Booming as it is, the Downtown restaurant scene is like a lot of Pittsburgh always has been: Interrelated and not that big.
That's because all three are owned and run by the same folks, and so that's how all three came to participate in a delicious-sounding event.
Chef and co-owner Richard DeShantz is pairing all three of these places with Delaware's Dogfish Head Craft Brewery to present Pints & Pairings on June 7.
The restaurant group is selling $120-per-person tickets to an outdoor family-style picnic at Meat & Potatoes that starts with a welcome beer from Dogfish founder Sam Calagione's "Secret Stash," followed by five courses prepared by the three restaurant sisters, one of whom (Butcher) was nominated for a James Beard award, paired with other Dogfish brews.
Crudo – scallop / tomatoes / watermelon / lemon / jalapeno
Pairing: Namaste (4.85 percent alcohol by volume, 20 international bitterness units) Belgian-style white beer
Bo Ssam – pork shoulder / oysters / red dragon sauce / scallion ginger sauce / kimchi / pickles / cilantro / bibb lettuce
Pairing: Festina Pêche (4.8 percent ABV, 8 IBU) Berliner weiss-style beer
Clam Bake – lobster / shrimp / housemade sausage / potatoes / corn on the cob
Pairing: American Beauty (9.0 percent ABV, 55 IBU) imperial pale ale inspired by the Grateful Dead
Smoked Brisket – potato rolls / Carolina BBQ / coffee BBQ / chipotle BBQ / ranch slaw / dill pickles / bread & butter pickles
Pairing: Raison d’Extra (15-19 percent ABV, 40 IBU) Belgian-style brown ale
Rhubarb Pie with lemon crust and strawberry sorbet
Pairing: Dogfish 120 Minute IPA (15 to 20 percent ABV, 120 IBU)
For more event information and for tickets, go here.