I've been disappointed in the slide in quality for some Pittsburgh places noted for grabbing a beer, and also a great meal.
Case in point- the Church Brew Works, on Liberty in Bloomfield. Went there three weeks ago, and was disappointed by the menu. It hadn't changed, it seems, in years (except for the prices, which were pretty high). I ordered the buffalo meatloaf, and it was a tiny portion of dry meat, with a small scoop of smashed potatoes. The turkey/sweet potato/watercress salad was even worse- a tiny portion of turkey (overcooked to the point that it may have been a chicken breast) over stale greens. What gives? It used to be a great place! The beer was still pretty good, but the service was bad- its doubtful that I'll be back.
The Sharp Edge in East Liberty was THE place to get a Belgian brew, and the menu was pretty forward-thinking too. Now, it's like it's trying to be some gastro-pub, but they need some serious help in the kitchen- it took an hour for four sandwiches to be served (and this was during 'dead' time). Service was also bad.
Are there any places worth checking out?