COMING SOON

Rendering courtesy of Gordo’s Tacos & Tequila.

Gordo’s Tacos & Tequila, 131 Shiloh St., Mt. Washington

Patience, amigos. You’ll soon be able to get Mexican munchies on Mt. Washington.

Bitter End Rye & Charcuterie Bar, 409 Butler St., Etna

It’s just a short walk from the Rear End Garage & Gastropub to the Bitter End. The same folks who refurbished the old Etna service station also gutted Nooch’s Bar. When it opens, the modern speakeasy will specialize in rye- and gin-based cocktails and charcuterie boards.

Back Alley Brewing, 2975 W. Liberty Ave., Dormont 

Five Dormont residents are taking their beer-making hobby out of the back allies of the neighborhood and into the 8,000-square-foot former Dormont Borough Municipal Building. Now that’s local government in action.

täkō, Bakery Square, 6425 Penn Ave., East Liberty

In mid-September, Pittsburgh’s second täkō space will debut in a 5,000-square-foot eatery. Customers can dine indoors and outside, or grab a quick bite from the counter.

Rendering courtesy of Walnut Capital.

AVP, Bakery Square, 6425 Penn Ave., East Liberty

This October, big Burrito Restaurant Group will dish out its Alta Via pizza and casual Italian fare including focaccia pizza, sandwiches and veggie-forward entrees.

Burgh’ers Brewing, The Highline, 333 E. Carson St., South Side 

Burgh’ers is bringing its signature smash burgers and beers to the South Side this September. The company, which already has locations in Lawrenceville and Zelienople, will also open a large production brewery in the area soon.

Wild Child, 372 Butler St., Etna 

Chef Jamilka Borges is still on board to bring her eclectic coastal cuisine to Etna this year. In the meantime, you can find her dishing out amazing eats at pop-ups throughout Pittsburgh.

Bonafide Beer Co., Penn Avenue and 21st Street, Strip District

Christian Simmons of Pennsylvania Libations and Travis Tuttle of Butler Brew Works are joining boozy forces to bring Bonafide Beer Co. to the former Chicken Latino space in the Strip.

Mount Oliver Bodega, 225 Brownsville Road, Mt. Oliver

Pizza will be a mainstay at this boutique wine shop and eatery, but restaurant veterans Kevin Sousa, Megan Sousa and Chris Clark (who are known collectively as Tribute Hospitality Group) are inviting a bunch of their chef friends to create an evolving menu of unique food offerings.

Photo by Kevin Sousa.

Arlington Beverage Club, 1226 Arlington Ave., Allentown 

For decades the building served as a church social hall, where blue-collar Pittsburghers enjoyed a shot and a beer while watching Terry Bradshaw throw Hail Marys. Aside from some upgrades to the plumbing and electrical systems, Tribute Hospitality Group is leaving most of this local time capsule as is. Amen.

Cafetano, 1601 Penn Ave., Strip District

When Pittsburgher Carl Allison visited a Cafetano location in Honduras, he knew its brand of coffee would be a perfect fit for the Steel City. The Cuculiza family is bringing coffee to the former Gaucho site this September.

Sly Fox Brewing Co. at The Highline, 333 E. Carson St., South Side

The Philly-based brewery is opening a site at The Highline this fall where it will whip up small-batch experimental brews. Until then, you can also stop by the Downtown Sly Fox taproom at 300 Liberty Ave. to sample the goods.

Storyville Lounge, 753 E. Warrington Ave., Allentown 

The owners of Dr. Tumblety’s Time-Inspired Specialty Shop are adding a little New Orleans ambiance to Allentown. This speakeasy in the back of their store will feature booze created in the on-site distillery.

Farmer x Baker, 1101 Powers Run Road, O’Hara Township

A shipping container just can’t contain Jen Urich’s brand of field-to-food sandwiches, salads and bagels. She’s expanding her business in Allegheny RiverTrail Park to include a takeout joint, production facility and general store in nearby O’Hara. The farmer is also dishing out brunch at Cellar on Penn in the Strip on the weekends.

Dancing Gnome, 1025 Main St. in Sharpsburg

Dancing Gnome’s original Sharpsburg taproom is finally back open after a long Covid-related closure. Owner Andrew Witchey plans to open the new spot — located just a few blocks away — as soon as some minor construction projects are completed.

Rendering courtesy of Bootstrap Design Co.

Shorty’s Pins x Pints, 353 North Shore Dr., North Shore

Play duckpin bowling, bocce, cornhole and giant Jenga while you enjoy beers and handheld bites when Shorty’s opens later this year in the former Tilted Kilt space.

G’s on Liberty, 5104 Liberty Ave., Bloomfield 

Grainne Trainor plans to open her neighborhood tavern by the end of the summer. Expect wine tasting events and a menu filled with modern comfort food.