Topic Wiki

4 restaurants in town: :)

https://cafeeighteen.com/

https://www.milkywaypgh.com/

On CMU campus  (May be closed when CMU is not in session) -

TAHINI (Falafel/Shawarma) - https://apps.studentaffairs.cmu.edu/dining/conceptinfo/?page=conceptDetails&conceptId=82

THE EDGE CAFE (Bagels, Wraps and Pizza) - https://apps.studentaffairs.cmu.edu/dining/conceptinfo/?page=conceptDetails&conceptId=178


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
21. Cafe 18 Dairy.
22. TARTAN EXPRESS - ASIAN FUSION

Driving from NY area to Pittsburgh:
2 routes: PA Turnpike ($20 in tolls) or I-78 to I-76 (no tolls), similar times, I-78 might be a little longer
Things to do on the way:
- Crayola Factory
- Cabelas store (Hamburg) - has lots of taxidermy and an aquarium
- Hershey Park
- Dutch Wonderland
- Cherry Cress Farms - corn maze, lots of activities
- Paulus Farm Market - petting zoo
- 7 Springs - alpine slide
- Flight 93 Memorial (Somerset)


Author Topic: Pittsburgh Master Thread  (Read 68401 times)

Offline farmbochur

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Dec 2011
  • Posts: 1726
  • Total likes: 200
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 13
    • View Profile
Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #300 on: March 04, 2022, 06:19:03 AM »
Risk is opportunity

Offline zh cohen

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Dec 2013
  • Posts: 1432
  • Total likes: 1419
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: Brooklyn
Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #301 on: March 04, 2022, 07:08:43 AM »
I think he moved the Israeli food into the cafeteria and put this in the food truck

FTFY. Yup

Offline lcm

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jul 2019
  • Posts: 1186
  • Total likes: 448
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 5
    • View Profile
  • Location: 5th paragraph of https://www.dansdeals.com/sms/
Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #302 on: March 04, 2022, 03:58:58 PM »

Offline zh cohen

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Dec 2013
  • Posts: 1432
  • Total likes: 1419
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: Brooklyn
Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #303 on: July 07, 2022, 02:36:59 PM »
Wiki updated with the latest addition to the Pittsburgh Kosher food scene - Asian Fusion.

Right now they are only open for lunch (11-2).

https://apps.studentaffairs.cmu.edu/dining/conceptinfo/?page=conceptDetails&conceptId=168

RIP.

Another one to add to the list...
« Last Edit: July 07, 2022, 02:57:48 PM by zh cohen »

Offline Dan

  • Administrator
  • Dansdeals Lifetime 50K Diamond Elite
  • **********
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 64658
  • Total likes: 12463
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 16442
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: CLE
  • Programs: UA Global Services, AA Lifetime Plat, DL Dirt, SPG Plat, Hyatt Diamond, Fairmont Lifetime Plat, Hilton Diamond, Priority Club Plat, Avis Chairman, National EE, Hertz PC
Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #304 on: July 07, 2022, 02:39:18 PM »
RIP.

Another one to add to he list...
Wow, that was fast. What happened?
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

Offline zh cohen

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Dec 2013
  • Posts: 1432
  • Total likes: 1419
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: Brooklyn
Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #305 on: July 07, 2022, 03:01:35 PM »
Wow, that was fast. What happened?

He can only charge what the CMU meal plan covers, and serving kosher chicken at that price isn't possible.

Right now the food truck is serving Tahini's Israeli menu (falafel/shawarma).

Once the semester starts he plans on having a milchig place indoors.

Offline zh cohen

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Dec 2013
  • Posts: 1432
  • Total likes: 1419
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: Brooklyn
Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #306 on: July 22, 2022, 06:23:37 PM »


@YitzyS you posted this in the wrong thread...

Offline zh cohen

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Dec 2013
  • Posts: 1432
  • Total likes: 1419
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: Brooklyn
Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #307 on: September 04, 2022, 09:59:45 PM »

Right now the food truck is serving Tahini's Israeli menu (falafel/shawarma).

Once the semester starts he plans on having a milchig place indoors.

Wiki updated with the new place.

Offline saw50st8

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite
  • ****
  • Join Date: Aug 2015
  • Posts: 333
  • Total likes: 125
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #308 on: September 05, 2022, 08:00:01 AM »
We just passed through the Pittsburgh area. In Pittsburgh itself, we went to the Duquesne Incline. It was a really fun, quick stop on a cable car up a 30 degree incline. You get great views of the city. You need cash to pay. Parking is across the street and paid.
The trip up takes just a few minutes; the line wasn't long when we got there but by the time we left the line stretched along the bridge. Since this opens really early and closes late, it's a good spot to hit early or late.

We stopped off at the Flight 93 Memorial. It was really well done - the visitors center really puts a human face to the heroic people on Flight 93. You can hear voicemails people left for their family members, see pictures of who they are. The timeline shows how Flight 93 was connected with the other flights.

We also stopped at Ohiopyle. The visitors center has a great view of the falls. Next we stopped at Cucumber Falls, a quick walk from the parking lot. You can climb down to the waterfall and get underneath it, swim below the falls a little (it is mostly shallow, so you can't swim laps). There isn't a straight path down to the falls - each person marked their own trail down. It requires some climbing to get down. We also went to Meadow Run natural water slides. My kids had a blast sliding down them! The parking lot fills up fast so we went later in the day and had no issues parking. My kids only did the first half - my oldest tried the second half and said it was too bumpy and not fun, but they loved the first half.

Offline jose34

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Aug 2016
  • Posts: 2283
  • Total likes: 126
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
    • View Profile
Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #309 on: October 19, 2022, 05:44:00 PM »
Best place to daven Shacharis Sunday morning.

Offline yelped

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Mar 2015
  • Posts: 8613
  • Total likes: 2497
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 36
    • View Profile
Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #310 on: October 19, 2022, 08:16:10 PM »
Best place to daven Shacharis Sunday morning.
Bold statement. Have you tried out every Minyan in the world? And why only on Sundays?

Offline lcm

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jul 2019
  • Posts: 1186
  • Total likes: 448
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 5
    • View Profile
  • Location: 5th paragraph of https://www.dansdeals.com/sms/
Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #311 on: October 19, 2022, 08:42:27 PM »
Best place to daven Shacharis Sunday morning.
What, the 9:15 minyan?

Offline jose34

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Aug 2016
  • Posts: 2283
  • Total likes: 126
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
    • View Profile
Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #312 on: October 19, 2022, 10:45:57 PM »
Bold statement. Have you tried out every Minyan in the world? And why only on Sundays?
Cause that's when I'll be there.
Just trying to figure which shul is the main shul there, that will have a normal timed, reliable minyan.

Offline yelped

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Mar 2015
  • Posts: 8613
  • Total likes: 2497
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 36
    • View Profile
Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #313 on: October 19, 2022, 10:47:14 PM »
Cause that's when I'll be there.
Just trying to figure which shul is the main shul there, that will have a normal timed, reliable minyan.
I was making light of the fact that you used a period instead of a question mark.

Offline lcm

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jul 2019
  • Posts: 1186
  • Total likes: 448
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 5
    • View Profile
  • Location: 5th paragraph of https://www.dansdeals.com/sms/
Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #314 on: October 20, 2022, 12:34:44 AM »
Cause that's when I'll be there.
Just trying to figure which shul is the main shul there, that will have a normal timed, reliable minyan.
What nusach and time do you prefer?
Which area do you want to be in?

Offline jose34

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Aug 2016
  • Posts: 2283
  • Total likes: 126
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
    • View Profile
Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #315 on: October 21, 2022, 12:14:13 AM »
Any area can work. Just a safe area.
Ashkenaz. Anytime from 7 - 9 would work.

Offline lcm

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jul 2019
  • Posts: 1186
  • Total likes: 448
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 5
    • View Profile
  • Location: 5th paragraph of https://www.dansdeals.com/sms/
Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #316 on: October 21, 2022, 02:24:59 AM »
Any area can work. Just a safe area.
Ashkenaz. Anytime from 7 - 9 would work.
These are pretty good options:
https://www.godaven.com/list-shuls/Squirrel%20Hill%20South/PA
I believe all besides for baal shem tov and lubavitch center are ashkenaz.

Haven't davened Sunday morning at any of the ashkenaz ones though.
Have a preference, big or small shul?
Easiest to find your way in and out is probably young Israel, smaller.

Offline jose34

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Aug 2016
  • Posts: 2283
  • Total likes: 126
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
    • View Profile
Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #317 on: October 21, 2022, 11:47:36 AM »
Thanks. Recommended, hotel near the area?
IHG or Marriott preferred ( using Free night).
« Last Edit: October 21, 2022, 12:50:13 PM by jose34 »

Offline lcm

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jul 2019
  • Posts: 1186
  • Total likes: 448
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 5
    • View Profile
  • Location: 5th paragraph of https://www.dansdeals.com/sms/
Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #318 on: October 21, 2022, 03:54:08 PM »
Thanks. Recommended, hotel near the area?
IHG or Marriott preferred ( using Free night).
There are plenty of marriots and a couple ihgs in within 10 minute drive.
There aren't hotels in the frum area itself.
Can't vouch for experience, but here are the main areas where they are.
There's in Oakland, near campus and the hospitals, probably closest to the frum area and the direction of the airport and right off the highway.
There is bakery square/east liberty which is gentrifying from a less safe area. Google has an office there type of area. Next closest probably, but opposite direction of the airport and highway.
There is waterfront, where there is tons of shopping. Maybe a drop further, quite close though, and not that far from the highway, further from the airport.
Then there is downtown area. Not much further, if at all, depends on traffic. Closer to the airport and also right off the highway.