Two More Pittsburgh Restaurants Are Closing for Good
The Fairlane in Mt. Lebanon and Larder of East End in Larimer will end service this week.
An Mt. Lebanon restaurant known for its burgers is among the latest to permanently close because of the economic pressures of the pandemic. The Fairlane’s owners, Graham Foster and Lauren Zanardelli, made the announcement on their Instagram page.
“Over the last several months we have tirelessly stretched ourselves creatively, financially, and physically to find a way to adapt our restaurant for a post-COVID world,” the couple says. “We have loved, LOVED, every minute of this wild ride.”
The husband-and-wife team opened the Fairlane at 292 Beverly Road in Mt. Lebanon in December 2018. It was one of PM Dining Critic Hal B. Klein’s favorites in the South Hills.
“I was smitten by Fairlane on my initial visit in February, when I demolished the establishment’s burger. Two thin, griddled beef patties, tangy house-made pickles, crisp lettuce, thin slices of onion, American cheese and Duke’s mayonnaise (and thank you, no mealy out-of-season tomato) forged perfect umami harmony inside a soft, house-made brioche bun,” Klein wrote in April 2019.
“This burger, like the restaurant, isn’t aiming to impose any wow-factor; it’s simply a proper diner-style burger made with good technique and quality ingredients.”
The Fairlane’s last day of service will be Saturday, Aug. 22.
“Thank you to our guests and friends who have supported Larder for the past year, and to East End Brewing for opening their home to us. Unfortunately, the time has come for Larder to close permanently,”
Justin Severino and Hilary Prescott Severino opened Larder in July 2019. Severino oversaw the refurbishment of the East End Brewing Co. space, creating a more comfortable indoor seating area and an outdoor patio for the craft brewery.
Its last day of takeout service will be Friday, Aug. 21.