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FLUIDJ
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"Pittsburgh is pretty cool city. *aka, places you looked over based off ..."


  

          

Had the pleasure of stopping there overnight on our drive up to Detroit so the kids could see grandma's house finally...

I always imagined Pittsburgh to be nothing but grimy, dusty, factories & nothingness... .WOW..was I wrong. It's now on my A list. (A for Architecture & Artsy, Appealing).

I dig the yellow bridges....
I dig the gothicXbrutilist architecture....
I dig the "realness" vibe that it gives off....
I dig that the whole city feels like it was painted onto the side of a cliff and molded from clay onto a valley floor....

Went to the Carnegie Science Center which was epic for the kids...that model train set??? FAM!!!! ... yes... we need more of that in our lives...

Ate at Pork & Beans (https://www.porkandbeanspgh.com/) for dinner and Pamela's (http://www.pamelasdiner.com/) for breakfast ...

Stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh Downtown...

Overall I was impressed...

Also we hadn't been back to my wife's home in Detroit in well over 6 years...and for some reason this trip made me seriously question WHY THE HELL NOT????
Detroit has either gotten way better as of late, or we just couldn't appreciate it back then. She moved away for college and never moved back. Every time we'd visit it was in winter so that was no good. We got married there and everything....but for whatever reason, Detroit never stuck with me. I never cozied up to it... Last week though...was pretty dope. The kids loved visiting grandma and seeing the city. Did the Detroit Zoo, Did Belle Isle, Did Eastern Market, wife and I did opening night at the Jazz Fest... VIP access even! got to see Wayne Shorter & Herbie Hancock (Terrace Martin is his sax player, keyboardist, vocoder now btw) live and up close... all in all a dope time in Detroit... Hung out down by Wayne State at the Detroit Historical Society and visited the Detroit67 exhibit (GO SEE THIS IF YOU ARE THERE!)....

Yeah...so that's what's up with FLUIDJ...
y'all bama's ain't even miss me...


"Get ready....for your blessing....."

  

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Thanks for this. I've added both to my list of places to check...
Sep 06th 2017
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Note that it was still summertime last week lol... It gets COLD in The D
Sep 06th 2017
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      Pittsburgh is poppin' all year long, even in the cold.
Sep 06th 2017
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      Duly noted...
Sep 06th 2017
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NYT's recent excellent feature article...August Wilson's Pittsburgh
Sep 06th 2017
3
thanks. this looks like a good read!
Sep 06th 2017
9
Pittsburgh is pretty dope.
Sep 06th 2017
4
rediscovered my home town through the eyes of my wife and kids
Sep 06th 2017
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I can't wait to show my kids when they get older.
Sep 06th 2017
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except downtown Pittsburgh shuts down at 7 PM
Sep 06th 2017
8
as a 40 year old husband with two kids...sounds like my kinda town lol.....
Sep 06th 2017
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for good reason...there aint shit to do down there
Sep 06th 2017
12
That little strip, by the Convention Center
Sep 06th 2017
27
yup. But there are more than a few hot spots around the city.
Sep 06th 2017
16
Pittsburgh made a good impression on me as well
Sep 06th 2017
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We coming YOUR way next. Still haven't been to the left coast. STILL
Sep 06th 2017
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great place to visit...
Sep 06th 2017
13
I feel the same way about Baltimore
Sep 06th 2017
15
It's the classic example of a rust-belt city that avoided the rust.
Sep 06th 2017
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my whole child hood was rust so not very accurate
Sep 06th 2017
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      Yeah, "avoided" was the wrong term.
Sep 06th 2017
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           indeed...
Sep 06th 2017
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I was surprised by Minneapolis
Sep 06th 2017
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RE: I was surprised by Minneapolis
Sep 06th 2017
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Agreed
Sep 06th 2017
26
I like the Twin Cities, mostly what I expected though
Sep 06th 2017
28
Cincinnati surprised me
Sep 06th 2017
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I agree, esp about the city design.
Sep 06th 2017
25
it has improved recently. still just aight to me but cool for a short tr...
Sep 06th 2017
29
San Diego is pretty cute
Sep 06th 2017
30
You have to go to Arts Tavern when you go to Pittsburgh
Sep 06th 2017
31
AnnonymousCoward / John Forte had been telling us for YEARS
Sep 07th 2017
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LBC.
Sep 07th 2017
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seems like a lot of transplants from nor cal gravitate to long beach
Sep 07th 2017
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wtf you doin on 21/Lewis?!
Sep 07th 2017
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LMAO. Man, LBC is bigger than ATL city!!!!
Sep 07th 2017
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let's not get crazy.
Sep 07th 2017
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oakland and long beach mirror each other in some substantive ways
Sep 07th 2017
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small point - but the street name signs are even the same.
Sep 07th 2017
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Wow, I always assumed LBC was a neighborhood.
Sep 11th 2017
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i love LBC women
Sep 07th 2017
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heading to PGH this weekend
Sep 07th 2017
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not sure how you feel about Zoo's but PGH Zoo is nice
Sep 07th 2017
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Haven't been to the zoo in forever it was on our list
Sep 07th 2017
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CASH ONLY at Pamela's. They serious lol. Pork & Beans was really
Sep 07th 2017
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There's a Casino right next to it too, as well as the two stadiums.
Sep 07th 2017
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Good tip bro thanks
Sep 07th 2017
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The best thing about that incline is
Sep 07th 2017
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yeah I heard there are restaurants up there but hella bougie
Sep 07th 2017
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looking up buses now. Probably gonna bus as much as possible
Sep 07th 2017
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Busses are quick, they even have dedicated bus roads.
Sep 07th 2017
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my uncle is retired and drives for Lyft in Pittsburgh
Sep 07th 2017
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yeah i looked it up, seems like they are up and running
Sep 07th 2017
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RE: yeah I heard there are restaurants up there but hella bougie
Sep 07th 2017
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There's one fancy restaurant there
Sep 07th 2017
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      Yup. I stunted on prom night at that joint.
Sep 07th 2017
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we fell up in Peppi's last time I was there
Sep 07th 2017
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      Uncle Sam's I swore by when I was at Pitt, Peppi's too...
Sep 07th 2017
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how was it?
Sep 13th 2017
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      Real nice. Beautiful city, cool people
Sep 13th 2017
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           Haha.. that 40 year old is definitely from the Burgh
Sep 13th 2017
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           Driving, from the airport, through that tunnel for the first time.
Sep 13th 2017
           Driving, from the airport, through that tunnel for the first time.
Sep 13th 2017
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When I wanted to get away from Atlanta, I went to Birmingham
Sep 07th 2017
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This thread is right on time, I'm headed there in 2 weeks.
Sep 07th 2017
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If you're from a seafaring region, you'll be highly disappointed
Sep 07th 2017
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      Thx. I wasn't hip to Wholeys
Sep 07th 2017
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           Those few blocks are the most Food-of-Pittsburgh blocks in PGH
Sep 07th 2017
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Creole
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1. "Thanks for this. I've added both to my list of places to check..."
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out. Maybe I'll take the wife for a quick three day weekend in October. Was thinking about surprising her with a quick trip to Seattle but these options may be better.

  

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2. "Note that it was still summertime last week lol... It gets COLD in The D"
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and the P I imagine.....




"Get ready....for your blessing....."

  

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5. "Pittsburgh is poppin' all year long, even in the cold."
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6. "Duly noted..."
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Cam
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3. "NYT's recent excellent feature article...August Wilson's Pittsburgh"
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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/15/travel/august-wilsons-pittsburgh.html

  

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FLUIDJ
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9. "thanks. this looks like a good read!"
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"Get ready....for your blessing....."

  

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4. "Pittsburgh is pretty dope."
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spent a week there for work a few years back. same as you, thought it would be way more grimey.

client was nice. took us, me and co-worker, up in the mountains just to see a lil bit more of the mountains. took us to a fancy golf spot. I'm not a golfer and prolly never will be. but the whole trip was pretty dang cool.

nah, you trippin

  

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7. "rediscovered my home town through the eyes of my wife and kids"
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made our first long trip as a family there
stayed in a hotel and basically did the tourist thing
really dope....then thought about being black there and had flashbacks

appreciate it alot more

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18. "I can't wait to show my kids when they get older. "
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showing my wife around opened my eyes to some new shit but we haven't been back since my Dad passed.

Walking across the bridge. Showing her the point. We even got shaved ice from the Northside. That was a big deal when we were kids.

shut up already, damn

  

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8. "except downtown Pittsburgh shuts down at 7 PM"
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10. "as a 40 year old husband with two kids...sounds like my kinda town lol....."
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12. "for good reason...there aint shit to do down there"
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the strip and south side is where to go out

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Navem nu, cuando sol
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When the sun shades the ship
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When we unite we hedge amen

  

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27. "That little strip, by the Convention Center"
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(on the opposite side The Strip is on) up until the Warhol Bridge, kind of stays open late and is eventful, that last several times I've been out there.

  

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16. "yup. But there are more than a few hot spots around the city. "
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All the cool spots are on the North Side, Strip district, Shadyside, Southside, etc

shut up already, damn

  

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11. "Pittsburgh made a good impression on me as well"
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Beautiful with the hills, diverse neighborhoods, and the bridges.

My only view of Detroit was during your wedding weekend. Would love to see it from another angle. Glad that idea of "why not" is in your head.

Portland is dope! If you ever get the chance...


Kev

  

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14. "We coming YOUR way next. Still haven't been to the left coast. STILL "
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want to go...
Kids should be old enough to fly by next year...(& us brave/not broke enough to fly with them).

>Beautiful with the hills, diverse neighborhoods, and the
>bridges.

We going back. In the spring though...the hawk was chasing us all the way home...

>My only view of Detroit was during your wedding weekend. Would
>love to see it from another angle. Glad that idea of "why not"
>is in your head.

We'll meet you there whenever. I should do a 20 year anniversary reunion

>Portland is dope! If you ever get the chance...

Cali >>> Disney >>> Hawaii >>> back to Paris >>> Portland... < in that order lol...

>Kev


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13. "great place to visit..."
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..i was just talking to a friend about this recently.

good food, solid arts/entertainment options, great architecture.

HOWEVER.

winter is coming! © got

that picturesque description you gave about the city being built on the side of a mountain gets REALLY real when the snow falls. those winding hills in winter are no joke.


*skatin' the rings of saturn*


..and miles to go before i sleep...

  

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15. "I feel the same way about Baltimore"
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I stayed at an excellent hotel there over the weekend. I was left impressed by the place. Considering property costs, versus D.C., I'm thinking.

  

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17. "It's the classic example of a rust-belt city that avoided the rust."
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I don't remember the logic of how it happened, but my understanding is that it became a thoroughly modern city just as the decay was starting to take over in Buffalo, Rochester, Cleveland, Detroit...

I still haven't been there, but I've only heard good things. I wanna go see Fallingwater.

  

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20. "my whole child hood was rust so not very accurate"
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mid 2000's is when the recovery started but there was a brutal economic downturn from the early 80's to the early 2000's
i had to explain to people why steeler fans travel
they dont ex pittsburghers just live everywhere lol

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Vita em, no continous non
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When the sun shades the ship
We sweat and life is not safe
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When we unite we hedge amen

  

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21. "Yeah, "avoided" was the wrong term. "
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But good to hear that it's largely recovered.

I try to tell people that Cleveland isn't as bad as they think it is. That's usually true, but that doesn't mean it isn't beat to hell.

  

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24. "indeed..."
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..but you were on the right track in terms of how they managed to breathe life back into the city.

honestly, the rest of the midwest was simply too stubborn to adjust to evolution.


*skatin' the rings of saturn*


..and miles to go before i sleep...

  

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19. "I was surprised by Minneapolis"
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I was there for work and didn't get to see that much, but I had never given it a second thought before. I walked around the lakes, got walleye tacos, went to the Rhymesayers store and went to an awesome bookstore. I don't know if I'd make a special trip just to go back, but I definitely have a new respect for it.

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22. "RE: I was surprised by Minneapolis"
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I really enjoy the twin cities every time we have a show there..

St Paul neighborhoods feel much more east cost than I thought

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26. "Agreed"
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I was there in -20 degree weather this winter, I still had an excellent time even though it was too cold for me to snowboard as planned.

  

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28. "I like the Twin Cities, mostly what I expected though"
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And you will know MY JACKET IS GOLD when I lay my vengeance upon thee.

  

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23. "Cincinnati surprised me"
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Similiar to Pittsburgh, lots of bridges and a nice hill that overlooks the city.

Ground floor was kind of depressing tho.

Always said lthe Nati" was beautiful from the 2nd floor up.

shut up already, damn

  

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25. "I agree, esp about the city design."
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The way UC and Xavier U. are in proximity of each other--up the hill, is near exactly the same way Pitt and Duquesne U. neighbor each other. Clifton and Oakland are very similar neighborhoods. Over-The-Rhine's proximity to Cincy's downtown is just like PGH's The-Hill-District in hood type and location. The stadiums both have fantastic river views...with new casinos built upon them. The way historic industrial locations buttress the city. Cincy's Fountain Square and PGH's Market Square both attract the same type of bums.
There's more, but yeah, you're right!
Pittsburgh is a better city though...even though Paul Brown Stadium is far better then Heinz Field.

  

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29. "it has improved recently. still just aight to me but cool for a short tr..."
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most of the food is greasy and flavorless but you can get good prices on stuff to cook at home in the markets and the corporate sector has brought some nice restaurants to the area. i like the baseball stadium a lot and the new penguins arena is also pretty nice. it's a pretty fun place to go out drinking. it has a little bit of a towny vibe in the surrounding area but oh well so does philly, i guess (especially once you get to WBS lol). i think if you have low expectations you will be pleasantly surprised, yeah. i would go back under the right circumstances.

And you will know MY JACKET IS GOLD when I lay my vengeance upon thee.

  

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31. "You have to go to Arts Tavern when you go to Pittsburgh"
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It's nothing special but the drinks are strong and cheap, the people are cool and it's like a hood nuetral bar. You will see suit and tie negros next to hood dudes.

Don't go to Primanti's, that shit is nasty.

O fries too up in Oakland.

I know there are a shit load of foodie places but I still hit up the old spots.

shut up already, damn

  

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32. "AnnonymousCoward / John Forte had been telling us for YEARS"
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33. "LBC."
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Thu Sep-07-17 08:58 AM by SoWhat

  

          

I'm sticking with my general rule about not living in places mentioned in Death Row records. But I have made an exception for Long Beach bc it feels like 'home'. Well, it reminds me of Oakland in several good ways.

But I'm not fucking with that area over by 21st and Lewis.

Really I could put the idea of living in LA at all on this list. Bc b4 last year I would've said no way I'd be on this. I was blinded by Bay Area/Nor Cal bias. My mother still is. She's visiting soon and has said there's 'nothing' to do in LA. I lol'd. And I reminded her it's the 2nd biggest city in the USA and one of the most important cities in the world. There is SO much to do. We won't even scratch the surface during her visit. Lol

fuck you.

  

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36. "seems like a lot of transplants from nor cal gravitate to long beach"
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from what I've seen

say what's up to Sneezy Tweet lol
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDFt1vUWfyA

Yeah when I go back to visit LA I feel completely helpless trying to get back into the swing of things and have a meaningful visit within 5 days or whatever, it's too big to experience fully

When I used to go back to work in the summers after 3 months I would finally feel like I was back in the groove

It's tough for people who are impatient.

  

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40. "wtf you doin on 21/Lewis?!"
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lmaooooooooooooo

thass where I saw my first body, on some Boyz in tha Hood shit. I just moved back and I don't even go over there. I keep all my activities south of 7th street.


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49. "LMAO. Man, LBC is bigger than ATL city!!!!"
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Nobody realizes how huge LB is. If you ask an out of towner, they would think Inglewood and Compton are bigger than LBC, but nahhhhhh, it's almost a half million people!

And LB is really a hub for the surrounding cities...to the point that MANY people from LB/Lakewood/Cerritos NEVER come to L.A. and can't even tell you how to get to Crenshaw or Baldwin Hills!

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50. "let's not get crazy."
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San Jose is larger than LBC and ATL. so what?

ATL is the anchor city for a major metro area.

LBC is not.

neither is SJ.

i like LBC but only b/c LA is right up the road. if LBC were a standalone city it'd be Sacramento. and i ain't finna live in Sacramento.

fuck you.

  

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55. "oakland and long beach mirror each other in some substantive ways"
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major port cities obviously, next door to their respective "big" cities. They have also vied with each other for most diverse city over many years, and have alternated between the #1 and #2 spots many times

oakland has more of a global identity, but lbc is cool af

oakland is going to shit way faster too tho

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56. "small point - but the street name signs are even the same."
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LBC's are blue and Oakland's are green.

LOL

fuck you.

  

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63. "Wow, I always assumed LBC was a neighborhood."
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I'm surprised, after the Googles showed it to have a larger populace than Oakland.

  

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62. "i love LBC women"
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they are just chiller and more down to earth than LA chicks. same for women from the bay, esp san jose.

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34. "heading to PGH this weekend"
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my coworker from there told me to hit Andy Warhol Museum and the Duquesne Incline, so I'll probably do those plus the Convervatory, the Water Steps little shit like that

Pamela's for breakfast, Fat Heads to maybe catch Giants / Cowboys at night.

Anybody have any recs let me know

  

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35. "not sure how you feel about Zoo's but PGH Zoo is nice"
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mad hills tho.. a lot of walking.

also walk around The Point if you get a chance.

Strip district is also nice for good food and cheap tshirts

shut up already, damn

  

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37. "Haven't been to the zoo in forever it was on our list"
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but my coworkers was like 'at the same time though... a zoo is a zoo'

I was like true

But will definitely check out the strip and the point

  

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39. "CASH ONLY at Pamela's. They serious lol. Pork & Beans was really"
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good....
I got the ribs, wife & kids ate the BBQ.

If you have kids...the Carnegie Science Center was dope, especially the indoor ropes course.

"Get ready....for your blessing....."

  

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42. "There's a Casino right next to it too, as well as the two stadiums."
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No games this weekend, but the Baseball park is my favorite in MLB.
Also, on that side of town, aside from the an Aviary is the Mexican War Streets neighborhood, the homes over there have my favorite architecture in the city.

  

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44. "Good tip bro thanks"
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41. "The best thing about that incline is "
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The view once you get to the top. The only thing to go to Mt. Washington for is that view.

Where are you staying?

The Carnegie Museum of Art, on Pitt's Campus, is great but if you only go to one museum, the Warhol!

Aside form Pamela's, those pancakes are the shit, another great local chain is Mad Mex, they have two happy hours--half off almost everything including drinks. Primanti Brothers, and that disgusting sandwich with those bland french fries on it, is a tourist trap. The best sandwiches in the city are at Peppi's, or their ex-wife Uncle Sam's.

The South Side, on Carson Street, is where to go at night. It's an approx 1.5 mile strip in between The City's HS Football Stadium and the Steelers/Pitt practice facility.

Lawrencville is the city's burgeoning answer to Williamsburg.

Pitt and Carnegie Mellon's campuses are right next to each other , in another walkable neighborhood, Oakland--not far from downtown--with plenty of things to see.

  

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43. "yeah I heard there are restaurants up there but hella bougie"
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not down to spend a lotta paper on food when pittsburgh seems like it has great food at reasonable prices

>The view once you get to the top. The only thing to go to
>Mt. Washington for is that view.
>
>Where are you staying?

Kinda near Downtown / Cultural District

>
>The Carnegie Museum of Art, on Pitt's Campus, is great but if
>you only go to one museum, the Warhol!

Yeah, I kinda want to make sure I hit this up. I been on a museum kick lately, even here in NY.

>Aside form Pamela's, those pancakes are the shit, another
>great local chain is Mad Mex, they have two happy hours--half
>off almost everything including drinks. Primanti Brothers,
>and that disgusting sandwich with those bland french fries on
>it, is a tourist trap. The best sandwiches in the city are at
>Peppi's, or their ex-wife Uncle Sam's.

Will check for Peppi's for sure.

>The South Side, on Carson Street, is where to go at night.
>It's an approx 1.5 mile strip in between The City's HS
>Football Stadium and the Steelers/Pitt practice facility.

I'm looking at the map now. Is there public transportation at night? I'm near Steel Plaza Station I see I can take the train across to Station Square Station (wtf?) and walk?

Also I don't fuck with Uber but I heard Lyft is not really poppin in PGH right now. Is that true?


>Lawrencville is the city's burgeoning answer to Williamsburg.
>
>Pitt and Carnegie Mellon's campuses are right next to each
>other , in another walkable neighborhood, Oakland--not far
>from downtown--with plenty of things to see.

Cool I see they are both relatively close, hopefully we can do all that on the short trip.

  

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45. "looking up buses now. Probably gonna bus as much as possible"
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52. "Busses are quick, they even have dedicated bus roads."
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Are you flying in? The bus from the airport to downtown is not much longer then a Taxi, but $40-$50 less expensive.

  

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47. "my uncle is retired and drives for Lyft in Pittsburgh"
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I think it's still in play

shut up already, damn

  

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48. "yeah i looked it up, seems like they are up and running"
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51. "RE: yeah I heard there are restaurants up there but hella bougie"
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>The Carnegie Museum of Art, on Pitt's Campus, is great but if
>you only go to one museum, the Warhol!
>Yeah, I kinda want to make sure I hit this up. I been on a museum >kick lately, even here in NY.

Cinematographer Bradford Young has an exhibit there right now. I need visit PGH to check it out before it ends. https://cmoa.org/exhibition/bradford-young-rekognize/

>I'm looking at the map now. Is there public transportation at
>night? I'm near Steel Plaza Station I see I can take the train
>across to Station Square Station (wtf?) and walk?

The walk across the bridge from Downtown to Station Square is easy, about a city block long, instead of that little T subway they have. That thing is designed for people going to the South Suburbs, not really built for in city travel. The South Side's strip is a bit of a hike from Station Square, but it's possible, the initial stretch from Station Square is very industrial, once you pass the High School Stadium you're good.

>Also I don't fuck with Uber but I heard Lyft is not really
>poppin in PGH right now. Is that true?

I only use Lyft now, and coincidentally got put on in Pittsburgh, a hotel concierge gave me a voucher a couple years ago, I've used them ever since.

  

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53. "There's one fancy restaurant there"
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Basically PGH's version of Windows on the World, the rest of the restaurants up there are regular bar and grill spots, from the places I've been.

  

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57. "Yup. I stunted on prom night at that joint. "
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shut up already, damn

  

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46. "we fell up in Peppi's last time I was there"
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shit was on point.

shut up already, damn

  

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58. "Uncle Sam's I swore by when I was at Pitt, Peppi's too..."
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When I was on the Northside, for similar reasons, the food tasted nearly identical. I didn't know until my final days there that the two were once one.

  

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64. "how was it?"
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65. "Real nice. Beautiful city, cool people"
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Saturday we flew in, got some history and info on the area from the cab driver who was australian. I was like man I know they have an accent but this shit is extra. Turns out he was just fuckin australian.

Yo we chilled then went to the strip and damned if mad shit wasn't closed by a little after 3pm. But it was at this point where I realized black and yellow is phenomenon. Black and yellow is a state of mind.

We were at an event for like all day and night so were out of pocket after that. Got to try some crazy breweries that they don't have in NYC. DC Brau, Rock Bottom, Grist House and a lot more.

Sunday we went back to the strip to get Pamela's. BRO. Let me tell you I got the hotcakes with bacon and a side of Pittsburgh hash and smashed it. She got the Morning After Breakfast Special and smashed it. Fucking incredible food and I dug the vibe.

Had to walk it off so we walked down the strip over the closest bridge then down the river to the Water Steps. Didn't hit the Andy Warhol unfortunately. But it was a beautiful walk. Crossed back over and hit The Point, chilled a little near the fountain, then walked over to the Duquesne Incline.

Later on that night we hit up The South Paw to watch the Monday Night Travesty. Talked to some local cats, one transplant from Brooklyn (white dude that said he was from Bed Stuy but I didn't buy it). He said he hated Pittsburgh cause of the people at first, but now he loves it cause of the people, something about not speaking very well etc. whatever. Local dude from the hood (said him and his brother and cousin there with him were from the hood anyway) was very talkative about Pittsburgh, being 40 and still getting in fights etc. Weird cause dude had the LA accent with the hoard oars and shit.

Driver on the way back asked if we were Puerto Rican and told us we had accents.

That's it though! Would have liked a couple more days to see the rest of the city.

  

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66. "Haha.. that 40 year old is definitely from the Burgh "
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They even dress like LA dudes with the Dickies and shit.

shut up already, damn

  

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"Driving, from the airport, through that tunnel for the first time."


  

          

Made me an instant fan of Pittsburgh.
Black and Yellow is definitely the city's unifying theme, even police cars and the old City Hall logo use the colors.

Sounds like a good trip.

  

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67. "Driving, from the airport, through that tunnel for the first time."
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Made me an instant fan of Pittsburgh.
Black and Yellow is definitely the city's unifying theme, even police cars and the old City Hall logo use the colors.

Sounds like a good trip.

  

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38. "When I wanted to get away from Atlanta, I went to Birmingham"
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straight shot down 20, quiet, no traffic. Used to go outside of Birmingham to this planned community/resort development, Ross Bridge.
Would park the car for days and me and my ex would just ride bikes around and enjoy the scenery and drink local beers.

Streets won't let me chill.

  

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54. "This thread is right on time, I'm headed there in 2 weeks."
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Gonna catch a Pirates game, really want to go to the Oyster House.

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59. "If you're from a seafaring region, you'll be highly disappointed"
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in the Original Oyster House, if oysters are the reason you're going. Beers are cheap though.
So grab a beer, and for oysters go instead to Wholey's Fish Market. It's in the Strip District, about a mile and a half from downtown, east on Penn Avenue. Though it's a fish market/distributor, they have a good kitchen. Not only will they shuck/steam/cook whatever fish you purchase fresh--for immediate consumption, they also have good prepared food. https://wholey.com/kitchen-menu/

And if you happen to be in The Strip around breakfast time, Deluca's is a couple blocks down the street from Wholey's. It's the 2nd most popular (but best) breakfast institution in the city, Pamela's is the first (but it has multiple locations). It's basically just a diner, and I can't pin-point why it's so good, but it is.

Those few blocks in The Strip District have arguably the best food in Pittsburgh.

And as a Phillies fan, I can admit that the Pirates have the best ball park in the National League.

Have a great time.

  

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60. "Thx. I wasn't hip to Wholeys"
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shut up already, damn

  

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61. "Those few blocks are the most Food-of-Pittsburgh blocks in PGH"
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