Pittsburgh, worth visiting?

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  1. TJNies

    TJNies Supporting Member

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    Not gonna agree about Church Brewworks, at least for food. Pretty standard fare, but the beer is pretty good.
    I know many love Primanti's. But I suggest it is only good at the Strip District original location at 2 am, if you are drunk.

    Frank Lloyd Wright has a few historic homes you can tour, and are great, but make sure you get online and secure a reservation. You cannot just walk in and get a tour.

    Also been to the Warhol museum, found it "ok". Nothing I'd ever consider a re-visit for. But there are many things to see in Pittsburgh that are cool: the Strip District on a Saturday morning, Mt Washington on a clear day for a spectacular view, some really good restaurants in all levels of cuisine. You can be out of the city and climbing into the mountains to the East within an hour.
     
  2. Frankee

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    Oh c'mon, you've seen a solo toilet that's in some weird place like a cement building that's on the sand and outside of the house...I'm not just not sure what this basement stuff is. Seems to me like it would flood at high tide, right @Chris Scott ? ;)
     
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    It's apparently a thing unto itself.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pittsburgh_toilet
     
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  6. Frankee

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    Figuratively?
     
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    You must be a Bengals fan...:)
     
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    PNC park is a very nice park - definitely one of the nicest ones I've been to.
    If you're a horror film fan, there's Evans City Cemetery!


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  9. Chris Scott

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    Wait, what'd you say...toilets?....high tide?.......Pittsburgh?!!!o_O

    Sorry, I musta dozed off for a sec....could've swore you said....well, never mind.:D
     
  10. Peteyvee

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    Dude, surf's up at Tres Rios. L Where've you been? You missed it!!!! Ask @67blackcherry and @Frankee,they were out with me that day...it was huge. It was cranking overhead all day long :rotflmao
     
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  11. Chris Scott

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    Nah, I drove past earlier that morning and it looked pretty crappy. I did see a couple of SUP'ers out there flailing away in 2' mushburgers though.

    ...wait - was that you guys?:D
     
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    Nope. I edited my post to even include an OC kook (sorry 67) Even he was out that day and it was cranking out solid 8'. You missed out big time.
     
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    Story of my life...just like ol' Brucie said in Endless Summer - "...ya shoulda been here yesterday"
     
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    Well, who knew there were serious waves in Pittsburgh, right?
     
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    is it a listed historical monument?
     
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    Just a concerned citizen.
     
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    Pgh is a nice place with lots of things to do. it would help to know what kind of stuff you are into doing, before getting into more specifics.

    there is NOT, however, a sweet vintage guitar spot or anything like that. [edit: wow, looks like i stand corrected- cool!]

    and yes, it's really hard to navigate. lots of streets ostensibly come to an end, but then start up again several blocks later (with the same name). in some of these cases, the street actually spent some of those blocks being a staircase! (because yes it is hilly). and this is on top of lots of one-way and weird-angled streets (except for small pockets, the city doesn't really have a criss-crossing 'grid' to speak of)
     
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  19. gibsonman

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    I just found this thread so I hope my answers are neither redundant nor too late. There is a great guitar store called Hanks Vintage Guitars (http://www.hanksvintageguitars.com). They not only have some great guitars but the people there are very patient and generous with their knowledge about all things guitar. If you are there on a weekend you should check out the Hop House (http://www.thehophouse.com/greentreehome.html). They have good food (deep fried battered and stuffed pretzels anyone?) and the music is outstanding. If the Sweaty Betty Blues Band is playing it's a double treat.
     
  20. CRAIG4FSU

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    I liked Primanti bros :dunno
     
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