Cinderlands, Eleventh Hour, and Iron Born Pizza

It was a nice sunny Saturday in Pittsburgh, and after brunch and scenic views of the city, it was time to meet up with a childhood friend I haven’t seen in years! We met up at Cinderlands Beer Co. where we caught up over flights of their excellent house beers and crispy Spent Grain Chicharrones made…

Brunch at Meat & Potatoes

It was my third day in Pittsburgh and the weekend has arrived. I walked over to Meat & Potatoes for Saturday brunch. The city’s first gastropub features unique takes on classic American fare and handcrafted libations. I took a seat at the large marble-top bar and ordered a cocktail. Boozy brunches are the best! The…

Off to Pittsburgh: DiAnoia’s Eatery

I have a couple more Summer trips to catch up on. At the end of July I made my way to another new city for food, craft beer, museums, and a baseball game – off to Pittsburgh! I stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn downtown near Market Square. It was a fabulous location within walking…

Harlow’s Pizza and Tiki Drinks

After brunch and art earlier in the day, it was time to head back out for dinner. I was in the mood for pizza and I heard a great spot for that was Harlow’s Pizza in Lakewood. The cozy bar and restaurant offers wood-fires Neapolitan pies along with a small selection of beer, wine, and…

Brunch at The Plum

I had a great time at a beautiful cocktail bar tucked inside old bank vaults the previous night, and the next day I stopped by The Plum for Saturday brunch. Located in the Lorain Avenue Historical District in Ohio City, the casual eatery serves elevated American fare and tasty cocktails. I took a seat at…

Best Bars: Vault

As much as I love craft beer, I also enjoy a great cocktail! I went to another wonderful bar that ended up becoming a favorite while I was in Cleveland. Inside the Metropolitan at The 9 Hotel is an incredible cocktail bar called Vault. The century-old bank vaults beneath the Cleveland Trust Rotunda are home…

Cocktail Bars: Paper Plane

I enjoyed a yummy Korean lunch earlier in the day and now I was ready to check out a couple bars in downtown San Jose for my final night. Well, I actually ended up staying at Paper Plane all night because it was so good! The easy-going spot features a long bar with exposed brick…

Dinner at The Factory Kitchen

After enjoying a Devils win at Staples Center, we looked for a place for dinner. I briefly researched some places near our apartment and The Factory Kitchen looked really good, so off we went! The trattoria-style restaurant in a reclaimed factory space turns out traditional Italian fare and handmade pastas in the heart of Downtown…