Wednesday, July 11, 2007


Well, Pete's Guitar didn't make it but the Tea House is still going strong after close to 30 years! There's no website that I could find for this place but apparently, the Russian Hamburgers called Piroshki are highly addictive! I've put it on my list of places to try but may wait till the weathers a bit cooler since Russian food tends to be on the heavy side. It's on University Avenue if you're wanting to try it out.

5 comments:

mdtolic said...

I've been hoping for a review of the piroshkis.

Richard (SAN) said...

Which Pete ? (whose guitar didn't make it ?)

Dani_leia said...

The piroshkis are truely wonderful. One piroschki is a meal for me, but you should try the borcht too.

As for Pete's guitars, It's no longer in business because Pete passed away. "Oct 23 1998 Associated Press reports that George visited Pete's Guitar, a vintage guitar shop in St. Paul, Minnesota, that caters to many rock stars. Reportedly George bought a Hawaiian ukulele, a Fender Telecaster and an amp. It was also reported that, while in St. Paul, George made a video at the local Wendy's for Pete's Guitars. George was visiting St. Paul after visiting Olivia's ailing father in Los Angeles, and before seeing son Dhani at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. (Peter Alenov, Jr., owner of Pete's Guitars, died in a car accident 2 months after George's visit.)" - from hariscruffs.com

Anonymous said...

It's true. All of the food is very good, don't wait to check it out.
Pete was an icon in the world of guitars. The who's who of guitar greats passed through those doors and most of them during regular hours. George was seen in the parking lot with video camera in tow shooting exteriors of the place when he was in town. It's rumored that while in town Pete Townsend stopped by just to see it, and thats after Pete was gone and the place was no longer open, but that's just a rumor. Anyway Petes passing left a huge hole in both the local and global guitar scene and people still talk about his shop today.

Carol E. said...

I ate at this place about 20 years ago! It is amazing that it's still in business, the way most restaurants come and go so quickly. After 20 years I'm afraid I can't remember my food experience there. I'll have to try again.