Barbecue &

Voted Best BBQ of the 'Burgh


Pork & Beans is a Texas-inspired BBQ & smokehouse in downtown Pittsburgh serving up a daily rotating selection of house-smoked meats sold by the pound & a deep selection of beers.

Eat Together

BBQ tastes better when eaten together!
Our communal tables make for casual dining with
friends, family or even strangers


The Team

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Richard DeShantz

Richard DeShantz is the Chef/Owner of Richard DeShantz Restaurant Group in Pittsburgh, PA. DeShantz elevates his hometown’s culinary landscape bringing creativity and innovation to Pittsburgh’s Cultural District neighborhood through his restaurants: Meat & Potatoes, a seasonally-inspired gastropub; Butcher and the Rye, an acclaimed rustic Americana restaurant with an extensive whiskey program; and täkō, a lively tequila-driven taqueria.


James Ciminillo

James Ciminillo is the Chef de Cuisine at Pork & Beans. The Ohio-native made his way to Pittsburgh in 2008, where he began studies at The Art Institute. Ciminillo joined the team at Meat & Potatoes in June 2011, starting as a line cook, and eventually working his way up to Chef de Cuisine. Growing up eating hearty fare, Ciminillo enjoys experimenting with new techniques and reinventing classic comfort food.