If you're craving greasy fries, hot dogs and pizza, this is the place to come. It's an institution, fer crissakes!
The size "small" fries are a served in a small paper boat, but they overflow it to nearly fill the entire tray. Get the cheese sauce, too, and be bad--really bad.
It's a small place, and doesn't do boarding--just day care. They're very selective about both their staff and clientele, and really know their stuff.
They schedule the dogs according to temperament and play style to really optimize the experience for all the dogs attending. At the end of the day, they're happy and exhausted! And, there are always little reports and photos of the dogs, too.
Definitely try this place over the chains! No wonder there's often a waiting list, and many dogs have been going there for years!
I know tons of people that love Pamela's, but I just don't get it! It's super greasy, and the "butter" they use (on everything!) is this weird orange stuff in a squeeze bottle.
One word: ick.
I've found this place to be a little hit-or-miss, especially with regards to the service, but when it's good, it's very, very good.
I'm positively addicted to the Pad See-Ew Noodles (vegetarian with tofu & extra broccoli, please!). The Praram Tofu is also fragrantly fabulous, and the Tempura Veggie appetizer is super.
This little shop is just darling, and beyond that it's *delicious*!
We get a lot of desserts there for the catering company I work with, and so they usually make all the birthday cakes for the folks in our office, too. This year I asked for a lemon cake, and what I got was one of the most beautiful cakes I've ever seen, and I believe it to be the most amazing one I've ever tasted!
It was a delicate and moist white cake with five layers--pastry cream between two, and a brightly tart lemon cream between the middle layers. All this covered by a silky buttercream and shredded coconut. Truly one of the most memorable things I've ever eaten.
Also, if they have S'more Bars, do yourself a favor and SNATCH THEM UP! Everything's good here!
I just moved to S. Pacific Ave, and the Brian & Cooper Mart is on the corner of Friendship & S. Pacific--less than a block from my front door. So, that automatically wins my affections. Also, amongst their billions of beverage choices, they have Coke-in-a-can--my favorite!
They also sell six-packs (although they're pretty expensive! I bought a six of Woodchuck Cider, a six of Newcastle and two bottles of water, and it was $35!; you pay for convenience).
They really do have a lot of stuff in this semi-grungy convenience store. I'm really glad it's so close!
I admit it: I'm a flip-flopper!
In Pittsburgh there's been a debate for years about who has the best pizza in town. I used to be all about Aiello's, and it is good...but, I tried Mineo's again for the first time in years a few months ago, and now I'm hooked!
Cheesy, greasy, hot, great sauce -- everything a pizza should be. And, last time I was there I got two slices of cheese pizza and a can of Coke, and my bill was under $4!!!
Can't be beat!
I was really excited when I heard this market was opening, since it's close-ish to my house, and would mean I wouldn't have to run all the way across town to get some staples.
But when I visited the first time, I found it really odd. Mostly because the prices on most of my items were incorrect. Most of them were actually a lower price than marked, and it rang up on my receipt as "savings". So, while it's nice that the prices were lower than expected (which is good because it's really expensive), it's just really odd. I want to know exactly how much things cost so I know how it fits in my budget. I've already made my choices, obviously, by the time I'm at the registers. Why not put accurate prices on the items and/or shelves?! I might even buy more that way! Weird...
But, then things got way worse. The last 3 times I tried going there, I ended up walking out empty-handed. Firstly, when we walked in we were struck with the horribly putrid smell of off meat and fish. It permeated everything. We left immediately.
We went back a few weeks later, and same thing! I ran into an acquaintance who'd worked there, and he said that in the rush to open the store, they had purchased used coolers and freezers, and that many (most) of them were constantly going down/not functioning properly.
And, it wasn't just the meat and fish counters--we were going to buy some frozen food, but everything was covered in ice crystals--like it had been thawed and refrozen.
None of this seems safe to be selling.
And, I heard they're going to open another location! How about trying to get this one right first?
I won't be back...
Even meat eaters won't miss their daily dose of animal when visiting this cozy neighborhood diner!
In the past I had some experiences where the food and/or service were spotty, but they're back on top!
It's a cool place, and has a really wide and varied menu (all vegetarian and vegan) with really, really tasty stuff. There are three different menus--lunch (with all-day breakfast), dinner (with all-day breakfast) & Sunday brunch. And, there are always lots of specials, too, so be sure to check the board.
My last meal there was a Magic Snake Sandwich (cheesy style) w/ a side of potato salad & iced rooibos tea. I can't imagine anything that would've hit the spot better. I can't wait to go back!
I've tried this place twice--once for brunch, and once for dinner.
I want to like it. They have loads of vegetarian options. So, in theory it's fantastic, in practice, unfortunately not.
For brunch I ordered the veggie version of Eggs Benedict. They no longer carried the soy sausage listed on the menu, so I asked for it with spinach instead. But, it came out with spinach and ham. So, I sent it back (which I HATE doing), and the waitress asked if I wanted "cut up veggie burgers" on it. YUCK! When it did come out, it was okay. Not great, not horrible. Also, we got non-dairy creamer with our coffee. I asked for real cream, and was told they no longer carry it (for brunch?!).
The second time I went for dinner, and it was so loud that we had to yell and gesture across the table to understand one another. All the food was pretty bland and tasteless--even the french fries, which is quite an (dubious) accomplishment. The service was largely non-existent, and it took forever to get our check. We saw another table seated near us wait for a server for about 15 minutes before they just got up and left.
I think this place has a lot of promise, and a great location, they just need to overhaul the recipes and re-train the staff. I hope they do.