root

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      bafweaver Oct 6, 2013 01:54 PM

      Absolutely! Just had a wonderful dinner there on Friday. The chef/owner talked to us for about 10 minutes on his food philosophy.

      1. auldlangsyne Sep 5, 2013 11:04 PM

        Definitely Cure--I'd like to think a stop at Cure would prompt a visit to the Wild Purveyors shop down the street.

        Meat & Potatoes, downtown, too.

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          PghJen Jul 13, 2013 01:39 PM

          Jozsa Corner! http://jozsacorner.com/jozsacorner/We...

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            Chowrin Jul 13, 2013 06:16 PM

            Have you been there? would you mind making a full post review? ;-)

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              PghJen Jul 15, 2013 06:03 PM

              Yes, I've been there a few times, but not for several years. The front of the house is reminiscent of an old-school lunch counter, and the kitchen is in the front. Alex runs the show - host, chef, dishwasher, storyteller, etc. The dining room looks somewhat like Borat's living room, but in a fun quirky way. As I remember, the food was tasty, though quite heavy. Definitely a winter-time destination. It was BYOB, and after he's done cooking, Alex comes out for a chat about myriad topics. It's worth the trip if for no other reason than to hear someone with a Hungarian/Pittsburgh accent.

              The oddest thing about it is that you have to make an "appointment" to eat there (at least that's how it was when I last went a few years back). You can't just walk in and get seated.

              To my knowledge there aren't a ton of local restaurants serving eastern European food, despite a rich heritage in the region. It's certainly an experience, and one I think Boudain would enjoy. It's a good mix of culture and food which is his MO. I challenge Guy Fieri to hold his own in a discussion about the Hungarian Revolution :)

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              Bacchus101 Jul 14, 2013 05:00 AM

              Thanks for the link. It does look like an interesting place but my guess would be that more a candidate for Driveins, Dinners and Dives. No offense intended; seems like a better fit to me after viewing their web site.

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              Chowrin Jul 8, 2013 09:42 AM

              Salt of the Earth and Tessaros.

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                rotini Jul 7, 2013 02:05 PM

                When he and Eric Ripert were at The Benedum they both said they would be very interested in returning to Pittsburgh. Salt of the Earth was mentioned as a place they wished they had time to try.

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                  Panini Guy Jul 7, 2013 07:40 AM

                  To eat on his own personal time away from cameras or to feature on his show?

                  I think either way he ends up at Lucy's.

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