Before I get to the food......I want to compliment Pittsburghers on their city. We were in your town last week for the first time to check out the University of Pittsburgh. Our daughter is a junior in high school. We absolutely loved Pittsburgh......visually it is really cool with the rivers, hills, bridges, old homes etc. and the people couldn't have been nicer. We had our four legged monster with us so we also enjoyed Shendley, Mellon and Fricke Parks!
Now to the food part......Our first stop after driving all day was O's....loved the dogs and the shakes.....thought the much-touted fries were pretty soggy...overall though a great dog place.....other dinner spots....Max's Allegheny Tavern for German food....a great neighborhood place in a someone rundown part of town. The food was excellent as was the service and the prices. Definitely worth a return visit.....Tessaro's for burgers in Bloomfield.....loved it.
One breakfast was at Panero's bakery which we always like but I won't review a national chain. The other breakfast was at Pamela's in Squirrel Hill.....our only disappointment of our visit after all of the love and hype on this board. My daughter's strawberry pancakes were full of mouldy strawberries and they managed to both undercook and burn the pancakes at the same time and the service sucked. Maybe it was just an off-day but do Pittsburgh Hounds find
the Oakland and Shadyside locations of Pamela's better?
We definitely want to return to the Steel City to try more of the recommendations on this board.