Featuring a colorful variety of restaurant openings, holiday pop-ups and franchise expansions, this December restaurant roundup has everything from appetizers to dessert. Keep reading for the latest in Pittsburgh food!
🍛 Bombay to Burgh is serving Indian cuisine across from Edgewood Towne Center. The restaurant’s owner was a contestant on Hell’s Kitchen and worked in corporate dining before opening the spot. (Swissvale)
🍸 Cadence Cellars is bringing Prohibition vibes to a historic building on Smallman Street. The cocktail joint is a collaboration between Pro Bike + Run and Common Plea catering and shares space with those two businesses in the renovated warehouse. (Strip District)
🐔 Welcome to Flavortown — Guy Fieri’s Chicken Guy! is now open at PPG Place right near the skating rink. As with other Fieri concepts, expect big honkin’ sandwiches, zesty sauces and of course a cardboard cut-out of the chef, who plans to appear at the location sometime soon. (Downtown)
☕ Commonplace Coffee is switching it up in Point Breeze. The local coffee chain is relocating from Reynolds Street and moving into the new Rockwell Park development across from the East End Food Co-op. (North Point Breeze)
🌮 Condado continues its relentless Pittsburgh expansion with a new taco spot on Penn that opened last month. (East Liberty)
🥩 The Fat Butcher is bringing fresh meats back to Butler Street. Specializing in farm-to-table offerings sourced from the region, the shop also serves cold cuts, coffee and fresh sandwiches from a newly built-out space by a Vandergrift native who named the shop after his brother. (Upper Lawrenceville)
🌮 Mezcal Mexican Cantina is now open in Larryville. Located next to Row House Cinema, the Central American eatery features authentic cuisine and a wide array of cocktails in a cozy Butler Street storefront. (Central Lawrenceville)
🍕 Tu Mangi is serving Italian-American comfort food on Route 51. The takeout eatery evolved from a food truck and features hand-tossed dough used for Sicilian pizzas, wedgie sandwiches and other savory snacks. (Baldwin)
😃 See you soonish
🍷 Barcelona Wine Bar is coming to the Cultural District. The tapas chain will fill the space formerly occupied by Sharp Edge and include an outdoor dining area. Diners will have to wait to enjoy the Catalan cuisine until the middle of 2023. (Downtown)
🍕 Blue Sparrow will park its food bus permanently at Dancing Gnome next year. Paired with a woodfired pizza oven, the global street food vendor has long partnered with Dancing Gnome as a pop-up vendor, and keeping the bus at the brewery from January onward will allow them to experiment further with their pizza offerings. (Sharpsburg)
🏁 Rally’s is building a new location in the Steel Valley. The fast food chain, which does business as Checkers in some states, joins a Penn Hills franchise in the region. (Munhall)
😲 Pop-ups and parties
🌈 In the wake of the deadly Club Q shooting in Colorado, Trace Brewing is fundraising by donating 100% of the proceeds of Pride merch to a joint fundraiser for the victim’s families. The sale continues through Dec. 2.
🎅 The Tipsy Elf is popping up at Hough’s. The Christmassy bar will feature winter warmer drinks and tons of yuletide décor in the homey pub. (Greenfield)
🎅 Going all out for the holidays? If Christmas pop-ups are your thing, the Tipsy Elf isn’t the only game in town. There are holiday pop-ups throughout town, including Après Ski in the former Butcher & the Rye location and ten others throughout the region. Check out the full rundown at the link. 👉 (Various)
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