When you stay at Holiday Inn Pittsburgh North in Pittsburgh, you'll be connected to a shopping center and convenient to Ross Park Mall. This hotel is within the vicinity of National Aviary and Pittsburgh Children's Museum.
Make yourself at home in one of the 146 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-panel televisions. 32-inch high-definition televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as direct-dial phones with free local calls and voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and a fireplace in the lobby.
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, business services, and audiovisual equipment. Planning an event in Pittsburgh? This hotel has 10,000 square feet (929 square meters) of space consisting of a ballroom, banquet facilities, and exhibit space. Free self parking is available onsite.
Those who bite into Jay Lewis's blackened tuna or braised beef might be surprised to learn that he hasn’t had formal culinary training. Though his familiarity with modern ingredients and innovative use of Latin, North American, and European flavors suggest years of training in top international cooking schools, his expertise is sourced from 12 years of experimentation in the kitchen. He and his staff whip up gourmet sandwiches and small plates with local produce, crafting a menu of upscale pub eats that has been lauded by reporters of Trib Total Media.
The clink of cocktails echoes throughout the tavern's two stories. On the downstairs level, bartenders dole out specialty cocktails and fine wines before the sunlit lounge and bar. Lights speckle the ceiling of the main dining room upstairs, illuminating wooden tabletops, and gleaming off the green-tinted floor to expose parents trying to hide their broccoli under their children’s napkins.
Meats are typically fired on a grill in customary Moroccan cuisine. But, despite an otherwise steadfast commitment to authentic, Moroccan food, Zerza owner Radouane ElJaouhari knows that, sometimes, a restaurant benefits from a little unconventional thinking. So when Zerza moved to a new location, ElJaouhari told his contractors to leave the existing clay oven in the kitchen. As a result, the distinctively Moroccan meats—ginger-marinated chicken-breast kebabs, spiced ground beef, lamb and chicken tagines—emerge juicier and with a more full-bodied flavor than their more “authentic” counterparts.
Though the cooking style may cross cultural boundaries, the ambiance at Zerza’s is positively Moroccan. Punctured-brass lanterns spray the walls with golden rays, casting gentle light on clay pots and guests nestled in chairs adorned with burgundy upholstery. On Saturday nights, belly dancers sashay to North African pop tunes or the rhythmic clatter of pots and pans.
Now in its 21st year, the annual Historic South Side Home Tour bridges present-day Pittsburghers to the area's acclaimed past while marching along a route framed by noteworthy houses, lofts, and apartment buildings. Each spring, the self-guided trek aspires to reach more members of the community than the year before, and drew an all-time best of more than 1,000 tour takers in 2011. A lineup of 12 homes offers glimpses into restored, repurposed, and brand new structures during the 2012 tour, and homeowners will be available to answer questions about their distinguished abodes or put excitable new garages back on a leash. In addition to examining exterior façades, participants tour the interior of all buildings.
By channeling the many famous Andrew's of Pittsburgh—Carnegie, Mellon, and Warhol, to name a few—the chefs of Andrew's Steak & Seafood add a touch of genius to every dish they craft. One of five restaurants located inside Rivers Casino, Andrew's has gleaned numerous OpenTable Diners' Choice Awards for its gourmet Steaks and Seafood selections, such as the signature 21-day-aged New York strip and the hollandaise-drenched oysters Rockefeller. The wine list has also attracted attention, earning Wine Enthusiast magazine's Award of Unique Distinction for its selection of 200+ varietals hailing from throughout the globe.
The Ibiza menu showcases more tapas options—over 45—than the total number of US presidents. To keep their food as fresh as the most recent Internet content, the staff uses seasonal ingredients. Their elegant South American and European cuisine isn't the only fresh thing available to guests—fresh air can be imbibed on the outdoor patio, where candlelit tables present a romantic setting or extra work for off-duty firefighters holding a glass of water. Two stories of windows permit peeks at the interior, which conjures a Mediterranean ambience with pastel paintings of sailboats. Elegant stone walls backdrop large-leafed green plants, and a well-stocked bar quenches thirsts.