Each week, City Paper food writer Maggie Weaver wraps up our favorite stories from Pittsburgh's food scene.
Sugar Spell Scoops opens storefront location
Sugar Spell Scoops, Pittsburgh’s first all-vegan ice cream company, unveils its long-awaited storefront in Sharpsburg this weekend.
Amanda Burk, the owner
Sugar Spell Scoops is a whimsical, galaxy-infused play with ice cream, home to some of the creamiest scoops in the city. Without dairy, the dessert is thicker, nuttier, and packed with flavor. But Burk doesn’t stop at frozen treats. She also bakes glamorous, all-vegan cakes. Take her Valentine’s Day offering —the “Smooches” cake — for
During winter, Sugar Spell Scoops is open Fri.-Sun., 1-9 p.m. Burk plans to offer ice cream in scoops and pints, “magic wands” (similar to Drumsticks), and cakes. Follow Sugar Spell Scoops on Instagram (@sugarspellscoops_pgh) for updates.
Closing: CureCure, a popular Lawrenceville restaurant, is closing on March 23.
The restaurant, co-owned by acclaimed chef Justin Severino and Hilary Prescott Severino, has served Butler St. for over seven years.
After Cure’s final days, Salty Pork Bits will be the building’s new venture. At the start, Severino will expand salami production and offer more subscription opportunities. In the future, the chef predicts a small dine-in section, a broad menu, and retail space.
Local Chef gets screen timeThis Monday, local Chef Dave Anoia is ditching the kitchen for a camera.
Watch the Pittsburgh chef talk pasta on Mon., Feb. 25 at 9 p.m. on the Cooking Channel.
National Margarita DayHappy National Margarita Day, Pittsburgh! Check out these suggestions on where to celebrate the holiday frozen, on the rocks, or with salt.
● Tres Rios PGH
Tres Rios is throwing a margarita day bash, featuring six dollar house margaritas and DJ Loyal to fuel a tequila-powered dance party.
● Round Corner Cantina
Lawrenceville’s neighborhood cantina is always mixing up margaritas, but there’s something special up their sleeve for the holiday. Starting at 4 p.m., Don Julio is providing complimentary “Pineapple's Revenge” and “Slow Cookin’ Carrot,” cocktails to the first 30 customers.
● Condado Tacos
Condado is sticking to their original margarita, taking one dollar off the house concoction to celebrate.
Bakersfield knows the way to a marg-lover’s heart: through chips and salsa. Stop by the Downtown restaurant and with any margarita purchase (pitcher, please!) they’ll hook you up with a snack to match.
● Mad Mex
For the entirety of the day, Mad Mex is running specials on all in-house variations. Stop in for a three dollar 12 ounce, six dollar 16
Catch the end of Kaya’s margarita week! The restaurant is showcasing menu favorites like the
● La Palapa
La Palapa has created a margarita flight just for today: the house margarita, ginger margarita, and pomegranate margarita. Paired with a taco and some guacamole it’s a delicious celebration.