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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Mario's Eastside V. Mario's Southside - THE ULTIMATE MARIO'S SHOWDOWN

Mario's Eastside Wings
I'm a Mario's man, always have been. One of our happy hour goers recently told me that he felt more at home at Elixer than he ever has at Mario's. This saddened me immensely. Mario's Southside was my home even before I moved to the Southside. The bathroom attendant knows my name. The bartenders have stories about me that I wouldn't want you to know. I once had four different girls in my phone with the last name, "Mario's."

In comparison to Mario's Southside, Mario's Eastside is relatively new to the game. I can't say I loved the wings I tried, but the honey garlic habanero were very decent. A unique sauce and not too much bite. On the other hand, I did not particularly care for the mesquite char-grilled. They just didn't have enough flavor - I think I just generally hate grilled wings. This bar has the perfect happy hour atmosphere. A large roof-top deck, amazingly good drink and food specials and a party-people crowd. Next week I'll be creating a chart comparing Mario's Southside and Mario's Eastside. Do you have a Mario's preference? Let me know before I compile my chart next week. More importantly, meet us at Mario's Southside later tonight.

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  1. Grilled Wings SUCK, in general of course. I am sure someone has perfected the art and I am on a mission from God to find them

    1. Franklin Inn in Wexford. Monday Night they are .25 each. As well as .99 Tacos. Bar Only.

  2. Rumor's in the Southside has some good ones. Also, I'm told there is a place in Squirrel Hill that grills them and then deep fries them.

  3. grilled can be good if done right, usually "blackened". Burgh's has grilled wings in bridgeville, they are good. Few places here do it ok. You made some awesome grilled wings at 3am once.