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Fast casual Indian BBQ restaurant Choolaah to open Pittsburgh doors in January

Ben Schmitt
| Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, 12:36 p.m.
A dish from Choolaah BBQ.
A dish from Choolaah BBQ.
A meal at Choolaah BBQ, which is soon coming to Pittsburgh's East End.
A meal at Choolaah BBQ, which is soon coming to Pittsburgh's East End.

Choolaah, a fast casual Indian barbecue style restaurant, has an opening date in Pittsburgh's East End.

The restaurant chain announced on social media it will open on Jan. 26 on Centre Avenue near the Target in East Liberty.

"Can't wait to bring great Indian BBQ to our hometown," a Facebook post said. "Tell your friends and keep checking back for updates."

The Pittsburgh-based chain has restaurants in suburban Cleveland, the Washington D.C. area, and King of Prussia.

"Our custom built tandoor clay ovens cook meats and cheeses at very high temps sealing in the juices and producing a uniquely succulent tandoori taste," its website says . "We use only premium ingredients that are hormone-, antibiotic- and GMO-free."

The menu offers barbecue chicken, lamb and salmon dishes along with vegetarian and vegan options

Choolaah is part of Wholesome International, a restaurant development company headquartered in Pittsburgh.

Ben Schmitt is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 412-320-7991, or via Twitter at @Bencschmitt.

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