Black-led talents of taste through food and drink deliciously dominate in every corner of Pittsburgh. From well-known establishments to must-try eats, here are six black-owned operations to order from around the Steel City:
Located Downtown, The Warren Bar & Burrow sips into the ease of luxurious convenience with their elite cocktail game, food, pop-ups, and drag brunches with the expert helping hospitality hands of co-owner Cortney Buchanan and his team. Peruse their renowned bottle shop stocked with over 200 bottles of wine from around the world, and order takeout while you’re at it. On the other side of the establishment, the dining room offers weekly features, signature restaurant staples, and made-to-order sushi in partnership with Penn Avenue Fish Company. Check out The Warren menu and dine out late in the evening as the kitchen is open until 12 a.m. with the bar open until 2 a.m. Newly added, the go-to brunch buddy destination serves Saturday and Sunday starting at 11 a.m.
Iconic. Slow-cooked to palatable perfection is how Carmi Soul Food serves comfort food in the soul of South Side. From catfish, smoked pork spareribs, fried chicken, shrimp & grits, mouthwatering sides, and more, the loaded menu will leave you stuffed and satisfied. It’s best to leave room for their signature cornbread! Owners Carleen and Mike are the dining duo that offers dining room easement with a cafeteria-style setting on Thursday and full-service Friday through Sunday. In need of catering from start to finish? They have your table covered, too.
2 Sisters 2 Sons prides itself on its authentic Caribbean cuisine that provides very generous portions. Fried sweet plantains, curry goat, oxtails, fried double lobster tails, vegan options, and other sweet and savory delicacies, the Sharpsburg restaurant brings a flavorful breeze right to the table. They are open from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Keep an eye out for appetizing updates on their Instagram and Facebook with other restaurant specials, holiday-themed meals, and exciting ventures of a second location coming to Pittsburgh!
Chef and owner of Love Rocks Cafe,’ Jackie Page, is the queen of cuisine in McKees Rocks and beyond. With an ever-changing menu, you’ll want to swing by to enjoy her professional tastes. The café is currently closed on Mondays as she partners with the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Buy Fresh Buy Local/ Fam to Table of Western PA, and Allegheny County Housing Authority. BUT no need to get hangry- she’ll be whipping up deliciousness Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Be sure to follow Love Rocks Cafe’ on Facebook for all updates.
With fresh, homestyle cooking, Wings and a Prayer offers takeout and catering in Shadyside as they avoid processed foods in their everyday cooking. Sweet & tangy, buffalo, BBQ, and Cajun dry rub, the feast sanctuary can feed any size gathering or party with euphoric chicken wings galore. Other blessed bites include their Hallelujah Sandwiches, Goliath Burgers, and Adam’s Barbecue Ribs. Plus, satisfy that sweet tooth with pound cake, various gourmet cheesecakes, sweet potato pie, and mini gourmet pies. Whew! It’s time to loosen that belt. Check out their extensive online menu as a one-stop-shop for anything you may be praying for and craving.
Located in Penn Hills and South Side, Soul and Sea has been bringing life to seafood and soul food since 2017. Owners Brittany and Jermaine Houser have built their lives on serving fresh and flavorful food and giving back to the community. Crab legs, salmon, lobster, pork chops, strip steak, chicken & waffles, and a whole lot more, you’ll be swimming your way through their balance of “Sea” and “Soul” menu with quite the conundrum on what to choose for dinner. Plus, they offer catering options. Be sure to check out the online menu and give them a call!This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.