Construction is underway for a new restaurant on the North Side.
Fig & Ash, a “farm to flame” restaurant is slated to open later this year in Pittsburgh’s Deutschtown neighborhood. The restaurant will be owned and operated by chef Cory Hughes, who has worked as the executive chef for Google’s Bakery Square location, and has previous stints in the kitchen at Spoon, Eleven, Cafe at the Frick and Six Penn Kitchen.
The menu will feature from-scratch cooking with French and Italian influences, and will include dishes made with house-butchered meats. Fig & Ash will also feature breads, pastas and pizzas made with flour that has been ground and milled in-house.
The restaurant will be located at 514 East Ohio Street, a two-building site that has been vacant for a number of years. The building is currently undergoing a complete gut renovation, but plans for the space include a 1,800 square-foot ground floor dining room and bar area with seating for 52, and an outdoor courtyard space with 22 seats. There will also be a private dining room and event space for the basement area, with seating for 24.
Fig & Ash will also feature a wood-fired grill and oven, with many dishes being cooked over an open flame.
When the restaurant opens this fall, it will serve dinner Tuesday through Saturday.
If you want to try a first taste of Fig & Ash, they’ll be serving a Jamison Farm-sourced lamb sandwich tonight at the Northside Sandwich Sampler event at the Priory. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
Fig & Ash (514 East Ohio Street)