Steel City Big Pour

Steel City Big Pour sells out again
Tickets for the 8th annual Steel City Big Pour, Pittsburgh’s most popular single-day beer festival held each September at Construction Junction, went on sale at noon yesterday.

While the full lineup of brewers, food vendors, artists and musicians isn’t yet finalized, tickets to the event typically sell out in minutes, and this year was no exception.

Tickets to the daytime (12 to 3 p.m.) and evening (5 to 8 p.m.) sessions, which run $75 apiece, were gone inside of an hour, as were Reuse Enthusiast tickets, which cost $120, entitle the holder to a t-shirt and include a $30 donation to Construction Junction. A secondary market for the tickets has already opened up on Craigslist.

Townsend leaves Salt
Chad Townsend, who took over for Kevin Sousa as executive chef at Garfield’s Salt of the Earth in February, has resigned the post and left the restaurant, he confirmed on Monday. He declined to comment on any future plans.

Brandon Fisher, formerly Salt’s sous chef, has been promoted to executive chef.

Gaucho getting liquor license
Gaucho Parilla Argentina, the Argentine steakhouse located in the Strip District which has become a local favorite after less than two years in operation, is in the process of applying for a liquor license.

Opened in February of 2013 by owner/chef Anthony Falcon, Gaucho’s menu of expertly grilled steaks, sausages, chicken and seafood, casual atmosphere and popular building-side courtyard have quickly made it a favorite BYOB destination with Pittsburgh foodies.

Slice on Broadway opening in Carnegie
Slice on Broadway, the popular Beechview pizzeria and sandwich shop, will open a second location on Main Street in Carnegie. The grand opening celebration is scheduled for Sunday, August 3, and will include pizza samples, live music. For more details, see Slice on Broadway’s Facebook page.

Matthew Wein

Matthew Wein is a local writer, editor, blogger, storyteller and proud native Pittsburgher. Once described as "a man of things," he covers city design, spirits and craft beer for NEXT, where he keeps all...