2339 E Carson St
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
We had three weddings in three weeks. As the middle wedding came to a close, after a night of wedded action, a comedy club, a strip bar, a casino and Eat ‘n Park, we woke up for the bestest meal of all. Brunch.
The Double Wide is a former gas station in the South Side of Pittsburgh that’s been converted into an open air bar and eatery. There ‘s seats inside, too, but on a sunny Sunday late morning, the outside is where to go.
We started with the 7 Up Pancakes, which their menu states are “three light n fluffy, homemade flapjacks, served with maple syrup or homemade apple cider syrup and butter.” We had but one, and you can’t really taste the 7 Up. Just a really delicious pancake. So, you know. If you’re heading into this expecting to taste a breakfast version of the Uncola, this is not the taste you are seeking.
The Eggs Bendict is Nina’s favorite. Sweet corn bread, with the good bacon. They used to poach the eggs, but don’t now. They seem fried. The Hollandaise sauce they use changes, too. Sometimes, there are jalapenos. Sometimes, there are none. Regardless, it is often tasty.
Sausage, bacon, ham, onion, peppers and shredded cheddar and jack cheese. Yes, Sam went for the Carnivore Omelette. However, this is Steve eating an omelette in the picture, in case you think perhaps Sam lost some of his locks.
Finally, we would be remiss if we did not mention the Junkyard Nachos. They fed an entire table of hungover, hungry post-wedding peoples, including Dr. Brian, who was preparing to journey home. You can see here that they are just packed with toppings, ranging from roasted peppers, black beans and corn to your choice of steak, chicken, shrimp, pork, avocado, or guacamole.
Double Wide is a fun place for a Sunday. Sure, it gets crowded. Yeah. parking is hard to find. But it’s a really interesting looking spot in the midst of the burgeoning, as always, South Side.