Pittsburgh, the place known for putting fries on top of everything from sandwiches to salads, is earning a reputation as a foodie town. Hungry residents have plenty of tried and true restaurants to choose from, but there’s wave of new hotspots ready to whet their appetites … and the menus may or may not include deep fried potatoes.
Penn Cove Eatery, 245 Seventh St., Downtown
Henry Dewey and Angela Earley, the pair behind Strip District stalwart Penn Avenue Fish Company, have cast their nets upon the downtown lunch crowd with the opening of Penn Cove Eatery. Open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday, the fast-casual locale specializes in grab-and-go soups, salads, sushi and other seafood dishes. Gourmet sandwiches, including the Baja Cod Wrap topped with provolone cheese, fresh arugula, cabbage, cilantro salsa, tartar sauce and siracha, range in price from $9.50 to $12.50. The adjacent bar, The Warren, doubles as a wine shop and will feature a nighttime pub menu from 5 p.m. to midnight Sunday-Thursday and 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
Driftwood Oven, 3615 Butler St., Lawrenceville
After two years on the road, Driftwood Oven, a roving pizza shop known for its wood-fired sourdough pies, has found a permanent parking spot in Lawrenceville. Thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised nearly $30,000 in a few days, owners Neil Blazin and Justin Vetter were able to open the brick-and-mortar store on Butler Street. A soft opening was held in late February, when guests were treated to everything from the classic pepperoni to the Beetza, a pizza featuring roasted beets, caramelized onions, ricotta cheese, Buttercup cheese, crème fraiche and chives. The shop currently is open Thursday-Sunday, but the pair plans to expand their hours once the liquor license is transferred and their tap… For more, see original post…