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4 restaurants in town:

- Open Monday- Friday from 11-2 (May be closed when CMU is not in session)
https://apps.studentaffairs.cmu.edu/dining/conceptinfo/?page=conceptDetails&conceptId=168

https://cafeeighteen.com/

https://www.milkywaypgh.com/

TAHINI - (May be closed when CMU is not in session) https://apps.studentaffairs.cmu.edu/dining/conceptinfo/?page=conceptDetails&conceptId=82



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)

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Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #20 on: June 08, 2010, 07:34:13 PM »
They closed down not so long after Ari's. i thought so too :) it was a beautful place...better without caps? ;)

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Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #21 on: June 08, 2010, 08:18:46 PM »
DAN, AS YOU PREDICTED SWEET TAMMY'S CLOSED DOWN, HOWEVER GIANT EAGLE IS PRETTY GOOD. THEY HAVE FRESH BREADS, COOKIES, PASTRIES, I THINK THEY ARE DOING OK
They closed down not so long after Ari's. i thought so too :) it was a beautful place...better without caps? ;)
Sweet Tammy's was open last Thursday...

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Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #22 on: June 08, 2010, 08:24:34 PM »
Sweet Tammy's was open last Thursday...
They closed down not so long after Ari's. i thought so too :) it was a beautful place...better without caps? ;)
What makes you think they closed?
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Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #23 on: June 08, 2010, 09:15:57 PM »
when i was there pesach i heard they are closing ... i guess just wait it out a little longer :)

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Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #24 on: June 08, 2010, 11:16:46 PM »
when i was there pesach i heard they are closing ... i guess just wait it out a little longer :)
At least give 'em a chance

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Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #25 on: June 09, 2010, 12:12:45 AM »
milky way will close sooon

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Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #26 on: June 11, 2010, 09:17:37 AM »
Simple Treats has not closed

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Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #27 on: June 11, 2010, 10:58:00 AM »
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Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #28 on: June 12, 2010, 11:43:34 PM »
Sorry, I meant Sweet Tammys is still open  (not Simple Treat)- they are open and have not heard any information to the contrary (except in this forum)

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Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #29 on: January 27, 2011, 02:08:19 PM »
Is there really nowhere decent to eat in Pittsburgh? How far from Pittsburgh to the Cleveland restaurants?

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Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #30 on: January 27, 2011, 02:12:40 PM »
Is there really nowhere decent to eat in Pittsburgh? How far from Pittsburgh to the Cleveland restaurants?
There's absolutely nowhere decent in Pittsburgh anymore.  Just an extremely mediocre pizza shop.
Cleveland's kosher restaurants are a 90-125 minute drive away depending on where in PIT you are. 
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Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #31 on: January 27, 2011, 02:18:58 PM »
That's a shame, sounds even worse than Dallas. I'll be staying in Squirrel Hill (with one night at the Airport Hyatt Regency). But we do have a relative coming from University Heights...maybe they can get us s/t to go

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Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #32 on: January 27, 2011, 02:24:38 PM »
That's a shame, sounds even worse than Dallas. I'll be staying in Squirrel Hill (with one night at the Airport Hyatt Regency). But we do have a relative coming from University Heights...maybe they can get us s/t to go
PIT Airport is 100 minutes to the CLE restaurants.  Squirrel Hill is about 2 hours.
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Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #33 on: March 09, 2011, 01:40:01 AM »
Sweet Tammy's was open last Thursday...
Apparently Sweet Tammy's is now only open to the public on Fridays.
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Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #34 on: May 20, 2011, 11:13:52 AM »
Anyone have any info on the new restaurant Sababa in Pittsburgh?  Is it good?

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« Reply #35 on: May 20, 2011, 11:25:33 AM »
Anyone have any info on the new restaurant Sababa in Pittsburgh?  Is it good?
It's not under Rabbinical supervision..
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Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #36 on: May 20, 2011, 12:43:36 PM »
It's not under Rabbinical supervision..
Ooo woops....Why have a restaurant claiming to be kosher in Pittsburgh and yet not have any hashgacha?  Whats the point?

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Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #37 on: May 20, 2011, 01:03:57 PM »
i guess the same reason there was a bakery rosenbergs that wasnt kosher, but visitors didnt realize bec of the name - it ended up burning down.

what happened to the bakery on murray ave. (was that called simple treats and closed down?) that was a great memory of my childhood!!!!

rita's ices was a great memory of high school

dan u forgot in ur list of past restaurant - the meating place and then the one the fakiros opened up in the same place when it closed down (b4 the meating place there was a not kosher restaurant that also didnt make it very long)

i havent been back to the pitts in 8 years so it would be interesting to see how murray ave changed (koshermart?, prime kosher?, pinskers?)

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Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #38 on: August 15, 2011, 10:22:28 PM »
I'm considering to stop in Pittsburgh on my trip west, is there ANYTHING to do there (with toddler and infant)??

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Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #39 on: August 15, 2011, 10:22:54 PM »
besides the zoo :(