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Pizza in Pittsburgh

I love the wood-fired pizza at Il Pizziaolo and Piccolo Forno, but there is really nowhere to get a good New York slice here. I've learned to settle for Italian Village (the one in Squirrel Hill is better than the one downtown...don't know about the other locations), and Fiori's on West Liberty Avenue (not NY style, but still pretty tasty).

Jul 16, 2008
boomfleisher in Pennsylvania

Visiting New Smyrna Beach next week, looking for a good wine shop

thanks for the tip on the wine warehouse -- i found some good things on their website. i'll check it out, for certain!

Jul 16, 2008
boomfleisher in Florida

Week in Pittsburgh, No Car

No problem...glad you enjoyed! I forgot to mention that they make the guacamole tableside - delicious. I'll have to try the Soupa de tortilla sometime...

Jul 15, 2008
boomfleisher in Pennsylvania

Week in Pittsburgh, No Car

If you are up for a really great, authentic Mexican lunch, walk over the Smithfield Street Bridge (right next to Station Square) and find Mexico City at 111 Smithfield Street. I always order lamb enchildas with pumpkin seed mole. YUM. The enchiladas are listed on the menu as beef/chicken/cheese only, but you can ask your server if you can substitute. It's usually $1 more, but highly worth it. Chips and salsa are first rate, and complimentary, to boot.
If you are up for inexpensive Indian food, Sree's on the corner of Smithfield and Liberty is delicious. It's sort of cafeteria style and might seem kind of scary when you first walk in, but the food is very fresh and healthy. All of the vegetarian dishes are vegan, and they also serve excellent curry chicken. You can get a huge lunch for only $5. If you eat there on a Monday or a Friday, the tomato dal is great. (menu changes every day)
For dinner, try Seviche (www.seviche.com) tapas bar downtown at 930 Penn Avenue. Delicious seviche, other Latin American cuisine and good drinks.
Other good dinner places that aren't too far are Eleven and Kaya, both in the Strip District. They are both operated by the same restaurant group...go to www.bigburrito.com and click on those two restaurants.
Have fun in the 'burgh!

Jul 14, 2008
boomfleisher in Pennsylvania

Visiting New Smyrna Beach next week, looking for a good wine shop

great...thanks to all of you for your helpful suggestions!

Jul 14, 2008
boomfleisher in Florida

Visiting New Smyrna Beach next week, looking for a good wine shop

I live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where wine lovers have to deal with puritanical liquor laws, higher liquor taxes, and limited choices in the wine and spirits shops. I will be in New Smyrna beach next week and was hoping to find a place where I could stock up on a few good bottles to bring home. I'm not looking for anything too high-end -- just a place where I can find some good Italian and other old world wines for under $25.

Jul 13, 2008
boomfleisher in Florida