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Guide To The North Side

April 16, 2011 2:08 AM

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Believe or not there are places to visit and see besides the Steelers and the Pirates. This neighborhood has a charm of its own that deserves a second look with businesses from coffee shops to great places to eat and a unique museum. Take a visit and be prepared to be surprised.

Amani International Coffee House

507 Foreland St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
412-322-0647
www.amanicoffeehouse.com

When you’re looking for a nice place to relax, people watch or get some work done, look no further then Amani International Coffee House. The welcoming atmosphere with comfy couches and chairs with free wireless internet makes this a good place to meet up with friends for a bit of coffee or tea. Or you can have a cool smoothie and a bite to eat or better yet something sweet.

Legends of the North Shore

500 East North Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
412-321-8000
www.legendsnorthshore.com

Now if you want a menu with an interesting variety of items to eat make a stop at the Legends of the North Shore. The simple restaurant front hides a bountiful and tasty dining experience. The portabella stack sandwich will not increase your waist too much and the grilled salmon salad hits the spot. Don’t take our word for it, visit yourself!

Rita’s Ice

401 East Ohio St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
412-322-7423
www.ritasice.com

If you’re looking for something cool to eat but don’t want to sit down inside a restaurant, then Rita’s Ice is just your speed. Your cool treats range from the Italian ice to the custard and delicious cream ice. You can never go wrong with Rita’s for dessert.

Monterey Pub

1227 Monterey St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
412-323-6535
www.montereypub.com

If a pub with a fireplace equals a welcoming place to have a drink and a bite to eat to you, you’ll love Monterey Pub. The mahogany booths and old fashion bars make this touch of Irish pub something special. You do have your draft and bottled beers and of course they offer all the finger foods like hot wings.

Mattress Factory

5000 Sampsonia Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
412-231-3169
www.mattress.org

Not in the mood for coffee, tea, beer or a bite to eat then check out the unique museum, the Mattress Factory, where you can actually walk through and be part of an art exhibit. Contemporary art is always on display. Interesting accessories from wallets and bags to jewelry and even clothing can be purchased at the museum.

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