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The Allegheny River or the Monangahela River from Pittsburgh?

I can't comment on which would be best for you, but I really love the towns and forest's along the Allegheny. One of my favorite stops is the Allegheny Grille in Foxburg. http://www.visitfoxburg.com/ Another nice stop is the Allegheny Mariner in Kittanning. Both have outdoor decks with beautiful views. Nice for a relaxing meal or a couple of drinks.

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Oct 20, 2014
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Pittsburgh/Bethel Park area

I forgot to mention Harry's which serves great pizza, salads, and drinks. It's a nice informal, sit down place. It's next to Panera's in a little shopping center, south of Bethel on rt. 19.

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Oct 11, 2014
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Pittsburgh/Bethel Park area

I make that trip frequently, and try to avoid the highway. I'd recommend taking 22 to Delmont, then 66 south, which takes you to 30, and that goes into Ligonier.

There are a number of restaurants on 30 although none come to mind as standing out. Ligonier has a few good places. One very quirky place is Joe's Bar, which practically has a animal museum in the back! It might not be your thing, but I never miss it.

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Sep 27, 2014
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Dim sum @100 Degree Hot Pot Restaurant / State College, PA

This is great news! I'm lucky to spend a couple of days each month in S.C. and we appreciate the updates on the area. Not being local, I usually don't hear about new openings or offerings so your info is helpful.

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Sep 08, 2014
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Pittsburgh foodies: ISO pre show eats near Heinz Hall

I've been to Six Penn a couple of times and was happy with our meal each time, but reviews always seem to be all over the spectrum. That's why I'm always hesitant to recommend it. I will go back though.

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Sep 04, 2014
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Hoagies [split from Philly]

Good news! I read that the new owner of Ed's is actually a previous employee that loved the business and doesn't intend to change the menu or food preparation.

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Sep 01, 2014
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Dining on or off the Pa. Turnpike between New Bedford and the Ohio state line ...

The turnpike is tough for lunch. For diner type food I really like the Summit Diner in Somerset. They have great food (for what it is), it's very inexpensive and right off the exit. The Cranberry exit has a lot of places although most are chains. If you would like a great burger BRGR is a pretty good choice. http://brgrpgh.com/

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Sep 01, 2014
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Hoagies [split from Philly]

I thought this was quite a wild statement....Then I found myself in Williamsport this week, so I decided to give it a try. I couldn't remember any of the names of the places mentioned here so I asked one of the locals at the hotel and he recommened the Newberry Sub Shop. I got one with Canadian Bacon and cheese which was loaded with wet hot peppers.

I'm not sure that it was the best I've ever had, but it sure it very near the top of the list!! I'll be going back in a few weeks, and I'm going to make a stop at Ed's Market this time.

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Aug 29, 2014
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cocktail bun in pittsburgh?

I think Bubble Pi on Murray Ave, in Squirrel Hill may have them.

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Aug 11, 2014
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Some I-80 faves for travellers

Thanks for the info. I travel I-80 frequently and it has always been a struggle to find decent food stops.

Another in Bellefonte is the Gamble Mill, http://www.gamblemill.com/ and very close to Rachel's Roadhouse is one of my favorites, the Iron Bridge Inn.

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Jul 09, 2014
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Pittsburgh weekday family-friendly dinner?

Funny that you ended up at the James Street, as it's my favorite in the area. I just thought it might be too much bar for the kiddos! They have jazz downstairs and it's a fun atmosphere.

Jul 07, 2014
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Hoagies [split from Philly]

I never pass up a chance for a 9th street deli sub!

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Jul 03, 2014
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Pittsburgh Bound

Please report back about your trip! I think your expectations are reasonable, Pittsburgh's food scene is not comparable to NYC or San Fran. That said, we have plenty of good restaurants...More than I can go to!

Jul 02, 2014
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Pittsburgh weekday family-friendly dinner?

I would second Monterey Pub. It's not fine dining, but one of my favorite places in all of Pittsburgh. It's family friendly, but you can still get a drink if so desired. It's also unique, in that it is located in a residential area.

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Jul 01, 2014
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Pittsburgh Bound

The Strip is a great area on weekend mornings. You may just want to stroll the food shops and try some of the local offerings there. Of course if you want classic Pittsburgh, Primanti's original location is there...Some locals hold them in disdain, but I've always loved their unique sandwiches and atmosphere. Another of my favorite places is Enrico's, and Luke Wholeys Wild Alaskan Grill is a nice place to sit outside. You are also close enough to walk to the Cultural District (Penn Ave.) which has a number of good restaurants. One of my favorites there is Meat and Potatoes. I would highly recommend that you take one of the Inclines up to Mt. Washington. There are several restaurants and all are very good, none are great, but the view is spectacular!

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Jun 27, 2014
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German or Scandinavian Food in Pittsburgh

I guess Max's on the North Side might be a good choice for German. While I love the place, I'm not personally a huge fan of German food, so most of visits have been limited to drinks and not much food!

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May 23, 2014
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Central Market in Lancaster

I'm not sure of the best time to go, but I've stopped a couple of times during the week and they were closed, so you might want to check the hours.

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Apr 19, 2014
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Saturday Lunch near Pgh Airport

I like Armstrongs which is not too far from where you are staying. I also like Clarks which is also very close, although maybe not real easy to find without a gps, as it's located in an office complex, not in full sight on a main road.

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Apr 11, 2014
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Lunch midway between Cleveland and Washington DC

Please report back...I've never been to Out of the Fire, but it looks fantastic.

Apr 01, 2014
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Lunch midway between Cleveland and Washington DC

That's the problem with that drive. There's just not much to offer once you go past the Pittsburgh area. There is a good place in Bedford called the Jean Bonnet Tavern, although I'm not sure if they have much in the way of vegetarian options. http://www.jeanbonnettavern.com/

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Mar 25, 2014
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Better to cut a London Broil into two pieces and freeze half, or cook the whole thing and have leftovers?

I like to cut mine in half and freeze half because when I make the whole thing and reheat the left over portion, it just ends up too well done for my taste.

They are so easy to cook, it doesn't really take any longer to cook than to reheat.

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Mar 24, 2014
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Lunch midway between Cleveland and Washington DC

The Summit is one of my favorites!

A good vegetarian option close to the turnpike is Udipi Cafe, which is just a minute off of the Monroeville exit. It is Indian, and very good. Although I haven't experienced it, I've heard complaints about the service though.

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Mar 24, 2014
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I need to replace my chef's knife. Brand suggestions?

I have also switched from Henkle's to Globals and really like them much better. Still, they are quite pricy but I love the balance and feel of the Global knives.

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Mar 21, 2014
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What is the best sauce/condiment you've ever made?

Here's one of my favorites. It's an East Carolina BBQ sauce, which is great on pulled pork. Just mix it together, no cooking necessary. Super tasty!

1 cup white vinegar
1 cup cider vinegar
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce (e.g. Tabascoâ„¢), or to taste
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper

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Mar 15, 2014
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Cornish Hen question

It sounds like a good plan to me, although I'd be a bit concerned about 500 degrees for 30 minutes. That seems a bit hot, or too long at 500. I also don't cook chicken to 165. I like to pull it out between 155 and 160. Just be diligent with an accurate meat thermometer and you should be ok. Leaving it uncovered in the refrigerator overnight will give it a nice crispy skin, especially at that high temperature.

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Mar 15, 2014
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One Night In Pittsburgh

The Omni William Penn is a beautiful hotel, but there are not a lot of choices very close. Another suggestion a bit closer is the Courtyard Marriott on Penn Ave, which is in the Theatre District and has several very good restaurants, bars and entertainment close by. Nine on Nine is my favorite, although pricy. Meat and Potatoes is a great gastropub with fantastic food too.

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Mar 10, 2014
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Recommendation for accurate meat thermometer?

I didn't realize when I first posted about the Thermopop that it is actually manufactured by ThermoWorks, which is the company that manufactures the Thermapen. In their booklet, they claim the Thermapen gives almost instant readings in 3 seconds. The claim for the ThermoPop is 5 seconds.

I've been using the ThermoPop for a month now and am still very pleased with it's performance.

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Mar 05, 2014
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Need help with this crazy barbecued baby back ribs recipe

I have to agree with the previous posters that the cooking time is way too much for baby backs. My favorite method is very simple and the results are fantastic!

Wrap the ribs in foil, making sure the ends are tight (to prevent fat from leaking out). Bake at 300 degrees for three hours. Remove and drain the fat. The ribs will look a bit disgusting (esp. to a vegetarian). They will be grey. Coat with sauce, and place under the broiler to char them a bit. Do this on both sides. You want the sauce to start to caramelize.

Simple, and really great results. They are even better if you finish them off on the grill instead of a broiler.

Good luck!

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Mar 04, 2014
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Best Pittsburgh Restaurant with a view of the city

I would highly recommend Monterey Bay which has pretty good seafood. Also across the street is Isabela which is very good also, although maybe a bit more "stuffy" for what you are looking for. The view is spectacular from both!

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Feb 28, 2014
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Recommendation for accurate meat thermometer?

I just got a ThermoPop and really like it. It gives a reading in only a few seconds and it's much less expensive than a Thermapen.

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Feb 25, 2014
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