As usual, it is food trucks galore in Pittsburgh this weekend. Don’t miss your favorite food trucks, as well as lawn drinking parties, vegan donuts, beer trolleys, flea markets, and more!
Friday, August 11
Rivers Club Alaskan Seafood Extravaganza
The Rivers Club in Downtown is kicking off the weekend with an Alaskan Seafood Extravaganza! Guests can enjoy all forms of fresh seafood, including shrimp cocktail, crab claws, grilled oyster with garlic butter, Alaskan crab chowder, smoked salmon, grilled half lobster tails, and plenty more. There will also be fresh salads, fruit, and desserts, including Baked Alaska. Call the club at 412.391.5227 to make a reservation.
Tuika’s Polynesian Island Magic at the Frick
Every Friday during the summer, the Frick Cafe and Historical Center plays host to a wide variety of free outdoor performances. This Friday, Samoan native Tuika and Cindy Faumuina are directing “Tuika’s Polynesian Island Magic.” This show will include engaging performances dancing, drumming, and singing. The Frick promises a night of island-themed fun for all ages. More information can be found online. Food trucks like BRGR, the Coop Chicken and Waffles, and Pittsburgh Sandwich Society will also be on site.
Beer & Food Round-Up With Helltown Brewing in Lawrenceville
Bay 4 has been hosting food truck round-ups every month this summer, and the August edition is happening this weekend. Spread out over Friday and Saturday, enjoy beers from Helltown Brewing, as well as a stellar lineup of Pittsburgh food trucks, like Pittsburgh Smokehouse Franktuary, and Edgars Best Tacos. There will also be live music. More information can be found online.
Sustainable Sipping Happy Hour
The August edition of the Sustainable Sipping series will be held this Friday at the Frick Environmental Center. Ticket holders can drink and mingle with like-minded environment lovers. This month’s event includes live music by City Dwelling Nature Seekers, beverages from KingView Mead, a discussion from the Apoidea Apiary beekeeper, paper making, summer sun tea tasting, food Greek Gourmet, and more. Purchase tickets online.
Greek Food Truck at Couch Brewery
Have you made it to the new brewery on Washington Boulevard in Highland Park? This weekend is the perfect excuse. Couch Brewery is hosting the Ash and Kris Kitchen this Friday, which will be serving Greek food with the craft brews. Stop by from 2:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. More information on Couch Brewery can be found online.
Saturday, August 12
Apoidea Honey and Cheese Sampling
Head to the Wheel and Wedge Cheese Shop at Engine House 25 Wine this Saturday for a honey and cheese pairings. Apoidea Apiary honey will be onsite with infused honeys, including rosemary, vanilla bean and lavender. Each honey will be perfectly matched with a cheese. More information can be found online.
Northside Chalk Walk
Take a tour of the local businesses on the Northside of Pittsburgh while making the neighborhood beautiful. Seven locations will have sidewalk chalk so guests can help decorate the city. There will also be food trucks, ice cream trucks and more! Participating locations include James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy, Allegheny City Brewing, Wigle Whiskey, Scratch Food & Beverage, and Penn Brewery, among others. More information can be found online.
Smallman Galley Street Party
21st Street between Smallman St and Penn Avenue is turning into a block party this Saturday! Enjoy live music, as well as indoor and outdoor bars for libations. The chefs at the galley will be serving fun street food until 10pm, when the music stops, and the party moves indoors. Tickets for the indoor party are required. 25% of ticket sales to the Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania. More information can be found on the event page.
Mash Bill Summer Music Festival
It is time for more fun at the Wigle Whiskey Barrelhouse on the Northside. All summer long, Wigle is hosting free, live music every Saturday the Barrelhouse in the Northside. There will also be a food truck will also be on-site. The fun starts at 7:00 p.m. More information can be found online.
Summer Food Truck Fest at Tanger Outlets
The Tanger Outlets Pittsburgh food truck festival is back on both Saturday and Sunday this weekend. Get ready for fun activities, discounts at the store, and plenty of trucks. Some participating trucks include: BRGR, Evil Swine, Miss Meatball, PGH Crepes, Pittsburgh Po’ Boy and more. More information can be found online.
11th Annual Millvale Brew Fest
For the 11th year in a row, the Brew Fest is happening in Millvale. Hosted by the Borough of Millvale and the Millvale Community Development Corporation, sample 180 different beers at the scenic Riverfront Park, as well as enjoy food trucks and a live bands. Tickets for this event can be purchased online.
Millvale Food Truck Roundup
Also in Millvale this Saturday, Draai Laag and Grist House have teamed up again for another epic food truck party. Trucks will be parked outside of both Grist House, and Draai Laag. Enjoy the short, five minute walk between the breweries, and wander the streets of scenic Millvale. More information can be found online.
Sunday, August 13
Vegan Donut Pop Up with Wolf Teeth Doughnuts
Wolf Teeth Doughnuts are bringing some of their vegan donuts to Tupelo Honey Teas this Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Grab a cup a tea, and “sink your fangs into” something sweet. Donuts served until they run out. More information can be found on the event page.
Shot and a Beer Summer Sundays with Dancing Gnome Brewery
Every Sunday at the Wigle Whiskey Barrelhouse on the North Side, Wigle features a different brewery and serves their beers in $10 boilermakers from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This week they are featuring Dancing Gnome Brewery from Sharpsburg. There will also be food trucks on site. More information can be found on the event page.
The Neighborhood Flea: August 2017
It’s time to shops flea finds, vintage wares, furniture, and more! The Neighborhood Flea is back with over 50 vintage and unique vendors. As always, there will also be food trucks, baked goods, coffee, live music, new friends, and more! Much on treats from Franktuary, Mac and Gold Truck, Oh My Grill, Pittsburgh Sandwich Society, Randita’s and Stickler’s Ice Pops. More information can be found online.
Ice Cream Sundays: Sugar Spell Scoops
This Sunday at East End Brewery in Larimer, enjoy homemade extra special vegan ice-cream from Sugar Spell Scoops, as well as craft beer from East End as part of their Ice Cream Sundays series. Sandwiches, empanadas, and more will be for sale from Tango Food Truck. Find out more online.
NorthSide Brew Trolley
Tour four Northside breweries and a distillery while riding in a Pittsburgh trolley. Enjoy drinks at each location, and a delicious dinner after the fun. Stops include: War Streets Brewery, Penn Brewery, Southern Tier Brewery, Allegheny City Brewing, and Wigle Whiskey. Dinner (included) will be at Benjamin’s. Tickets can be purchased online.
Growlers and Flowers at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden
Spend some boozy time at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden this weekend. Guests to this event are welcome to explore the 60 acre Garden, sip on locally brewed beer and munch on freshly made hors d’oeuvres. Listen to live music, learn more about planets, and participate in crafts. Proceeds from this event will support garden resources and growth. This event is 21+. Tickets can be purchased online.
2nd Annual Crosstown Cookout
It’s a $5 Party on the Mon River! The Crosstown Cookout is back, and everyone is invited. There will be live artists, live music, river activities, food trucks, drinks, games, vendors, and more! Food vendors include Gaucho Parrilla Argentina, PGH Halal truck, Oakmont Barbeque Company, Nakama, Pirata Caribbean Cuisine x Rum Bar, and Doce Taqueria, and PBR is the beer sponsor of the event. Pets are welcome at this event. A portion of proceeds will benefit Riverlife. More information can be found online.
Spirit Summer Recess
Spirits Summer Recess Outdoor Food and Music Festival will be held in the outdoor Spirit Garden (adjacent to Spirit Hall), and feature 20 local acts, and eight local food providers. The festival will be followed by 21+ fun in the lounge from 9:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. The first 100 people who arrive at the festival will receive a free Summer Recess shirt compliments of CommonWealth Press and Straub Brewery. The outdoor portion of this event is free, the indoor after-party has a $7 cover.