Fall is on its way, and with the new season come some restaurant openings (and closings), new locations of your favorite watering holes and lots of Strip District eateries coming soon to the Terminal. There are also lots of expansions afoot for Pittsburgh breweries — check out Pittsburgh Magazine’s list of the 20 breweries growing or adding locations for all things beer.
🍸 The Government Center has added a bar. The North Side’s ever-growing record store and venue first added a coffee shop to their expanding East Avenue location. Now, they’ll be slinging boozy drinks — in a Pittsburgh rarity, they’ll even serve them till 2 a.m. every day. (Deutschtown)
🍔 Moonlit Burgers is serving burgers on Duquesne’s campus. The smash-burger joint has been a hit in Dormont, and their full menu is now on offer just across from the Duquesne University parking garage in the former Red Circle space. (Uptown)
🥟 The Parlor Dim Sum is fully open in the former Ki Ramen location. After hosting private events and a limited number of takeout-only popups, Chef Roger Li’s new concept is serving up Cantonese cuisine to the public that includes steamed noodles and smoked duck. (Lawrenceville)
🇮🇹 Saint Ravioli is bringing some Italian flavor back to Little Italy. The one-man operation started online and now occupies the former Claussen Bakery on Liberty Avenue. Its owner donates some of the proceeds to charitable causes, calling it “altruistic ravioli,” and plans to make other filled pastas soon. (Bloomfield)
😃 See you soonish
🍺 Virginia-based Aslin Beer Co. has set mid-October as the launch date for its location in the renovated Terminal. The brewery will also have Troy Hill’s Scratch & Co. as a “wingman” to develop their food menu. (Strip District)
🌯 Chipotle is also coming to the Terminal. An opening date for the burrito franchise has yet to be announced. Pittsburgh Magazine has more on all the other comings and goings in the development, including news on Posman Books and a new mini-golf destination. (Strip District)
🍔 Mindful Brewing has changed things up in Carnegie. Their previous Asadero by Mindful Brewing concept is giving way to Mindful Carnegie, where the brewery will offer a full lineup of beers accompanying smash burgers, salads and shoestring fries. (Carnegie)
🍷 Nine O’Clock Wines is headed to Butler Street. The women-owned natural wine club is moving from Bar Marco to the Market House on Butler and Main. While they prepare to expand, they’ll continue to fulfill orders, albeit on a more limited basis. (Lawrenceville)
😭 Goodbye (for now)
🇯🇲 2 Sisters 2 Sons is closing their Sharpsburg location. Yesterday was their last day operating out of the Main Street storefront. The Caribbean spot is on the hunt for new digs, and while they look, they’ll continue to host pop-ups and take catering orders. (Sharpsburg)
🇮🇹 Bella Frutteto is shuttering their storefront to focus on takeout and catering. The North Hills Italian spot near Soergel’s Orchard has been a popular date night venue for the past 15 years. The restaurant will continue to operate through mid-October before being replaced with Dee Jay’s BBQ. (Wexford)
🎂 Due to staffing issues, Prantl’s is closing their North Huntington and Squirrel Hill bakeries. Their other locations in Deutschtown, Greensburg and Shadyside will remain open with slightly expanded hours to make up for the closures, which the bakery stresses are temporary. (Various)
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