From a winter food truck festival to Pittsburgh Restaurant Week, here’s what the first month of 2017 has in store for you (and your taste buds).
Monday, January 2: Service Industry New Year’s Eve at Social House Seven
Work in the service industry? Then you probably worked on New Year’s Eve. If you did, Social House Seven is giving you another opportunity to count down to 2017 with a Service Industry NYE party. The party begins at 9:00 p.m. and ticket prices range from $10 to $25. Check out their event page for more information.
Thursday, January 5: Beer + Yoga Winter Series Kickoff at Brew Gentlemen
The Brew Gentlemen is kicking off the winter session of their weekly Beer + Yoga classes on Thursday, January 5. Each class will be held on Thursday evenings through March 9 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Classes are $5, and include a complimentary 5 oz. beer after class. For more information, visit their event page.
Saturday, January 7: Winter Food-Truck-a-Palooza
Good Taste! Pittsburgh’s Food-Truck-a-Palooza is moving indoors to the Monroeville Convention Center with 20 trucks participating, including South Side BBQ Company, Philly Buster Food Truck and PGH Sandwich Society. Tickets to enter are $10 per person, and can be purchased online.
Saturday, January 7: Dogfish Head Beer for Brunch at Industry Public House
The North Fayette location of Industry Public House is betting that you’re going to want beer with your brunch on Saturday, January 7. They’re teaming up with Delaware’s Dogfish Head Brewery for a special brunch event with beer-infused menu items, and beer pairings. Industry Public House (140 Andrew Drive)
Monday, January 9 to Sunday, January 15: Pittsburgh Restaurant Week
The winter session of Pittsburgh Restaurant Week kicks off on Monday, January 9 with more than 50 restaurants participating with $20.17, $25.17 and $35.17 lunches and dinners, including new additions like DiAnoia’s Eatery and Pork & Beans. Pittsburgh Restaurant Week
Monday, January 16: Merchant Oyster Co. Popup at Station
Dennis Marron’s Merchant Oyster Co. isn’t opening until later this year, but he’s giving us a taste of what to expect at an ‘Oyster Bar Popup’ at Station in Bloomfield. Marron will be serving all of the traditional oyster bar dishes, like lobster rolls, stuffed clams and chowder, and Station will be providing inventive cocktails. Check out their event page for more details.
Monday, January 16: Winter Wonder Feast at The Summit
Enjoy a five-course Greek-focused meal at Mt. Washington’s The Summit. The menu will feature dishes like Grilled Octopus, Espresso and Red Wine-braised Short Ribs, and a unique take on ‘Ants on a Log.’ Tickets are $50 for dinner, with an additional $30 optional cocktail pairing. To see the full menu and purchase tickets, visit their event page.
Monday, January 16: Moos & Brews Pairing Class
Wheel and Wedge cheese shop and Insurrection AleWorks are hosting a cheese and beer pairing class at the Heidelberg brewery. Six different beers will be paired with six different cheeses while instructors discuss pairing and tasting notes. Seats are $25 per person, and can be purchased online.
Saturday, January 21: Good Wood Barrel-Aged Beer Fest
The third annual Good Wood Barrel-Aged Beer Fest is taking place at East End Brewing Company, with 17 Pittsburgh-area breweries, sharing and sampling their best barrel-aged brews, plus Wigle Whiskey will be on hand with samples of their spirits, too. Tickets are $50 per person, and designated driver tickets are $15 per person. To purchase tickets, visit their event page.
Monday, January 23: Dancing Gnome Beer Dinner at Carota Café
Smallman Galley’s Carota Café is hosting a Dancing Gnome Beer Dinner, featuring five courses and six beers, with a menu utilizing produce from Who Cooks For You Farm. Tickets are $70 per person, and can be purchased online.
Tuesday, January 24: Market District Six-Part Cooking Basics Class Kickoff
Learn everything from basic knife skills to seafood cooking techniques at this six-week course offered by Market District in Robinson Township. The class will meet every Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and costs $250 for all six session. For more information, visit their event page.
Sunday, January 28: Pittsburgh’s Wine on the Three Rivers
Love wine? You’re in luck. Pittsburgh’s Wine on the Three Rivers event is happening at The David L. Lawrence Convention Center with eight staggered sessions on January 28. Ticket are $10 per person, and include samples from Pennsylvania wineries, include Bee King Winery, Nectar Valley Winery and Star Hill Winery. For more information, visit the event page.