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United Tastes of America

That is another show I really don't like and partly because of the host, Outrageous Food. I liked both Jeffery and Tom on the Next Food Network Star but not on their new shows. I wanted to like them but just can't.

Jun 02, 2011
punkgirl107 in Food Media & News

Chains That Are EAsy to Love

Big fan of Chick fil A. Their salads are great. I can't get into their waffle fries but most people love them. The one thing I find is that the drive thru and counter staff are always nice, pleasant and polite. This can't be said for many other chains. I went to McDonalds just for a Coke in the drive thru and had the person taking my order ask me if I was going to order anything to eat. That doesn't happen at Chick fil A.

Jun 01, 2011
punkgirl107 in Chains

United Tastes of America

Is it just me or does anyone else find Jeffery annoying? He speaks to the camera as if he is speaking to small children and his enthusiasm seems fake. I like the concept of the show and have found some interesting places that I would love to try but the host is a huge turn off.

Jun 01, 2011
punkgirl107 in Food Media & News

Bon Appetit & Paltrow

I couldn't agree more. You express what I was trying to say until my intense dislike for Paltrow got in the way.

Jun 01, 2011
punkgirl107 in Food Media & News

Chuck's Day Off

Love Chuck's show. He is rather inventive. I found the potato rissoto unique and actually plan to make it. Chuck is very likeable and does not come across as condescending, what a refreshing twist.

Jun 01, 2011
punkgirl107 in Food Media & News

Bon Appetit & Paltrow

This is making me reconsider ever subscribing to the magazine. I was a big fan of Bon Appetit but now not so much. I don't like Gwyenth to begin with but putting her on the cover of a food magazine, give me a break. Very disappointed that they would choose a cover model least of which her.

May 23, 2011
punkgirl107 in Food Media & News

Pennsylvania Foods

Ham BBQs. We had a potluck at work and our Texas transplant had no idea what they were. It seems to be a PA thing.

Apr 20, 2011
punkgirl107 in Pennsylvania

Must Eats in PGH

Well since no one seems to be addressing pierogies, I will. The best pierogies I have had were from Pierogies Plus in McKees Rocks. It is takeout only and you could purchase them cold and heat at home. I haven't found a restaurant that has any noteworthy pierogies but I have not tried them at the Bloomfield Bridge Taveran. Several people I know rave about them from there. Hope this helps.

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Pierogies Plus
342 Island Ave, Mc Kees Rocks, PA 15136

Apr 20, 2011
punkgirl107 in Pennsylvania

The Turducken has a new challenger ... the "Three Dog Night" [moved from General Topics]

It is not a Christmas option but that would be great for New Year's. It has all the elements for a good luck meal....the pork (kielbassa) and sauerkraut.

Dec 20, 2010
punkgirl107 in Food Media & News

Pittsburgh favorites

Lidia's is good. If you go, go on a Sunday that is when they have her Sunday sauce and they serve family style.

If you are looking for Sushi, a place in Mt. Lebanon called Little Toyko. They have great sushi. Also Sushi Too in Shadyside has pretty good Sushi.

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Sushi Too
5432 Walnut St, Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Dec 15, 2010
punkgirl107 in Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh favorites

Well, it depends on the kind of food you are looking for. Breakfast/brunch there is Deluca's in the strip or Cain's in Dormont/Mt Lebanon. Deluca's is famous for their big breakfasts. Cain's had brunch only on the weekend and they have a bloody mary bar. Steak dinner the place to go in my opinion is Pittsburgh Rare at Station Square. I have never had a bad meal there. Tessaro's is another place to try. They are known for their burgers. Hope this helps.

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Pittsburgh Rare
7 Station Square Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Deluca's Restaurant
2015 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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

Station Square
2 E Station Square Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Dec 14, 2010
punkgirl107 in Pennsylvania

Visiting Pittsburgh on 10/2 and would like recommendation

It's not really a restaurant but there are many food options at the new Public Market in the Strip District. If you say want pierogies, you can try them and then also buy them to take home. Nothing beats homemade pierogies. Roland's in the Strip is very Pittsburgh. Nearly anything in Bloomfield is great. Tessaro's is awesome for burgers. I have also heard that Fathead's on the South Side is really good for burgers and wings. Another uniquely Pittsburgh thing is a pierogie pizza - carb heaven.

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

Sep 29, 2010
punkgirl107 in Pennsylvania

Have you ever been surprised by a TV "celebrity" chef?

Every year in Pittsburgh there is a foodie show called Good Taste Pittsburgh. Last year Duff was there. What a jerk. He did nothing but knock the city. I was extremely disappointed in how rude he was. You don't have to rave about our city but at least be gracious.

Sep 24, 2010
punkgirl107 in Food Media & News

Pgh Restaurant Closings/Changes

Two new places have opened in the South Hills. In McMurray near Donaldsons Crossroads, Penny's Diner opened. It is run by people related to Tom's Diner. The breakfast was pretty good but the service needs to be improved. However it was their soft opening so I am sure it will. The other place is in Bridgeville on McLaughlin Run Road where the Good Wood used to be. It is the Little Oasis. It is run by the same family that owned the Oasis in Heidelberg and the fish sandwich is really good.

Mar 07, 2010
punkgirl107 in Pennsylvania

Suggestions on Surviving the Olive Garden? (moved from Manhattan Board)

Hey I would be thrilled with the Olive Garden considering we get a sandwich ring and a shrimp ring.

I would go for soup and salad. It is a safe bet.

Dec 16, 2009
punkgirl107 in Chains

Pizza in Vegas

Just tried Anthony's Coal Oven Pizza in Town Square. It was great. Thin pizza and really crispy with just the right amount of char.

Nov 04, 2009
punkgirl107 in Las Vegas

Need PA-centric foods for my new book

Ok this isn't something I eat but it is something I see on menus and have relatives that eat - fried jumbo on mancini's bread.

Also how about salt sticks?

May 01, 2009
punkgirl107 in Pennsylvania

Giant Eagle Marketplace - that special?

The Giant Eagle Marketplace is considerably better than a regular Giant Eagle. They have alot more a selection of everything. I can find everything there. Even obscure ingredients. Also they have a huge salad bar and enormous prepared food sections as well as cooking demonstrations. It is absolutely worth the trip.

May 01, 2009
punkgirl107 in Chains

Pittsburgh Nutrolls

There is a place in McKees Rocks called Joyce's Homemade Cookies. Her cookies are awesome. I believe she also make nut rolls. She has a bunch of immigrant woman working for her - or at least she did. She used so make little nut horn cookies so she may make nut rolls.

Jun 20, 2008
punkgirl107 in Pennsylvania

Where to go for good steak dinner

Thanks for the advice. I will check it out.

Jun 10, 2008
punkgirl107 in Chicago Area

Pittsburgh outdoor dining.

Luma in Mt. Lebanon has outdoor dining. The food is good but pricey. Make reservations as they are often quite busy.

Jun 10, 2008
punkgirl107 in Pennsylvania

Stonepeppers Grill

I have also been there. The pizza was a huge disappointment. It was not a brick oven pizza. I have had better frozen pizza. The two people I was dining with both had salads - the buffalo chicken salad and the filet mignon salad. They both enjoyed the salads. I agree burgers do seem to be their strong point.

Jun 10, 2008
punkgirl107 in Pennsylvania

Where to go for good steak dinner

I will be visiting Chicago with 2 friends in July and want to splurge and take them for a nice steak dinner. I wanted some recommendations and maybe price ranges. I was figuring $200-$300.

Jun 09, 2008
punkgirl107 in Chicago Area

Dinner with small kids Pitts.

I was only kidding with the not getting out much line. I just couldn't resist.

Mar 13, 2008
punkgirl107 in Pennsylvania

Dinner with small kids Pitts.

Kangaroo's and Dingbat's have been gone for quite sometime. I don't mean to be a smart*** but don't you get out much?

Mar 12, 2008
punkgirl107 in Pennsylvania

Admit it... There's Some Dishes at Chain Restaurants You Like

Applebees - grilled shrimp and spinach salad

Mar 07, 2008
punkgirl107 in Chains

cici's pizza????

Stay away, far far away. It is horrible. The salad bar is a joke. I don't think it can even be called a salad bar. The pizza is awful. Who puts mac n cheese on pizza? I know little children love it but I don't know any adults that do.

Mar 06, 2008
punkgirl107 in Chains

Chick-fil-A recommendations

CFA has great nuggets. I actually like (I know this odd) their chicken soup. It is pretty good for a fast food place. The chicken minis with mayo are great with a fruit cup for breakfast. Hey if you don't like their breakfast options you can get nuggets for breakfast.

Feb 29, 2008
punkgirl107 in Chains

The Truth About Robert Irvine?

Sorry but Ooze reminds me of a festering wound, not food.

Feb 21, 2008
punkgirl107 in Food Media & News

Mexican in Pittsburgh?

I wasn't impressed with Mad Mex either. I didn't really thing MexiCasa in Dormont was really Mexican - they had ribs and wings on the menu (just my opinion). I like El Campesino in McMurray. It is really good and everyone I know that has been there has liked it.

Feb 20, 2008
punkgirl107 in Pennsylvania