D's is on South Braddock Ave off the Parkway East next to Regent Square. Its been around for quite a while now and was one of the first places in Pittsburgh where you could go buy individual micro-brewed beers.
Me and my companion stopped there on a Friday night and like everything else on S.Braddock Ave. was packed wall to wall with people. So we just bought a couple of beers and drank them outside as we waited for our table. D's beer selection is absolutely huge and you should have no problem finding a brewskie to your liking
After waiting about 20 minutes we were seated
The interior is eclectic yet cozy. There is a big mural of Hollywood stars and Pittsburgh celebrities on one wall, and statues of trappist monks on the other.
For our order we got a side of fries, a Veggie Chihuahua Dog, a Chili Cheese Dog, and a D's Brat with mustard and onion.
The fries are terrific. Being batter dipped they have a great crunch.
|Veggie Chihuahua Dog $4.19|
|Chili Cheese Dog $4.19|
The Chilli Cheese dog was great. The hot dog is a Vienna Beef dog from Chicago. Vienna Beef is recognized as one of the best purveyors of tube steaks in the US. The chili was all beef no beans which is a plus. The dog was grilled perfectly with just the right amount of charred crust on the casing. Also the casing is natural so it has a nice snap to it.
|D's Brat with grilled onion and brown mustard $4.99|
The D's brat is a smoked bratwurst with small pieces of cheese inside it. Besides the onions needing a little more time on the grill, this was a tasty sausage. The savory and smokiness of the brat was balanced out nicely by the brown mustard.
D's has a ton of different toppings that you can put on your dogs in any combo you choose for free. They also have burgers, wings, hoagies, etc.
So D's has great dogs, a large selection of beers on tap, and more importantly a Beer Cave. Whats not too like?