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Going to Pittsburg end of this week. Any advice?

 

...with my mother and mother-in-law. I will be taking a gun, and someone may not be coming back!!!

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NUVI40 Kingsport TN

I pitty you..... by the end

I pitty you..... by the end of the trip, you may be tempted to use the gun on yourself!

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"Everything in excess! To enjoy the flavor of life, take big bites. Moderation is for monks" ~ Excerpt from the notebooks of Lazarus Long, from Robert Heinlein's "Time Enough for Love"

Some things to see

I'm assuming this is Pittsburgh, PA... Get the Pittsburgh restaurant POI file, take the inlaws to a nice restaurant.

A segway or a 'ducky' tour of town would be great if you've never been there. Better yet, ride on one of the inclines and take your camera.
http://www.stationsquare.com/info/inclines

There's also a casino on the North side that's supposed to have great food.

You can always get tickets to a Pirate game, lots of empty seats at the stadium...

Larry

Yes!

don't eat at Pat's "King of Steaks"

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"Backward, turn backward, oh time in your flight, make me a child again, just for tonight."

Pittsburg Eats...

Pat's King of Steaks is in Philly, not "The `Burgh." (I prefer Geno's to Pat's as well...)

If a unique sandwich is what you might crave, Pittsburgh's entry can be found at Primanti's
http://www.primantibros.com/

Primanti

I've heard they are great! Looking forward to it.

Been on the Ducky tour there. I would recommend it highly. Lots of fun.

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NUVI40 Kingsport TN

I was...

rfmuth wrote:

Pat's King of Steaks is in Philly, not "The `Burgh." (I prefer Geno's to Pat's as well...)

If a unique sandwich is what you might crave, Pittsburgh's entry can be found at Primanti's
http://www.primantibros.com/

visiting Philly two years ago with my family, and were impressed with its long history, we even want to go back sometime in the future. My son-in-law wanted to see the baseball park and the football stadium, which are so close to each other, so we drove by to have a look. He mentioned that the originator of the "Philly Steak Sandwich" "Pats, King of Steaks" was nearby, and since we are both above average cooks, I did not want to miss that chance! I saw "Ginos" and wanted to try it out, but he insisted on "Pats." I did not feel like eating much, so we split the thing. I walked up to the window, saying that I wanted to try the "original" Philly cheese steak sandwich..."wit" onions. I won't go into it but, it's certainly not what we expected. After one bite each, the nearest trash receptacle became the proud owner of the recently bought "Pat’s Original Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich"

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"Backward, turn backward, oh time in your flight, make me a child again, just for tonight."

Major Misconduct

Don't wear a Flyer's jersey.

Check Gun Laws..

Here are two Handgun Laws web sites you might want to look at before you go.

http://www.handgunlaw.us/

and

http://www.usacarry.com/concealed_carry_permit_reciprocity_m...

I wouldn't want to see a fellow firearms enthusiast "shoot themselves in the foot" (pun intended.. grin )! by not knowing.

Nuvi1300WTGPS

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I'm not really lost.... just temporarily misplaced!

Firearms

Yeah. Already checked it out. Both WV & PA have agreements with Tennessee. Thanks!

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NUVI40 Kingsport TN

No need for a gun

David King wrote:

...with my mother and mother-in-law. I will be taking a gun, and someone may not be coming back!!!

I have visited my daughter living in Pittsburgh for 18 years and never had a problem. If you are afraid of the "big city" this is not the one to be afraid of. After living in New York and working in the worst neighborhoods, there is no comparison to Pittsburgh!

My advice - no need to go to chain restaurants because there are many locally-owned places with good value and good food in all price ranges. You can try Iron City beer but I didn't like it.

It is a young city because there are so many universities. All the steel mills are gone and the city has been beautifully transformed into a good place to live. If you are a train buff the trains are all over, including trolleys. Tow boats are on the rivers.

If you go with a gun you will be the one not coming back. The police are all over, and they are looking for YOU!

dobs108 smile

I think that it was a JOKE

dobs108 wrote:
David King wrote:

...with my mother and mother-in-law. I will be taking a gun, and someone may not be coming back!!!

I have visited my daughter living in Pittsburgh for 18 years and never had a problem. If you are afraid of the "big city" this is not the one to be afraid of. After living in New York and working in the worst neighborhoods, there is no comparison to Pittsburgh!

As far as I can see, he said nothing about safety in Pittsburgh, so I'm not sure where your comment came from.

Personally, I read his remark as a joke about expecting conflict between his mother and his mother-in-law that might lead to homicide.

With best wishes,
- Tom -

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XXL540, GO LIVE 1535, GO 500

What? Me afraid?

Yeah, it was a joke.

Not afraid of big cities. 23 years in the Navy/Marine Corps.

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NUVI40 Kingsport TN

Yup, that's the way I read it too.

I am a completely non-violent person and don't even own a gun. That said, I completely understand the intent of David's comment. I have actually taken trips with mother and mother-in-law ... good thing I don't own and carry. smile

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Alan - Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

Mother versus Mother-in-law friction is RELATIVELY mild

alandb wrote:

I am a completely non-violent person and don't even own a gun. That said, I completely understand the intent of David's comment. I have actually taken trips with mother and mother-in-law ... good thing I don't own and carry. smile

In my personal experience, a trip with both my mother and my mother-in-law would have quickly driven me up the wall.

However, the conflict between them would have been trivial in comparison to the friction between my wife and my mother. They were at sword's point with each other for decades.

With best wishes,
- Tom -

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XXL540, GO LIVE 1535, GO 500

I agree with an earlier suggestion

larry_larry wrote:

Better yet, ride on one of the inclines and take your camera.
http://www.stationsquare.com/info/inclines

I strongly endorse this suggestion. A few years ago I attended a technical conference held at a hotel at Station Square. While there, I rode the incline railway to the top and walked along the sidewalk while looking down at the valley below. Great scenery and a pleasant experience, IMO.

If your budget allows, I suggest dinner at one of the restaurants along the street at the top of the incline that have a good view of the valley. Try to time it so you get there in daylight and have dinner during sunset and full dark. (I don't know if you will need to make a reservation to get that time, but I suspect that it might be prudent, especially on a weekend.) The view of the city and the rivers after dark is just as enjoyable as the view during daylight.

I don't recall the name of the restaurant with large windows where we had dinner, but I'm sure it is not unique, as there are a lot of restaurants in that area. If you do some advance reconnaissance you should be able to locate one with a good view and large windows, and I seem to recall that the menus are posted outside, so you can see their prices before you go in.

FWIW, the area I am talking about is just downriver from the upper terminal of the Station Square incline.

With best wishes,
- Tom -

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XXL540, GO LIVE 1535, GO 500

Lived in Pittsburgh 15 years

I haven't lived in Pittsburgh for more than 10 years so my information is a bit dated but we lived there 15 years (until 1999). Mount Washington is definitely a place to go to get a great view of the city. There is a Duquesne Incline that comes up close to several nice places to eat and a Mongahala Incline that lets you out a mile or so away from the places to eat. The Duquesne Incline used to be a bit of a problem area at the bottom from the standpoint of crime. I'm not sure that it still is. You can also drive up Mount Washington and park up there to eat. My favorite place is the Georgetown Inn. They have a wall of windows but you won't always get a seat right at the windows. LaMonte has a wall of windows and is a differet, less casual, decor inside. There is also a Tin Angel that I never visited but is supposed to be nice. I remember prices as being moderate, like averaging maybe $20 or so for the average Entre (some more, some less).

I never went to Primanti brothers but it is popular. It is more of a volume place versus a quality place. But it is an experience.

Driving into town from the west you come upon downtown as you exit the Fort Pitt tunnel off the Parkway. It's a nice view. Going east you go through another tunnel. Downtown Pittsburgh is where the Mongahala and Alleghany rivers meet to form the Ohio river. There is a park and fountain at the point. Driving downtown is a little crazy but nothing like NYC at rush hour.

People are more mid-western than New York/Philadelphia eastern. More open and friendly. We liked it there.

Jim

My opinion counts.

I'll bring it up, but with my wife, daughter, mother and mother-in-law, you don't think I'll have any say in the matter! laugh out loud

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NUVI40 Kingsport TN

Oh my!

Sounds like you will have to be referee and tie breaker David.

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Alan - Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

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perpster wrote:

Don't wear a Flyer's jersey.

grin

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An interesting restaurant

Check out the Church Brew Works Restaurant... It's a church that was converted to a brewpub/restaurant. Still has the original stained glass windows, the brew vats are on the altar, the waitress stations were the confessionals.

Try the Pious Monk Dunkel and the Pipe Organ Pale Ale, my favorites! smile

Pictures are here: http://www.churchbrew.com/

Larry

Church Brew Works

Been there. Very nice.

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NUVI40 Kingsport TN

Yuengling Beer

I'm not much of a beer drinker, but my cousin is very serious about his beer, and he considers a beer sold in the Pittsburgh area called Yuengling to be exceptional for a mass production beer.

With best wishes,
- Tom -

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XXL540, GO LIVE 1535, GO 500

Yuengling

I have Yuengling in my refrig right now. Ummmmmmm...beer.

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NUVI40 Kingsport TN

ATF

Not sure about tobacco, but after you secure your gun, visit the new Wigle Whiskey Distillery in the Strip District.

http://wiglewhiskey.com/

Breakfast

ericruby wrote:

...the Strip District.

What restaurant in the Strip District is the place to be for breakfast?

dobs108 smile

Jo Jo's is Closed

dobs108 wrote:
ericruby wrote:

...the Strip District.

What restaurant in the Strip District is the place to be for breakfast?

dobs108 smile

Sadly my favorite Jo Jo's in the Strip was closed a few months ago. They are tearing the whole block down and rebuilding something I heard. It was a dive that had the best breakfast food. It opened at 11 PM to feed all the truckers making their deliveries to the Strip markets during the night. They had a hugh Jo Jo's sweet sausage omlete that you could not ever tell your doctor you ate. sad sad sad

I guess there is still Pamela's.

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Zumo 665, (2) Nuvi 765Ts & 1450LMT | 2005 Harley Road King, Black Cherry Pearl / Black Pearl

Flyer's jersey

My daughter told me the same thing! It's considered permission to get beat up.

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NUVI40 Kingsport TN

Resturaunt on the Strip

We had Mother's Day Brunch at Eleven near the strip. Very limited and pricey menu, and the food is just OK.

We also had dinner at Sal's Resteraunte and Bar in Beaver Falls. Small place, full menu and very good food.

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NUVI40 Kingsport TN

Breakfast

dobs108 wrote:
ericruby wrote:

...the Strip District.

What restaurant in the Strip District is the place to be for breakfast?

dobs108 smile

Deluca's is excellent.

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