Pork & Beans, located at 136 6th Street downtown, is fully open after a minor issue to their smoker delayed the initial opening of the restaurant.
The restaurant, opened by the DeShantz Restaurant Group, was originally expected to open in the spring, but an issue with the installation of the smoker delayed the opening until the fall. As owner Richard DeShantz noted, the group wanted to make sure everything was perfect before officially opening the doors.
“When you’re building things, obstacles come up. We want to do everything by the book so we don’t have any issues down the road,” DeShantz said. “The city wants to make sure everything is done right, too.”
With the restaurant now open, Pork & Beans has been an immediate success in the downtown location. They’ve quickly become famous for their smoked meats and creative side dishes, which includes Potato Salad with mustard and Mac & Cheese shells with Trenton pork roll and a house hot sauce.
In addition to the excellent food though, the bar has become a hot spot for locals. They currently feature 36 taps of beer, wine, cold brew and cocktails all on draft.
The success of Pork & Beans is nothing new for DeShantz. The restaurant group also owns Meat & Potatoes, tako, and Butcher and the Rye, so they have quietly become one of the most influential groups within the Pittsburgh restaurant scene.
If you are interested in trying Pork & Beans, the restaurant is open Tuesday to Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 4:00 p.m. to midnight, with the bar open later. For more information and reservations, please visit their website.