Posts Tagged ‘Beer’

In Brugge

March 3, 2008

On Friday, we were driving around in the snow, and I decided to head back to an old favorite, Point Brugge Café in Point Breeze.   It was the perfect getaway from the snow, a nice cosy house setting in a residential area for some good beer and Belgian fare.   Also I was hoping to beat the crowds.   The place gets pretty busy and there are no reservations!   We ended up getting there just at the right time, a little wait and we got the best spot in the house.    It’s on the second level that looks out onto the first floor.   The setting is really nice, the owners have sought to replicate a European neighborhood café – a very  unique setting for Pittsburgh.

 Point Brugge Cafe    Point Brugge Cafe    Point Brugge Cafe

We started off the meal with a couple appetizers: Brugge Frites (the best French fries around with basil mayonnaise dipping sauce) and delicious Mac and Cheese baked with Gruyere, Parmesan and Cheddar.    I had a couple Corsendonk winter ales then finished off the meal with a small order of Mussels (Moules Bowl) in white wine sauce with shallots, garlic and light cream.    Their mussels are great, large bites with juicy sauce for dipping baguettes in.    Lisa had the Brugge Winter Cobb salad with a side of grilled chicken.   They also have a lunch and a delicious brunch, so hopefully I will be back here again very soon! 

Brugge Frites   Mac and Cheese  Garden Salad
brugge frites               macaroni gratin           house salad

Moules Bowl    Soup   Winter Cobb Salad
moules bowl                curry bean soup          winter cobb salad

Point Brugge Café
401 Hastings St.
Pittsbrugh, PA 15206
412-441-3334
http://www.pointbrugge.com/
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Headwich Heaven

February 28, 2008

Today we managed to drive out to the Southside in order to preview a new potential office space.     Well most people already know about this restaurant, but this post is a eulogy to Fatheads, the mecca of beer and sandwich lovers.    I love this place!   It’s definitely a must-see for any visitor that wants to get an unique taste of the burgh.    The restaurant has a livin-it-large tap selection of micro-brew beers and their sandwiches are ginormous –  heavily packed with meat and cheeses.    Great names like the Artery Clogger.   Popularity does have its’ price, you will always have to wait for a table.      Even at lunch, it was packed – we had to wait about 10 mins – whereas at other establishments, it’s very easy to get seated during the lunch hr.

 tap list    guiness    sandwiches  
tap-istry                       interior shot          sandwich trunks

We had six people in our group so we ended up splitting to two tables.     In our table, Rob got the Beauty and the Beasty, which is a pulled pork sandwich covered with their Beast BBQ (Super Hot) sauce with slaw, pickles & onions.     Dan got The Southside Slopes which is one of their most popular and probably deadliest sandwiches with kielbasa topped with fried pierogies, American cheese, grilled onions, and horsey sauce.    Finally, I got the Fuddwich, which has corned beef, turkey, salami, provolone and Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion, hot cherry pepper mayo.   You can get it hot or cold… I opted for the dish best served cold.

Beauty and the Beastie  Southside Slopes Sandwich   Fuddwich Sandwich
beauty & beastie       southside slopes          fuddwich

I may not be able to eat for a few days, but it was a lunch to remember!    Now back to the board room….

Crazy Karl      Gigantic Talking Turkey Sub
crazy karl says              put some mustard
meeeh                           on it!!!

Fatheads
1805 E Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
(412) 431-7433
http://www.fatheads.com
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