A light snow has begun to fall on the town of Ambridge, dusting the shoulders of regulars as they began to make their way towards Rook's East Side Saloon. They call out greetings to the bartender as they step into the warm pub, pulling off their scarves and mittens and stomping the snow off their boots. The cold winter outside is soon forgotten as friends and families gather into cushy booths and order pints of craft beer. Servers emerge from the kitchen, bearing plates of juicy burgers, spicy wings, and crispy Atlantic cod. Others bring out kid-sized plates of spaghetti or bowls of housemade soup brimming with fresh and local ingredients. Flat-screen TVs broadcast the night's hottest games, flickering off the glass frames of the sports memorabilia speckling the walls. Come Saturday, the air will fill with lively tunes as daring customers take the stage for karaoke. Throughout the year, the pub hosts special events, including holiday-themed parties and holiday-themed thumb-wrestling tournaments.
With its outsized, gray-shingled exterior, Inn Place Restaurant could easily be mistaken for a rustic lodge or country barn. The aromas of sizzling steaks and ribs that greet guests at the door, however, reveal the edifice's true nature. Inside, the restaurant’s second-story dining room affords views of the barbecue pit below, where chefs char-grill strip steaks and slather ribs in 11 Bossman barbecue and wing sauces. Pint glasses filled with draft brews slide across wooden four-top tables in the bar room, where a TV broadcasts live sports and tenders pour shots of spicy barbecue sauce.
Property Location Located in Coraopolis (Moon Township), Holiday Inn Pittsburgh-Intl Airport is convenient to Joe Walton Football Stadium and Robert Morris University. This hotel is within the region of 84 Lumber Arena and Ross Park Mall.
Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 255 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-panel televisions. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming provides entertainment. Bathrooms have shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as multi-line phones with voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities Take advantage of recreation opportunities including an indoor pool and a 24-hour fitness facility. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and wedding services.
Dining Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Full breakfasts are available daily for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and an Internet point. Planning an event in Coraopolis? This hotel has 12000 square feet (1080 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center, conference/meeting rooms, and small meeting rooms. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary at scheduled times.
Ovens at Gianni's Pizza & Wings melt the cheese and bake the crusts of specialty or custom-designed pizzas as cooks coat wings in 34 flavors of sauce and spice. They adorn bacon-cheeseburger pizzas with three types of cheese, bacon, and ground beef and philly steak pies with steak, green peppers, and onions to fill in the large cracks ringing them like the Liberty Bell. Crusty strombolis and calzones surround steak, mushrooms, and A-1 sauce or vegetables and cheese, and toasted hoagies sport gyro meat and meatballs with red sauce.
While boasting a new owner and new look, Schmidt's Tavern still serves up a 78-year old tradition of simple American suds complemented by a hearty, homestyle bill of fare. Under the glow of big-screen televisions showcasing the season's sports, diners are invited to boldly bite into the Big burger ($6.50), which can transform into a Schmidt's mushroom-topped Deluxe with the wave of a magic wand or pinky finger. The restaurant's chefs hand-bread two cod fillets for their famous large-fish dinner, which is accompanied by fry and coleslaw chaperons ($13). Whether munching midday or in the evening, patrons might also choose to fill their plate and palate with Schmidt's reuben sandwich, which binds corned beef, swiss, sauerkraut, and thousand island dressing ($7) as surely as sisterhood binds ballerinas with the same brand of velcro kneepads.
The Sewickley Cafe offers a menu of elegantly prepared, traditional American fare. Begin your gustatory odyssey with truffle French fries ($7.50), savory grilled lamb chops partnered with a choice of mint demi-glace or pomegranate glaze ($15.95), or mini crabcakes ($10.95) from the shrunken seas of Microtopia. For the main event, pick from among a bevy of pastas, including mushroom ravioli with tomato, leeks, and gorgonzola cream ($17.95), or opt for chicken saltimbocca stuffed with fontina cheese and prosciutto ($19.95). Like the rescue dogs of the French Alps, rib-eye ($26.95) and bone-in strip steaks ($28.95) can arrive sporting Burgundy mushrooms, lobster scampi, or gorgonzola cream.