4508 Liberty Ave., Bloomfield. babylovestacospgh.com
Baby Loves Tacos announced via Instagram that they are working on opening Give and Go Sandos, a new restaurant to be located next door. The concept will feature sandwiches, soup, salad, sides, baked goods, bottled drinks, boxed lunches, and party trays, with an option to “pay it forward.” More details should be revealed on the Give and Go Sandos Instagram account.
134 S. Highland Ave., East Liberty. square-cafe.com
Like many other businesses in the region, Square Cafe is now requiring proof of vaccination to dine in the establishment. Patrons also must wear a mask whether they are just picking up food or dining in.
4312 Main St., Bloomfield. tracebloomfield.com
Last week, Trace announced a partnership with After the Fall Cider, a woman-owned cidery located just outside of Pittsburgh. Trace will be offering three of After the Fall's ciders at their Bloomfield location: Goldrush & Dabinett, 2020 Orchard Blend, and Lemongrass Cider. Grab a bottle today.
13 Henry C. Frick St., Mount Pleasant. helltownbrewing.com
This brewery is hosting its first Chili Cookoff and charity event on Feb. 6. Roping in live music and football, this event will benefit the Best Buddies Clinic, a low-cost spay and neuter clinic for cats. There will also be a Beard Auction where the highest bidder gets to shave a beard into whatever design they want. Whatever they pledge will go to Best Buddies Clinic.
Sweet Alchemy Bakeshop x Voodoo Brewing
956 5th Ave., New Kensington. instagram.com/sweetalchemybakeshop
On Feb. 13 from 12-4 p.m., Sweet Alchemy Bakeshop will host their Sweet Horror event at Voodoo Brewing’s New Kensington location. The pop-up event will feature baked goods and sweets from Babcia’s Lunchbox, Hank Goodness, Sweet Alchemy Bake Shop, Veggies N’At, and Yumzio Bistro. There will also be horror-inspired art by Clothespinhead, Jenni Bee, Klutch Resin, Pure Rose Organics, and Skull Soup.
40 North Restaurant and Bar
40 W. North Ave., North Side. 40northpgh.com
Starting Wed., Jan. 19, 40 North will have a takeout lunch menu every Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dine in, according to an Instagram post, will be resuming soon.
4112 Butler St., Lawrenceville. oliversdonuts.com
This new donut spot will celebrate its Grand Opening on Thu., Jan. 27 from 4-7 p.m. Featuring music, food, drinks, retail, artwork, donuts, and coffee, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to check out this spot and celebrate with a donut or two.
William Penn Tavern
739 Bellefonte St., Shadyside. wmpenntavern.com
According to an article by NextPittsburgh, this Shadyside staple is packing up and moving to Lawrenceville in June. This move will come with a capacity increase from 110 to 138 and the addition of an outdoor seating area.
Samovar Halal Restaurant
10 Smithfield St., Downtown. samovar-halal-restaurant.business.site
Last year, we brought you news of this restaurant, and we’re back with an update: they are officially open for business. Open from Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. this restaurant’s menu is still a bit of a mystery, but the good news is you can go and check it out for yourself.
2549 Penn Ave., Strip District. dianoiaseatery.com
DiAnoia’s Eatery will host a five-course mocktail dinner on Sun., Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. The dinner pairs each course with a craft mocktail made with non-alcoholic Seedlip spirits. Seedlip is a nonalcoholic spirit alternative that features herbs and spices to give it flavoring. The first drink will be a “Contrafatto” with Seedlip Spiced, vanilla bean, lemon, and aranciata soda. For tickets and more details please visit DiAnoia’s website.
415 W. Seventh Ave., Homestead. nancybsbakery.com
The family-owned bakery Nancy B's announced on its Facebook page that owner Nancy Bertram Runco has passed away. The store will be closed on Fri., Jan. 21 for her services. Bertram Runco ran what is considered to be one of the city’s hidden gems. You can read her obituary, which mentions her love of Steelers and that she baked for many of the players and various celebrities, here: georgeigreenfuneralhome.com