Dining news: Wintzell's Oyster House opens first Pittsburgh-area location
Wintzell's Oyster House has opened its first Pittsburgh location at 530 E. Bruceton Road in Pleasant Hills.
The restaurant, which has a 75-year history in the Gulf Coast, had its grand opening celebration May 20.
Founded by J. Oliver Wintzell in 1938 in Mobile, Ala., the restaurant features items such as homemade seafood gumbo, West Indies salad and chargrilled oysters.
Details: 412-650-9090 or www.wintzellsoysterhouse.com.
OLDE SPITFIRE GRILLE
The Olde Spitfire Grille, 1517 Broad St., Greensburg, will celebrate the official grand opening of its new contemporary American-cuisine restaurant and casual dining outdoor patio on May 24.
The restaurant features a 1,500-square-foot main dining area with stone walls and an adjacent 2,500-square-foot outdoor patio/bar and eatery with sunset views of the surrounding mountains. As a tribute to the community, the walls of the restaurant display many historic photos from Greensburg's past.
The restaurant, with its contemporary twist on American standards, features locally grown, organic produce and meats. The menu includes Southern favorite shrimp and grits; All-American hand-cut “fire” fries; brisket chili bowl; oven-roasted chicken; USDA prime New York strip steak; and Maryland-style crab cakes. The Olde Spitfire Grille offers a wide range of starters, signature grilled sandwiches, and daily homemade desserts.
The Patio at Spitfire — Backyard BBQ is located adjacent to the restaurant and features alfresco dining. The Patio at Spitfire will offer a more-casual dining menu with live music every Friday and Saturday evenings. Its menu will include specialty salads and sandwiches, barbecue chicken, ribs, shrimp, clams, mussels and smoked wings.
Hours are 4 to 11 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 4 p.m. to midnight Thursdays through Saturdays; and noon to 8 p.m. Sundays.
Details: 724-205-6402 or www.theoldespitfiregrille.com.
KayaFest 2013, Kaya restaurant's annual tropical musical festival and block party, will be May 26, on 20th Street in the Strip District.
The event will feature live music, grilled food and dancing in the street. The menu includes jerked chicken skewers with mango dipping sauce; soft tacos of chicken, beef brisket or grilled vegetables with lots of toppings; Kaya dogs with avocado, pico de gallo, cotija cheese and cilantro; the Pig Plate with slow-cooked pork, braised greens and black-eyed peas; and frozen chocolate-covered bananas on a stick.
Music starts at 5:30 p.m. and includes Pete Bush and Hoi Polloi, Dressed Frets, Timbeleza and Truth & Writes.
Details: 412-261-6565 or www.bigburrito.com/kaya.
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