Texas-Inspired
Barbecue &
Smokehouse

Voted Best BBQ of the 'Burgh

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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

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The Team

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Keith Fuller

Keith Fuller is the Chef/Owner of Pork & Beans, a new concept in collaboration with Chef Richard DeShantz. With over 20 years of experience, Fuller’s ingredient-driven cooking pushes boundaries by highlighting eclectic and bold flavor profiles. After working in kitchens such as the award-winning L’Auberge in Dayton, Ohio and Jake’s in Manayunk, Pennsylvania, Fuller settled down in Pittsburgh, opening up his first restaurant, Root 174, in 2011.

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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.

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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.