New & Noteworthy

New & Noteworthy: Spirits & Tales

by Tatiana
If you ascend to the tenth floor of the newly constructed Oaklander Hotel on Bigelow Boulevard near the University of Pittsburgh, you’ll find Spirits & Tales. This French-​influenced restaurant features floor-​to-​ceiling windows overlooking Oakland, with sweeping vistas that include the exquisite rooftop of Soldiers and Sailors Memorial and its manicured…

New & Noteworthy: Alta Via

by Tatiana
Alta Via, named for a footpath through the Dolomite Mountains in northern Italy, is big Burrito’s first new concept in 15 years. The food is a unique fusion of the fresh, clean vegetable plates and wood-​fired entrees one might experience in the California wine country with classic Italian cooking such…

New & Noteworthy: Siempre Algo

by Tatiana
Siempre Algo is the main attraction on a developing block on the North Side’s East Ohio Street. In a historic building with a pressed tin ceiling and sporting an open kitchen underscored with an accenting geometric pattern, this funky establishment exudes warmth. At Siempre Algo (Spanish for “Always Something”) there…

New & Noteworthy: Pie for Breakfast

by Tatiana
Trevett and Sarah Hooper have done it again, executing on their entrepreneurial vision by adding a third successful venue on North Craig Street in Oakland. Fans of Legume (their adjacent bistro) and Butterjoint (their bar/​casual food concept) have anticipated the opening of this nourishing new diner. The Hooper hallmarks — a simple…
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