A joint beer competition, an iced tea takeover, an ace lodge drama and different information about Pittsburgh meals | Meals | Pittsburgh
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Con Alma in Shadyside
With a soul
5884 Ellsworth Ave., Shadyside. conalmapgh.com
If you haven’t already gone to Con Alma, hope to check it out before all pandemic restrictions are lifted and the out-of-towners flock in. Esquire magazine listed the restaurant and jazz bar as one of its best bars in. on America. “If you want to instantly and inexplicably become the star of your own film noir, walk within ten feet of Con Alma,” the Esquire article reads. “You’ll hear jazz sneaking out of the house before you even know which building the club is, your world – and the night – turns black and white.” But beware for those who want to go there soon: the bar is for the next one Closed this week as employees prepare to open their second location at 613 Penn Avenue in the cultural district of downtown Pittsburgh.
120 S. Whitfield St., East Liberty. acehotel.com
Fans of the Ace Hotel in East Liberty have been mourning what they believed was the end of the room for a year. It was recently revealed that the owners of the building are in a battle with the hotel brand and have tried to reopen the space as an “independent hotel” without the famous Ace name. The move was rejected by Allegheny Common Pleas Court Judge Christine Ward, according to law360.com.
Ace Hotel and its restaurant, The Whitfield, which opened in a former YMCA building in 2015, have been closed since the pandemic began. However, according to the Pittsburgh Business Times, the East Liberty Hotel was in financial trouble before March 2020, and the Ace Hotel Group claims the building owners have defaulted on their loans for the property. The Business Times says a court order should remain closed to the hotel “until the court decides otherwise,” according to the ruling.
10 E. Sherman St., Millvale. gristhouse.com
After closing the Millvale Brewery and the Grist House taproom for over a year due to the pandemic, it will reopen to the public on Wednesday June 2nd. According to their Facebook page, Grist House “worked and updated hard behind the scenes for months.” our plant, plan security measures and even build a completely new building. ”Beer fans will have to wait a little longer to view the upcoming new building, but the brewery is now Wednesday to Friday from 4pm to 10pm, Saturday 12pm to 10pm and 12pm. Open at 8 p.m. on Sunday.
East End brows
147 Julius St., Larimer. eastendbrewing.com
East End Brewing’s indoor brew pub is now open for seating after being closed for over a year. “We’ll be serving beer in ACTUAL GLASSWARE behind our chic new bar,” says a Facebook post from the brewery and proves that they are just as excited as we are to get the big hops on tap. Roadside pickup is no longer available, but free Saturday morning delivery of beer to your home will continue. The brewery has also postponed the summer hours to celebrate the reopening of their brewpub. You can now have a pint indoors Tuesday through Friday from 5pm to 10pm, Saturday from 12pm to 10pm, and Sunday from 12pm to 6pm.
200 children’s path, north side. föderalgalley.org
Last week we brought you the news of a new secret burrito club from the folks of El Guapo who recently served their last meal at the North Side Food Hall Federal Galley. This week we have the information about the replacement of El Guapo. Provision PGH, an American restaurant that has been in the Food Hall since its launch in 2017, announced that it is opening a second restaurant concept in the galley: Culture, Food of the Mediterranean. An opening date has not yet been listed, but a sketch pad titled “Graduation Menus” on her new Instagram account (@ culture.pgh) promises tapas and sandwiches, as well as bigger plates.
Barrel and flow
Barrel & Flow, Pittsburgh’s popular black beer festival, has announced its official list of breweries to be served at the event, September 10-12. Formerly known as Fresh Fest and voted second best beer festival by USA Today, this year’s hybrid festival brings together R&B and soul-singer-songwriter INEZ with Butler Brew Works, podcaster Girls Running Shit with Arsenal Cider, 1Hoods Miracle Jones with Lucky Sign Spirits, North Sides Happy Day Ice Cream with Four Points Brewery and more. “These exclusive collaborations present and celebrate black artists, entrepreneurs and breweries from all over the country,” says the Barrel & Flow announcement. Tickets are available now at Barrelandflow.com/ticket. Iced tea in town
Instagram.com/tupelohoneyteas, Instagram.com/banthateabar, Instagram.com/bluemonkeyteapgh, Instagram.com/gryphonstea, Instagram.com/dobrateapgh and Instagram.com/ultramatcha
According to an Instagram post by Tupelo Honey Teas from Millvale, six Pittsburgh tea shops are joining forces to declare iced tea the “OFFICIAL Drink of the Year 2021”. Just in time for National Iced Tea Month, Tupelo is accompanied by Bantha Tea Bar of Garfield, Blue Monkey Tea Pittsburgh and Dobra Tea of Squirrel Hill, Gryphons Tea of Bloomfield and Ultra Matcha of Lawrenceville for specials, fun videos and more on the loved one Summer drink.
Millie’s sweet reading
Millie’s homemade ice cream, multiple locations. millieshomemade.com
Think BOOK IT from Pizza Hut! Program? Well that’s even better! The local ice cream parlor Millie’s Homemade Ice Cream has partnered with local libraries and the White Whale Bookstore to offer a summer reading program for all ages. Get a Millie’s Sweet Reads bookmark from any Millie location, White Whale, or any of the participating libraries; This summer, read five books (or, if your child is young, have someone read them to you) and put them on the bookmark; ask a librarian to validate the bookmark with an official stamp; Then redeem the bookmark for free ice cream at any Millie location (except a third-party kiosk or Kennywood). After you’ve eaten the ice cream, use the bookmark as a 10% coupon on your next purchase at White Whale. (We recommend Pittsburgh writer Brian Broome’s new memoir, Punch Me Up to the Gods.)
Three Rivers Arts Festival
Fri. June 4th Sun. June 13th met.trustarts.org
Art and concerts are back at this year’s Three Rivers Arts Festival, as are the food courts. Grab a chicken stick and lemonade before heading to downtown Pittsburgh for this weekend art or show. Five different food court locations will be spread throughout the festival: the Dollar Bank Main Stage in Point State Park, the Riverside Stage on Fifth Avenue, and the artist booths on Fort Duquesne Boulevard and two near Eighth Street. Check out the food courts, stages, and more on the festival map.
And if you like your food in sticker form, be sure to stop by the artist booth owned by local artist Emily McGaughey, who sells her Pittsburgh Pal sticker featuring a smiling pierogi, ketchup bottle, and keystone.
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The Picky Eaters line: Know-it-Owl, Sly-as-a-Fox, Gopher-it, Paw-some, Purr-fection and Dino-Mite
Confession: I live in a ketchup-obsessed city and I hate the red spice. Ever since I was a child. In fact, I recently tweeted that I prefer my mustard fries over ketchup and practically started World War III on Twitter. But imagine if my mom tried serving me ketchup-coated fries with a cute orange cat picker. Picky Eaters are a new line of adorable, characterful picks designed by Pittsburgh mothers Stephanie Fedro-Byrom and Karen Krieger to help picky kids eat healthier foods. But I predict that adults will also take advantage of these for fun post-pandemic parties, because who doesn’t want to nibble on fruit topped with an owl or a fox? Bonus: They’re made in Meadville, Pennsylvania. Just don’t throw them away after you’ve eaten, a six pack is $ 46.95.