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Review: Tazza d'Oreo

A cute and large coffeeshop in a distant suburb of Pittsburgh. They have a very very large selection of coffee (almost a shame I don't drink it) and a reasonable selection of tea. I had a slice of pecan pie that was most excellent, and their prices are very affordable. The layout is very spacious, staff are friendly, no obnoxious music, and the decor and blurbs suggest moderately left-leaning politics. The people are a grab bag, although the neighbourhood is mild-yuppie.

Tazza doesn't feel like it belongs in Pittsburgh - feels more like it belongs in Europe.

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The 500 is a decent way to get here, although it's an infrequent bus. Behind me is someone trying to scam someone else into a pyramid (actually, a MLM) scheme. I am tempted to walk around the neighbourhood a bit more, although I am also tempted to understand the scam so I can expose this guy as a fraud. It's funny how I could not reach out to another human being for social reasons but can (probably) avoid being shy to stop this kind of rubbish.

Update: Good for you! The woman said she might've been naïve enough for that when she was younger, but not now, and walked out after about an hour of listening to the guy's spiel. I didn't need to say a word.

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isn't Tazza D'Oro the business that won the bid to be in the GHC?
yes
It is going to be so great :D

how infrequent are the 500s? I thought they came pretty regularly.
Also, I wouldn't call Highland Park a "distant suburb" -- it is squarely within Pittsburgh's city limits. "Distant suburb" I'd reserve for like Monroeville or McKeesport or something..
I suppose that's fair. It doesn't exactly feel like it's part of Pgh's neighbourhood system, but I may not have seen it enough to come to a good judgement on that matter.
D'Oreo. LOL.
<< Behind me is someone trying to scam someone else into a pyramid (actually, a MLM) scheme. I am tempted to walk around the neighbourhood a bit more, although I am also tempted to understand the scam so I can expose this guy as a fraud. It's funny how I could not reach out to another human being for social reasons but can (probably) avoid being shy to stop this kind of rubbish. >>

This happened to me at the Squill Tazza, in early August 2008! I was getting a shoarma with Alex (Sophie's boyfriend who lives in NYC) when this friendly guy starts a conversation. He was German, aged ~50.

They spoke in dialect (Schwäbisch) for maybe 10 minutes. When we left Alex expressed disgust at the idea that upon meeting someone from your home, the first thing you'd do is try to rip them off.

Edited at 2009-09-14 09:29 pm (UTC)