It’s been quiet this past month, though signs of life at yet-to-open restaurants mean there are more tasty treats coming our way. Read on for the latest in Pittsburgh food openings, changes and closures.
🥩 Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse has landed: the fancy eatery now takes up two floors of the neo-Gothic Union Trust Building. The steakhouse’s beef specialties come accompanied by an “extensive, award-winning wine list.” Of note: the new spot has a “strict, upscale dress code.” (Downtown)
🇱🇧 Pita My Shawarma is serving a taste of Lebanon in Cranberry. The street food spot opened on Oct. 8 on US-19 just four years after starting out of a repurposed postal truck and two years after opening a successful brick-and-mortar on Butler Street. (Cranberry)
🥩 Richard DeShantz’s latest project is a supper-club spot called the Rib Room. Open to 16 diners at a time, the exclusive space at the back of Meat & Potatoes will center its menu on prime rib that’s aged in house alongside steak, seafood and cocktails. (Downtown)
🥬 Vegans, rejoice: two pop-ups are now serving vegan bites at spots throughout Lawrenceville, the East End and the Allegheny Valley. NoocH and pure grub 412 have brought vegan cheeses, proteins and vegetable dishes to places like Two Frays in Garfield and Farmer x Baker in Aspinwall. Follow them both on Instagram to see where they land next. 👉 (@nooch_pgh, @puregrub412)
🍺 White Whale Books is now serving Mindful beer. Customers of the Bloomfield spot can now sidle up to the bar for craft brews in addition to coffee from 12 to 7 p.m. The bookstore and brewer are planning a collaborative beer in 2023. (Bloomfield)
😃 See you soonish
🍺 A group that owns axe-throwing businesses is buying Hambone’s. The group notes that the erstwhile Lawrenceville dive needs significant renovations but plans to keep it a neighborhood bar called The Derby. Plans include homemade fries and other comfort food as well as the return of live comedy and music to the space. (Lawrenceville)
See something we missed? Let us know—send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can update the web post of November’s roundup. We’ll have more food news coming atcha next month to finish out 2022!