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Salem's returns to Oakland, Parlor Dim Sum adds brunch, and more Pittsburgh food news

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The Parlor Dim Sum
4401 Butler St., Lawrenceville.

Pittsburgh City Paper art director and sometimes arts writer, Lucy Chen, will have a wish fulfilled when Parlor Dim Sum begins its new brunch. In her review of the Cantonese-style restaurant, Chen points out that dim sum, a meal consisting of dumplings and small-plate items, is traditionally served around breakfast or brunch time. Starting Fri., April 28, Parlor Dim Sum will have brunch available from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. over the weekend.

El Burro Dos
1113 S. Braddock Ave., Regent Square.

Experience all the new upgrades at El Burro Dos when the Mexican restaurant re-opens in Regent Square. On Sat., April 29, El Burro Dos will have $5 food and drink specials all day, including elotes (Mexican street corn), fruit cocktails, and Palomas. Enjoy some tasty deals in the space's updated dining room bar and garden patio.

Salem’s Market and Grill

A beloved, local, family-owned business will soon serve fresh meals directly to Carnegie Mellon University students. CMU chose Salem’s Market and Grill to operate Scotty’s Market, described in a press release as the "first campus grocery store located in the new Forbes Beeler Apartments." Salem's will oversee the new 5,000-square-foot market and serve a "vast selection of international and conventional groceries, fresh custom-cut meats, and a delicious menu of halal, international, and grilled dishes." The announcement is viewed as a sort of homecoming for Salem's, which originally opened in Oakland but moved to the Strip District. Set to open in August, Scotty’s Market will be open seven days a week to the "CMU community and the general public."
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Abdullah Salem, owner and CEO of Salem’s Market and Grill, poses for a portrait in the Strip District.

Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
101 Panther Hollow Road, Oakland.

Make your summer hikes, picnics, and other outdoor activities more delicious with a new food program from Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy. Park visitors can now take advantage of the organization's Bistro Boxes, available to pick up 8 a.m.-4 p.m. from Tuesday through Sunday at the Schenley Park Visitor Center. Try what's described in an Instagram post as a "rotating selection of ready-to-eat breakfast and lunch meals" featuring food by Mana Meals Catering and beverages by 2C Premium Coffee.

Round Corner Cantina/Esquina Cantina
3720 Butler St., Lawrenceville.

Round Corner Cantina has started the process of rebranding, a process that includes new dishes and drinks. The Mexican restaurant, now called Esquina Cantina, has recently started teasing new menu items on its Instagram account. Diners can look forward to Tacos Dorados, Corn & Black Bean Enchiladas, Chileajo con Arroz, and Atún (seared ahi tuna) Tacos, as well as an updated selection of margaritas and cocktails like the gin-based Herbaria.

Four Seasons Brewing Company x Live! Casino Pittsburgh
5260 US-30, Greensburg.

Bet on a new beer created by a local casino and a Latrobe-based brewery. Four Seasons Brewing Company released its Live! Lime Lager, described in a press release as a "perfect summer beer" brewed with "flaked maize and lime zest." In May, Live! guests can expect special sample tastings and swag giveaways featuring the new lager.

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