Cinderlands Warehouse Features Fresh Beers and Scratch Cooking; Dry-aged Steaks and Seafood at Capital Grille (Tues., 2/11/20)

A tasting array composed of (l. to r.) Tracks Again Unfiltered Pilsner, Grizzled Canary Grisette, Range of Light Double IPA, and Bougie Pajamas Tea Brown Ale.

A tasting array composed of (l. to r.) Tracks Again Unfiltered Pilsner, Grizzled Canary Grisette, Range of Light Double IPA, and Bougie Pajamas Tea Brown Ale.

1) Cinderlands Warehouse opened Tuesday, May 7, 2019 in the old Spaghetti Warehouse on Smallman Street. The remodeled interior reflects a sparse industrial aesthetic. Cinderlands’ beers are divided into dad beer, hop-driven, farmhouse, stout, tea and coffee, and out there. Dad beers are brewed for mass appeal, the joke being even your dad, who drinks only Bud, will like them. (Tracks Again imparts the familiar, bitter taste of Yuengling.) Farmhouse beers are Belgian saisons and grisettes. Out there beers are experimental. The staff helps to pair food with beer. The menu includes snacks, sandwiches, entrées, and desserts, and the restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Validated parking is at the Hub at 3 Crossings parking garage. Joe Kiefer is the executive chef; Paul Schneider is the head brewer. The brothers Jamie and Steve Warden own Cinderlands. “It’s a nod to the city of Pittsburgh and the history of the steel industry here,” Jamie Warden says. Their first location, Cinderlands 3705, opened December 2017 in Lawrenceville. 2601 Smallman St., The Strip District. (CM)

2) The Capital Grille—arguably the most upscale of upscale American steakhouses. And with locations in 20 states and the District of Columbia, it’s also one of the most expansive. Pittsburgh’s location is special for a myriad of reasons: Its downtown setting. The opulent marquee over Fifth Avenue. All steaks dry-age for more than 18 days before in-house butchers hand-carve them to perfection. Fresh seafood and a huge wine selection are also popular as is the restaurant’s African mahogany interior. The Capital Grille also offers private dining, valet parking, and a lounge. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Saturday, 4 p.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. 301 Fifth Ave., Downtown. (CM)