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The ultimate list of closed PIT kosher eateries...
 
These kosher restaurants, bakeries, and ice cream stores in and around Squirrel Hill have all closed in the time since I went to high school there:
1. Leibel's
2. King David
3. Yacov's
4. Simple Treat
5. Platters
6. Golden China
7. Meating Place
8. Sari's
9. Susheli
10. Cafe M
11. Pinati's
12. Rolladin
13. Mordy's Cafe at the JCC
14. Sweet Tammy's on Murray
15. Sweet Tammy's at the JCC
16. Sweet Tammy's in Larimer
17. Aaron and Ari's.
18. Milky Way Oakland/Campus.
19. Grilliance (now open for take out every Tuesday. Email order 1 day in advance to: grilliance1@gmail.com)
20. Phil and Bills Ice Cream

Leaving Milky Way and the Giant Eagle Bakery in Squirrel Hill as the sole survivors...

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Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #90 on: August 11, 2014, 02:57:48 PM »
In place of A&A's there's now Grilliance Restaurant which is open Sunday-Thursday, 4-9PM.  Ambiance is more formal and there are new food items on the menu.   https://www.facebook.com/Grilliance?fref=ts

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Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #91 on: October 27, 2014, 02:19:53 AM »
Can someone do a quick wiki?
I need to know what the best hotel for the bride and groom the night of the wedding in Pittsburgh.
1 Which airlines are the best for Pittsburgh?
2 Which airport lounge?
3 Best hotel for points?
4 Flights from hkg are $1300 in ecconomy, what is a good last leg? Best point options for hkg pit rt? What airline has best availability in business for points?
5 Best place to rent a car for under 25 years old?
6 Anything I must see, do or in in Pittsburgh?
7 Best outlet mall or place to find decent clothing and shoes at a good price?

I know I am asking for a lot, but any information will help!!  Thanks!!
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Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #92 on: October 27, 2014, 04:50:51 AM »
Can someone do a quick wiki?
I need to know what the best hotel for the bride and groom the night of the wedding in Pittsburgh.
1 Which airlines are the best for Pittsburgh?
2 Which airport lounge?
3 Best hotel for points?
4 Flights from hkg are $1300 in ecconomy, what is a good last leg? Best point options for hkg pit rt? What airline has best availability in business for points?
5 Best place to rent a car for under 25 years old?
6 Anything I must see, do or in in Pittsburgh?
7 Best outlet mall or place to find decent clothing and shoes at a good price?

I know I am asking for a lot, but any information will help!!  Thanks!!
Wiki will happen at some point, so for now:

Hotel for bride and groom could be the five star Fairmont
or a presidential suite at the Omni William Penn.

1. Several airlines left in recent years, so from JFK/LGA or BWI to either PIT or Latrobe you may be able to get a few non-stops, mainly via Avios.

2. There were 3 USAirways lounges for a while.
     Currently one on the main level, no showers that I am aware of:
     Link: http://www.sleepinginairports.net/airport-lounges/north-america/pittsburgh-us-airways-club.htm
And: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pittsburgh_International_Airport

3.  The Westin is good for SPG points.
There is a Hyatt attached to the airport via walkway which is helpful if you arrive when it's snowing or below freezing.  A new Marriott walkable to Google Pittsburgh and Trader Joe's.
Some other good hotels, depending on your point preference and if you prefer upscale interior vs. closer location to the (one) pizza shop and (one) meat restaurant both in the Jewish neighborhood of Squirrel Hill.

Will research car rentals, but Nordstrom is good for shoes and clothing -- there is NO tax on clothing in Pittsburgh.
Otherwise, TJ Maxx and Marshall's have some top brand names.
Outlet Mall - Tanger Outlet has Off Saks 5th Avenue, Nike, Calvin Klein, etc...
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Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #93 on: October 27, 2014, 09:47:11 AM »
Don't have much to add, but SW also flies nonstop LGA-PIT and perhaps from EWR as well.

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Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #94 on: October 27, 2014, 11:17:48 AM »
Don't have much to add, but SW also flies nonstop LGA-PIT and perhaps from EWR as well.
I don't think that is correct. I believe that you just connect through Midway.

Please correct if I am wrong.

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Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #95 on: October 27, 2014, 11:22:02 AM »
I don't think that is correct. I believe that you just connect through Midway.

Please correct if I am wrong.

+1

through MDW from both LGA and EWR

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Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #96 on: October 27, 2014, 11:34:45 AM »
+1

through MDW from both LGA and EWR
+1
Now that Jet Blue left the region, Pittsburgh has very few (affordable) direct flights to/from NY.

It's inefficient to fly through MDW, CLE, PHL, BOS, IAD, BWI, etc.., just to get to NY. That's why Avios is so valuable,
It makes a $1200 ticket for a 20 hour NY stay cost a fraction of the price. Thanks Dan.
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Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #97 on: October 27, 2014, 11:37:24 AM »
Thanks to all of you, but I am flying from hkg.
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Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #98 on: October 27, 2014, 11:43:01 AM »
Thanks to all of you, but I am flying from hkg.
yes, and you inquired about the last leg into PIT. It's probably cheaper for you to check all the rates direct from HKG
into JKF/LGA/EWR/ORD/PHL/BOS, and then go through customs there.
Perhaps buying a sep ticket for the last leg into PIT (via Avios, etc..) will be at a good rate.
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Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #99 on: October 27, 2014, 11:56:31 AM »
yes, and you inquired about the last leg into PIT. It's probably cheaper for you to check all the rates direct from HKG
into JKF/LGA/EWR/ORD/PHL/BOS, and then go through customs there.
Perhaps buying a sep ticket for the last leg into PIT (via Avios, etc..) will be at a good rate.
The only cities it really makes a difference is lax and sfo, prices there are 40% less than the east coast.
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Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #100 on: October 27, 2014, 11:58:31 AM »
The only cities it really makes a difference is lax and sfo, prices there are 40% less than the east coast.

so LAX > PIT will work via United and/or American - usually one flight nonstop per day
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Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #101 on: October 27, 2014, 12:07:49 PM »
I don't think that is correct. I believe that you just connect through Midway.

Please correct if I am wrong.
My mistake! I flew recently and just now thought it was with SW, but I checked my emails and it was US. Sorry.

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Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #102 on: October 27, 2014, 12:16:42 PM »
My mistake! I flew recently and just now thought it was with SW, but I checked my emails and it was US. Sorry.

SW has great rates LAX > PIT. Sometimes only 12,000 - 16,000 RT.
The stopover (at DFW or PHX, ATL is annoying after an overseas trip, (and you can take the day and eat out in sunny LA).
I see 10,000 SW points for one way available now here: http://www.southwest.com/flight/select-flight.html?displayOnly=&disc=pdc%3A1D906A6D63344076957197C7E448C495&int=)
After a HKG trip you may or may not want the one-stop, but it's usually smooth --  ime, i recommend the warmer stopovers in January = less risk of icing/delay
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Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #103 on: October 27, 2014, 02:17:18 PM »
Thanks to all of you, but I am flying from hkg.

Try posting in either the paid or award travel help master thread. Include dates.

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Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #104 on: November 07, 2014, 11:13:05 AM »
Anyone know of R' moshe siebzener of poalei tzedek? Does kosher catering.  Any word?