Plus, some tips on food for Easter
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🍝 New bites in the ‘Burgh

Plus, some tips on food for Easter

Happy Friday!

A new month has begun, and you know what that means. We’re back with our normal monthly food-and-drink updates … even though nothing really seems “normal” these days.

This month, we haven’t heard of any closings (so there’s some good news). And hopefully soon, service industry folks (and all of us!) will be able to get vaccinated. For now, we’re sticking with take-out. 

Despite the struggling economy, Pittsburgh is chewing on some great new spots, with dozens more on the horizon.

In case you missed last month’s edition, catch up here. If we missed something, hit reply and let us know so we can add it to the list.

Now, read on and remember to drink (and dine) responsibly.

🍅 Bubbly, saucy Al Taglio Rossa from LeVia Trattoria (📸: @leviatrattoria)


🇲🇽 Audrina’s Mexican Grille is serving burritos, tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas, and more in the former home of Bill Ung’s Tea Garden in Greenfield.

Claussen Cafehaus in twisting things up on Liberty Avenue in Bloomfield with its local organic soft pretzels, fair trade coffee, and all-natural ice cream — currently serving take-out and to-go orders.

De Fer Coffee & Tea, a Strip District fave, has officially opened its doors at The Highline in the South Side and has another location coming to South Oakland.

🍕 Doughbar Pizzeria & Rotisserie is slinging pizza, rotisserie chicken, and hoagies on the South Side. Get the best of both worlds with their buffalo chicken pie.

🍺 Four Points Brewing opened a new location on Western Avenue in the North Side and is currently only selling carry-out cans.

🐉 Gi-Jin, the long-awaited hand roll and gin bar, is finally opening Downtown on April 6. With years of anticipation, restaurateurs Richard DeShantz and Tolga Sevdik set out to create a “refined, intimate bar that’s re-imagining the sushi experience.”

🍝 LeVia Trattoria, a family-owned Italian restaurant in Lawrenceville, is serving take-out and delivery. Don’t skip on a slice of Roman style pizza.

🍚 Oishii Donburi, the latest from the owners of Oakland’s Oishii Bento, is now serving Korean and Japanese food in Lawrenceville.

🌱 Roots Natural Kitchen, the small restaurant chain known for healthy salads and grain bowls, recently opened a new location in Bloomfield, Good Food Pittsburgh reports.

💛 Yinz Coffee has taken over the old Crazy Mocha storefront on the North Side and plans to have add a small market section selling local goods.

See you soon

🍖 The Eagle Food & Beer Bar is bringing “home-style food, a lively vibe, and a house-party feel” to Downtown, TribLIVE reports. It’s set to open “very soon.”

🌮 Gordo’s Tacos & Tequila, a “new double-decker restaurant” serving Mexico city-style food, is planning to open on Mount Washington by Cinco de Mayo, NEXTPittsburgh reports.

🍹 Tonic Coffee, a coffee/mocktail bar “inspired by world travels and inclusivity” is coming to Lawrenceville this spring. 

➡️ Galley Bakery Square, formerly Smallman Galley, is set to open this May with four restaurant concepts: GG’s Cafe, Somi, City Fresh Pasta, and Bubba’s.

🍕 The team behind Lorelei, a cocktail bar in the historic Werner Building, are opening Woodfired by Lorelei in East Liberty. In the meantime, follow their page for pizza pop-ups.

🍷 Con Alma, the popular Shadyside restaurant and jazz bar, is opening a second location Downtown this year across from Heinz Hall. An exact opening date is TBD.

🍔 Burgh’ers Brewing is set to bring smash burgers to The Highline in South Side this summer, NEXTpittsburgh reports.

For the rest of our "coming soon" food and drink list and other long-term openings on our radar, read the full story here.

Need weekend plans?

Help us help you

Today our members — a.k.a. Incline Insiders — are getting a weekend guide specially curated by us! It includes a new beer release, fun pop-ups to shop, and tips on some of the most coveted soups in town.

Get in on the fun by becoming an Incline Insider today.


🛍️ Support local makers at the first Lawrenceville Pop-Up Market of the season at Radiant Hall and Ice House Studios (Lawrenceville)

🏛️ Visit the Carnegie Museum of Art and Andy Warhol Museum for free with a Bank of America credit card (Oakland)

🚙 Shop collectibles, artwork, handmade goods, and more at the first weekend of Car Bazzar, a parking garage flea market (Downtown)

🐰 Try a high-tech Easter egg hunt as you geocache for eggs in Highland Park (Highland Park)


🏛️ Visit the Carnegie Museum of Art and Andy Warhol Museum for free with a Bank of America credit card (Oakland)

🍾 Treat yourself to Easter brunch in the National Aviary’s bright and beautiful Garden Room (North Side)


💃 Stream the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre performance of Boléro at the Carnegie Museum of Art, along with a guided tour in the Hall of Sculpture (Online)

📜 Take a peak inside the City’s Vault, and learn how this historical material is preserved with archivist Nick Hartley and Doors Open Pittsburgh (Online)


🌳 Grab your boots and help clean up Lake Elizabeth in Allegheny Commons Park at "What the Muck?!" with Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy (North Side)


🌳 Grab your boots and help clean up Lake Elizabeth in Allegheny Commons Park at day two of "What the Muck?!" with Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy (North Side)

➡️ Tune in for tips from Pittsburgh's Cancer Caring Center on caregiver education in this workshop designed for cancer survivors and their loved ones (Online)

One more thing …

Our foodie friends over at Good Food Pittsburgh have an awesome list of where to find take-out Easter meals around the ‘Burgh. And while you’re at it, take a look at their Easter events list, too.

Also, I failed to say anything about April fools day yesterday, but waking up to it snowing on April 1st was mother nature's ultimate prank. If you want a real laugh, though, Pittsburgh City Paper wrote about some funny April fools jokes from Pittsburgh businesses.

🐰 Be safe and have a hoppy holiday! I’ll see you back here on Tuesday.

— Francesca at The Incline

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