New year, new reasons to put your diet off.  Make the most out of 2018 (and your life, for that matter) by eating your way through these awesome new Pittsburgh restaurants. We wish we could have named them all, but here are a few that we couldn’t wait to talk about!

Stuff’d Pierogi Bar

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Glazed and Confused

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Floor 2

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Best New Pittsburgh Restaurants
[relevant url=”” map=””]Raise your hand if you like biscuits. Now raise your hand if you like brisket. If both your arms are currently in the air, you’re in luck! T. Adam Woods combined the two with Brisketburgh, one of Pittsburgh’s newest (and most exciting) food trucks.


Pittsburgh Food Truck Park

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Merchant Oyster Co.

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Merchant Oyster Company takes their theme seriously with some fun details – like tables made from boat decks and nautical flags on the walls. The menu is obviously full of seafood, but there are a few landlover options, too. Don’t forget to check out the bar upstairs (and ask about the bar-top).



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At Acorn, you can expect a catered and excellently crafted seasonal menu that uses fresh, local ingredients and straightforward preparation. It’s a bit of a splurge, but 2018 is the year of treating yourself!


Bae Bae’s Kitchen

Best New Pittsburgh Restaurants
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Bitter Ends Luncheonette

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If you’ve been to the Bloomfield Farmer’s Market this year, you’ve probably noticed Bitter Ends. They just opened a storefront on Liberty and are serving the same kinds of great eats as they did at the market. Don’t be intimidated if there’s a line out the door – it’s worth the wait.

Ki Pollo

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[join]What do you think about these spots? Do you plan on going to any of them? Let us know with  a comment here. [button text=”Click Here to Comment” link=”” target=”blank” width=”full” color=”black” size=”small”][/join] This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Lauren Roberts

Lauren loves all things Pittsburgh and all things food! When she's not checking out a new restaurant, you can find her in the kitchen trying a new recipe, working on her photography, or out on a bike ride exploring the city.

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