I tried to upload a pic from 7 years ago where I looked much younger and my hair was totally on point and I didn't have kids yet. But those sweet pics wouldn't load onto Squarespace for some reason, so you get this bullshit.

Anyways, my name is Matt Brinker and I've lived around Pittsburgh my entire life, but confession time: I actually am not that familiar with Pittsburgh and the surrounding towns. I was always that kid that looked out the window during a car ride to look at the scenery and never noticed where we were actually going. Were you to come up to me and ask, "What do you think of Bloomfield?" I'd say, "Where's that?" And then my mom would say, "That's where your brother lives idiot."

This blog is an effort to get to know all the neighborhoods. I'll try to drink some Bloody Mary's and eat some doughnuts on the way and show you, but I'll try to add a little bit of culture to this place, because pics of food have been around since Instagram started in 1887 when William H Macy took a pic of his mince pie.

If you're an owner or head-chef of an establishment (restaurant, brewery, etc) in the greater Pittsburgh area, hit me up. I'd love to swing by your place to interview you and give you free publicity. Any of the social links below go right to me. But always know, I'll always tell the reader what I actually think.


All photos on this site were taken by me unless otherwise noted. (But seriously, I took them)