DiAnoia’s Eatery, 2549 Penn Ave., Strip District

DiAnoia’s is a Pittsburgh favorite, but the pandemic forced the Strip District restaurant to cut back on its hours. It’s once again offering breakfast from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Dinner service is 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 5 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Stop in anytime for a cocktail or coffee. DiAnoia’s also plans to bring back Sunday brunch in 2022.

Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop, 3903 Forbes Ave., Oakland

The iconic building that housed The Original Hot Dog Shop in Oakland is serving food again. A national chain, Capriotti’s is open for business on the second floor. Customers can grab cheesesteaks, meatball hoagies, turkey subs and vegetarian options.

Goodlander Cocktail Brewery, 6614 Hamilton Ave., Larimer 

Goodlander opened as a takeout-only filling station. Now you can have a signature, large-batch cocktail on-site every Friday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. Cheers!

Secretos De Mis Abuelos, 1334 Fifth Ave., Uptown

Pittsburgh’s first Puerto Rican food truck now has a storefront! Chef Felipe Crespo whips up his grandma’s recipes such as Carne Guisado, a beef stew with potatoes and carrots and Pernil, slow-cooked pulled pork shoulder.

Seoul Korean BBQ, 525 W. Main St., Carnegie 

Warm up this winter with some Korean soul food. The restaurant’s specialty is Bibimbap, a rice dish topped with seasoned vegetables accompanied by your choice of sauce and an over-easy egg in a hot stone bowl.

Photo courtesy of KingView Mead.

KingView Mead, multiple locations

KingView Mead recently opened its Mt. Lebanon taproom at 101 Beverly Road and a third location at  LumberjAxes Axe Throwing at Cranberry Mall.

The Blind Fox, 3011 W. Liberty Ave., Dormont 

Enjoy a cocktail and a stogie at this new cigar bar.

Afghan Kebab House, 231 E. Main St., Carnegie

For authentic Afghan eats that are 100% certified Halal, visit this food cart’s new brick-and-mortar location. Try a kabab wrap, wings, sandwiches or combo platters that let you sample multiple menu items.

Round Table Coffee, 5830 Ellsworth Ave., Shadyside

This coffee shop, one of several that have popped up in the last year, wants to build a community around coffee. Whether you are a caffeine connoisseur or enjoy your breakfast beverages without the buzz, owners Jonathan and Kelsey Cunningham have a drink and a space at the table for you.

African Cuisine, 2032 Murray Ave., Squirrel Hill

Pittsburgh now has a place that serves Nigerian and West African dishes. Dr. Saudat Lawal grew up in her family’s restaurant business in Ibadan, Nigeria. While wrapping up her doctoral degree in nursing at Robert Morris University, the busy chef and her husband, Luke Lawal, opened the eatery to give locals a taste of her homeland, from meat pies and fresh-baked bread called Agege to goat pepper soup and smoked catfish.

Bocadillos Bar, 2827 California Ave., Brighton Heights

If you haunted the Stone Front Witch Way Inn back in the day, you’ll be happy to know the bar has been resurrected. Industry veteran Tzveti Gintcheva has created an intimate space for an ever-changing menu of bocadillos (that’s Spanish for snacks) from around the world and craft cocktails featuring local booze.

Photo courtesy of The Nook.

The Nook, 3811 Butler St., Lawrenceville

Another beloved culinary institution is getting new life through a new owner. The Nook is nestled in the former Coca Café space. Evren Karabacak, a frequent Coca patron and owner of nearby Geppetto Cafe, took the reins several months ago and revamped the space and the menu, which serves breakfast and lunch.

MoonLit Burgers, 1426 Potomac Ave., Dormont 

After experiencing smashing success as a weekend pop-up eatery in Mt. Lebanon, MoonLit Burgers has its own building in Dormont. You can smell the L.A.-style burgers that start as meatballs that are then smashed with a spatula on the griddle, mixed with shaved, sweet onions and cooked until the thin edges are crispy.

Brew Gentlemen, 512 Braddock Ave., Braddock

Since the start of the pandemic, Brew Gentlemen has operated on a to-go business model. Now you can raise a pint of General Braddock’s IPA at the brewery’s newly renovated taproom.

Oliver’s Donuts, Lawrenceville Market House, 4112 Butler St., Lawrenceville

Vendors are selling their wares at Lawrenceville Market House, so swing by Oliver’s Donuts in the lobby for large pastries in a variety of flavors. (A restaurant is also slated to open on the lower level of the building later this year.)

Rigatoni alla Vodka. Photo by Kristy Locklin.

Mambo Italia, 424 Broad St., Sewickley 

Mambo Italia has new owners, a new look and a new menu! Visit the familiar spot, which is BYOB, for pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven and scratch-made pasta dishes.

SLO Coast Taco Shop, 205 North Ave., Millvale 

SLO Coast Taco Shop doesn’t have four walls and a roof, but you can house plenty of good California-style grub in the courtyard that this stationary food truck calls home. San Luis Obispo native Adam Wilcox specializes in scratch-made, spicy flavor explosions that’ll warm you up as much as the on-site space heaters.