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grownup55 Sep 22, 2011 11:49 AM

anyone know about the food @church brewers

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    MonMauler RE: grownup55 Sep 22, 2011 11:53 AM

    Are you referring to Church Brew Works in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh?

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    Church Brew Works & Restaurant
    3525 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15201

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      Augie6 RE: MonMauler Sep 23, 2011 08:24 AM

      I am going to asssume its Church Brew Works and also assume you are from out of town grownup55 ...

      The food at Church is not too bad.. I have had thier pizza and a "special:" pierogi .. Both were done very well. However, I have heard the consistancy of thier food is too question. Also there is two menus along with two different seating areas ( this could of changed) ...

      However, if you are from out of town I woudl recomend stopping at this place.. First off , its in a very traditional Pittsburgh neighborhood and you can get thier by going through the Strip District (another staple in PGH) .. Saying its unique is an understatment

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      Church Brew Works & Restaurant
      3525 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15201

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        MonMauler RE: Augie6 Sep 23, 2011 12:36 PM

        I'll mostly agree with Augie6.

        The food at Church really isn't too bad. I too have enjoyed all of the various pierogie options I've had there. It is my go-to dish at Church Brew Works. Also, to agree with Augie6, the pizza is also quite good. I've had a good pasta dish there as well. Many of the other options I've tried have fallen flat.

        Another disappointment for me is the beer. It just isn't as good as I think it should be. They usually offer a home-brewed beer in several basic categories: wheat, ale, lager, stoudt, along with a seasonal. IMHO, some are good, some are bad, but none are delicious.

        Yes, as of the last time I was there (a couple months ago), they are still serving two menus - one for the high-tops in the (quite spacious) bar area, and another for the pew-tables in the main dining area, which is cordoned off from the bar area by a waist-high wall.

        The space truly is the centerpiece of the experience at Church Brew Works. It was originally a church, and there's no confusing that fact. You enter the restaurant just as if you're entering a church, with the long aisle down the middle leading to the altar, which has been refitted into their brewing space. The left side of the aisle comprises the bar area, while the dining area is to the right side of the aisle and features pews turned into dining tables. It really is quite magnificent.

        Lastly, and this might just be me, but I find there to be an "off" smell in the restaurant. A few of my companions on various trips there have agreed with me, while others haven't. Maybe my heathen soul is just reacting adversely to the setting.

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        Church Brew Works & Restaurant
        3525 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15201

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