Eat + Drink is Pop City's roundup of Pittsburgh's food scene.
Since our last update on Nicky’s Thai Kitchen
, one of the Northside’s most popular restaurants, its second location has opened in Downtown Pittsburgh.
The interior is decorated with artwork and statues from Thailand, an atmosphere manager Dave Brunner says is like a Thai art gallery. The space, originally built for a bank, had most recently housed a pizza shop and art gallery.
Unlike the original Northside location, the downtown restaurant will not be BYOB. But while the full-service bar is still under development patrons are welcome to bring their own alcohol without any corkage fee.
The new restaurant is open for dinner seven days a week, as well as lunch Monday through Saturday. Reservations are available for Friday, Saturday and Sunday dinner service. 903 Penn Avenue. 412-471-THAI (8424).
Sinful Sweets Chocolate Company
has also recently opened in the space adjacent to Nicky’s, at 901 Penn Avenue. Owned by chocolatier Christopher George, the shop sells a variety of handmade, gourmet chocolates. Open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday. 412-235-7865
- Rose Tea Café
is opening a second location on Oakland’s Craig Street (414 S. Craig Street). The original Squirrel Hill location (5874 Forbes Avenue) is well known for its Taiwanese cuisine, considered to be among the best in Pittsburgh. The new location replaces a former mail store which closed last year. 412-421-2238.
- The Grateful Deli & Catering Company
has opened at the intersection of Penn Avenue and Main Street, one block from the Children’s Hospital. The deli offers hoagies, soup, salad, pizza, and more. It replaces a portion of the former Sammy's Famous Corned Beef. 4065 Penn Avenue. 412-682-8000.
Writer: Andrew Moore