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Old 08-23-2011, 11:53 AM
 
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Isn't something being popular but not really that good the essence of "overrated"? If it wasn't good AND also wasn't popular, it wouldn't be "overrated", it would just be bad.
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh area
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Isn't something being popular but not really that good the essence of "overrated"? If it wasn't good AND also wasn't popular, it wouldn't be "overrated", it would just be bad.
Well yes, but good in this case is of course subjective, I suppose.
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:46 PM
 
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Well yes, but good in this case is of course subjective, I suppose.
Oh sure. I was just noting it didn't make much sense to imply that if something is popular, it must not be overrated.
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:19 AM
 
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Nice write up on Big Burrito Group and how they helped revolutionized the Foodie scene in the Burgh

Big Burrito Restaurant group's impact on the local dining scene goes beyond Mad Mex and its spinoffs
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:55 AM
 
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Here's a new delicacy at the Butler Fair...

Fair Food: Step up, get fried Kool-Aid right here!
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Old 08-25-2011, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Here's a new delicacy at the Butler Fair...

Fair Food: Step up, get fried Kool-Aid right here!
I think my arteries clogged just reading about that.
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Old 08-25-2011, 11:56 AM
 
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Nice write up on Big Burrito Group and how they helped revolutionized the Foodie scene in the Burgh
Cool article--the list of Big Burrito alums is really amazing.

Incidentally, I moved here in 1993, and I cannot express how much the restaurant scene has changed since then. It is also absolutely correct that the first offerings from Big Burrito were groundbreaking (and in fact we went to those places innumerable times before they started getting serious competition).
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Old 08-25-2011, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Wilkinsburg
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I still can't figure out the fascination of cole slaw and fries on a sandwich. Yuck. On the side please....
I can eat it in the street, which unfortunately has been necessary from time to time (sigh).
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Old 08-25-2011, 03:02 PM
 
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Pittsblog's commentary on the Big Burrito article.

It is cool to see how many Burrito alumni are now involved in interesting new restaurants. And as Brian said, the change in Pittsburgh's food scene over the last two decades is amazing.
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Old 08-26-2011, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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I ate at Local on the South Side this past weekend. I had a Tempura fish sandwich weith some sort of aoli (sp?) and seasoned fries. Not bad. I'd hate to be a waiter there. Thier kitchen is upstairs and they have to go up and down steps.
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