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Well, I am in Pittsburgh, PA for the weekend and doing some great eating. One of the places we have heard great things about is the Church Brew Works (www.churchbrew.com). Apparently, this old church was in a sad state and was rescued by a micro-brewery. Blasphomy, maybe, but they have done well to preserve its original splendor.
Of course there are the requisite on-site brewed offerings. A rather artisinal selection, really. I had a home-crafted darker pilsner to start. Good stuff. The food is not high end, but whimsically creative without being silly. Some decent center-of-the plate offerings, we opted for the sandwich selections. Kids ravaged a wood-oven baked pizza. Nice, crisp crust and 'mouthy' tomato sauce. We opted to split the Char-Roasted veg sandwich. Good take on the contemporary menu staple. Also devoured BBQ Chicken & Slaw melt on 1" thick grilled rye/soda bread. Cool combo that does well. Everything is accompanied by homemade potato chips or fresh french fries. Other neat stuff on the menu (see the website for more offerings).
Worthy of a visit if you are in town. Tomorrow we hit Primanti Brothers in the Strip District - Pittsburgh's open-air market. (See the review in the 'archived' ChefTalk resturant section).
Go Steelers!
 

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I think I've been to that restaurant! the date was horrid, but the food wasn't too bad.

I'm originally from Pittsburgh, and still dream about the Primanti Bros. Pittsburgh sandwich.

My first fine dining experience was at Poli's in Squirrel Hill - this was nearly 35 years ago, back when you didn't see small children in nice resaturants. People used to compliment my mom on how well behaved we were - how did she do it? simple. she said. we tell them if they are bad, they don't get to come next time. it always worked!

enjoy!

GO STEELERS!!!!
 

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After taking a look at the Church Brew Works website, I realized it was a different restaurant I went on the awful date - but it was a restaurant that had been a beautful old church at one time - I think it might have been in Oakland - near Pitt University.

Ah - the gut bomb at Primanti Bros. have one for me. I worked in the Strip District at Klein's flower shop while I was in Art School. There's a great fish market down there, too.
 
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