Redbeard’s Bar and Grill

Always on the lookout for “that place on the corner,” as I passed Redbeard’s Bar and Grill, I knew I had found my spot.  It didn’t hurt that I was starving, either.

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The bar was nice, and I could imagine on a Friday evening, this place was hoppin’.

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The weather was beautiful, though, so we opted to sit on the patio.

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The food all looked great, but after the pizza at Milano Pizza, I decided that a heavy lunch probably wasn’t in my best interest.  I went with a salad and a side of homemade potato chips.  Not just any salad, though, but the Gyro Salad.

The gyro salad, honestly, wasn’t anything to write home about, from a salad perspective, but the meat was exquisite.  I can’t tell you the last time I had meat that well-seasoned.  Pittsburgh is full of little ethnic pockets, and I’m sure there’s a large Greek population SOMEWHERE in the city (the Eastern Orthodox churches are generally a dead giveaway), but I didn’t feel like I was sitting in the heart of a Greek neighborhood.  It didn’t matter, though, the gyro meat was the best I’d had in years.

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The potato chips were good, but not great.  They were a little overdone, actually.  I like mine a little on the underdone side, so they might have been great for someone, but just not for me.  They were seasoned well, though, with light salt and a touch of either season-all or Old Bay; not really sure which.

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While it wasn’t the golden nugget I’m always looking for when I stop someplace like this, it’s certainly someplace that I would recommend to anyone popping through the neighborhood.  From the Urbanspoon rating, however, I would say I’m in the minority.

Redbeard's Bar & Grill on Urbanspoon

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