It was their commitment to food, cocktails and Pittsburgh jazz that got Shadyside’s Con Alma named to Esquire magazine’s 2021 Best Bars in America last week, and they’ll draw strongly from the philosophy of the latter as they navigate ever closer toward a post-pandemic existence.
“Jazz is a music of improvisation,” co-owner and music director John Shannon said. “One of the ways we’ve been able to survive is through this improvised hustle. Week to week, we are just improvising.”
As of midnight, restaurants are officially permitted to operate statewide at 100% capacity, the first time since COVID-19 restrictions were implemented in March 2020.