Sunday, December 14, 2008

You Take Care of Christmas, Let Carol Take Care of the Food

Shopping to Do!
Decorating to Finish,
Cookies to Bake,
Christmas Cleaning Before the In-laws arrive,
Presents to Wrap,
Toys to Assemble,
Errands to Run,
Dinner to Cook????????

Let Carol take this chore at least off your hands.
Carol does appetizer parties and catering, hoagies for fundraisers or just to keep in your fridge for emergencies, hot soup daily and you can get a "drive by" pick up if you call ahead or she delivers.

Family night is Wednesay Night from 4 to 8 PM and you can eat in or take out!
This Wednesday,

Look what you can get for $6.00,

Soup bowl of Carol’s homemade chili made with ground beef and hot sausage and green beans and fresh tomatoes and a side salad and corn bread.

All for $6.00 and piping hot.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving and News from Carol's


Don’t Cook for Thanksgiving, Let Carol’s Cook for You!

Carol’s is cooking for Thanksgiving on Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Turkey Dinners to Go:
Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy and green bean casserole!
Eat in or Take out on Family Night, Wednesday, November 26 from 4 to 8 PM.

**Please call ahead to reserve to go dinners with credit card by noon on Tuesday, November 25.

Plus Nanette’s Famous Sweet Potato Pie for Dessert—whole pies available with advance order! Please order sweet potato pies by Sunday, November 23, 2008

Don’t forget Carol’s is open every Wednesday from 4 to 8 PM for family night; bring gramps and all the kids.

Also if you want to bring those out of town guests to sample our “right of passage” football player sized sandwiches or homemade hot wedding soup or fresh corned beef hash and eggs (that’s right fresh!), Carol’s will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving. FREE COFFEE FOR YOUR OUT OF TOWN GUESTS On November 28, 29 and 30!

Holiday News:

• Don’t forget Carol caters for holiday and tailgate parties.
• Watch for Carol’s at YWCA Holiday Bazaar, tomorrow, November 20, 2008 at YWCA downtown, selling hot sausage, kielbasa and meatball sandwiches right at the Y. You can come in out of the cold before LIGHT UP NIGHT; there will be local vendors available for holiday shopping also.
• Stop by at Carol’s during West End Progressive Holiday Brunch from 10 AM to 2 PM on Saturday, November 21, 2008.
• Sunday, November 26 is a great day to take the day off from feeding holiday visitors, please reserve with credit card for parties of 10 or more.

Carol Carmichael
Carol's Restaurant
410 South Main St (Rte 60)
Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Thursday, October 23, 2008

New Dessert at Carol's on Family Night and Comfort Food

If you weren't there last night for family night you missed it.

Veal parmigiano and spaghetti and salad for $6.95
Beef stew with fresh Italian bread for $6.00

And Nanette's soon to be famous peach cobbler for just $1.00, that's right, just $1.00.

Watch for next week's family night specials.

Remember these weekly specials at Carol's:

$6.00 dinners for family night every Wednesday from 4 to 8 PM.
All you can eat breakfast buffet, Saturday and Sunday from 8 AM to 2 PM., JUST $7.95
(If you are bringing a group of more than six, please call ahead so we can be ready for you.)
Soup or salad and half of one of our gigantic sandwiches $5.95.

New for winter, warm, delicious comfort food:
Campbell's tomato soup and 1/2 of huge Gridiron Grilled Cheese sandwich with THREE CHEESES! Just $4.95, bigger than Eat n Park and less money!


Thursday, October 9, 2008

Family Night at Carol's

Family Night, every Wednesday from 4 PM to 8 PM
$6.00 menu, October 9, 2008
Lasagna and side salad, yes, just $6.00
Family night menu changes every week. Full menu still available on family night.

Every day special, 1/2 sandwich and soup or salad $5.95

Weekend special, Saturday and Sunday
All you can eat buffet
9 AM to 2 PM
$7.95, toast and fries made fresh to order for your buffet!

Don't forget to take afternoon pick me up dessert back to office:
Delicious espresso, fudge brownies, mmmmm!

Delivery with $9.00 minimum.

Check out Carol's in this week's City Paper on page 38!

Also listen to Carol's interview on Empress of Biz, 7 AM Thursday, October 9 or listen to archived version at or

Carol's available in evenings for meetings and private parties for small fee plus food.

Carol's Restaurant
410 South Main, Rte. 60
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15220

Carol's is a great place to meet for business lunches, with plenty of on street or off street parking.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Power Out?
Or Just Don’t Feel Like Cooking?

Family night at Carol’s, every Wednesday
4 PM to 8 PM
Call for Different Special Each Week
$6.00, Dinner
Sampling of Weekly Family Night Specials:
Pasta, Fried Chicken, Pulled Pork, Veal Parmesan, Meatloaf, Chili and Cornbread

Eat in or Call for Drive by Pick Up!
We’ll have it ready!
All You can Eat Breakfast Buffet Saturday and Sunday, 8 AM to 2 PM, $7.95

Saturday, August 30, 2008

September 27, National Entertainer, Phil Ventura at Carol's to Benefit Miracles for Marissa

The historic West End has a heart in Carol Carmichael of Carol’s Restaurant & Hometown Sports Deli. Folks around here know you can have a generous home cooked meal at an everyday price, plus a world-class smile and greeting from Carol at no extra charge... But now She’s added to that a mission... which is to raise funds for a phenomenal young lady... a very spunky and brave little girl named Marissa, who is struggling with the complications caused by Spina Bifida... the “Miracles for Marissa” campaign is an ongoing fund-raiser hosted at Carols (410 South Main St. in Pittsburgh historic West End) and powered by area Musicians and Friends who share their talents for the benefit of this sweet and delightful Girl they have all come to know and love.

Along with all of the challenges or recent surgery, the Webb family has had a fire destroying the first floor of their home. A local hometown guy who has not been around in years discovered Miracles for Marissa and has taken the mission to heart.

Phil Ventura to appear in a day long telethon type fundraiser for Miracles for Marissa.

That’s right... the same fella who played and sang the hits at Langley High Dances with his Rock Band 1969-1970’s... member of the Class of ’71 at Holy Innocents High... veteran of 1001 gigs at places like West Park Fireman’s Club, the Avalon and Gateway Party Liner...

Ventura is coming September 27th
2 Carol’s for 3 shows
His first public appearance to the
Tri-State Area in over 2 Decades

In keeping with the diverse musical and ethnic heritage of his Hometown,
He will perform 3 distinctly separate shows on September 27th
12:00 - 2:00 cool Jazz, hot Swing plus Sinatra
5:30 - 7:30 Continental Dinner party plus Dino & Contemporary Euro Pop
8:00- 10:00 Golden Oldies through Hippie era Rock and Roll and beyond!

Our Jazz Luncheon will include all your favorites from “Take 5” through the complete
“An American in Paris” into fully orchestrated Big Band Classics... Ventura sings from the Great American Songbook like the Sinatra/Nelson Riddle arrangement of “Under my Skin”

For Dinner, our music will reflect Ventura’s travels in Europe, and the Music he brought home from Italy, Germany, and France, to go with some ethnically complementary food special Carol is cooking up! Maybe he’ll sing some Dino... even in Italian!

After 8:00 we’ll return to our roots and Rock Out! Let’s remember those songs we Laughed and Loved to as Teen’s... awesome local Dreams: “I Only have Eyes for You” hot hits: Darrin’s “Dream Lover” great classics: Redding’s “Dock of the Bay” on through some hippie era Songs that will help you remember the thoughts, hopes and ambitions
we shared during that amazing period of American History.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Carol's Customers Two of Pittsburgh's Finest Inspire New Feature on Positively Pittsburgh Live

At Your Service and On Your Side, Pittsburgh's Finest

Immediate Release, Pittsburgh, July 15, 2008 Well sometimes we start a segment on Positively Pittsburgh Live and then we fill it but this time we are starting a segment because we have some great people to fill it. Last week-end was the Miles for Marissa Bike Run and Family Fun complete with block party in the Historic West End. In order to block off streets in the City of Pittsburgh you must have a permit and to get that permit you must have police security which you have to pay for.

I understand the policy and I understand the security reason but the price was a little exorbitant for a fundraiser intended to make money for a young lady, Marissa Web, who is preparing for her 42nd surgery for spina bifida related illness. Enter two customers of Carol's Restaurant and Hometown Sports Deli on Main St. in the West End. They just happened to be customers who were also members of Pittsburgh's Finest. Officer Ed Dolly from Zone 1 in the North Side and Sergeant Kathy Alexander from Zone 6 in the West End requested time off for the event and volunteered their services.

This is a great example of the Pittsburgh Police Force being not only, "At Your Service" but "On Your Side." Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and the Pittsburgh City Council need to know that not only do they have great policeman in the city of Pittsburgh but great humanitarians also.

Both officers provided a safe and congenial environment for the Miles for Marissa Bike Run and Block Party in the Historic West End on Sunday, July 11, 2008.

Next Miles for Marissa and Oktoberfest will be held in October, listen and watch at Positively Pittsburgh Live Alliance for date and details. We will be adding the Hometown Heroes segment to Positively Pittsburgh Live TalkCast on Monday, July 23, 2008. You can listen in at:

"The Dish" Writes about the Dishes at Carol's

July 31, 2008
The Dish on Dish: Carol's Restaurant
A West End jewel

by Emilia Boehm

Though not exactly new (they’ll soon celebrate their three-year anniversary) Carol’s Restaurant in the West End provided these Dish correspondents with a new experience in local cuisine. Whilst playing hooky from our respective workplaces, we made a short mid-morning trip across the West End Bridge for breakfast.

The West End Circle, of course, is under construction until the end of time (or the bankruptcy of the Commonwealth, whichever comes first); but don’t let a little construction scare you – it’s still a much shorter trip than you think. Carol’s is beyond worth any detour - very affordable, diverse menu, and Carol herself is one of those sweet and friendly types that you just can’t help but love (well, you could help it, but you’d probably be a real jagoff).

The restaurant serves classic diner fare - breakfast, lunch and dinner, and, though we were too stuffed to verify it, the menu also advertises a selection of pies and ice cream for dessert. For our breakfast, the shorter correspondent chose the strawberry pancakes, and received three ginormous, fluffy pillows of buttery goodness, with a side of bacon that was happily eaten by her companion. My choice was the Western Omelet, which was a hefty eggstravaganza with green peppers and onions, and an even heftier side of home fries (made with real, skin-on potatoes) and toast. As for d├ęcor, well, the folks at Carol’s are Stiller fans, so there’s a goodly amount of the Black and Gold around, along with many great photos of family and friends (including the small selection of cast and crew from the Kevin Smith movie that just wrapped in the ‘Burgh.)

As the happy little wine bottle on the menu suggests, Carol’s is BYOB, so you can bring a few bottles if you’re there for lunch or dinner (or breakfast, I’m not here to judge). Carol told us that in the fall they’ll be doing weekend Jam Nights with local bands, but don’t wait until then to try some great home-cooked food. Go now, and by the time you leave, Carol will make you feel like you were visiting old friends.

To walk off some of the extra potatoes after breakfast, take a walk and visit some of the new art galleries that are popping up on and near Main Street.

Carol’s Restaurant

410 S. Main Street, West End., 412-921-2627

Go here to view wonderful photos of Carol's Restaurant

July 31, 2008 in Food/Restaurant reviews, Scoop du Jour, The Dish on Dish | Permalink

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Friday, June 27, 2008

Carol's June and July Specials, 2008

Exciting news now every one of Carol's heavenly HUGE sandwiches is available in half sizes at half price. Even better if you still like soup in the summer, and many of us do, you can get half of any one of Carol's sandwiches and soup $5.95.

Tuesay July 2, Spaghetti Dinner Special 4-8 PM
Spaghetti with meat sauce, salad and roll for $6.00

Construction Workers Special

6 inch hoagie, can of pop and bag potatio chips
$5.00 thru July 31, 2008 on site or to go only!

Don't forget ice cream and thick delicious old fashioned milk shakes to cool you off in the summer sun!

Bike Run and Family Fun on Sunday, July 13, 2008--Benefit Miracles for Marissa

Bike Run and Family Fun for Miracles for Marissa, Sunday, July 13, 2008Posted by Joanne Quinn-Smith on June 27, 2008 at 10:00am

If you have come through the West End Circle lately you will see signs that say West End Circle Construction and various road closures. You may also be frustrated by the traffic but YOU CAN GET INTO THE WEST END to patronize local businesses such as Carol's Restaurant and Hometown Sports Deli.

Yes, the merchant's are struggling and that's why you should support places like Carol's Restaurant and European Treasures which offers outstanding collectibles, and unique jewelry, gift items and cards at reasonable prices, but despite the struggles there is still heart in the West End and lots of it.

You have heard me talk and write about Miracles for Marissa and the jam sessions for her benefit but summer is not a great time for indoor jam sessions so Carol Carmichael is literally taking Marissa's cause to the streets. On Sunday, July 13 local bike enthusiasts have planned a 50 mile run from Carol's on Main St to Mary's Motorcycle Haven in Florence, Pa. The bike run will start off with festiviites at Carol's at 10:00 AM with a clown and magicians and end at Mary's Motorcycle Haven with hot dogs, pop and door prizes, then return to Carol's for music and dancing in the street.

The run will return to Carol's for family entertainment with Acoustic Jamage from 1 to 3 PM and Steve Shaeffer Trio from 3 PM to 5 PM. Jazz trio drummer will be selling and signing his book, "Drummer for the Mob" at Carol's and all proceeds will benefit Miracles for Marissa.

Marissa's 42nd surgery is on July 23 and there are many expenses which are uncovered. If you wish to donate a door prize, entertainment, time, sponsor a rider or just donate cash please contact Carol at: 412-921-2627 or 412-225-1293. For a great Sunday afternoon of family fun come to the West End for Miracles for Marissa's Bike Run and Family Fun on July 16 from 10 AM to 6 PM.

Monday, April 28, 2008

West End Wiggles and Rocks Right Along with Carol's

This past week-end was a bit of Main St. Americana in the West End and it did not look as though it was closed as Penn Dot and the Media have been touting. You may have had to walk a little further for parking but it was definitely booming.

The James Center was bustling with a blooming bride and her guest the Gallery was a buzz with an artistic event on Saturday, April 26 and so was Carol's. Carol was entertaining with another episdoe of Miracles for Marissa with a jazz trio on Saturday and Vinnie Pelligrino singers on Friday evening.

What a great place to be on a Saturday night. One new visitor to Carol's commented it was like walking in to a neighbor's house and sitting down for a bite. Fun and hugs abound with Marissa Web in the middle.

News alert about Marissa--265 foot walk this week and she has learned the entire chorus to the Big Bopper's Chantilly Lace. She is now working on the sixties hit, the Birds and the Bees. Look out Pittsburgh her repertoire is building as quickly as her friends.

An architect has taken up Marissa's cause and has volunteered to design her wheel chair ramp for her home and weekly new musicians add their names to the list who entertain in the West End to benefit Miracles for Marissa.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Jam Session and Week End Schedule

This week-end the Rockin' West End Jam Session continues for Miracles for Marissa.
There is no admission fee, just order your dinner or great dessert and cappuchino. Event is family friendly and BYOB.

Friday, April 11, 2008 Dan Renda, guitarist, songwriter, oldies and Beattles music, guest Karaoke on breaks, open microphone

Saturday, April 12, 2008 Tommy Kal duo, blues, country rock, traditional rock, open microphone, Karaoke on breaks

Check out the new deli section and let us know if we can pack your picnics and cater your events.

Try our old-fashioned milk shakes, what a summer treat.

Week end special: Saturday and Sunday, Breakfast Buffet $7.95 8 AM to 2 PM

Try our new improved home-made chicken salad sandwich, grilled!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

New Steps for Marissa and New Country Rock Friends

Just to update you on Marissa's progress, this week she has walked 230 feet at the therapists and learned a new song with her Karaoke friends: Achy Brakey Heart.
You go, Marissa.

She also had a great time playing her pink guitar on Satuday night at our open jam session with the Tommy Kal duette. Tommy Kal and Chuck are two new young friends of Marissa who play country rock and classical rock and yes, a little barroque. Minuette anyone?

Seriously, these two young men are fantastic musicians and they will be back on Saturday, April 11, 2008. Also they learned some Jerry Lee Lewis songs just for the audience and Marissa. It is still open mic and these two versatile musicians can pick up anything quickly to accompany your singing.

Also they are so into doing good you can check them out at Jimmy G's Restaurant and Catering on Wednesday, April 9 where they will be playing party songs for the ladies and intros for the contestants at the Mr Romance Pageant Auditions. These auditions benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Pittsburgh Chatper.
Additional info at:

Friday, April 4, 2008

Our Brown Eyed Girl--Marissa Webb

If you watched the Dave Crawley Show on KDKA last night you saw our brown-eyed girl, Marissa Web, sing Chantilly Lace. There’s a story about that song and a story about Marissa. After 41 surgeries and all of the anesthetic that goes with it, Marissa’s short term memory was not the greatest.

Now thanks to the school system mainstreaming, counselors and tutors here in Pittsburgh Marissa is learning new things all the time. Every week she comes to Carol’s Restaurant and has learned a new line to “the big bopper’s song” which she has now made “the little bopper’s song.”

When Marissa first came to Carol’s almost a year ago, when she walked her feet were so turned out she could only walk with assistance. Every week now she walks a little better and when she comes in to the jam sessions at Carol’s on Friday and Saturday that are held for Marissa’s benefit not only to raise money but to raise her indomitable spirits, we can every week see a difference. Last week at the therapist’s she walked 100 feet with her canes only. The only other time she had done that was at Carol’s.

If you want to get away from your troubles and be inspired by an eleven year old with an indomitable spirit, then come to Carol’s on Friday and Saturday night.

This week-end from 6 PM to 10 PM, you can hear all of Marissa’s local supporters sing Karaoke. Marissa loves music and can be seen center change in her tiny wheel chair, tapping out the time, she has excellent rhythm.

This Friday, April, 4. 07—Open mic Karaoke.
Saturday, April 5, 07—Tommy Kal duo playing and singing country rock and rock classics. They have even learned to play “Chantilly Lace” so that Marissa can sing with them.

So come on out, meet Marissa, experience Carol’s warm welcome and fantastic food, sit down, have your dinner and have a great time. The environment is family friendly, but you can BYOB, if you like. Your heart will be warmed, your stomach will be full and your heart will be joyful when you leave.

Joanne Quinn-Smith
Host: Positively Pittsburgh Live

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Scrumptious Desserts and Menu for Smaller Appetites

Smaller Appetites

(Half the Food but All the Flavor)

Salisbury Steak
Homemade served with choice of potato $8.00

Chicken Parmesan $8.95
Fresh Chicken Breast served on a bed of Angel Hair Pasta
topped with Provolone and Marinara Sauce

Spaghetti and Meatball $7.95
Angel Hair Pasta with one meatball

Fish Dinner $7.95
Fresh North Atlantic Cod either Broiled or Fried with
choice of potato or Macaroni and Cheese

Hot Turkey Breast & Gravy $7.00

Hot Roast Beef & Gravy $7.00


Pie of the Day Slice $3.25 A la Mode $3.75
Tabatha’s Fresh Baked: apple, cherry or Blueberry

SeasonalPie ofday
Slice$3.75A la Mode $4.25
Ask your server for availability

Ice Cream Single scoop $2.00 Double $3.00
All natural Breyer’s, ask server for flavors

Milk shakes Large $3.25
Old fashioned just like grandma told you about!

Ice Cream Sundaes Single scoop $3.50 Double $4.50
Sprinkles or nuts, Whipped Cream & Cherry
Available Toppings include: Chocolate, Strawberry, Butterscotch, Pecan

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Carol's Dinner Menu

All Dinners served with
Bread, Potato or Fresh Vegetable of the day

Prime Rib $16.95
10 oz. steak cooked to order with choice of potato
Chicken Parmesan $10.95
Fresh half of chicken breast on a bed of Angel Hair Pasta topped with Provolone and Marinara Sauce
Veal Parmesan $13.95
Veal cutlet on a bed of Angel Hair Pasta topped with Provolone and Marinara Sauce
Fish Dinner $9.50
Fresh North Atlantic Cod Broiled or Fried, choice of potato or Macaroni and cheese
Hot Turkey Breast & Gravy $9.50
Served open face on Fresh Italian bread with choice of potato
Hot Roast Beef & Gravy $9.50
Served open face on Fresh Italian bread with choice of potato
* Pre cooked weights listed

We use Trans Fat Oils

Hot Sausage Combo $7.50
Fresh Hot Sausage Link grilled hot with Green Peppers and Onions on a hoagie roll
Cajun Prime Rib Melt
Served with Onions and Green Peppers with Melted Provolone Cheese on a fresh Hoagie Roll $7.50
Char Broiled Burger Combo (1/2 pound)

Grilled Cheeseburger $4.95
Grilled Chicken Combo $8.25
Half a chicken breast grilled and served on Kaiser Roll
Served on a roll with fries
1/4 Pound Hot Dog Combo $5.25
Extras: 1.25
Cheese, Mushrooms, Bacon, Onions, Green Peppers, Hot Pepper Rings, Chili

Carol's Sandwich Menu


All Sandwiches served with chips & pickle
on your choice of bread

Grilled Cheese $5.25

Fried Bologna $5.25

3 Cheese Melt $5.95

Swiss, American, provolone BLT $6.25

Rachel $8.50
Pastrami, sauerkraut, melted Swiss cheese
with thousand island dressing

Steuben Reuben $8.50
Lean corned beef, sauerkraut, melted Swiss cheese with thousand island dressing

Jray Special $9.95
Double steak, pepperoni, hot sausage, mushrooms
and provolone cheese

Turkey Bacon Swiss $9.50
Sliced turkey breast piled high, grilled with bacon
and Swiss cheese

The Man Sandwich $10.50
1/2 lb of roast beef and provolone cheese with your
choice of veggies served with horseradish

Wes End Club $10.00
Layered turkey and ham with crisp bacon and your
choice of cheese, lettuce, tomato, mayo

Full House $9.50
Ham, Capitola, salami, pepperoni and provolone
cheese with lettuce, tomato, onions

Combo Sandwich $6.75
Your choice of any two meats and cheese with

Tuna or Chicken Salad $6.25
with lettuce and tomato Add Cheese $.50

Veggie Sandwich $6.75
Lettuce, tomato, onion, cucumbers, green peppers,
hot peppers, olives, your choice of cheese & dressing

Our sandwiches will fill a BIG APPETITE. Bring a friend and share or try our soup and half sandwich special.

Carol's Breakfast Menu


Breakfast Sandwich $5.95
2 eggs on your choice of bread with your choice of cheese and meat

Breakfast Platter $6.95
2 eggs your way, home fried potatoes and your choice of meat and your choice of toast

Hash & Eggs $6.99
Corned beef hash, with 2 eggs your way

Steak & Eggs $9.95
6oz steak, 2 eggs your way, home fries and toast

Texas Hold’Em $6.25
2 eggs scrambled, hot sausage and cheese on Texas Toast

Carol’s Strawberry Pancakes $6.00
3 large pancakes served with
strawberry topping

Homemade Fluffy Pancakes
Three large fluffy pancakes with choice of breakfast meat $5.95

Served with home fries and toast
Western: Green pepper and onion $6.25
Ham & Cheese $6.75
Bacon Tomato $6.75
Mushroom Swiss $6.75

French Toast $5.95
(3 pieces of Texas Toast)
Croissant $1.50
English Muffin $1.50
Bagel $1.50
with cream cheese $2.00
Oatmeal $2.50
Raisin Toast $2.25
Toast $2.25
Bacon—three strips $3.00
Ham—one slice $3.00
Sausage—one patty $3.00
Egg $1.50
Home Fries $2.50

Carol's Hours, Salads, Kids Menu, A la Carte

Mon - Tue - Wed
7:0: 412-921-2627
Fax: 412-921-2890
Rt. 60
410 S. Main Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15220
0 am - 7:00 pm
Thurs - Fri - Sat
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Friday and Saturday Jam Session and Dinner
6PM to 10 PM

Ask About Our Daily Soup Special
Cup - $2.50 Bowl - $3.25, Pint to Go: $2.75
Quart to Go: $3.75

Chef Salad $ 8.95
Mounds of lettuce with ham and turkey, choice of
2 cheese, olives, tomato, and green peppers

Tossed Salad $4.25
Lettuce, tomato, cucumbers, olives and cheese.
Your choice of dressing.

Anti-Pasta Salad $8.95
Mounds of lettuce with chunks of hard salami,
capicola, ham, provolone, American cheese, hot
pepperchini’s , black olives and grape tomatoes

Chicken Salad $9.00
Mounds of lettuce with your choice of two cheeses,
olives, pepperchini’s, tomatoes, green peppers,
cucumbers, onions and your choice of dressing

Steak Salad $9.00
Mounds of lettuce with your choice of two cheeses, olives, pepperchini’s tomatoes, green peppers, cucumbers, onions and your choice of dressing.

Grilled Hot Sausage Salad $9.00
Mounds of lettuce, onions, green peppers and

Side of Potato Salad, Macaroni Salad or
Cole Slaw $2.25

Kid’s Menu

Hamburger $3.50
Cheeseburger $3.50
Hot Dog $3.50
Grilled Cheese $2.50
All served with French fries or applesauce
Spaghetti $3.00

Al A Cart

Fresh Cut French Fries $2.75
Baked Potato $2.75
Provolone Sticks $4.00
Poppers $$4.00
Fresh Vegetable of the day $2.25
Cole Slaw $2.25
Macaroni Salad $2.25
Potato Salad $2.25

Soft Drinks: Small $1.50 Large: 1.75
Coffee(3 refills) Small $1.50 Large: 1.75
Hot Tea (3 refills) small $1.50 Large $1.75
Hot Chocolate small $1.50 Large $1.75
Old Fashioned Milk Shakes:

Press Release, Jam Session at Carol's in West End for Miracles for Marissa, Friday and Saturday's


Carol Carmichael
410 South Main St (Rte 60
Pittsburgh, PA 15220
Cell: 412-225-1293

Historic West End Restaurant Does Business for Good
While Doing Good Business

Pittsburgh, February 26, 2008

The historic West End has a heart in Carol Carmichael of Carol’s Restaurant. The restaurant is undergoing a new name and a new mission. The new name will be Carol’s Restaurant and Hometown Sports Deli. The new mission is to raise money for a phenomenal young lady suffering from spina bifida. Since Carol’s opened two years ago on the Main St. of the revitalizing West End merchant section of the city, customers knew they could get a man-sized home cooked meal and a world class smile and greeting from Carol.

That’s what Loren Webb found when he stopped in to Carol’s to inquire about a cooking job. Loren has challenges working full time because he in his wife are the primary care givers for their spunky 11
year old who came to Pittsburgh to have her 41st operation. The Webb family moved to Pittsburgh from Kansas for their daughter Marissa to get treatment at our Children’s Hospital and Children’s Institute. Without family here to support them they found an adoptive family in Carol Carmichael’s family, friends and clients.

Marissa has spina bifida and has had forty one surgeries and has five heart defects. Once Carol met the family she fell in love with them and them with her. Marissa was in the hospital for nine weeks over the holidays. Carol took Thanksgiving dinner and all the trimmings to the hospital for her and her family!

As Christmas was approaching Carol wanted to get Marissa’s and her sister McKayla each a gift. When asked what she wanted for Christmas, Mc Kayla did not ask for clothes or an I-pod. . She immediately said,”Our family could really use a new stove!” This is how wonderful the whole family is! They give unselfishly to always care for each other and to help their wonderful Marissa.

Carol’s son-in-law Dennis called Bodnar’s Appliance Store. They offered a very generous discount. Dennis’s place of business purchased the stove for them. They also donated money for Christmas gifts! Other merchants donated gifts and food certificates. Pittsburgher’s always come together when someone needs help! Carol was able to have the stove delivered and installed while they were at the hospital. When Marissa’s mother Mandy got home she called Carol and shouted, “SANTA WAS HERE!” How wonderful for this family to come to a new town and have such an outpouring of community kindness.

But Carol’s Restaurant has not stopped there. Recently she has taken her quest to her customer’s and local musicians have gotten together for a jam session on Fridays and Saturdays at Carol’s from 6 to 10 PM. Local celebrities such as Joe Fairweather on trumpet and Char Carr on vocals are jamming with other locals. Zach Hudson joins them with all original acoustic guitar music and vocals.
The goal is to raise money for installation of hardwood floors in Marissa’s home. Marissa needs a smooth surface to be able to practice walking. Their home has wall to wall carpeting making it difficult to do so.

On the agenda soon are a live pod cast on the internet entitled Jam at Carol’s for Marisssa’s Miracle. Carol also hopes to organize other West End businesses in a community day and parade for Marissa.

Please stop into Carol’s anytime for a delicious meal and to put money into the jar to raise the thermometer on the fundraiser for Miracles for Marissa! Marissa stops in often to practice walking on Carol’s hardwood floors. Have a heart; help be a part of Miracles for Marissa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 Historic West End Restaurant Serves Food and Compassion
 Miracles for Marissa will purchase hardwood floors for Marissa.
 Kansas Family in need is adopted by friends and clients of Carol’s Restaurant.
 Jam session every Friday and Saturday from 6 to 10 PM to benefit Miracles for Marissa
 Live podcast: Jam at Carol’s for Miracles for Marissa

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Letter from Char Carr About Miracle for Marissa


Have you ever wondered about the families that we put our money in the donation jars for? We stand in line at the check out and put our change in from our bill. Did you ever stop to think of how you are helping someone?

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Loren Webb in Carol Carmichael’s Carol’s Restaurant in Pittsburgh’s Historic West End. The Webb family moved to Pittsburgh from Kansas for their daughter Marissa to get treatment at our Children’s Hospital and Children’s Institute.

Marissa has spina bifida and has had forty one surgeries and has five heart defects. The family

As Christmas was approaching Carol wanted to get Marissa’s and her sister McKayla each a gift. As a girl her age you would have expected a wish for clothes, an I-pod etc. She immediately said, ”Our family could really use a new stove!” This is how wonderful the whole family is! They give unselfishly to always care for each other and to help their wonderful Marissa.

Carol’s son-in-law Dennis called Bodnar’s Appliance Store. They offered a very generous discount. Dennis’s place of business purchased the stove for them. They also donated money for Christmas gifts! What wonderful people he works for! Pittsburgher’s always come together when someone needs help! Carol was able to have the stove delivered and installed while they were at the hospital. When Marissa’s mother Mandy got home she called Carol and shouted, “SANTA WAS HERE!” They were so happy!

We recently got a few local musicians, Joe Fairweather, trumpet and vocals,
Zach Hudson, all original acoustic guitar music and vocals, and Char Carr, vocals,
to come for an open jam at Carol’s. We were able to raise $467.00 in just a few hours. We will continue to do so Friday’s 6pm-10pm. Our goal is to raise money for the installation of hardwood floors in their home. Marissa needs a smooth surface to be able to practice walking. Their home has wall to wall carpeting making it difficult to do so. We would like to see if it is possible to have a parade for her though the West End.
There are many new shops and the main street has really been revitalized.

Please stop into Carol’s anytime for a delicious meal! Marissa stops by often. She will brighten your day when you meet her! Have a heart, help be a part of Miracles for Marissa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! stopped into Carol’s Restaurant and she adopted them. They have no relatives here to help them or even just to talk to. Marissa was in the hospital for nine weeks over the holidays. Carol took Thanksgiving dinner and all the trimmings to the hospital for her and her family!


Friday, January 11, 2008

Don't Eat That! Try Carol's Donuts! Or Taste Tantalizing Strawberry Pancakes

Don't Eat That!

Can't eat Beef,
Mad cow....

Can't eat chicken,
bird flu

Can't eat eggs,

Can't eat pork,
fears of trichinosis...

Can't eat fish,
heavy metals in the waters has poisoned their meat

Can't eat fruits and veggies,
insecticides and herbicides
Hmmmmmmmmm!!!! !!!!!!!!!

I believe that leaves Chocolate!!!!!!!!
spelled backwards! is
Try Carol’s Donuts, Fresh from a local West End Bakery—Best in town!

Or if you want Dessert and Breakfast at the same time, try Carol's taste tantalizing strawberry pancakes with real strawberries and strawberry syrup. Yum!
You may want to order a half order or bring a friend from the night before and share!