Without any question, Pittsburgh’s food scene has entered a new era. Many believe chef Kevin Sousa’s Salt of the Earth restaurant—which opened in 201... Read More
Without any question, Pittsburgh’s food scene has entered a new era. Many believe chef Kevin Sousa’s Salt of the Earth restaurant—which opened in 2010 and has since closed—served as an unofficial springboard of sorts for the next level of culinary innovation in the city. His raised benchmark made room for restaurants like Cure and Morcilla, led by chef Justin Severino, to win numerous awards and local accolades.
Even hotel restaurants like Whitfield at the Ace Hotel and the Commoner at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh are gaining praise. Whitfield, for instance, is riffing on traditional Pennsylvania fare, while at the Commoner, they’ve introduced arguably the largest and most complex bloody mary bar on the East Coast. And there are the foods that have always been here: pierogies, for example, or any of the Italian offerings in the city’s Strip District. In these instances, it’s comfort food with a heaping side of history that brings travelers a little closer to the stalwart culinary traditions of Pittsburgh.