There’s a new restaurant now open on the South Side from a favorite Pittsburgh restaurateur.
Chris Bonfili, the chef/owner of the dearly-departed Avenue B in Shadyside, opened Bonfire Food & Drink this week at 2100 East Carson Street, serving a casual food menu, and a bar with a craft beer focus.
The two-story restaurant concept features a wood-fired oven, and dishes including a wide array of snacks (like PEI mussels, chicken meatballs, crispy Brussels sprouts, and roasted carrots & shishito peppers), a selection of salads, flatbreads (including a cheesesteak selection, with lamb shoulder and 5-year cheddar), and sandwiches (like their Bonfire Burger, topped with roasted mushrooms, goat beemster, and truffle aioli).
There’s also a full Mac & Cheese section on the menu, with options like roasted mushroom, Boursin and smoked onion, and wood-fired cauliflower, fontina, and garlic crumbs.
Main dishes includes wood oven-roasted salmon with quinoa, hanger steak, and chicken with root vegetables and bacon jam.
The bar features more than a dozen drafts on tap (current selections include Eleventh Hour Noble Spirit Pilsner and Allegheny City Brewing Deutschtown Brown), and a full cocktail menu and wines by the glass.
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Bonfire Food & Drink (2100 East Carson Street)