FAVORITE PITTSBURGH BYOB RESTAURANTS

Since I’ve already covered several awesome places to go buy beer, how about a roundup of my top 5 BYOB restaurants in Pittsburgh? Food goes well with brews.

1. E2, Highland Park

This is a bold statement, but E2 might be my favorite restaurant in the city. Dinner or brunch – you can’t go wrong. The place is tiny though. So get there when they open to get a table. A line forms on the sidewalk at 5:30; I’m not kidding. Also, order the gorg mess. It’s a gorgonzola cheese spread that is INCREDIBLE. And the grilled bread that comes with it. YUM. And the breakfast polenta…

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2. GAUCHO PARILLA ARGENTINA, Strip District

This isn’t the first time I’ve raved about this restaurant on the blog. I haven’t made a return trip yet, but it needs to happen soon. I haven’t tried everything yet, but I would guess the entire menu is delicious. CFBF and I have also discussed turning one of the rooms in my apartment into a meat cooler and smoker to start selling Argentine meats from the fourth floor window.

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3. PUSADEE’S GARDEN, Lawrenceville

Delish Thai food. Gorgeous outdoor seating space if you can make it there in the summer – doesn’t last long around here. I get curry EVERY TIME I go out for Thai. It’s my absolute favorite. The dishes here are loaded with tons of fresh veggies. CFBF got a seafood sampler that was also excellent.

4. AVENUE B, Shadyside

A little bit fancier than the other options on my list, but sometimes I like that. I didn’t get the meatloaf. Still regret it. It’s been over a year. It’s begging me to go back.

5. Kaleidoscope Cafe, Lawrenceville

Talked about this one already too! Kitchy little place. Excellent menu. BYO. Check.

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Tell me – any good ones I missed that you would include in your top 5? Do you like BYOB?

(borrowed photos: 1,2)

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8 thoughts on “FAVORITE PITTSBURGH BYOB RESTAURANTS

  1. Dying to go to E2! I went to Kaleidescope a few weeks ago & sadly didn’t love it. I really wanted to… but I probably wouldn’t put it on the go-to-again list. One of my fave Thai places is Smiling Banana Leaf, thanks to Cassie for intro-ing me to it. Is it just me or are most Thai restaurants BYO?

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