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Posted Wed Aug 26, 2009, 3:07am
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So, JR, did you make it to Taza d'Oro, Big Dog, etc.? Also, you really should make a Mt. Lebanon run to check out Aldo's & Blue Horse.

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Posted Wed Aug 26, 2009, 8:32am
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Worldman Said:

So, JR, did you make it to Taza d'Oro, Big Dog, etc.? Also, you really should make a Mt. Lebanon run to check out Aldo's & Blue Horse.

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I had a trip planned at the beginning of August, but it got canceled and I have not been back yet.

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Posted Wed Aug 26, 2009, 1:24pm
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AldoCoffee Said:

To be fair, LP is a traditional Italian stand-up bar and as such, serving latte in a glass in not unusual.  A number of "better" shops do the same, though not in Pgh and with good microfoam. At LP short drinks are what you want to order.



21st has a location in the Frick Bldg.  There's a new standup bar called Asylum that should be open by your next trip - it's a bit out of downtown, about 7 blocks east of Duquense in the "Uptown" area.  Went to a pre-opening there and the shots I had were very good.  Otherwise hard to recommend espresso in the downtown area, but admittedly we haven't tried everything down there in awhile.  Voluto, Espresso al Mano and Tazza d'Oro would be on any short list if you're exploring the city.

If you do come to the burbs in Mt. Lebanon, we strongly suggest also visiting Il Pizzaolo for a DOC Margherita pizza.

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Hi,

thanks so much for the warm welcome! I'm here now to drop off my daughter at Point Park.  I'm staying at the Sheraton Station Square.  So,  I'm thinking of trying Big Dog tonight after dinner, and, since there's a 21st coffee in the Frick Bldg, I'm going to stop by there thurs or friday for some 'spro.  I'm dying to try Aldo and Blue Horse,  but I'm not sure if I'll be able to make it out there this trip.  Is it easy to take the "T" out there?  I may do that, since we flew here and I don't have a car. I'm only staying until Saturday, so I'm not sure about the time.  You know, looking out the window at downtown, Pittsburgh us really an awesome city. I'm sure I'll be here many times over the next four years visiting, drinking coffee, and eating. Speaking of eating, can anyone recommend a good Italian place near Big Dog on 21st and Sarah? I know there are lots of places on Carson, but I was hoping I could use the restaurant to get my daughter in a cab from here to the restaurant and "discover" the coffee shop (pretty sneaky, I know, but I think she's on to me).

Oh, and I really didn't mean to 'diss La Prima.  The fact that they've here so long is a testament to their coffee house.  I was merely espressing my opinion and no offense was intended.  Sometimes being a coffee snot makes me a little too opininated!

thanks again!
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Posted Wed Aug 26, 2009, 5:07pm
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The T is reasonably easy to take. It's like most things Pittsburgh, if you needed to know you already do :)

Seriously, get on one of the S lines. The number doesn't matter, just make sure it's S (42 I think although there's also a 47 I think) Take that to the Mt. Lebanon stop. Should be roughly 20 minutes. There's a map in each train. Pay $2 (exact change!) as you exit the T. Off the T, up the stair, cross the street, up the stairs again. The head left for ~1 block and you're there.

I live a block away from Aldo. Feel free to contact me if you need/want help.
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Posted Fri Aug 28, 2009, 6:17am
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the_coffee_nazi Said:

Speaking of eating, can anyone recommend a good Italian place near Big Dog on 21st and Sarah? I know there are lots of places on Carson, but I was hoping I could use the restaurant to get my daughter in a cab from here to the restaurant and "discover" the coffee shop (pretty sneaky, I know, but I think she's on to me).

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Big Dog is actually 27th and Sarah.  

Best Italian over there is Dish Osteria, 10 block walk (South 17th and Sarah).  Very good with concentration on Sicilian seafood.  Oddly not much other good Italian on Southside, but many non-Italian options.  If you can, definitely try Yo Rita! asap (Carson/11th).  Amazingly creative tacos you're not going to find anywhere else.  Would also recommend Mallorca, Ibiza, 17th St. Cafe, Mantini's Woodfired as good choices on Carson.
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Posted Fri Sep 18, 2009, 10:24am
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We will be opening a new, larger location downtown.  It's going to be good, very very good.
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Posted Tue Sep 29, 2009, 11:42am
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21streetcoffee Said:

We will be opening a new, larger location downtown.  It's going to be good, very very good.
http://21streetcoffee.com/2009/09/18/number-three/

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When?

Worldman Said:

So, JR, did you make it to Taza d'Oro, Big Dog, etc.? Also, you really should make a Mt. Lebanon run to check out Aldo's & Blue Horse.

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Len, I'm in Pittsburgh now, but heading home tomorrow.  Got time for a shot tonight?  (I'm buying!)

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Posted Tue Sep 29, 2009, 4:23pm
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I'm sitting at Tazza D'Oro right now.  Started with a REALLY good macchiato, and I'm going to drink myself into a caffeine overdose!

I'll buy for any CG member who happens to drop in before I leave...

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Posted Mon Oct 19, 2009, 6:28pm
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a little help on this new thread. . .please?

"Pittsburgh's Top Coffee Bars (Fall 2009 Revision)"
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Posted Tue Nov 17, 2009, 9:10am
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This Thursday we'll be hosting Edwin Martinez, owner of Finca Vista Hermosa, for Meet The Farmer: A Discussion on Farming and Direct Trade. We're 45 minutes northwest of Pittsburgh, at 3219 4th Ave Beaver Falls, PA. Anyone passionate about coffee, trade issues, and sustainability is welcome and encouraged to attend.
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