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It seems like every week, new restaurants are opening up all over the city – and that’s just the way we like it. In the last few months, more than two dozen new spots have joined the ranks of the Pittsburgh dining scene, tantalizing us with everything from low-country oysters to Japanese street eats.
Read on for our guide to the new and soon-to-open restaurants that will definitely become your new favorites.
#yatai Yakiniku drumstick confit #cocktails Fuji Slushee #lawrenceville newest #hotspot @umamipgh
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One of the most anticipated openings this spring, Roger Li’s Umami has not disappointed. A Japanese-style pub located in the space above Round Corner Cantina is Lawrenceville, Umami is already generating a ton of buzz for their ever-changing sushi list, sashimi, rice bowls and robatayki skewers – and their stellar cocktail list.
Umami (202 38th Street, 3rd Floor)
Millie’s Homemade Ice Cream
It’s never too chilly for ice cream! Warm it up with some hot fudge or make it a sundae!
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Millie’s Homemade already had a cult following in Pittsburgh before they opened up their Shadyside scoop shop earlier this spring. And now? That following has only gotten bigger. It’s all because of their fresh, full-flavored ice creams and sorbets, made with local dairy and in-season produce (rhubarb sorbet, anyone?).
Millie’s Homemade Ice Cream (232 S. Highland Avenue)
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Cozy new Garfield spot Spork might have a funny name – but the food is pure elegance. With a menu that changes daily, Chef Chris Frangiadis dishes out small plates, with a focus on housemade pastas and charcuterie. We’re partial to their elevated burger, which usually is served piled high with perfectly-crispy pancetta.
Spork (5430 Penn Avenue)
PEI mussels w/ fennel pollen- sumac cream.
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After nearly a year-long hiatus, Cibo has reopened its doors in Regent Square, with a new chef and a new menu. Chef Jennifer Buehler Burfield is leading the kitchen and serving up classic Italian dishes, like polenta, venison carpaccio, and (something we always love!) half-shares of house-made pasta.
Cibo (1103 S. Braddock Avenue)
Streets on Carson
Duck fat fried poutine from @StreetsOnCarson with fresh cheese curd…. So good. #Poutine #StreetsOnCarson #SouthsidePGH #FryPorn #Fries
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With an emphasis on global street food, Streets on Carson doesn’t limit itself to one kind of cuisine – at any given time, you can find Quebec-style duck-fat poutine, Philadelphia roast pork and broccoli rabe, and Shang Hai-inspired pork spring rolls all on the same menu. Plus, the street art graffiti-style decor has made for plenty of stellar Instagram shots since they opened their doors in March. Solid food that’s photo-shoot ready? We’re in.
Streets on Carson (1120 East Carson Street)
Muddy Waters Oyster Bar
Don’t forget that every Sunday we have a crawfish boil starting at 5:30! Be there! #cajunspiced #sundaytreat #summerspecial #muddywatersoysterbar
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Muddy Waters Oyster Bar isn’t exactly brand new… they’ve been open since late last year in East Liberty, serving up Southern-style cuisine, including a fresh raw bar (the oysters are a must), and seafood gumbo. But, they made this list because they’ve just introduced a brand-new crawfish boil option every Sunday night during the spring and summer season. In their words, it’s “un-shucking-believable.”
Muddy Waters Oyster Bar (130 S. Highland Avenue)
Revel & Roost
#RiseAndRoost! It’s going to be a gorgeous day in #DowntownPGH. Join us at Roost now for The Great American #Breakfast.
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Downtown’s Revel + Roost opened earlier this year, giving downtowners a brand-new breakfast, lunch and dinner option. The ambitious two-tiered restaurant in Tower Two-Sixty in Market Square is divided into two distinct areas: Revel, which serves fast casual lunch and dinner, and Roost, which serves upscale breakfast and dinner options. On the menu, you’ll find everything from sandwiches and burgers (their’s is stuffed with BBQ-braised shortribs and house-made bacon) to classic steakhouse entrees, like Porterhouse and filet steaks.
Revel + Roost (242 Forbes Avenue at Tower Two-Sixty)
Mac and cheese with kale, mushrooms, peas, caramelized onions and a crumbly crunchy topping ?? New restaurant and I’m a fan! #eatpgh #macandcheese #regentsquare
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Chef/owner Jimmy Browne opened Ease in March in Regent Square, serving up modern comfort cuisine with his own twists. Think four-cheese Mac & Cheese with kale, mushrooms and peas, oven-roasted chicken with smoked cheddar mashed potatoes, and braised rib stroganoff. And, they’re open for lunch!
Ease (111o S. Braddock Ave.)
City Fresh Pasta
Happy Friday! #toofresh #PastaPGH #eatlocalpgh #shoplocal
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After City Fresh Pasta (formerly Ohio City Pasta Pittsburgh) lost their space in the Pittsburgh Public Market when the market closed earlier this year, they decided to open in not one, but two new locations. City Fresh Pasta is serving up fresh daily specials, including homemade pastas, pierogies, and gnocchis, plus a daily soup option from Soup Nancy’s, and made-to-order salads. Find them at their Nova Place location, or at 26th Street Market.
City Fresh Pasta (various locations)
Chicken at All Saints Brewery
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Pittsburghers, it’s time to hit the road. Bobby Fry, who helped launch Bar Marco and the Livermore, has moved his operations to Greensburg, and given new life to Swing Truck. You can usually find it parked outside of All Saint’s Brewery, with an eclectic menu that changes regularly, but usually features some insanely good fried chicken.
Swing Truck (roving, Greensburg, PA)
Finally got to try @aptekapgh! Vegan pierogies (mushroom/sauerkraut and smoked potato/greens) and a black currant vodka cocktail. So delicious! ? Basically my priority this weekend was food.
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Tomasz Skowronski and Kate Lasky, the founders of the much-beloved Pierogi Night pop-ups, are officially killing it at their new Central European-inspired spot, APTEKA. Located right between Bloomfield and Lawrenceville, the vegetable-driven eatery opened earlier this year to rave reviews of their vegan pierogies, small plates, house-made pickles and stellar cocktail program.
APTEKA (4606 Penn Ave.)
Red Star Kombucha
#ginger #hibiscus , #fruit #punch , #blueberry #lavender, these are 3 flavors that we have on tap at the Pittsburgh public market. Come in and check out all our #flavors ! We are open daily untill 6 and happy hour is from 4 – 6 with $3 pints!
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Red Star Kombucha, another Pittsburgh Public Market stalwart that found a new home after the market closed, is now located in Market Square and serves up a rotating selection of their fermented teas daily. Their new space has seven taps, local art on the walls, and $6 happy hour flights from 5:00 to 7:00 every Monday through Friday.
Red Star Kombucha (433 Graeme Street)
Breakfast at Shelly’s
Looking for a classic diner experience? You’ve found it at Breakfast at Shelly’s. The recently-opened Allentown spot makes everything, from pancakes and their sausage-stuffed French Toast rollups, to club sandwiches and homemade pierogies made-to-order, and serves up breakfast and lunch at reasonable prices.
Breakfast at Shelly’s (740 E. Warrington Ave.)
Joe & Pie Cafe
The new sign is gorgeous, guys! ???? Find @joeandpiepgh on Liberty Avenue in #downtownpitt across the street from the @augustwilsoncenter ☕️+?=? ——————————————– #pizzabytheslice #pizzapgh #joeandpiepgh #downtownpgh #eatlocalshopsmall
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Coffee, meet pizza. Joe & Pie Cafe opened earlier this year, giving downtown a much-needed new breakfast, lunch, and dinner spot. On the breakfast menu, you’ll find crepes, omelets and breakfast sandwiches… and coffee, of course. The lunch and dinner menus are anchored by their pizza, made with from-scratch dough and sauce, plus shawarma, gyros, calzones and oven-baked sandwiches.
Joe & Pie Cafe (955 Liberty Ave.)
Always on the hunt for house made chai. No box syrups or powders… @b52_pgh Has got it! #pittsburgh #chai
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Totally vegan… and totally delicious. B52 opened earlier this year with a menu that fuses American and Middle Eastern cuisine, with house-baked goods, chocolates, and a full espresso bar. The all-day cafe features everything from sourdough pancakes to falafel sandwiches, plus small plates, salads, and their ever-popular thick-cut toasts.
B52 (5202 Butler St.)
Keep an eye on this one. Huszar, a Hungarian tavern on the Northside, opened late last year in the former Recovery Room space at 627 E. North Ave. While they’re mostly serving a limited food menu right now, they’re hosting regular special events (like a recent Bacon Roast and music nights) where they’re serving homemade Hungarian specialties, from Porkolt (traditional beef stew with smashed potatoes) to Palacsinta (savory crepes with strawberry jam, apricot jam, Nutella or cottage cheese). Watch for updates on their Facebook page.
Huszar (627 E. North Ave.)
The Abbey On Butler Street
New Butler Street digs #theabby #larryville #pittsburgh
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The recently-opened Abbey on Butler Street is really like three dining experiences in one: A coffee shop that serves coffee, tea and grab and go bites, a full service restaurant, and three different bars scattered around the historical Lawrenceville building… plus, they have an extensive outdoor dining space, perfect for warm-weather cocktail drinking.
The Abbey on Butler Street (4635 Butler Street)
Pork & Beans
time to start building our rock-star team! stop by our OPEN CALL today from 12 – 4pm at 136 6th St.
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We’re getting closer to welcoming Pork & Beans, Rick DeShantz and Keith Fuller’s new smokehouse that celebrates all things pork. though an official opening date for the downtown eatery hasn’t been set yet. What we do know is that the space will include an indoor smoker, with a menu that serves up pay-by-the-pound meats, half-smoked sausages, and schnitzels – plus a bar program with 30 to 40 taps and a deep selection of local beers.
Pork & Beans (136 6th St.)
Did you get #engaged this Holiday Season? Schedule your customized cake tasting with us today! #boozybakery #engagementseason #wedding #weddingcakes #Pittsburgh
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Prohibition Pastries, formerly Eliza’s Oven, was another Pittsburgh Public Market vendor that had to find a new home after the market closed. They’ve since announced new plans to open a storefront at 7105 Reynolds St., in Point Breeze. Look for them to start serving their booze-infused cupcakes, breads and pastries in the next couple of months.
Prohibition Pastries (7105 Reynolds St.)
East End Brewery
Yep, you guessed it. #KegRide to #Taproom
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The Pittsburgh beer world has been buzzing since East End Brewery announced plans to open a new, expanded taproom in the Strip District… and by the looks of their Facebook page, it could be open any day now. Expect 12 taps, bottle sales, and lunch and dinner options, too.
East End Brewery (102 19th St.)
Pittsburgh Juice Company
It never gets old. These colors are so beautiful. ???☀️ #rainbowofcolors #nofilter #coldpressedjuice #organic #flowers #spring #sunshine #beautiful #pittsburgh
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Expansion is the name of the game at Pittsburgh Juice Company. They took over the spot where the former 31st Street Pub used to be, and will be turning the Strip District space into The Superfood Store, a health food store that will sell superfood-rich products, along with their own juices. Expect the store to open later this year.
Pittsburgh Juice Company
Southern Tier Brewing Company
Mother Nature approved. ??????
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When Southern Tier announced plans to open a new brewpub on the North Shore, beer fans got pretty excited. The Lakewood, New York brewery will be setting up their first satellite facility in Pittsburgh, within walking distance of Heinz Field and PNC Park, and will be offerin ga full food menu, plus a massive lineup of both classic STBC beers and Pittsburgh-specific brews. The pub is slated to open this summer.
From AMPD Group, the owners of Steel Cactus, Ten Penny and Sky Bar, comes news of a new brewpub in the works, Local Brewhouse. A spin-off of their Local Bar + Kitchen location, the new spot will be open right across from PNC Park at the corner of Federal Street and W. General Robinson Street.
Slow-roasted and smoked meats will be the centerpiece of a new Lawrenceville restaurant Roasted Barrelhouse. It’s set to take over the spot at 3705 Butler Street, where Eclipse Lounge used to be.
Stickler’s Ice Pops
Introducing the truck to its new home. #sticklers #popsicles #foodtruck #nofilterneeded
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Stickler’s Ice Pops (formerly the Pop Stop) is opening a storefront in Millvale… and it’s coming soon. They’ll serve their fresh fruit pops individually, and will also be offering packs of seasonal flavors, too. The shop is expected to open later this spring.
Stickler’s Ice Pops (1149 Evergreen Ave., Millvale, PA)
Any that we missed? Share your tips in our comments!