Brillobox – A Perfect All Around Bar in Bloomfield

Normally when we visit a new bar around the city, we often categorize it based on what they're good at. Allegheny Wine Mixer is great for wine. Independent Brewing Company has a killer draft list if you like Pittsburgh beer. We could go on.

While you can go to all of these spots for other reasons, odds are good you're going to gravitate to their specialties because, well, that is what they're known for.

Brillobox in Pittsburgh's Bloomfield neighborhood does not have one of these primary focuses. Instead, they shine on all three. Throw in a unique and welcoming ambiance and you have a bar that that comes together for the coveted goal of being good at everything- a rare treat in the city.

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Caliente Pizza and Draft House Review – Go For the Pan Crust

Caliente Pizza and Draft House is a Bloomfield favorite that is known for popular Pittsburgh pizzas, nationally award winning crusts, and a tap list that includes a decent selection of local Pittsburgh beer.

But as this one is a pizza place at its heart, we had to visit to check out their critically acclaimed pies to see what the fuss is all about.

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Station Restaurant Review – A Small Plate Dining Experience in Bloomfield

As Station is a relatively new restaurant in Bloomfield with small and large plates, a separate tavern menu, Sunday brunch, craft cocktails, and local beer, it is has been on our list to try for some time.

However, we recently sampled Station's corn custard at a local festival, and it was so good that we immediately catapulted Station to the top of our restaurant list to visit.

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Apteka Pittsburgh Review – Eastern European Vegan Fare in Bloomfield

If you think the hardy, savory flavors of Eastern European cuisine can only be achieved with ingredients like meat and cheese, take a trip to Apteka in Bloomfield and prepare to be wowed by their completely vegan menu that totally gets to the heart of Eastern European food.

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Tram’s Kitchen Review – Authentic Vietnamese in Bloomfield

Tram's Kitchen in Bloomfield

Tram's Kitchen isn't the kind of place you'd go for a gourmet, upscale dining experience.  In fact, you probably shouldn't expect much of this restaurant at all as the inside is, well, pretty basic.

But if you are looking for a dining experience you'd expect to find on the streets of Vietnam, all while being in our beloved Pittsburgh, Tram's Kitchen should definitely be on your radar (and if you are looking for authentic, the decor should be a good sign too!).

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Tessaro’s Review – Legendary Burgers in Bloomfield

Tessaro's Burger with Everything On It

Tessaro's is old school.

Upon stepping inside, everything from the waitresses calling you sweetie to the 1980s computer behind the bar suggests you've entered some sort of time capsule. After checking out so many up-and-coming restaurants and attractions in the past few weeks, we thought it was time to visit a Pittsburgh institution.

Tessaro's has a pretty extensive menu with deli style sandwiches, salads, ribs, steaks, and chicken. But if you've never been here before, there's really only one thing you need to know: get the burger.

Having been on all sorts of “best-of” burger lists, and being in search of the best burger in Pittsburgh ourselves, there was no question that we had to order burgers.

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