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Terra Jones of Amani's Coffeehouse & Cafe, Pittsburgh

 

PITTSBURGH RESTAURANTS and NIGHTCLUBS


Pittsburgh, PA

Amani Coffeehouse and Café
DESCRIPTION: Coffeehouse; open since 2006, Terra Jones' has created a comfortable place to hang out, relax for a coffee and a bagel; FREE Wireless Internet to our customers, and full menu of salads and wraps; more than a cafe it also hosts poetry slams and film screenings; drink your coffee with a conscious - Amani serves only organic, fair trade, and above fair trade coffees so the men, women and children who pick coffee beans earn enough to live
CUISINE: Coffee and deserts
CREDIT CARDS: okay
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Fri 7a-6p, Sat 8a-6p
ADDRESS: 507 Foreland Street  MAP
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 412-322-0647 WEBSITE: http://www.amanicoffeehouse.com

Litlte E's Jazz Club
DESCRIPTION: Jazz & Blues Club featuring national and local talent; in case you didn't know, Pittsburgh has a strong jazz heritage; nicely decorated and located downtown
CUISINE: Creole mostly; includes a long list of seafood, salads and sandwiches; check out the carrot cake
CREDIT CARDS: okay
DAYS & HOURS: Nightly, check their website calendar
ADDRESS: 949 Liberty Ave  MAP
PARKING: garages are nearby
PHONE: 412-392-2217
WEBSITE: http://www.littleesjazz.com

Kaya
DESCRIPTION: Upscale restaurant with an excitement grill atmosphere to create food that is exotic and lively; features a varied and complex menu with festive tropical drinks
CUISINE: Caribbean; made from the freshest herbs and spices
CREDIT CARDS: okay
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Wed 11:30a-10p, Thu-Sat 11:30a-11p, Sun Noon-9p
ADDRESS: 2000 Smallman Street  MAP
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 412-261-6565
WEBSITE: http://www.bigburrito.com/kaya

Jerome Bettis Grille 36
DESCRIPTION: Upscale sports bar & grill co-owned by Pittsburgh Steeler great Jerome Bettis; located on the North Side waterfront between PNC Park and Heinz Field so it draws lots of sports fans>; it doesn't hurt to be voted Pittsburgh's best sports restaurant every year since it opened; Happy Hour: Monday–Friday 5p-7p; includes outdoor seating when weather is nice
CUISINE: Nouveau Light Fare, Burgers & Veggie; extensive appetizer and wine list
CREDIT CARDS: okay
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Thu 11a-10p; Fri-Sat 11a-12a
ADDRESS: 375 North Shore Drive  MAP
PARKING: paid lots nearby
PHONE: 412-224-6287
WEBSITE: http://www.jeromebettisgrille36.com

Wilson's Bar-be-que
DESCRIPTION: Rib Joint; carry-out
CUISINE: Barbecue; the beef ribs and tips are popular
CREDIT CARDS: no
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat Noon-8p
ADDRESS: 700 North Taylor  MAP
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 412-322-7427
WEBSITE: none

Abay Restaurant
DESCRIPTION: Restaurant; serves dishes in an authentic ethnic atmosphere that captures the warmth and zest of Ethiopian; the name Abay means "Blue Nile" in the native language of Ethiopia -- source of inspiration for the restaurant
CUISINE: Ethiopian
CREDIT CARDS: okay
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Sat 11:30a-2:30p and 5p-10p, Sun 11:30a- 2:30p and 5p-9p
ADDRESS: 130 South Highland Ave  MAP
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 412-661-9736
WEBSITE: http://www.abayrestaurant.com

Mr. Ribbs
DESCRIPTION: Rib Joint; seats 14 and carry-out; close to the Consol Energy Center for sports and concerts
CUISINE: Barbecue; specialties are beef ribs, fried chicken and fries
CREDIT CARDS: no
DAYS & HOURS: daily 11a-10p;
ADDRESS: 1315 Fifth Ave  MAP
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 412-281-4292
WEBSITE: none

Z-Best Barbecue Chicken & Ribs
DESCRIPTION: Diner & Take-out restaurant; the aroma draws you when the master chef is in; BBQ menu items range from$3-$20 depending on volume; people often order ahead
CUISINE: Barbecue; their specialties are beef ribs and chicken; the sweet potato pie is also slamming
CREDIT CARDS: no
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Thu 11:30a-8p, Fri-Sat 11:30a-10p, Sun Noon-6p
ADDRESS: 639 Herron Ave  MAP   2nd location at 5165 Penn Ave  MAP
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 412-235-7163
WEBSITE: no

CJ’s in the Strip
DESCRIPTION: Nightclub and grill; Sunday live Jazz at 7p, Tuesday at 8:30p Karaoke with DJ, Thursday 8p features the Jazz Jam Session
CUISINE: Light Fare Seafood and Wings; order party trays for $25-$60 or individual dinner items for under $15 on the menu
CREDIT CARDS: okay
DAYS & HOURS: Thu & Sun 5p-2a, Wed 5p-11p, Tue, Fri-Sat 5-2a
ADDRESS: 2901-2911 Penn Avenue  MAP
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 412-642-2377
WEBSITE: http://www.cjsinthestrip.com

Eddie's Restaurant
DESCRIPTION: Diner; has the distinction of being one of the places August Wilson and Rob Penny hung out when writing plays; unfortunately, Crawford Grill down the street, is no longer
CUISINE: Soul Food; specialties include neck bones, pig's feet, baked chicken, turkey, ham hocks, and turkey
CREDIT CARDS: okay
DAYS & HOURS: Daily 6:30a-6p, Sat-Sun 7a-4p
ADDRESS: 2172 Wylie Ave  MAP
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 412-566-7955
WEBSITE: none

Simme's Restaurant
DESCRIPTION: Restaurant & Lounge; nicely decorated; being renovated
CUISINE: Seafood; specialties include jumbo crab cakes, fried shrimp, lobster tails, and Caribbean shrimp scampi
CREDIT CARDS: okay
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Thu 11a-10p, Fri 11a-11p, Sat 1p-11p, Sun 1p-8p
ADDRESS: 8500 Frankstown Ave  MAP
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 412-731-4689
WEBSITE:
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