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BYOB restaurants in Pittsburgh region

 
Author acorelli
Registered User
#1  Posted: Jan 10, 2016 09:55  

Maybe this should be a new category, admin, so information would be easy to share and find: BYOB restaurants, and corkage policies at any restaurant. Database? I would volunteer to maintain/update...

Just to start the ball rolling, a new place opened up in, of all places, Troy Hill. It's getting some buzz online for the food, and they have some good beer on tap, but Bota Box wine. (Not making that up.) I called and spoke with the owner about corkage - the man's name is Shipwreck (again, not making that up) - and after consulting his crew he said $5 per bottle. I had quite a good meal for $20 (decent hanger steak, delicious sauteed root vegetables, excellent radicchio salad). It's a 10 minute walk from home; happy to meet any PAWTers there anytime.
Author acorelli
Registered User
#2  Posted: Jan 10, 2016 10:04  

I can spell - I just can't type.
Author jlburd
Contributor
#3  Posted: Jan 12, 2016 21:17  

Does Shipwreck have enough room for one of our gatherings?
Author acorelli
Registered User
#4  Posted: Jan 22, 2016 17:53  

Yes, jlburd - there was a private party for about 16-20 going on the evening I was there.
Author tmarman
Registered User
#5  Posted: Jan 26, 2016 12:34 | Edited by: tmarman  

That's awesome, and this place is just begging for a "wines from coastal regions" theme or something hosted by Shipwreck.

What's the name of the place?

ETA: Found it. Looks very interesting. And, Shipwreck's full name is "Shipwreck Asunder". That is awesome beyond words.

http://www.tablemagazine.com/table_live_posts/scratch-set-to-open-in-troy-hill/
http://www.nextpittsburgh.com/eatdrink/scratch-food-beverage-where-community-comes-fi rst-opening-in-troy-hill/
Author tonypoli
Registered User
#6  Posted: Jan 26, 2016 12:43 | Edited by: tonypoli  

There is a burger joint in Market Square (I believe there are additional locations now, but Market Square was first) called Winghart's. The owner, Zack Winghart, is a classmate of my son Jon at Avonworth, Class of 2000. Zack has a good friend, Shipwreck, and a burger named after him. I think it is the same guy. He actually worked at the Market Square location for a while. The Shipwreck burger at Winghart's is really good, topped with Brie, arugula, white truffle aioli, and bacon. Just a bit of perspective.
Author J2K
Contributor
#7  Posted: Jan 30, 2016 22:47  

We just ate at Ave B in Shadyside for the second time. Both visits were fantastic. Great food and service. Always new items on the Chalkboard menu or go for one the their standards like Wagyu beef meatloaf. Corkage is $8 first bottle $5 for additional.
Author acorelli
Registered User
#8  Posted: Feb 4, 2016 14:33  

J2K, how was the noise level at Avenue B? I walked in one time and it was so loud that I walked right back out - has it changed?
Author isabelle
Contributor
#9  Posted: Feb 4, 2016 17:03  

I also like Avenue B a lot - but have never had a problem with noise level.
Author J2K
Contributor
#10  Posted: Feb 4, 2016 19:46  

Acorelli
First time we were there it was very loud. I think they expanded the dining area and must have done something else because it wasn't nearly as loud as before. We both noticed.

Btw, I brought Champagne, removed the cage but failed to place my thumb on the cork. Big POP, cork shot up and hit the ceiling. Two old ladies next to us almost had a heart attack.
Author tonypoli
Registered User
#11  Posted: Feb 9, 2016 15:29  

Avenue B has upped their game considerably since they opened. Great place, and the noise level is better post-expansion.

There appears to be a new Turkish/Mediterranean BYOB on Ellsworth in Shadyside. Any info or impressions?
Author acorelli
Registered User
#12  Posted: Sep 1, 2016 10:25  

Took a bottle of Pierre Legras Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs (excellent price of $22 at your local state monopoly) to The Golden Pig in Cecil. Charming tiny place for terrific home-style Korean food. Tiny as in if you worked at it you could fit 12 people. Highly recommended, and the champagne was a great match. I confess I didn't look at the bill so I don't know if corkage was charged or not...
Author tmarman
Registered User
#13  Posted: Sep 12, 2016 13:37  

Oh, I would be remiss if I didn't mention Pizza Taglio.

https://www.facebook.com/tagliopgh/
Author jimk007
Registered User
#14  Posted: Dec 21, 2016 17:53  

Thanks for sharing guys. Love new places to dine. I was curious what groups you are talking about for wine tasting events in Pittsburgh. I see three Meetup groups so I assume it is one of those but figured I would ask.
Author Tantore
Registered User
#15  Posted: Feb 2, 2017 16:21  

Jim, we used to get together fairly often. We are slacking ;)
Author burchfield
Registered User
#16  Posted: Feb 18, 2017 18:08  

I think that Gaucho Parrilla Argentina on 16th and Penn in the Strip is BYOB.
Author acorelli
Registered User
#17  Posted: Feb 19, 2017 16:52  

Gaucho is BYOB and no corkage fee. And the food is fabulous! (The line to get in is often "fabulous", too.)
 
 
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