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Pittsburgh foodies: ISO pre show eats near Heinz Hall

Heading to the Bill Maher show 8:00pm on Jul. 26. Can any 'burgh area hounds advise a good place for pre show eats close to Heinz Hall?

Fancy or casual works... timing/parking and good food most important.

Any suggestions? (Go Steelers!)

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  1. meat and potatoes, grit & grace, butcher and the rye, proper brick oven, il pizz and siena sulla in market square. If you like casual turkish, I think alihan is pretty good.

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    1. re: yammers

      yammers thank you very much for the feedback.

      I like Proper Brick oven, but no res means that probably won't work pre show.

      I'm leaning toward M&P. Any must haves on that menu?

      1. re: kwfoodiewannabe

        they have great cocktails! if you want something simple they always have infused vodkas which are fun.

        devils on a horseback, poutine, fried taters, bone marrow (it's HUGE), tartare are great apps. I think the flatbreads are just too heavy, but other people seem to like them.

        I like the pork belly tacos, pork chop and lamb burger for more substantial. To be honest M&P leans towards heavy so usually my group orders a bunch of apps to share because we are usually going out after.

        Hope this helps!

    2. Six Penn or Il Pizzaiolo

      1. I agree with yammers - meat & potatoes, grit & grace (both are excellent). I'm going to Six Penn before the show myself :)

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        1. re: burghgal

          Thanks yammers, Effort and burghgal for the suggestions. Wasn't able to get in at M & P or Butcher. I have a res at Six Penn.

          Everything looks quite nice... any "must haves" on that menu?

          1. re: kwfoodiewannabe

            I haven't eaten there in a few years so I'm sure a lot has changed. I got Mac & Cheese as an entree and I was underwhelmed. It was a meal at the time and not a side.

            I'm going to give it another shot and hopefully it will be better :)

        2. also you can eat at the bar at Meat and Potatoes but you have to get there the minute they open the doors. There's usually a line..

          1. honestly I have never had a particularly good meal there. It always looks good on the menu and then I think it falls short. what about nine on nine, vallozi or grit?