Eat + Drink is Pop City's roundup of restaurant and food news.
, Chef Justin Severino’s Lawrenceville restaurant, has obtained a liquor license. While the restaurant will offer a full-service bar, its full menu of wines and specialty cocktails won’t be ready for another few weeks. “Right now, they’re just testing some stuff out,” says restaurant spokesperson Gita McCutcheon.
- A new addition to Pittsburgh’s food truck scene, the PGH Crepes cart sets up at the corner of Penn Avenue and 20th Street on weekends and makes its way around town during the week.
“We really like the carts in general. We think it speaks well the entrepreneurial spirit of Pittsburgh,” says Leigh White of the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership. “It’s a new twist on things, and a nice compliment to the many restaurants downtown.”
To find the crepe cart, follow it on Twitter @pghcrepes
, the Squirrel Hill-based makers of Belgian-style Liège waffles, will open a kiosk in Schenley Plaza in mid-May.
And now that the weather is good, it’s time to dine outdoors. Here are some of the latest openings:
Make Your Mark Artspace & Coffeehouse
in Point Breeze opened its serene back patio last week.
The garden portion of Pusadee’s Garden
in Lawrenceville is ethereal and lovely.
The partially re-done patio at Kelly’s Lounge in East Liberty is open, as is the spacious back patio at Lawrenceville’s Round Corner Cantina
in the Strip has tables around the outside of its corner location, as well as stools at its garage-door coffee counter.
Orange chairs adorn the patio at Verde Mexican Kitchen & Cantina
in Oakland has some of Pittsburgh’s best outdoor seating, and plenty to go around with school out for the summer.
Biddle’s Escape, a coffee shop tucked away off the main drag in Regent Square, has a spacious and tree-shaded deck.
And Il Pizzaiolo, in both Market Square and Mt. Lebanon has outdoor spaces. In the Mt. Lebanon location, the charming terrace in the back just opened and in Market Square, you'll find tables outside the new location next to Starbucks.
Writer: Matthew Wein
Sources: Gita McCutcheon, Leigh White