A new month has begun, and you know what that means. We’re back with our normal monthly food-and-drink updates … even though we haven’t seen “normal” in the local service industry for almost a year.
This time, we say hello to a CommuniTEA-minded cafe, a soul food spot, “Pittsburgh’s first matcha tea bar,” and a new Scottish pub in a very old location.
We say welcome back to Pusadee’s Garden.
And we say goodbye to Chaya Japanese Cuisine, Il Pizzaiolo, and one of Pittsburgh’s oldest bars — scroll all the way to the bottom for more on those.
☕️ CARES CommuniTEA Cafe is now open in the Hill District with good drinks on tap and community-building in mind, the Post-Gazette reports.
🍤 Fat Frankz Soul Food is serving up surf and turf staples of the genre in Bloomfield.
🍩 The former Schorr Family Bakery has reopened reopening as Father & Son Family Bakery in Observatory Hill with glazed donuts and so much more.
🍳 Fulton Commons’ kitchen incubator is now open in Manchester, NEXTpittsburgh reports, boasting 32 dedicated prep spaces, coworking facilities and more.
☕️ Hilltop Coffee is now serving fine coffees, espresso drinks, teas, baked goods, and more at its new spot in the South Side Slopes.
🍵 Mosaic Leaf, Pittsburgh’s first matcha tea bar, is open in Lawrenceville with premium Japanese matcha straight from the farm.
🍻 Old Thunder Brewing is open for online ordering and pickup in the old Blawnox Post Office building.
🚲 Over The Bar Bicycle Cafe has opened a third location in Bridgeville with a local beers on tap and canned beers to-go, Good Food Pittsburgh reports.
🍸 Phat’s Bar is now open in Oakland, in the former Panther House Bar & Grill location. It’s a new venture from the owners of Lawrenceville Vietnamese spot Ineffable Cá Phê, PennsylvAsia reports.
🍕 Pizza Lupo is now open in Lawrenceville, with two firefighters working the ovens.
🍰 Prohibition Pastries is open for curbside pickup at its new location in East Liberty, with alcohol-infused pastries, cupcakes, cakes, sweet pies, and savory pies.
🍲 Pusadee’s Garden, the beloved Lawrenceville Thai spot, is back (at long last) after a lengthy renovation.
See you soon
💛 Yinz Coffee will soon to take over the old Crazy Mocha storefront on the North Side — and…