Update: Soft opening hours start July 1. Strange Roots will be slinging food from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday.
Things are getting “strange” for the Pittsburgh Sandwich Society. Beginning in June, the popular food truck is teaming up with the Strange Roots Experimental Ales taproom at 501 E. Ohio Street in Millvale. They’ve made a three-year commitment to the partnership.
“They were looking for someone to take over their kitchen and we were looking for a new space for our commissary,” says Erin Andrzejewski, who launched the sandwich business with her husband, Michael Carney, in April 2016. “They’ve always been a fan of us and we’ve always loved their beer, so it was a win-win for both of us!”
The kitchen, which is getting a new exhaust hood and equipment, will be open during Strange Roots’ operating hours. Currently, that’s 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 2 to 9 p.m. on Saturday and 2 to 7 p.m. on Sunday. The rolling restaurant will still make appearances throughout the region every Thursday through Sunday — including at the brewery’s Gibsonia location at 4399 Gibsonia Road — and will be available for private events.
Andrzejewski says Pittsburgh Sandwich Society will serve its standard menu of three favorites — such as the In-N-Aht Burger, which is packed with two beef patties, American cheese, onion jam, tomato, pickles, spring mix and animal sauce on a buttered and toasted bun. They will also serve rotating specials, a few taproom-specific goodies and treats for dogs who accompany their owners to Strange Roots’ pup-friendly beer gardens.
Carney and Andrzejewski are excited to join forces with Strange Roots after enduring one very weird year.