Yinzburg makes some tasty BBQ for y’all…


YinzBurgh BBQ on UrbanspoonLast night before the band played a show in Bloomfield, my wife & I stopped with some friends at Yinzburg BBQ on Baum Blvd. in Bloomfield.  Last time I was in that building it was a Roly Poly, and it’s certainly a different place now.

Yelp | Pittsburgh BBQ

Yelp | Pittsburgh BBQ

I’m a huge fan of BBQ and I have been reading great reviews about the place online, so I was very anxious to check it out.  (Also, I’ve been in a BBQ mood lately.)  Of course with the whole shellfish allergy thing, I took a look at the menu online before we went down.  My mouth was watering at all of the delicious prospects.  Thankfully, there is no deathfish present on the menu.  I’ve sadly gone to places before that have had daily specials or menu revamps that aren’t online… so I decided to send them an email.  I was met with a quick, friendly & inviting reply from owner & chef Richard.  His philosophy seems to be summed up in his email signature:

1. Barbecue is a cuisine; Barbecue sauce is a condiment!
2. The sauce is served on the side.
3. The love is in the rub!

When we walked in we were greeted by a woman with a sweet southern accent who asked us if we had ever been there before.  We indicated that we hadn’t & got a lesson in the 4 main & 2 hot barbecue sauces.  I liked the vinegar one & the signature red…  And, I liked that you could get 2 different ones with your meal.  Next time I might get the mustard sauce.

I had the brisket & pulled pork combo with the signature red & vinegar sauces (served on the side, so you can apply or dip however you like), the coleslaw, and a root beer from Natrona.  I tried both meats sans sauce, and they were incredible.  I found myself having a hard time deciding which sauce I liked better with which meat.  The coleslaw was creamy and flavorful.  I also had a sample of my wife’s mac n’ cheese (she got a delicious looking half chicken), and our friends’ collard greens.  The mac n’ cheese was nice & creamy and the collard greens were delicious.  I’ve sadly never had any until now.  We even had a very satisfied vegetarian in our midst who seemed to really like the smoked tofu wrap.  It’s not every day you find a BBQ place that serves vegan and vegetarian items.

There were two 2-seater tables outside, and 2 tables with standing room only inside.  We stood as we dined,negotiating around the mountain of food in front of us.  Halfway through the meal, I was already planning what to order for my next visit.  Next time it’s chicken & ribs… maybe the black eyed peas on the side.  Next time will also be soon!  They asked us to tell our friends… and if you’re reading this… you’re my friend, and you need to go check this place out!

I was so enamored with the food… I forgot to take a photo to upload to UrbanSpoon… oh well, maybe next time!

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5 responses to “Yinzburg makes some tasty BBQ for y’all…

  1. Barbecue is one of the best and favorite meal I cooked. My family really enjoyed the taste of it. If you are looking for more tasty, exciting and interesting barbecue recipe, try to visit my favorite food site, GOURMANDIA. I assure you will really enjoy that site. Not only that you could watch their recipe videos and replay it again and again! Enjoy!

  2. Hey thanks for the recommendation. We found ourselves headed to Bloomfield on Tuesday evening so we dropped by this place. Loved it.

    The brisket had a bit more of a roast beef flavor than the usual barbecued brisket I’m used to, but the pork was amazing. All the sauces were great, it was really hard to pick one or two! And the mac & cheese was very peppery, which I am a big fan of, so I enjoyed that too (also the cheese tasted like really, really extra sharp cheddar).

    The sign said they also had banana pudding for dessert — which I definitely wanted to try, but after all that food (the wife and I shared a medium brisket plate and a medium pulled pork plate, both included cole slaw and mac & cheese, plus we each got a piece of corn bread too), there was no way I was going to be able to do dessert too…

    Thanks again, I’m sure we’ll be back sometime whenever we’re in the area again.

    • Glad you liked it! They are incredible… We were back once, we need to go a 2nd time!

      • Yeah, cool — maybe we’ll see you sometime if we’re all going to a show in the area.

        Also, I think they added some chairs (well, bar stools) to their indoor tables since you were there. They still only have two tables though. Fortunately nobody else was eating there at the time.

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