It’s finally happened.
The downtown smokehouse from Richard Deshantz (Meat & Potatoes, tako, Butcher and the Rye) and Keith Fuller (Root 174) opened on Tuesday, serving up sandwiches, entrees (BBQ shortribs!) and sides, like and Potato Salad with mustard and Mac & Cheese shells with Trenton pork roll and a house hot sauce.
But the real star of the show is the pay-by-the-pound meats, like pork belly, brisket and ribs.
Over at the bar, you’ll find 36 taps of beer, wine, cold brew and cocktails all on draft, and a generous selection of whiskey.
The original anticipated opening day was this spring, but as DeShantz told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, permit issues caused the delay.
“We had an issue with our putting our smoker in,” DeShantz said. “When you’re building things, obstacles come up. We want to do everything by the book so we don’t have any issues down the road. The city wants to make sure everything is done right, too.”
Pork & Beans is open Tuesday to Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 4:00 p.m. to midnight, with the bar open later.
Pork & Beans (136 Sixth Street)