Embury Pops Up at Butcher and the Rye

For a limited time, the city's buzzed-about whiskey bar will hold weekly events centered around the former cocktail spot.




Butcher and the Rye photo by Laura Petrilla
 

 


EMBURY MAKES A COMEBACK

Thanks to Butcher and the Rye, locals once again can enjoy drinks made in signature Embury style. The former hot spot in the Strip District shuttered in 2011, but there were rumors of its re-emergence when South Side bar Acacia, dubbed Embury's sister spot, opened in 2012. Visit Butcher and the Rye Monday evenings for Embury pop-up bar events for a limited but unspecifiied time. Starting at 8 p.m., guest bartenders mix assorted cocktails as DJ Strobe provides music.

(Embury pop-up events at Butcher and the Rye, 212 Sixth St., downtown; Mondays, 8 p.m.; twitter.com/firehouselounge, twitter.com/butcherntherye)

For more on Butcher and the Rye, check out the photo gallery below, and see our dining review.


GET YOUR SOUTH SIDE SOUP CONTEST TICKETS
Set a reminder for 12 p.m. to get your hands on highly coveted South Side Soup Contest tickets, which normally sell out in a matter of minutes after going on sale. The annual event takes place Feb. 22 and features samples from more than 20 South Side spots. Among the 2014 participants are The Pub Chip Shop, Stagioni and OTB Bicycle Cafe (pictured). A few establishments will earn bragging rights by taking awards in such categories as Best Soup and Best Vegetarian. The contest serves as a fundraiser and canned-good drive for The Brashear Association's Food Pantry; proceeds also go to the South Side Chamber of Commerce.

(South Side Soup Contest, 1100 E. Carson St.; Feb. 22, 12-3 p.m., $15-$25; tickets: showclix.com; southsidesoup.com)


CHEF PORCO RUNS 'A MEATBALL JOINT'
Another development in the Cultural District: Chef Matthew Porco and his team have opened Emporio on the ground floor of Sienna Mercato. Porco — who also oversees the kitchen at Sienna Sulla Piazza, our 2013 Best New Restaurant — aims to create a three-story “dining destination” with this latest venture. Emporio's menu focuses on meatballs in vegetable or meat choices, served on a bun, over risotto or however you like. Later this year Porco and company plan to open the other two Italian spots on the second and third floors of Sienna Mercato.

(942 Penn Ave., ground floor, downtown; 412/281-2810, siennapgh.com)
 

Gallery

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags

On the Blogs


Yinzers Eating Chicken Wings Are Going to Be on TV

Yinzers Eating Chicken Wings Are Going to Be on TV

Mt. Washington’s Bigham Tavern is the latest ‘Burgh eatery to host a film crew.

Comments


All the foodie news that's fit to blog
Madeline Bakery and Bistro to Open in Wilkinsburg

Madeline Bakery and Bistro to Open in Wilkinsburg

The French-inspired bakery will feature croissants, cookies, bread and more.

Comments


Not just good stuff. Great stuff.
Best of the ‘Burgh Gift Guide for 2017

Best of the ‘Burgh Gift Guide for 2017

Here are some of our favorite ‘Burgh-inspired gifts for him, her, kids, foodies and more.

Comments


Enjoy a Relaxing Evening of Wanton Destruction at Break Room

Enjoy a Relaxing Evening of Wanton Destruction at Break Room

The Irwin business offers the chance to smash inanimate objections for a little "therapeutic demolition."

Comments


Mike Prisuta's Sports Section

A weekly look at the games people are playing and the people who are playing them.
Steelers Can't Ease Their Patriots Pain Until January

Steelers Can't Ease Their Patriots Pain Until January

Much as they’d like to, the Steelers won’t be able to exorcise the ghosts of AFC Championship Games Past, even with a win on Sunday.

Comments


The movies that are playing in Pittsburgh –– and, more importantly, whether or not they're worth your time.
Movie Review — Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Movie Review — Star Wars: The Last Jedi

A review of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," the latest entry in the massive franchise.

Comments


Everything you need to know about getting married in Pittsburgh today.
New Weddings Website Aims for Equality

New Weddings Website Aims for Equality

A local wedding photographer has created a business to connect same-sex couples with LGBTQ-friendly vendors.

Comments


Weekly inspiration for your home from the editors of Pittsburgh Magazine
It’s Back! ‘Restored by the Fords’ Gets Premiere Date

It’s Back! ‘Restored by the Fords’ Gets Premiere Date

The new season of the home improvement show featuring Pittsburgh siblings Leanne and Steve Ford debuts on HGTV in January.

Comments