I love to eat BBQ but I’m far from resembling a pitmaster. I’d say “Backyard BBQ & Beer Dude with a brisket addiction” would probably fit me best. I’ve been a craft beer advocate and podcaster for 10 years at “Should I Drink That?” and on the weekends when I’m not thinking of beer, I’m dreaming of BBQ. I have a small yard in the South Hills so I try to get the most I can out of my Weber charcoal grill.
The focus on this site will be featuring what we have locally and touch on where to buy supplies, accessories and review books/videos. If there’s something you want to see let me know! I spend a lot of time on my grill cooking for the family so expect updates from there also. (Have you seen the new Weber Charcoal Summit? WOW!)
I started this site out of a need that didn’t exist a few years ago, to have an unbiased place to find BBQ restaurants in the SWPA and Pittsburgh area. Along with craft beer, the barbecue scene in Pittsburgh has caught fire (ooohhhh starting with the bad jokes already) and many people have asked me where they should go.
Pittsburgh BBQ Directory
The directory has over 30 restaurants and stands in the greater Pittsburgh area. The only requirement to make the list is to have the majority of your menu BBQ related. I’m not talking Eat n Park’s “OMG IT’S MAY BBQ” menu either or a place that may have a good rack of ribs. We’ll figure out what to do with them later. Our “Events” section covers Pittsburgh and will accept submissions within 180 miles.
I’ve been kicking the tires to get everything setup and today launches our social accounts. You can follow Yinz Love BBQ on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and in a few days you’ll find some of my favorite BBQ pins on Pinterest.
You can’t choose where inspiration comes from; it finds you. Being able to create has more to do with your passion and influences than where you’re physically located. It was believed Pittsburgh couldn’t brew beer besides Rolling Rock or Iron City but by the end of 2016 we will have close to 40 breweries open. The steel mills are gone and the hazes you see now are from pits along our 3 rivers firing up.
Peace, love, smoke