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Pittsburgh/East End-South

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*'''Jay's Bookstall''', 3604 Fifth Ave., ''+1 412'' 683-2644. M-Th 10AM-5:30PM, F 10AM-5PM, Sa 10AM-3PM.
*'''Jerry's Records''', 2136 Murray Ave., [http://www.jerrysrecords.com]. More vinyl of all genres than you've probably ever seen in one place.
*'''Pitt Paraphernalia''' as with any college or university, check out the school '''Book Center''' [http://www.pitt.edu/~bookctr/] and '''The Pitt Shop''' [http://store.thepittshop.com/] near the Cathedral of Learning for t-shirts, hoodies, magnets, and other souvenirs. On the upper campus, near the medical center, merchandise can also be obtained at the '''Pittsburgh Panthers Team Store''' [http://www.shoppittpanthers.com/] inside the lobby of the '''Petersen Events Center'''.Discount Pittsburgh Panthers Apparel can be found at '''Pitt Panther Clothes''' [http://www.pittpanthersclothes.com/]
*'''Taiwan Cafe''', 3725 Forbes Ave, ''+1 412'' 687-6288. Excellent, cheap Chinese food and there's always seems to be a group of Chinese students inside enjoying a meal. They also have a huge selection of beer.
*'''India Garden''', 328 Atwood St, ''+1 412'' 682-3000, [http://www.indiagarden.net/]. India Garden is probably the most famous Indian restaurant in Pittsburgh. The food is really good, but the service isn't always the best and the Servers aren't always fluent in English. The restaurant is generally loud, with two TV sets playing Bollywood music videos while Hindi pop music blasts from the speakers. The half off specials between 4PM-6PM, 10PM-1AM, are just awesome and they have a buffet at lunch from 12PM-3PM.
*'''Star of Iuva India''', 412 S Craig St (''near the Carnegie museums''), ''+1 412'' 681-5700. It is across the street from an Indian grocery store.
*'''Tamarind''', 257 N Craig St, ''+1 412'' 605-0500, [http://www.tamarindpa.com/]. Further away from the campuses in an old Victorian house, specializing in south Indian fare. They offer a very good lunch buffet daily. Closed Mondays.
*<eat name="Legume" alt="" address="214 N Craig St" directions="" phone="+1-412-621-2700" url="http://legumebistro.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">French restaurant in Oaklandfocusing on locally-sourced ingredients. On the shortlist for best restaurant in the city, with a great bar serving craft cocktails. Menu changes daily. $2 valet parking in the garage across the street.</eat>
*'''Mad Mex''', 370 Atwood Street, ''+1 412'' 681-5656, [http://www.madmex.com/locations/oakland.shtml]. Great food. Food is half off from 11pm-1am. Decent Mexican food but it's not too authentic. The employees are mostly punk types while the crowd is usually yuppie. Warning: one of the only restaurants in the city to refuse to serve alcohol to anyone at a table with someone under 21.
*'''Mi Ranchito''', 346 Atwood Street, ''+1 412'' 586-7304. Great, authentic, Mexican food. Half off 10pm-12am. Also has a bar open until 2am.
*'''Aiello's''', 2112 Murray Ave, ''+1 412'' 521-9973, [http://www.aiellospizza.com/]. In contention for the best pizza in the Burgh, along with Mineo's next door. It's a local favorite, and is a common hang out for many nearby high school students. The pepperoni rolls are to die for, loaded with parm. It has a classic Italian pizzeria atmosphere with friendly and personable staff. They are open till 2AM so you can always grab a cut to go.
*<eat name="Mineo's" alt="" address="2128 Murray Ave, Squirrel Hill" directions="" phone="+1 412-521-9864" url="http://www.mineospizza.com/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Another local favorite pizza place, rival of nearby Aiello's</eat>
*'''Bangkok Balcony''', 5846 Forbes Ave, ''+1 412'' 521-0728. Pittsburgh has many Thai options; this, along with sister restaurant '''Silk Elephant''' (around the corner at 1712 Murray) is probably the best in this part of the city.*'''Chaya Japanese Cuisine''', 2032 Murray Ave, ''+1 412'' 422-2082, [http://www.chayausa.com/]. Amazingly good sushi, worth every penny. One of the few places in the country where you will find wasabi made from fresh wasabi root instead of powder; the waiter will proudly show you the root if you ask. Word of warning: its capacity is tiny, and don't expect to be acknowledged as you wait for a table.
*'''Eat 'n Park''', 1816 Murray Ave, ''+1 412'' 422-7203, [http://www.eatnpark.com]. Family-friendly local chain. Fair prices, friendly service, and their trademark smiley cookie. Many only eat here when they have to (i.e. after the bars close) but others eat here by choice. Open 24 hours.
*'''Gluuteny''', 1923 Murray Ave, ''+1 412'' 521-4890. A not-to-be-missed bakery for those with celiac disease, wheat allergies, or dairy allergies. Their brownies were recently named the best in town by ''Pittsburgh Magazine''. They also sell bread, pizza crusts, cupcakes, coffee cakes, tarts, and baking mixes. Call ahead for special requests; popular items sometimes sell out before the end of the day.
*'''Gullifty's Restaurant''', 1922 Murray Avenue, ''+1 412'' 521-8222. [http://www.gulliftysrestaurant.com]. A varied menu and Pittsburgh's Best Desserts 22 years running. not only do they have award winning desserts, but delicious entrées as well. They have been offering live jazz many nights, it simply sets a lovely environment to wine and dine.
*'''Milky Way''', 2120 Murray Ave, ''+1 412'' 421-3121. This vegetarian restaurant has an assortment of pizzas. They have many salads and make a great falafel. The best part about it is that it is kosher. For any people who keep religious eating habits, this would be the place to go.
*<eat name="Mediterranean Grill" alt="" address="5824 Forbes Ave, Squirrel Hill" directions="" phone="+1 412-521-5505" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">A nondescript entry hides a hole-in-the-wall restaurant below the street level. The menu is predominately Lebanese, but contains a variety of foods in a range of prices. BYOB.</eat>
*'''Rose Tea Cafe''', 5874 1/2 Forbes Ave, ''+1 412'' 421-2238. Taiwanese cuisine drawing a sizable Chinese clientele. Excellent and inexpensive, though seating is limited. Delivery available within a small radius.
===Shadyside===
*'''Elbow Room''', 5744 1/2 Ellsworth Ave., ''+1 412'' 441-5222, [http://www.b2restaurants.com/theelbowroom/]. Try the mixed fritters and fries plate.
*'''Harris Grill''', 5747 Ellsworth Ave., ''+1 412'' 362-5273, [http://www.harrisgrill.com/]. Try the pork shank.
*'''La Casa''', 5884 Ellsworth Ave., ''+1 412'' 441-3090, [http://www.casablanca212.com]. Spanish and Moroccan tapas restaurant with an excellent bar. Go during nice weather and sit on the back patio.
*'''Mercurio's Mulberry Creamery''', 5523 Walnut St., ''+1 412'' 621-6220, [http://www.mercuriosgelatopizza.com]. Outstanding multi-award winning gelateria. Recently started serving delicious wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizza and antipasti.
*'''Prantl's Bakery''', 5525 Walnut St., ''+1 412'' 621-2092, [http://www.shop.prantlsbakery.com/main.sc]. Excellent baked goods, low prices.
*'''Soba''', 5847 Ellsworth Ave., ''+1 412'' 362-5656, [http://www.bigburrito.com/soba]. Part of the popular Big Burrito fine-dining empire, serving pan-Asian cuisine.
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