Kevin Sousa
Kevin Sousa

Kevin Sousa

Restaurant: Salt of the Earth (Read a review) Location: Pittsburgh Why He's Amazing: Because his unexpected flavor combinations—for example, pairing pork terrine with pistachio, cranberry and jalapeño—yield dishes that consistently surprise and delight. Culinary School: The Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts (Pittsburgh) background: Bigelow Grille (/sites/default/files/ittsburgh) Quintessential Dish: Rabbit chops, heart, kidney and dashi-cured belly with salted pear and roasted beet Hog, Two Ways: The restaurant's space was once a Harley-Davidson showroom; now it serves dishes like pork loin with farro and pears. Current Obsession: The Superior Motors restaurant project: Reviving an abandoned car dealership in Braddock, Pennsylvania, a former industrial town, with crowdsourced funds, and turning it into a community restaurant offering culinary training and jobs. How He Fills His Free Time: "When not at work, I'm outside with my family and dogs or riding my bicycle or sitting on a cushion staring at a wall." (Sousa has a regular meditation practice.)
Spicy Maple Baked Beans
Rating: Unrated
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Pittsburgh chef Kevin Sousa uses leftover franks from his Station Street Hot Dogs in the smoky, intense baked beans he serves at Union Pig & Chicken, a few blocks away. The dark porter ale adds a bitter kick that helps balance the sweetness of the beans. Slideshow: Great Recipes for Baked Beans 
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