Southern Tier, PNC Park, and Tako

After indulging in a Primanti sandwich and burnt almond torte, it was time to head over to the ballpark. I walked over the Roberto Clement Bridge, also known as the Sixth Street Bridge, which is closed to vehicular traffic on game days and arrived at PNC Park. It was really cool to walk down the…

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…

The Duquesne Incline

While in Pittsburgh, I had to check out the historic Duquesne Incline. It’s only one of two remaining inclined railways in the city where you can ride a century-old cable car up Mount Washington for some spectacular views of downtown Pittsburgh. I arrived at the station off West Carson Street and a decent line. The…

A Tasting Menu at Cure

I love setting aside a night for at least one special meal during my foodie travels, and while I was in Pittsburgh I wanted to try the 6-course tasting at Cure. The neighborhood restaurant features a small seasonal menu focused on local urban Mediterranean food. Reservations are highly recommended, so don’t hesitate to do so….

The Milk Shake Factory

After lots of walking and a couple museums, I was in the mood for something sweet. The Milk Shake Factory sounded like the perfect place to satisfy my craving, so I stopped by the downtown Pittsburgh location. The dessert shop features handspun shakes, gourmet chocolates, and craft sundaes. They make the ice cream in their…

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…

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…