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Postby mac5155 » Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:39 am

What's ironic about it is they try to make it sound fancy. 'Wagyu steak hoagies' and 'bison meatloaf'.

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Postby MrKennethTKangaroo » Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:17 am

when and why did church brew works get rid of their pizza? They had two things going for them....a cool atmosphere and pizza

edit: oh wait, didn't they get rid of pizza due to insurance/fire issues

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Postby iamjs » Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:21 am

I like the yard. It's not my favorite but it's a good option.

My last two trips to CBW were terrible, and I'm likely never going back. The beer was flat, the food was overpriced, and not good.

It hasn't been the same since they ditched the pizza.
I've been there twice in the last two years: once with a friend visiting from out of town and another was after leaving Little Italy Days. Both times the beer was really flat. I thought it might have just been mine, but the friend I was with said her was flat and had no flavor to it.

Since last year's post-Little Italy visit, I haven't even considered that place as an option.
Don't sleep on Shale's Street Meat too.. :lol:
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Postby meecrofilm » Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:40 am

Shale's street meat during playoff games...nothing beats it, haha
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Postby Jim » Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:06 pm

Church Brew Works was worth talking about 10 years ago when there were only 3 breweries in Pittsburgh: East End, Penn, Church. They were at the bottom of the list then. Now there are 100 more breweries in Pittsburgh. They are still at the bottom of the list.

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Postby mac5155 » Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:59 pm

lol, yeah basically

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Postby the wicked child » Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:58 pm

There is zero reason to ever go to CBW unless they get their pizza oven back.

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:01 pm

Ditto to Jim.

I liked Penn Brewery when I lived there

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Postby mac5155 » Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:39 pm

when and why did church brew works get rid of their pizza? They had two things going for them....a cool atmosphere and pizza

edit: oh wait, didn't they get rid of pizza due to insurance/fire issues
I believe the NOLA fire changed the regulations and thusly they complied.?

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Postby meecrofilm » Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:16 pm

Morcilla report:

Croquetas - delicious
Gambas - fine
Oxtail - delicious
Pulpo - good
Costillas - good
Cochinillo - delicious
bread - delicious
churros - good
crema catalana - delicious

cocktails and G&Ts were all very good too. :thumb:

Thanks for the recos everyone!
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Postby Troy Loney » Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:18 pm

Yeah, I love that place.

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Postby mac5155 » Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:24 am

Saturday morning brunch spot east of the city (not too far off the parkway)? Maybe thinking Oakland area? Kid friendly. Taking lil mac to the Pens/Sabres game.

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Postby mac5155 » Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:38 am

The Porch at Schenley
Fuel and Fuddle (opens a little later than I'd like)
Big Jims Restaurant

Anything else?

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Postby dodint » Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:40 am

The Porch at Schenley was going to be my vote.

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Postby mac5155 » Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:51 am

Took a look at their menu - not the greatest for lil mac, but we can probably manage.

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Postby MrKennethTKangaroo » Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:12 am

Square café might be a good choice. Sort of crowded and expensive AF though.

If you want straight up lunch food, D's is also a good choice for mac the younger.
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Postby MR25 » Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:12 am

There's a Pamela's on Forbes as well but it's Pamela's so it'll be packed

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Postby mac5155 » Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:21 am

Square café might be a good choice. Sort of crowded and expensive AF though.

If you want straight up lunch food, D's is also a good choice for mac the younger.
D's actually caught my eye. I've been there but my wife never has. I'd say we'll be fine with lunch.

lil mac is tough to please. He has a dairy allergy and isn't much into chicken or beef. D's is actually right up his hot dog alley :lol:

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Postby Troy Loney » Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:21 am

The space at Porch might be best if an infant is in tow.

Square Cafe is good, but that always seems like a hassle to get into.

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Postby Troy Loney » Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:22 am

Parking at D's or Porch would be luck based.

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Postby Trip McNeely » Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:38 am

Haven’t been to Pie for Breakfast next to Legume but I’m sure it’s good.

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Postby dodint » Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:43 am

Wasn't that the place that did their grand opening without pie?

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Postby mac5155 » Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:46 am

They have about 4 meals on their menu, I'm sure it's good but I'm not waiting for 'seasonal omelettes'

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Postby mac5155 » Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:47 am

The space at Porch might be best if an infant is in tow.

Square Cafe is good, but that always seems like a hassle to get into.
Just a toddler. I'll let the wife decide between the Porch and D's.

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Postby robbiestoupe » Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:54 am

Waffles Incaffeinated. Not sure what that would do to little mac's dairy allergy

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