New eateries on menu for latest Greensburg Restaurant Week
Good food isn’t all that’s on the menu for Greensburg Restaurant Week, which takes place Jan. 24-30.
Diners also will have chances to win free food and merchandise by ordering from the special menus at 18 participating area eateries.
New on the restaurant list this year are El Diablo Brewing Co. and Wood-Fired Kitchen in Greensburg and Guy Fieri’s American Kitchen + Bar and Sports & Social Steel City, both at Live! Casino Pittsburgh in Hempfield.
Each restaurant will offer a reduced or fixed price menu that may include lunch or dinner with multiple courses for no more than $35. The specials will be posted on the Restaurant Week website.
Many of the eateries will have both eat-in and take-out options.
“We’re going to showcase the thing we do that makes us different from everybody else. That’s what Restaurant Week is really all about,” said Rachel Flowers, who owns El Diablo with her husband, Ray Flowers. “Our grill is wood-based, and not everybody has that awesome flavor.
“We’re going to go heavy on meats, and not things that are really expensive,” she said. “We have a really nice chicken dish, and we have a really nice pork dish.”
The couple hopes to have their outdoor dining igloos up and running for restaurant week, too. Each igloo seats up to eight people. The fee to reserve an igloo is $50 for two hours.
Courtesy of Live! Casino Pittsburgh
Guy Fieri’s American Kitchen + Bar at Live! Casino Pittsburgh in Hempfield will participate in the Jan. 24-30 Greensburg Restaurant Week.
Casino visitors “have the ability to choose from two unique dining concepts,” said food and beverage manager Dorothy Celli. “Both Sports & Social Steel City and Guy Fieri’s American Kitchen + Bar offer one-of-a-kind dishes and cocktails, along with an exciting atmosphere and an array of entertainment options.”
The twice-yearly Greensburg Restaurant Week was introduced in the summer of 2019, so this is the sixth event, said Ashley Kertes, executive director of Greensburg Community Development Corp., the event organizer.
The summer 2021 week was extended to 10 days, in response to results from a diner survey.
“People wanted two full weekends and more time to enjoy their favorite restaurants, so we did that this summer,” Kertes said. “This time, we decided to regroup and check with all the restaurants and see how that went for them.
“The consensus was that they wanted to shorten it back to the original seven days because they’re still facing staffing shortages and issues of product availability,” she said.
A 10-day event is possible next summer, if those conditions improve, she added.
Courtesy of Live! Casino Pittsburgh
Pork belly tacos and house-made salsa and chips from Sports & Social Steel City at Live! Casino Pittsburgh in Hempfield.
“We were thinking things would be back to normal by now but, unfortunately, things are kind of back to where they were at the beginning of last year,” Kertes said. “Even though things are a little bit different, I think people are using their best judgment in terms of if they feel safe going out.”
Individual restaurants are determining their own covid-19 safety protocols, she added.
Where to eat
Kertes recommends checking the restaurant week or individual restaurant website for hours of operation and reservations before venturing out.
“A lot of people say they plan out where they’re going to go. They go with friends and go out a few times during the week,” she said. “It’s just a fun event and something to look forward to, especially at such a dreary, cold, boring time of the year.”
Participating eateries include:
• Bar Nine, 9 Mt. Pleasant St., Greensburg, 724-420-5467 or barninegbg.com
• The Boulevard, 900 Towne Square Drive, Hempfield, 724-420-5955 or boulevardrestaurants.com
• Chef Dato’s Table, 645 Route 217, Derry Township, 724-739-0228 or chefdato.com
• El Diablo Brewing Co. and Wood-Fired Kitchen, 503 New Alexandria Road, Greensburg, 724-221-6430 or eldiablobrewingco.com
• Guy Fieri’s American Kitchen + Bar at Live! Casino Pittsburgh, 5260 Route 30, Hempfield, 878-787-7010 or pittsburgh.livecasinohotel.com
• The Headkeeper, 618 S. Main St., Greensburg, 724-838-7439 or theheadkeeper.com
• J. Corks, 25 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, 724-691-0434 or jcorks.com
• Little E’s Pizzeria, 807 Highland Ave., Greensburg, 724-834-7336 or littleespizzeria.com
• Major Stokes, 108 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, 724-217-8609 or majorstokes.com
• Marino’s American Eatery, 106 West Point Drive, Hempfield, 724-216-5735 or marinoseatery.com
• Morelands at Waterworks, 1817 Broad St. Ext., South Greensburg, 724-420-5889 or waterworksgbg.com
• The Olde Spitfire Grille, 1517 Broad St., South Greensburg, 724-205-6402 or spitfiregrille.com
• Oliver’s Pourhouse, 8 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Greensburg, 724-836-7687 or oliverspourhouse.com
• Pit Take BBQ, 640 N. Main St., Greensburg, 724-672-3646 or pittakebbq.com
• Rassame’s Thai Cuisine, 430 Grove St., Greensburg, 724-420-5435 or Rassame Cuisine on Facebook
• Robokyo Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi, 117 Toll House Road, Hempfield, 724-834-7423 or robokyo.com
• Sports & Social Steel City at Live! Casino Pittsburgh, 5260 Route 30, Hempfield, 878-787-7020 or pittsburgh.livecasinohotel.com
• Tapped Brick Oven & Pour House, 6044 Route 30, Hempfield, 724-850-8277 or tappedoven.com.
For information on each restaurant’s special menu and contest details, visit greensburgrestaurantweek.com.
Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Shirley at 724-836-5750, [email protected] or via Twitter .