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Babka wreaths, vegan nachos, and more Pittsburgh food news

click to enlarge The words "Back To The Foodture" are splashed across a wall in a bar and restaurant.
Photo: Courtesy of Back to the Foodture
Back To The Foodture Uptown location
Nine O'Clock Wines
4112 Butler St., Lawrenceville.
The curated wine subscription service and bottle shop Nine O'Clock Wines has a new home as one of the vendors selling out of the Lawrenceville Market House. Visit them on Fri. Dec. 23 from 4-8 p.m. and on Sat., Dec. 31 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. when they host two sales.

The Pretzel Shop
2316 E. Carson St., Strip District.
Good news, pretzel fans! One of the best soft pretzel shops in the city announced on Instagram that will remain open on Christmas Eve. So, on Sat., Dec. 24 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., snack on sweet and savory pretzels, or sample some of the other treats on their menu. The Pretzel Shop also wants to cater your holiday party with orders of "pretzel sandwich trays, bite trays, veggie pizzas, and more."

Back To The Foodture
1014 Fifth Ave., Uptown.
Back To The Foodture, a concept launched in Pittsburgh, continues to grow with a new location set to open in Uptown. Founded in 2019 by husband-and-wife duo Eddie Barnz and Angel Magwood, the retro-inspired restaurant combines pop culture with a full menu of burgers, hot dogs, wings, and fries. The first location opened in Pitcairn followed by a second one in the South Side. The third location will open Jan. 2, 2023 across the street from PPG Paints Arena, and feature a full bar, and games like pool, air hockey, dart board, and more. A statement also promises a family section with toys for younger kids.

Wild Rise Bakery
Delight your holiday guests with a dairy and gluten-free babka wreath from Wild Rise Bakery. Made with sweet brioche dough, the festive treat comes in four flavors, cinnamon, candied walnut, orange and dark chocolate, or Christmas fruit medley.

Veggies N'at Co.
Those who adhere to a plant-based diet can pre-order holiday platters from Veggies N'at. Enjoy a homemade zucchini lasagna or lentil loaf, as well as four sides and an optional dessert option. Orders are due by Wed., Dec. 21, and will be available for delivery or pick-up on Sat., Dec. 24 at 1546 Fulton St., Manchester.
click to enlarge A closeup of someone picking up a fast-food chicken bite.
Photo: Courtesy of Wingstop
10 Old Clairton Road, Pleasant Hills.
Wingstop began its takeover of the Pittsburgh region on Dec. 19 with the opening of a new location in Pleasant Hills. The Texas-based fast-food chicken chain will unveil two more restaurants one at 1609 Braddock Avenue and another at 4885 McKnight Road  in January and February. With over a dozen more area locations planned for the next three years, soon everyone will have access to wings, tenders, and other items doused in 11 bold flavors.

Aslin Beer
1801 Smallman St., Strip District.
If you haven't visited Aslin Beer yet, introduce yourself through some of the recently opened taproom's exclusive new barrel-aged bottles. Selections include the Hooray Aslin! stout, the English toffee-inspired Nottingham Brandywine, the Mexican hot chocolate-inspired Elden stout, and Lourdes, a stout defined by flavors of Ferrero Rocher.

El Burro
1108 Federal St., North Side/1113 S. Braddock Ave., Regent Square.
Vegans, get ready to snack til it hurts because El Burro has plant-based nachos. The local Mexican chain announced the new menu item, made with Green Origin cheese and piled with beans, guac, jalapenos, and more.

Workshop PGH
100 S. Trenton Ave., Wilkinsburg.
Have an aspiring baker in your life? Make their journey easier with pre-packaged pretzel, bagel, and donut kits. Created by FarmSteady, the kits are now available to purchase at Workshop's Wilkinsburg location.