this year's restaurants

The 2019 annual South Side Soup Contest is proud to feature the culinary talents of our diverse neighborhood. This year, 23 restaurants are participating in the Contest, and all are eager to share their most imaginative soups with you. From hearty chowders and bisques to flavorful vegetarian soups, there’s something for everyone. After you’ve sampled all of the soups, you’ll have a chance to vote for Best Soup, Best Vegetarian, Most Unique, and Best Host Location via text. For a taste of our participating restaurants, click on the links below!


Bonfire Food and Drink

Café du Jour

Carmella's Plates & Pints

Carson City Saloon

Cilantro y Ajo

Cupka's Cafe II

Dive Bar and Grille

Double Wide Grill

Emiliano's Mexican Restaurant

La Palapa

Le Petit Chocolat & Café 

Local Bar + Kitchen

Mario's South Side Saloon 

McCormick & Schmick’s

OTB Bicycle Cafe

Piper's Pub and The Pub Chip Shop

Ruggers Pub

The Smiling Moose


Thai Me Up

Tres Rios

Twelve Whiskey Barbecue

The Urban Tap

South Side Soup Contest Returns each year to Pittsburgh's South Side flats to benefit the Brashear Association and South Side Chamber of Commerce