I originally joined the Friends after my trip to the zoo in 2004. The zoo is really great and I thought the membership would help with the maintenance efforts. You get a very informative newsletter, special event offers and a nice calender.
This tours are both fun and informative. I loved the architectural discussion and the tour into the lake was amazing. We were there during the fall and it was a little chilly on the lake, but the view was excellent.
Believe it or not, the staff here makes the trip to the dentist a more enjoyable experience. The cleanings are painless and the Dr. is a very friendly person who takes time to examine you fully.
Wow. Great view of the city of Pittsburgh and great food. This is one incredible experience. My wife and I dine every anniversary at Monterey Bay. You will not be disappointed.
PROS: Food, view, service, atmosphere
You will get to take a portion of your meal home with you. Portion size is some of the largest I have seen. Their menu is very extensive and there is something for everyone. Gets a little busy at time; but what do you expect for such a great place.
Bring your appetite for lunch. With great lunch specials ($4-$6) for soup, rice and entree, you are sure to find something you like. The service is quick, but lunch is always busy so get there early.
CONS: Busy during lunch
Giannis is great pizza. Besides pizza, they offer subs, salads and sodas. Their pizza is always delivered piping hot and they get it there quicker than all others. Is also takes fresher than say a Vocelli. When we have a pizza craving, we call Giannis.
PROS: Product, toppings
Those who want consistant pizza should go to Vocelli. Their pizza is always the same. It's rather tasty, although I think the pie size has shrank in recent years.
PROS: Consitant; toppings; speed
CONS: Same old; same old
This place is no longer in business; however there will be a new restaurant opening soon in it's place. There is expected to a be a sports bar and tavern in Fall 2005
Costa's is a great place to go for something different. Although they don't stand out for exceptional in any one category (minus their Chocolate cake which is decadent and feeds 4) they are consistant. They offer a nice menu from salads to pizza to pasta to steak to chicken. A great place to take a group because their is something for everyone there.
PROS: Cake; menu selection; staff