Salt of the Earth Restaurant, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Sherri Granato By Sherri Granato, 5th Aug 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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The award winning Salt of the Earth Restaurant was carefully created by Chef Kevin Sousa and architects Lisa and Doug Cruze. The concept was an easy, but brilliant one. Simply limit the entrees so that each and every dish would have the utmost thought and planning thoroughly running through each and every ingredient. The vibrant open air communal type seating makes eating in mixed company enjoyable.

Award Wiining & Quirky Entrees

When you get tired of the same old meat and potatoes meal, step out and try something extraordinary like cockscombs, gazpacho, beef tartare or sashimi at one of the "Burgh's" favorite restaurants. The steel city has never tasted so good, and the food served at this quirky eatery is not only extremely creative, it is updated often and executed with the utmost culinary know how that a highly skilled chef can dream up. Since they first opened their doors on September 13th, 2010 Pittsburghers have been experiencing some of the hippest atmosphere and unique food served with an artistic flare that promises to please even the most conservative eaters.

The vibrant open air communal type seating makes eating in mixed company enjoyable and non- pretentious, while the detailing of the loft followed by the top of the line open stainless kitchen give Salt of the Earth the kind of savvy appeal that you would find at some of the most elegant restaurants on the planet. The huge chalkboard wall brings the elegance down a notch, but the sheik touch of streamline light fixtures is a clear and precise statement at what lays ahead on the food and drink menu. You just know upon entering these eateries doors why Salt of the Earth won "Best New Restaurant" in Pittsburgh Magazine.

Salt of the Earth was carefully created by Chef Kevin Sousa and architects Lisa and Doug Cruze. The concept was an easy, but brilliant one. Simply limit the entrees so that each and every dish would have the utmost thought and planning thoroughly running through each and every ingredient. Foods boasting with unusual flavors and textures are part of his menu’s master plan, and he often manipulates his culinary pieces of food art by chemically altering them with unusual temperatures to get varied results, depending on the entree. His culinary skills have not gone unnoticed, and Pittsburghers are gobbling up this strange new way of wetting one’s palate.

Salt of the Earth has received several awards in the few short months since its opening, and hands down they get kudos when it comes to their high end cocktails made with only the finest ingredients including the best alcohol money can buy. Guests can enjoy a hawk-eye view of the kitchen when sitting at the bar, and reservations are a smart idea if you prefer to dine in the trendy upstairs loft.

Dinner Hours: Monday through Saturday, 5 pm to 12:00 a.m. Closed on Sunday.

Location: 5523 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206

Phone: (412) 441-7258 Web Site:

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Artistic, Awards, Beef Tartare, Best, Chemically Altering, Cockscombs, Cocktails, Communal, Cuisine, Delicious, Gazpacho, Open-Air, Pittsburgh Magazine, Sashimi, Untraditional, Vibrant

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Sherri has lived in several haunted properties, including a morgue turned basement apartment. Instead of fearing the paranormal, she has opted to embrace, investigate and understand it.

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author avatar Margaret Michel
5th Aug 2014 (#)

Sounds like a yummy place!

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author avatar Etc.
6th Aug 2014 (#)

What a nice article! This is one where I really wish the photo had come through.

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
7th Aug 2014 (#)

My husband would love this -- agree with ETC about the photos, though.

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