Simply Frugal Pittsburgh + Starbucks Gift Card Giveaway!



We have been working hard on a new endeavor here at Simply Frugal Living called Simply Frugal Pittsburgh! This new site will provide discount vouchers for local Pittsburgh businesses from restaurants and entertainment to goods and services.

We need your help:

Please share your favorite local, privately owned, Pittsburgh businesses! We’re looking for the names of restaurants, shops, dentists, entertainment venues, hair salons, gyms, etc. for which you would like to have coupon vouchers (such as $10 for $20 at XYZ Restaurant).

Are you a local business owner? If you would be interested in advertising your business to a local, targeted audience through discount vouchers, please contact us at simplyfrugalliving (at) gmail (dot) com for more information.


Here’s how we’ll thank you:

Leave a comment on this post by Wednesday, January 11, 2012 listing your top 10 favorite local Pittsburgh joints and be entered to win one of TWO $10 Starbucks gift cards!

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  1. 1. Bethel Bakery
    2. Dozen Bakeshop
    3. Lorenzo’s Pizza (McMurray)
    4. Ardolino’s Pizza
    5. Charise’s Hair Salon (Bethel Park)
    6. McMurray Dairy Bar
    7. Atria’s restaurant
    8. Golden Girls Pet Grooming (Bethel Park)
    9. Farmhouse Coffee (Peters Township)
    10. Leone’s Pet Supply (Peters Township)

  2. 5 Pittsburgh area joints:
    Breezy’s Pizza
    Michael’s Hair Loft
    Wholesale Fireworks
    Harold’s Inn

  3. 1. Nakama
    2. Any thai restaurant: favorites: nicky’s thai/ spice island tea house
    3. Oh Yeah
    4. Crazy mocha
    5. Nicholas Coffee

    Thanks! yay!

  4. My husband and I like the Pancake house on McKnight road.

  5. Carol Gerner says:

    Produce Plus Deli (Bellevue)

  6. Pitaland (Brookline)
    Silk Road (Caste Village)
    Studio Dei Capelli (Mt. Lebanon)
    Peace, Love and Little Donuts (Strip District)
    Wholey’s (Strip District)
    Little Tokyo (Mt. Lebanon)
    DorStop (Dormont)
    Chick-Fil-A (Mt. Lebanon)
    McGinnis Market (Castle Shannon)
    Namaste (Banksville plaza)

  7. Eleven (Strip)
    Soba (Shadyside)
    Mad Mex (Any location/multiple locations)
    Umi (Shadyside)
    Casbah (Shadyside)
    Kaya (Strip)
    Duncan’s Comics (Perrysville)
    Coffee Buddha (Perrysville)
    Siba (Cranberry/Seven Fields)
    Salt (Lawrenceville)


  8. casey knepshield says:

    El Campesino,
    Farmhouse Coffee,
    Franklin Inn,
    Crazy mocha,
    Bigelow Grille,
    Primanti Bros,
    Golden Girls Grooming,
    The Steelhead,
    Atriaโ€™s restaurant

    Leoneโ€™s Pet Supply

  9. Amy Adkins says:

    Suzy and Company Hair Designs
    Mandy’s Pizza
    Sincerely Yogurt
    The Thai Place
    Amarbica coffee house
    City Oven

  10. Shawnnelle says:

    Val Lerie’s Hair Design-McCandless
    Monte Cello’s-Wexford
    Shonet Farm-Wexford

  11. Elizabeth says:

    1. Mad Mex, Mad Mex, Mad Mex! I would be thrilled and would probably buy a million of them! I think they started up around here so I hope they count!
    2. DorStop (Dormont)
    3. Original Pancake House (Mt Lebo.)
    5. Molly’s Pizza (around Brookline)
    6. Beer Nutz (around Brookline)
    7. Fatheads (Southside)
    8. The Saloon of Mt. Lebanon
    9. Pamela’s Diner
    10. Razzy fresh


  12. 1. Once Upon A Child (multiple locations)
    2. Nicholas Coffee (Pittsburgh)
    3. Harmony Inn (Harmony)
    4. Owl Cleaners (Cranberry Twp)
    5. TCBY (Cranberry Twp)
    6. Bounce-U (Warrendale)
    7. Plato’s Closet (multiple locations)
    8. Popcorn N That (Wexford)
    9. Williamsburg Cleaners (Cranberry Twp)
    10. Philly Pretzel Factory (Cranberry Twp)

  13. Pucci’s Salon (Oakland)
    Dom’s Pizza (Trafford)
    Mad Mex (Monroeville/Oakland)
    Red Oak Cafe (Oakland)
    Oakmont Bakery (Oakmont)
    Mike and Tony’s (South Side)
    Pizza Romano (Shadyside)
    Kiva Han (Oakland)
    Fuel and Fuddle (Oakland)
    Uncle Sams (Oakland)

  14. Allison V. says:

    1. Fun Fore All (activities)
    2. Aviva pizza (North)
    3. City Oven (North)
    4. Kings for breakfast with the kids
    5. Giant Eagle (Waterfall/Pine Township) – the Eagle Nest is fabulous
    6. Brusters (free babycone for kids)
    7. Children’s Museum
    8. Sunflower Sprouts Consignment Sale
    9. Pittsburgh Zoo
    10. Aldi (discount food)

  15. 1. Avia Brick Pizza Oven (Warrendale—-the best pizza ever! but its expensive. Would love to see a deal with them or for them to bring back kid’s night–(-it was such a good deal for us when they ran that deal!)
    2. Cenci’s Pizza Roma (Wexford) They run a great kids eat free on Mondays so a deal with them combined with this would be awesome.
    3. Aramabica Coffee House (Wexford)
    4. Harmony Salon (in Wexford–not the same as Harmony Day Spa)
    5. Soergel’s
    6. Kelly O’s Diner

  16. 1. Beer Nutz- Blanox
    2. Vocelli Pizza
    3. Mad Mex
    4. Sushi Too
    5. Subway
    6. Giant Eagle Market District
    7. Pizza Hut
    8. Mitchell’s Fish Market
    9. Alchemy & Ale- Lawrenceville
    10. Genoa Pizza -Downtown

  17. Frank’s Pizza
    Female Physique’s
    Monte Cello’s
    Island Bean Coffee
    The Sewickley Cafe
    Venice Cafe

  18. Island Bean Coffee (drive thru on McKnight Rd.)
    Tuscan Inn (on Wildwood Road)
    North Park Lounge (on Babcock Blvd)
    Empire Palace (on McKnight near TGIF)
    Cheesecake Factory (Ross Park Mall)
    Luciano’s Pizza (Duncan & Peebles)
    Hair It Is (on Perry Hwy)
    Bruesters (on Perry Hwy/Ingomar Rd)
    Buffalo Wild Wings (on Rt 8)
    Patron (Rt 19 Wexford)

  19. Shawnnelle says:

    Thought of a few medical ones:

    Dentist-The Family Dentistry-Dr. Robert Moulton (McCandless)
    Orthodontist-King Orthodontics (Wexford)
    Chiroprator-Pine Valley Chiropractics (West View)
    Eye doctor-Visionmakers (Carpenter Union Hall Bldg)
    Ob/Gyn-Dr. Olson (Avalon/Fox Chapel)

  20. Carly Bouch says:

    1. Rivertowne (North Huntingdon)
    2. Oakmont Bakery
    3. Gateway Grill (Monroeville)
    4. Drew’s (Forest Hills)
    5. Village Inn (Verona)
    6. Minerva’s Bakery (McKeesport)
    7. Luciano’s Italian Brick Oven (White Oak)
    8. Unique Stylz (Hair Salon, White Oak)
    9. Veltre’s Pizza (White Oak)
    10. Anchor Inn (Natrona Heights)

  21. 1. Stonewater Salon and Spa (Pleasant Hills)
    2. Altman’s Restaurant (Pleasant Hills)
    3. Pastries a la Carte (Pleasant Hills)
    4. Triple B Farms (Elizabeth)
    5. Pittsburgh Zoo
    6. Carnegie Science Center
    7. Fathead’s (Southside)
    8. Crazy Mocha
    9. Atria’s Restaurant

  22. Pasta Too
    Danny’s Hoagies
    Beto’s Pizza
    Round Hill Farm
    Red Caboose- A.K.A- The Hot Dog Wagon.
    Bethel Bakery
    Sarris Candy
    South Park
    Fat Heads
    Quaker Steak & Lube

  23. We really like
    1. Learning Express -great customer service nd unique toys.
    2. Sesame Inn

  24. Chrissy R. says:

    Ok so sadly I’m living in MD for a little while but I just relocated from Pgh and I still visit all the time and these are some of the places I visit (not necessarily just in pgh; I lived in Monroeville so several are there.)
    1. Rivertowne Pourhouse (best cheesy, bacon ranch fries ever!!)
    2. El Campesino (never found Mexican like it)
    3. Paris 66 (amazing crepes)
    4. Church Brew Works (best atmosphere)
    5. Anything at Station Square (food wise it might be a chain but the Melting Pot rocks)
    6. Heinz History Center (They pack a lot in this place and it’s pretty cheap!)
    7. Dave and Andy’s Homemade ice cream in Oakland (come on it’s homemade ice cream!!)
    8. Pamela’s Diner (amazing!)
    9. Sharp Edge Beer Emporium (yay – beer)
    10. Taipei Tokyo (arguably the best sushi in pgh. though technically it’s in Monroeville)

    This list makes me homesick ๐Ÿ™

  25. 1. Iceball man on the northside.
    2. Della Sella’s Pizza. (Penn Hills).
    3. Pamela’s.
    4. Orginal Hotdog. (Oakland).
    5. Pittsburgh Zoo.
    6. Potato Patch Fries. (Kennywood)
    7. Vincent’s Pizza. (Penn Hills)
    8. Triangle Hoagie. (Swissvale)
    9. Oakmont Bakery.
    10. Dick’s Diner. (Murrysville)

  26. 1. Fuel and Fuddle (Oakland)
    2. Pizza Prima (Oakland)
    3. Little Snips (Greentree)
    4. Esspa Kozmetika (Aspinwall)
    5. Oakmont Bakery (Oakmont)
    6. Verona Village Inn (Verona)
    7. Mad Mex
    8. Somma Pizza (Verona)
    9. Primanti Bros
    10. Childrens Museam

    Thank you!!

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