Pittsburgh Local Food News

August 12, 2017

Dear Newsletter Subscriber:

Hello and good morning.  Here is a collection of articles I read during the last week or so that I thought you might be interested in reading yourself.


This month in Pittsburgh food:  What’s opening and what’s closing

Rosilynne Colgan
August 2, 2017

With new restaurants opening at a breakneck pace in the city, we’re keeping tabs each month on what’s opening and what’s closing.

The past month brought sushi burritos (!!!), ice cream and ramen to Downtown, the long-awaited Superior Motors to Braddock, a new restaurant to the old e2 spot, and a few closings of long-time stalwarts.

Here’s what’s on tap — dig in.

Hello Superior Motors, Braddock

With plans in the works for three years, the highly anticipated restaurant from chef Kevin Sousa is now open in Braddock. For Sousa, the town is special: “When I was first introduced to Braddock, I immediately felt a very deep connection to the town and imagined what the downtown must have looked like in its prime. The place just struck a chord that continues to resonate because of where and how I grew up.”

Read the article here - http://isidorefoods.blogspot.com/2017/08/this-month-in-pittsburgh-food-whats.html

Pittsburgh Food Truck Park to open in Millvale

Bob Batz Jr.
August 3, 2017

The Pittsburgh Food Truck Park, which a month ago began teasing people on social media about opening as “Pittsburgh’s first food truck park” without saying where or when, aims to open on the Allegheny River in Millvale, starting this fall, pending approval by borough council.

The outdoor and indoor space is the part of the Millvale Riverfront Park that once was Mr. Small’s Skatepark, right on the riverfront trail and River Front Drive beneath the 40th Street Bridge to Lawrenceville. So plans call for lots of bike racks for customers who’ll come for a daily rotation of up to six of the region’s food trucks, plus a bar with 30 craft beers beneath a beer garden deck, outdoor tables, fire pits and a game yard for corn hole and other pursuits. There’ll be music and other events outside and inside, as the business grows into part of a warehouse the borough now uses for storage.

That’s the vision of the Lang brothers — Matt, Shawn and Tony — who grew up in  Millvale and who now run the Lang Restaurant Group. They started with Steel City Samiches Bar & Grille and Twisted Jimmy’s Bar & Lounge in Indiana, Pa., and then Pig Iron Public House in Cranberry, a second location of which is planned for Downtown next year.

Read the article here –