Brunch, Andy Warhol, and Heinz Ketchup

It was my second day in Pittsburgh and I wanted to have breakfast and check out a couple museums. The previous night was all about pasta, crudo, and cocktails. Now I was off to Or, The Whale located inside the historic Salvation Army building.


I ended up going through the Distrikt Hotel’s lobby and eventually found the door that led to the downtown seafood restaurant. I was happy to see that they serve a daily brunch from 11am to 2pm. I was seated at a table downstairs near the kitchen.


I ordered a mimosa and went over the brunch menu. A couple dishes immediately caught my attention.


The first dish was the Savory Bubble Waffle – a corn meal bubble waffle topped with bacon, sausage, crisp potatoes, a fried egg, hollandaise, and Paul Family Farmsโ€™ maple syrup. It was a great brunch dish combo with the mildly sweet waffle and syrup, saltier bacon, and rich hollandaise.


The other dish was the Eggs Chesapeake. A housemade English muffin topped with crab cakes, poached eggs, and old bay hollandaise. I liked the crab cakes, but the English muffin was bit too toasted. It was served with a nice farm greens salad on the side.


A couple brunch dishes were more than enough for me. The food was good and service was okay.


Afterwards I went to The Andy Warhol Museum to see the extensive art collection of one of my favorite artists – Pittsburgh-born pop art icon, Andy Warhol. It’s the largest museum in North America dedicated to a single artist.


The museum was awesome and after walking over the Andy Warhol Bridge, I stopped by another museum.


The Senator John Heinz History Center is Pennsylvania’s largest history museum & an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. You’ll discover 250 years of Pittsburgh history and learn more about one of Americaโ€™s most beloved companies, Heinz. (Yes, the famous ketchup brand!). There’s also the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum located on the second and third floors. I thought the History Center was really cool and definitely worth checking out.


It was a great day so far and before heading back to the hotel I took a short break from the walking and museums to enjoy a yummy treat.

Or, The Whale
Salvation Army building
463 Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 632-0002

The Andy Warhol Museum
117 Sandusky Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 237-8300

Heinz History Center
1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 454-6000


Author: Desiree

Desired Tastes is a Food and Travel Blog written by Desiree, a food enthusiast from New Jersey who just wants to see the world and eat good food.

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