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Spirits & Tales Pittsburgh


With incredible talent behind the pass, the Spirits & Tales team innovates and excites at the forefront of Pittsburgh’s nationally recognized food scene.

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Executive Chef Chris Noonan

Chef Chris Noonan has been perfecting his culinary craft for over thirty years through award-winning restaurant groups, hotels, and institutions including The Game Creek Club in Vail, Colorado and Roar Social House in Allentown, PA and Pitts’ University Club. A long tenure with the Big Burrito Restaurant Group saw him lead the kitchen teams at Casbah, Soba, The Warhol Museum and Phipps Conservatory. Gaining experience through mentorship under multiple James Beard-recognized chefs, Chef Chris continues to build his life-long career focused on a genuine care and excitement for creating something that makes people happy. At Spirits & Tales, Chef Noonan embodies the culinary and cultural experience, bringing with him a passion for foraging wild mushrooms and plants, a penchant for outdoor athletics, and a love of music via his ever-expanding vinyl collection.

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Sous Chef Michael Pak

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Sous Chef Bryony Hensel

Our Partners

Spirits & Tales is a sustainable Pittsburgh restaurant, working in collaboration with the vibrant local farmer and producer community to support environmentally responsible practices.

We’re grateful to the partners who help make that possible:

  • Tabbara Chocolates
  • Basciani Farms
  • Great Lakes Growers
  • Spring Valley Garden
  • Yarnick’s Farms
  • Footprints Farm
  • Schneider’s Dairy
  • Mediterra Bakehouse
  • Mancini’s Bakery
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