Seasonal ciders, a new brunch pop-up, and more Pittsburgh food news | Pittsburgh City Paper

Seasonal ciders, a new brunch pop-up, and more Pittsburgh food news

click to enlarge Stanton Heights Belgian Tripel - PHOTO: COURTESY OF EAST END BREWING
Photo: Courtesy of East End Brewing
Stanton Heights Belgian Tripel

Brassero Grill

532 Braddock Ave., Braddock. brasserogrill.jimdo.com
On Sun., Nov. 28, Brassero Grill will be hosting a Sunday Brunch Pop-up and Record Sale. It’s set to be the perfect afternoon for eating and buying vinyl, so show up from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Coven Brewing

4901 Butler St., Lawrenceville. instagram.com/coven.brewing
Word on the street is that Coven Brewing is slated to open in the building where Roundabout Brewery will soon be leaving. News about what kind of beer and other offerings Coven Brewing will have to come soon.

Round Corner Cantina

3720 Butler St., Lawrenceville. roundcornercantina.com
Round Corner Cantina has announced via Instagram that they will now be open on Tuesdays. They also will have a Happy Hour from 5-6 p.m. with $2 off of any margarita. They are now taking reservations for Tuesday dining.


Valkyrie Doughnuts Pittsburgh

601 Lincoln Ave., Bellevue. valkyriedoughnuts.com
Vegans rejoice! Vegan donuts have come to Pittsburgh, and not just cake donuts. You can get a traditional fried donut at Valkyrie, which officially opened on Nov. 19. From the looks of it, they had a pretty busy opening day so make sure to grab a donut or a dozen while you can.

Turners x Grist House

10 Sherman St., Millvale. gristhouse.com
We love a good collaboration, and this one sounds delicious. The Udderly Baked Brownie Batter Stout is made with Turner’s Brownie Batter milk. The dessert stout is described as full-bodied and lightly sweet. Perfect to enjoy on a chilly November night.

Crumbl Cookies

306 McHolme Drive, Robinson. crumblcookies.com
Crumbl Cookies, a national cookie chain that has become popular on apps like Tiktok, is opening a location in Robinson sometime in the future. An official opening date has not been announced, but you can look forward to cookies like salted caramel cheesecake and maple cinnamon roll.
click to enlarge Crumbl Cookies - IMAGE COURTESY OF CRUMBL COOKIES
Image courtesy of Crumbl Cookies
Crumbl Cookies

Pear and the Pickle

1800 Rialto St., Troy Hill. pearandpickle.com
As of Nov. 21, this Troy Hill eatery has closed for the rest of 2021. In a post on their Instagram, they announced that they will be taking some time away from Pear and the Pickle in order to “determine our path forward.”

Arsenal Cider House

300 39th St., Lawrenceville. arsenalciderhouse.com
Arsenal Cider House announced that their Snowbound Cinnamon Cider is back in stock and available for purchase at all locations just in time for your holiday festivities.

Ka-Fair Cafe

1806 Chislett St., Morningside. instagram.com/kafair_cafe
If you aren’t celebrating Thanksgiving this year and worry that every place will be closed, Ka-Fair Cafe, a cafe in Morningside, will remain open during the day. Grab a seasonally flavored cupcake or a cup of tea during business hours (A&E Editor Amanda Waltz recommends trying their crepe cake if it's available).


East End Brewing

147 Julius St., East Liberty. eastendbrewing.com
This brewery recently released a new beer named after the Stanton Heights neighborhood of Pittsburgh. The beer is a Belgian Tripel and is described as big and bright, with a floral and candy aroma, and a dry finish. They also are slated to release a Squirrel Hill North beer on Tue., Nov. 23 at Five Points Bakeshop in Squirrel Hill from 4-6 p.m.

Best Thing I Ate This Week:

After a light hike on Saturday, I had the pleasure of trying a Bún bowl from Two Sisters Vietnamese Kitchen. Though I was torn between choosing shrimp or tofu, I chose the former and had zero regrets. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the generous bowlful of food I was given: an absolute beauty with perfectly chargrilled shrimp, fresh veggies, fragrant mint, soft noodles, and a crispy spring roll. The shrimp was juicy, smoky, and delicious, contrasting with the cool, slightly acidic dipping sauce and soft, supple rice noodles. I definitely dumped plenty of their chili sauce all over, adding a whole other level of heat to the dish. But the crunchy vegetables provided a perfectly fresh backdrop, leaving me feeling full but not heavy or greasy. Finishing off the meal with a hot pot of green tea, I left warm, invigorated, and incredibly satisfied. - Darya Kharabi, Digital Marketing Coordinator