Let’s begin by pointing out – for those reading this outside of the Pittsburgh area – that “Dahntahn” is Pittsburghese for “downtown.” I work dahntahn and after a team meeting decided to gather a couple co-workers for lunch. We all were up for trying something new, so I suggested the Taste of Dahntahn. This new restaurant has a large colorful sign which hangs over the sidewalk of Liberty Avenue near Fifth Avenue Place. The entire restaurant is themed toward historical Pittsburgh – the tabletops are even covered with black and white photography which probably dates back into the early 1900s (or earlier). The menu is very kitschy, infusing many Pittsburghese-like words into the selections and their descriptions.
For my lunch, I decided to order from the BURGERS N’ AT section and get the “Bees Knees Sirloin” – Half pahn burger with bacon, American, cheddar, dahntahn’s 58 mayo, shredded iceberg, tuhmaytuh & red onion. $9. with fries add $3.
The highlight was the $3 add-on fries. The fact that they were shoestring fries wasn’t something I even noticed on the menu, but it was a nice surprise because you can’t get them many places. The Burger was cooked as ordered. I ordered my burger medium-well, and it was delivered hot and to the correct temp.
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Try the bar menu for perogies and one should do the research on Pittsburgh cuisine before commenting.
I had some friends from out of town in and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves(first real burger they had in a long time). You should probably try a place 3-4 times before writing a so-so blog.
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