Pittsburgh turned out to be way bigger and cooler than we expected - it's nice to be pleasantly surprised! We got some good tips from a friend (thanks, Allison!) and spent two whole days exploring different neighborhoods (fun fact, Pittsburgh has 90 distinct neighborhoods). Here goes Part 1.
The red brick buildings in this neighborhood originate from mills and factories from the early 1900's (Amanda couldn't get enough of the typography on these buildings!). Later, wholesalers, other shops, and restaurants came in to the neighborhood. Today, the area sees local workers, tourists, and suits coming in for lunch from the nearby tall office buildings. Many go to the original Primanti Brothers restaurant, home of the Primanti Sandwich (in short, a meal between two slices of white bread, including meat, veggies, and the mandatory heap of french fries).
Church Brew Works:
South Side and East Carson Street:
Shepard Fairey mural. For dinner, we popped into an adorable taco joint, Yo Rita. The food was pretty phenomenal - we shared a beet taco, called Velvet Underground (that's not a typo - beet, not beef!), Pork Belly Tostadas, and a Brussels Sprouts taco (we both are total suckers for brussels sprouts - every time we see them on a menu, we end up ordering the dish!).
Stay tuned for more Pittsburgh adventures in Part 2.
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