Its crazy to think that a year ago we kicked off our monthly(ish) brunch parties at Round Corner Cantina.  From confetti cannons to free flowing mimosas, they have been an excellent addition to any given Sunday.  And they are about to get even more interesting.  Enter Cantina’s newest concept BALLROOM and the Austin/Portland tenured chef Ian Cochran that will be at the helm of the ship for our 2015 Brunch Parties!


Chef  Cochran reigns from Austin royalty  having worked in kitchens at Uchi (Austin) and Roe (Portland). The young and ambitious Cochran (further detailed in an interview next week!) describes his Thai/Asian influenced cooking as ‘super casual and homey’ but ‘technique driven.’  Cochran came to be in Pittsburgh after meeting Derek Burnell (co-owner, Round Corner Cantina) on a trip to Austin where  they immediately clicked after connecting though a mutual friend.  The two spent a night talking about everything from latino dj sets to the hype of the Austin food scene.  By the end of the trip, Burnell had offered Cochran the top spot at his soon to come concept Ballroom to be housed on the top floor of Cantina and weeks later Cochran was on a plane to Pittsburgh.

So what does all of this mean for you?  It means if you are one of the lucky ones that has snagged a table for our Saturday December 13th Brunch Party, you will be one of the first ones in the city to try Cochran’s refined yet homey Asian bar snacks while sipping on a mimosa and dancing to amazing sets from  King Louie (Peligrosa, ATX) and Jarret Tebbets (Cured/Hot Mass, PGH).  And this isn’t gonna be a sit down affair, this is a preview of what is to come from BALLROOM, a party/snacky spot that you will want to show off to all your out of town friends.  So come with crew that like to snack/drink and mingle/dance and snack/drink again as we want you all in it for the long haul!

Our recommendations:  Stretch it out before you come and get ready for an afternoon of incredible foods, drinks, beats and more!  Email us at for tables are extremely limited.