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Ishtar and il Troubadore Rock Out Istanbul

Posted by istanbulgrille on 10 October 2009


Date: Friday October 23rd, 2009

Time: 8:00 PM-11:30 PM


Ishtar has been on vacation for a while. Join their ┬áreturn to the Pittsburgh scene as a five piece BellyRock band with special guest dancers: Hakan, Nesheli, Janim, Kari, Laila, Mehira, Berna, Susan and many more. They’ll also be welcoming back il Troubadore, the 16th century folk band from Indianapolis

Cover is $10 for the show. BYOB corkage is $4

All ages show! Under 12 are $5. Under 6 are free.


4130 Butler St
Pittsburgh PA


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Istanbul in da’ Burgh

Posted by istanbulgrille on 31 August 2009

Istanbul Grill has been participating in the Venture Outdoors Free Family Outdoors Festivals all summer long. They have been held in the various Pittsburgh Public Parks. It has been great to see you all there. Here are some photos from our last Family Outdoors Festival of the summer, at Allegheny Commons Park on August 29th. Hopefully we will continue this tradition next summer!

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Ishtar and Janim- March 20- Mark Your Calendars

Posted by istanbulgrille on 3 March 2009


and call for reservations!

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Ishtar and Janim a Hit

Posted by istanbulgrille on 2 March 2009


The Ishtar/Janim performance on February 27th was a great success. The restaurant was packed full with no seat empty. Everyone enjoyed the music, atmosphere, and food. If you missed it, or you loved it and want more, Ishtar and Janim perform again on March 20th. The show starts at 8:30 pm. Call for reservations! 412.325.3347

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Turkish Carpet Show

Posted by istanbulgrille on 16 February 2009

Turkish Rugs

Stop by Istanbul Grille this evening (approximately 7-10pm) for a wonderful excursion into the world of Turkish carpets. No trip to Turkey is complete without purchasing a rug or kilim, and the event can take up much more time than you imagined. Each carpet has a story, and there are so many varieties of designs, colors, and materials. Deep reds and blues are more traditional colors, but nowadays the color palette is widely varied. The silk carpets are more expensive than the wool carpets, but it’s all a matter of taste in that point. The designs and patterns can be of a more symbolic nature or more decorative in purpose. To find out more about Turkish carpets, check out these great websites:

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Dinner and a Show: Ishtar to Perform

Posted by istanbulgrille on 11 February 2009

Ishtar will be playing the classics of Turkey and the Mediterranean at the Istanbul Grille on Feb 27. For reservations call 412-325-3347


Ishtar is comprised of Melissa Murphey on clarinet, Jeff Chmielarski on electric bass, Rob Metil on Fender Stratocaster guitar, Mark DeFilippo on darbuka, and Beth DeFilippo on riq. Playing their own unique interpretation of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean folk melodies, Ishtar performs songs that were popular in the bellydancing nightclub scene during the mid-20th century. This exceptional fusion of traditional songs with surf rock elements has become: BellyRock. The evening will also feature belly dancer Janim. You can learn more about Ishtar at or and about Janim at

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