Restaurant Openings: This Month

Welcome our newest eateries and bars to town.

Alma Pan-Latin Kitchen
From Jamie Wallace, owner of Abay in East Liberty, comes this dining destination that opened in late June at the corner of Forbes and Braddock avenues. Inspired by the African influence in Latin-American cuisine, the globe-trotting menu will offer a range of fare from hearty Cuban-style beef dishes to vegetarian options. At the helm of the kitchen is chef Martin Lamarche, whose background includes stints at well-known spots like the Inn at Little Washington in Virginia and Napa Valley’s Restaurant Terra. Alma comprises a restaurant and a cantina, which offers smaller bites and cocktails.

Both are open at 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. 7600 and 7606 Forbes Ave., Regent Square; 412/727-6320, almapgh.com.

Schenley Plaza Eats
If you’ve been to Oakland’s Schenley Plaza lately, then you’ve seen construction under way near the existing food kiosks and the carousel. A bistro-style neighborhood restaurant is slated to open in early fall. Backed by Eat’n Park, the eatery will have a menu that’s centered around a classic rotisserie. The one-story restaurant’s design will incorporate the latest in green technology and feature a large outdoor patio. It will offer year-round dining (unlike the food kiosks, which are seasonal) and serve all three meals: At breakfast and lunch, a walk-up, carryout window will be used to increase convenience; dinner will include table and bar service.

pittsburghparks.org/plazadining

Lawrenceville Gastropub
Alchemy N’ Ale opened June 24, bringing the gastropub trend to upper Lawrenceville. (Think classic English-style pub with a modern twist and fresh, creative comfort food from around the world.) This spot definitely has a little more shine and polish than your average local beer joint: Chef Patrick MacFarlane is formerly of NYC’s Tribeca Grill (yes, the one co-owned by Robert De Niro). The bar offers specialty cocktails, craft beers and a wine list. 

5147 Butler St., Lawrenceville. Weds.-Fri., 5 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sat., noon-2 a.m.; Sunday brunch. 412/252-2156.
 

Editor's Pick:

A new small-batch roastery has planted roots in East Liberty. Zeke’s Coffee owner Chris Rhodes learned the coffee trade while traveling from Pittsburgh to Baltimore, where his uncle operates the original Zeke’s (named after Rhodes’ grandfather). You’ll recognize his label if you shop at the East Liberty Farmers Market, where Rhodes has sold beans for the last few years.

6012 Penn Ave. Mon.-Fri., 6-8 a.m.; Wed.-Thurs. happy hour, 5-7 p.m. Info: facebook.com/ZekesCoffeePittsburgh

Edit Module

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Hot Reads

50 Most Powerful People in Pittsburgh

50 Most Powerful People in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Magazine consulted dozens of power brokers and behind-the-scene players to determine and rank the 50 individuals who, in Pittsburgh, make things happen.
15 of Pittsburgh's Future Power Brokers

15 of Pittsburgh's Future Power Brokers

According to the region's behind-the-scene players, these individuals are some of the city's rising stars.
Aggressive and Adaptable: Pirates' All-Star Gerrit Cole

Aggressive and Adaptable: Pirates' All-Star Gerrit Cole

Entering into the final weeks of the 2015 regular season, pitcher Gerrit Cole has emerged as the Pirates’ ace.
At täkō - Terrific Tacos and Tequila Are Just The Beginning

At täkō - Terrific Tacos and Tequila Are Just The Beginning

Richard DeShantz and Tolga Sevdik strike again with täkō, their taco-centric downtown eatery with an extensive tequila selection.
Edit ModuleShow Tags

The 412

Where Your House Sells the Quickest in the Pittsburgh Area

Where Your House Sells the Quickest in the Pittsburgh Area

The real-estate website Zillow has ranked the region's 50 hottest housing markets. Do you live in one of them?
Verses Koufax and the Babe - Clemente Wins in a Rout

Verses Koufax and the Babe - Clemente Wins in a Rout

It was no contest among voters asked to choose which portrait among the three baseball greats should hang in the Smithsonian.
See Now: Trailer for Will Smith's "Concussion" Drama

See Now: Trailer for Will Smith's "Concussion" Drama

Shot and set in Pittsburgh, the film stars Will Smith as Dr. Bennet Omalu, the forensic pathologist who first discovered CTE in the brain of former Pittsburgh Steelers center Mike Webster in 2002.
Watch: New Trailer for Christmas Comedy Shot in Pittsburgh

Watch: New Trailer for Christmas Comedy Shot in Pittsburgh

Winter weather presented a number of challenges for the big-name cast led by Diane Keaton, John Goodman and Olivia Wilde.
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Hot Reads

50 Most Powerful People in Pittsburgh

50 Most Powerful People in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Magazine consulted dozens of power brokers and behind-the-scene players to determine and rank the 50 individuals who, in Pittsburgh, make things happen.
15 of Pittsburgh's Future Power Brokers

15 of Pittsburgh's Future Power Brokers

According to the region's behind-the-scene players, these individuals are some of the city's rising stars.
Aggressive and Adaptable: Pirates' All-Star Gerrit Cole

Aggressive and Adaptable: Pirates' All-Star Gerrit Cole

Entering into the final weeks of the 2015 regular season, pitcher Gerrit Cole has emerged as the Pirates’ ace.
At täkō - Terrific Tacos and Tequila Are Just The Beginning

At täkō - Terrific Tacos and Tequila Are Just The Beginning

Richard DeShantz and Tolga Sevdik strike again with täkō, their taco-centric downtown eatery with an extensive tequila selection.
 A Sign That This Time, It's Good to Part with the Past

A Sign That This Time, It's Good to Part with the Past

Pitt Girl explains her change of heart on what should be done with the large, decaying billboard on Mount Washington.
Oh, the Humanities - Can They be Saved?

Oh, the Humanities - Can They be Saved?

Locally and nationally, college and university students are flocking to programs they perceive to be pathways to jobs while they forego studies of languages, history, art and philosophy. But at what cost?
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit Module