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Atlantic Chapter MLA : 2018 Meeting: Restaurants and Activities

The Atlantic Chapter of MLA will be holding its annual meeting this fall, jointly sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh Library System (ULS) and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP), on October 12-13, 2018.


Forbes Avenue

Pamela’s, 3703 Forbes Ave: Charming, retro breakfast & lunch spot for specialty crepe-hotcakes, omelets & burgers. Cash only. (

Spice Island Tea House, 253 Atwood St: Staggering menu of Malaysian & Thai dishes served alongside beer, wine & exotic tea flavors. (

Fuel and Fuddle, 212 Oakland Ave: Casual food and beer with good late-night menu (

Stack'd, 3716 Forbes Ave: Good burgers, beer, etc. (

Primanti Bros., 3803 Forbes Ave: A Pittsburgh legend! Sandwiches, pizza, wings and snacks (

Hello Bistro, 3605 Forbes Ave: Casual eatery offers a giant salad bar with 50+ toppings, plus burgers, breakfast all day & beers (

Panera Bread, 3800 Forbes Ave: Counter-serve bakery/cafe chain serving sandwiches, salads & more, known for its bread & free WiFi. (

Schenley Plaza (between CLP and Hillman Library)

The Porch:  full-service restaurant, pizzas, salads, soups (

Mesa: New Mexican cuisine (tables at nearby park shelter) (

Waffalonia: Liège-style waffles, from a kiosk (tables at nearby park shelter) (

South Craig Street

Crepes Parisiennes, 207 S. Craig: fresh crepes, all types (

Orient Express, 4609 Forbes Ave. Good, fast, affordable Chinese food just off of Craig St. (

Eat Unique, 305 S. Craig:  soup, salad, sandwiches (

Lucca, 317 S. Craig: upscale Italian cuisine (

LuLu’s Noodles, 400 S. Craig: Pan Asian rice, soup, noodles (

Yuva Indian Kitchen, 412 S. Craig: S. Asian standards (

Union Grill, 413 S. Craig: burgers, beers, salads


Little Asia, 301 S. Craig: East Asian, food-court style (

Bagel Factory, 420 S. Craig: prepared cold salads (tuna, chicken), pastries (

Subway, 418 S. Craig: same as all Subway franchises (

Quizno’s, 300 S. Craig: same as all Quizno’s franchises (

Activities and Attractions

Madama Butterfly, Pittsburgh Opera Oct. 12, 14 (Benedum Center, Downtown Pittsburgh)

Danny Elfman's Music from the films of Tim Burton, with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Oct. 12-14 (Heinz Hall, Downtown Pittsburgh)

Carnegie Museum of Art and Carnegie Museum of Natural History Located next to the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Heinz History Center Preserving regional history and presenting the American experience with a Western Pennsylvania connection. Current special exhibit is Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission.

Quantum Theater's 'Chatterton' A new play adapted from Sir Peter Ackroyd’s award-winning book

Deborah Colker Dance 'Cão sem Plumas' Oct. 13. Rio de Janeiro choreographer Deborah Colker has redefined the rules for what can be done in dance...

Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts More than 500 opportunities over 8 weeks for everyone – locals and visitors alike – to experience groundbreaking international arts and entertainment in Pittsburgh.

Migrant Liberation Movement Suite Oct. 11-12. This multicultural jazz performance suggests that climate change is driving mass migration. At the New Hazlett Theater on Pittsburgh's North Side.

Schenley Park 456 acres of trails, woods, and attractions situated in the heart of Oakland

Andy Warhol Museum Located on Pittsburgh's North Side, near Downtown

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens A green oasis in the middle of Oakland

Carnegie Science Center Pittsburgh's best museum for hands-on exploration, with science shows, exhibits, a mini railroad, a real submarine, and current special exhibit 'The Art of the Brick' (the world's largest exhibition of Lego art).

Mattress Factory A museum of contemporary art located in the Mexican War Streets neighborhood of Pittsburgh's North Side

Nationality Rooms at the Cathedral of Learning (Pitt campus) A collection of 30 classrooms in the University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning depicting and donated by the national and ethnic groups that helped build the city of Pittsburgh