Pittsburgh Local Food News

July 22, 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.


Everything you need to know about Superior Motors’ highly anticipated opening

Rossilynne Culgan
July 12, 2017

Plans for Braddock restaurant Superior Motors have been bubbling for three years. In just a few short days, the restaurant opens.

A lot has been said about the new project by Kevin Sousa, so we’ve distilled the most important details. Here’s what you need to know — and how to get a dinner reservation.

Why is this a big deal?
Two major reasons:

A renowned culinary history

Kevin Sousa was the executive chef behind beloved Penn Avenue restaurant Salt of the Earth, which made a major impact in Pittsburgh’s food scene. He opened two other restaurants, Union Pig & Chicken and Station Street Hot Dogs, which have since closed.

Pittsburgh Magazine restaurant critic/food editor Hal B. Klein lauded Salt of the Earth for its “forward-thinking, modernist menus.”

“His restaurant was at the vanguard of a new style of destination-dining, contemporary restaurants that focused more on sourcing and creativity than on pleasing a white-tablecloth crowd,” Klein wrote.

For a link to the entire article, click here – http://isidorefoods.blogspot.com/2017/07/everything-you-need-to-know-about.html

Restaurant news:  19 Pittsburgh-area restaurants recognized for wine lists

Dan Gigler
July 13, 2017

Wine Spectator has released its annual restaurant awards issue, and 19 Pittsburgh-area restaurants were honored for their wine lists.

In the city, The Carlton, Eddie V’s, The Capital Grille, Morton’s and Poros (Downtown); Le Mont, Altius and Monterey Bay (Mount Washington); Alla Famigilia (Allentown); Spoon (East Liberty); and Andrew’s Steak and Seafood (Chateau) are all honorees.

Outside the city, Ditka’s (Robinson and Pine); Off the Hook (Marshall); Bistecca (North Strabane); Helen’s (Seven Springs); The Grand Valley Inn (Fallston); Lautrec (Farmington); and Green Gables (Jennerstown) are recognized.

For a link to the entire article, click here – http://isidorefoods.blogspot.com/2017/07/restaurant-news-19-pittsburgh-area.html

15 tried-and-true Pittsburgh restaurants that have stood the test of time

Michael Machosky
July 13, 2017

When it comes to cities with a vibrant dining culture—and we can safely say Pittsburgh is one of them now (right?)—there’s a pronounced bias towards the new. Restaurants, trends, ingredients and concepts all come and go in the blink of an eye. It can be hard to keep up.

We get it. The promise of the new is always going to be a story. That’s why oceans of ink (and, uh, pixels) have been spilled on the subject of places like Superior Motors in Braddock, which just ever-so-softly has opened its doors.

But we thought it would also be a good idea to showcase the places that have stood the test of time. These are restaurants that have carved out a niche and made it their own, or have found ways to reinvent themselves to stay relevant. They’ve earned their reputations the hard way, weathered adversity, and fought the fickle nature of modern dining to a draw.

Ten years is a long time for a human being. But for a restaurant, a decade might as well be 100 years. Survival is a real accomplishment.

For a link to the entire article, click here - http://isidorefoods.blogspot.com/2017/07/15-tried-and-true-pittsburgh.html