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good vegetarian restaurant in Pittsburgh?

Legume, a cute new restaurant in Regent Square has a vegetarian prix fixe dinner on Wednesday night. You should check it out.

Apr 27, 2008
PghFoodster in Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh birthday recs - kaya or sonoma grille?

Oh, I didn't notice any mention of passover, but if that is a consideration, it definitely rules out Lidias.
I didn't mean to say you bashed Lidias, yayadave. I've just seen a trend among Chowhounds to do so, and don't quite understand why.

Apr 25, 2008
PghFoodster in Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh birthday recs - kaya or sonoma grille?

Oh, I didn't notice any mention of passover, but if that is a consideration, it definitely rules out Lidias.
I didn't mean to say you bashed Lidias, yayadave. I've just seen a trend among Chowhounds to do so, and don't quite understand why.

Apr 25, 2008
PghFoodster in Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh birthday recs - kaya or sonoma grille?

I think you should consider Lydia's. It seems to have a bad rep on Chow, but I don't know why. Perhaps they used to be really bad and people never went back? Regardless, the food is excellent now. It can easily accommodate 15 people.

Apr 21, 2008
PghFoodster in Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh - Korean Markets

Tokyo Mart on Ellsworth in Shadyside has a good selection of Kim Chee. I don't like it, but my boyfriend likes it a lot - both the radish and cabbage. Their fish is also really top notch. Of course, it's Japanese and not Korean. I can't help much for a Korean grocer. But for Kimchee, check out Tokyo Mart.

Apr 19, 2008
PghFoodster in Pennsylvania

Tana in Pittsburgh (Ethiopian)

God, I don't know if the other people posting are talking about another place, but the Tana I've been to was terrible. Under-spiced, bland, with poor service. The injera was also too spongy and not sour-dough enough.
Abay is, in my opinion, by far the superior Ethiopian place.
Not to mention, the pumpkin sambusas for desert at Abay are heavenly. I'd go there over Tana just for them.

Apr 19, 2008
PghFoodster in Pennsylvania

New Pittsburgh Food Critic - thank god.

I think it's almost definitely true that more than one person writes the Munch column.
Anyway, I think to compare the Munch column with the proper restaurant reviews is comparing apples to oranges.

Apr 18, 2008
PghFoodster in Food Media & News

New Pittsburgh Food Critic - thank god.

So, it seems that people on a prior thread thought that China Millman, the new-ish restaurant critic for the Post Gazette, was bad. I'm still not sure any of those who attacked her were credible, because their criticisms sure weren't, but I'm wondering what people think of her latest reviews.

Personally, I think her implementation of the new star system is exactly what this city needs. The reviews I've seen recently have been balanced, and informative. Count me as a fan.

Additionally, how on earth could anyone think that Munch is better than her reviews? They're not even comparable. Munch reviews inexpensive lunch-type places, not proper restaurants.

Apr 17, 2008
PghFoodster in Food Media & News