Jesse Seager, co-owner with his wife, Amy, of Point Brugge in Point Breeze, reports that they have re-committed to their Highland Park project. Plans for Park Brugge stalled due to problems with flooding, but the city of Pittsburgh has assumed responsibility for fixing the problem and construction is ahead of schedule. The Seagers have signed a new lease with the building owner, and they hope that the restaurant will open this winter.
In other good news for the Highland Park dining scene, E2 will start serving dinner Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 6-10 p.m. as of October 1. The menu will feature an array of small plates good for sharing and will change frequently. The sample menu includes items such as grilled baby lamb chops with fresh rosemary, parsley, garlic and lemon zest; local rattlesnake beans stewed in an aromatic tomato sauce; and tagliatelle with local garlic, anchovies and hot pepper flakes.