👋 Welcome [back]!
🍕 The fun-to-say Alta Via Pizzeria is serving up pies in Bakery Square Tuesday through Sunday as of April.
🇬🇷 Anthos Greek Bakery and Café is now open in Castle Shannon. In addition to classic dishes, the bakery will be cranking out treats like cinnamon pecan monkey bread.
🍺 Coven Brewing has cast its spell on Roundabout’s former digs on Butler St. The brewery is now open Wednesday through Saturday.
🍺 Sly Fox Brewing Company has soft-opened its Highline location. They’ll celebrate their grand opening later in the month.
🍗 Wings Over is opening a Pittsburgh location in East Liberty. They’ll soft open May 11 before a full opening mid-May.
😀 See you soon
🇦🇷 Balvanera plans an Argentine brasserie in the Strip this fall. The couple opening the restaurant has Pittsburgh roots and New York City experience from their location in Manhattan.
🥪 Primo Hoagies is opening a location on Penn Avenue downtown. They’re due to welcome diners July 1.
🏨 The Distrikt Hotel is becoming the Joinery Hotel and will feature restaurant concept T&E downstairs. Butler Hospitality plans a summer 2022 opening for the elevated American eatery, which currently has one location open in Chicago.
🍛 B52 in Upper Lawrenceville has closed. The well-trafficked Middle Eastern vegan spot had become too much for the owner, who will be focusing instead on the Allegro Hearth plant-based bakery in Squirrel Hill.
🥬 In a further blow to Pittsburgh vegans, Reed & Co. shuttered on April 22. The juice bar and takeout spot weathered the pandemic but was doomed by “tough math” that followed flooding issues at the building.
🥳 Festivals aplenty
🍻 Barrel & Flow Fest has announced their brewery (“Barrel”) and music (“Flow”) lineup. The August 13 festival will take place at 3 Crossings in the Strip. Tickets are on sale now.
🍺 The Golden Age Lager Fest at THIS IS RED in Munhall will see a variety of local brewhouses share their finest lager beers with accompaniment by local musicians.
💃 Kaya’s Kayafest is back with a block party that will fill Smallman Street with street food and samba on May 29.
🍸 The Pittsburgh Wine & Spirits Festival is coming to Rivers Casino on May 13, with discounted tickets for designated drivers.