Eden Brings Unique Cuisine to Shadyside

Plus, Delanie's adds to South Side's coffee scene and Salt's Kevin Sousa plans to open BBQ spot in East Liberty.

Pumpkin curry from Eden

Eden brings unique cuisine to Shadyside
Pittsburghers can now experience one of the newest culinary trends right in their own backyard. The menu at Eden, which opened in mid-September, features many raw-vegan dishes. Executive chef Hilary Zozula never received formal culinary training; instead, she learned from continued exposure to raw food as a child in addition to advice provided by her sister, who is also a chef.

Zozula, who is allergic to gluten, defines being raw vegan as “respecting plants, fruit and everything that grows around us, and taking it from its core and leaving it completely pure.” She wanted to open a restaurant that accommodated her dietary restrictions and enabled her to share her raw-vegan experiences with others. Offerings on the raw-vegan menu are gluten-free and change every season.

The fall lineup includes dishes like pumpkin curry and a spiced cabbage slaw. Zozula says the pumpkin pie (pictured below, by Shane Eckel) is currently one of the best-sellers; the vegan treat features a crust made of walnuts, apples and chia seeds. In addition to the seasonal raw-vegan menu, Eden also serves a wide variety of vegan, vegetarian and meat options year-round.  The restaurant is BYOB, so you can enjoy your meal over a nice glass of wine or one of Eden’s freshly squeezed juices.

(735 Copeland St., Shadyside. Hours: Mon., Wed.-Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and 5:30-10 p.m.; Sun. brunch, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Info: 412/802-7070, edenpitt.com)
—Nicholas Rushe, PM Marketing Intern

Updated barbecue eatery to open in East Liberty
Last week, Kevin Sousa, the chef behind much-lauded Salt of the Earth, announced that he will open Union Pig and Chicken sometime in 2012. Sousa plans to adhere to his Salt schedule as much as possible and work on Union on his off-days. Union isn’t exactly the fully vegetarian restaurant Sousa contemplated opening; patrons can expect the menu to feature pulled pork, traditional ribs and barbecued and fried chicken. The eatery will be 
located two blocks from the Odeon Building, a six-story development that will house a theater, cafe and several floors of offices.  

(220 N. Highland Ave., East Liberty; unionpgh.com)
—Jacob Quinn Sanders, PM Food Contributor & Eatsburgh Blogger

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Delanie's adds to South Side's coffee scene
There's nothing like reading a great book while sipping a hot cup of Joe on a cold, rainy autumn day. Recently, we've had several opportunities to do just that, but honestly, the atmosphere and coffee at national chains don't cut it. Enter Delanie's in South Side, a late-summer entry that's already created quite a buzz. The modest shop offers the expected house and specialty blends along with teas and (tasty) espresso, but in addition, patrons can grab salads, sandwiches, breakfast fare and homemade pastries on the go. Who knows—the cozy shop might just be your new favorite South Side stop, surprising for a neighborhood dominated by nightlife spots.

(Delanie's Coffee, 1737 E. Carson St., South Side. Daily, 5:30 a.m.-midnight. Info: 412/927-4030, delaniescoffee.com)
—Kristina Martin, PM Assistant Editor

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