for the love of nike

let me be your Pittsburgh tour guide (once again)

Are y’all ready for my Pittsburgh Guide No.2? (here’s number one in case you missed it a zillion years ago)  If you have a day to spend in the city, here are a few things to tickle your fancy (not to be confused with Fancy Ketchup–it’s Heinz only here folks!):

  • Get a load of the Carnegie Museum of Art .(Don’t miss the Ai Weiwei exhibit. It’s only around until August 29th!)
  • Grab a beer or a snack at the Grandview Saloon. It’s on Mt. Washington and it has a killer deck.
  • While you’re on Mt. Washington, you might as well mosey on over to the observation platforms or take the incline.
  • Then make your way to Penn Brewery and have a few pints as you sit on their patio as you listen to live music.
  • A while you’re at it, hit up Smallman Galley. It’s a chef incubator, so you can order different plates from different little restaurant pods. I tried one heck of an octopus plate there.

On a side note, while you’re in the area, try to impress people with your Yinzer vocabulary. What’s a Yinzer you ask? Well, I’ll tell ya. You+ones=yinz. It’s the y’all of Pennsylvania. Or when you’re going in depth in the most vague way possible, instead of saying the tired old “and so on” or “yada yada,” give it a “n’at.” Don’t worry, you’re not randomly calling out a pesky bug flying around. You’re simply saying “and that” all smushed together. And whatever you do, don’t properly annunciate “downtown,” or else you’ll show your true colors (that happen not to be black and yellow). It’s dahntahn Pittsburgh, ya hear?

Yinzer Tour in Pittsburgh, PA / for the love of nike

Pati Beachly, 16 Yarns: We Never Talk Anymore at the Carnegie Museum of Art

Yinzer Tour in Pittsburgh, PA / for the love of nike

Alan Horowitz, Women in Field at the Carnegie Museum of Art

Yinzer Tour in Pittsburgh, PA / for the love of nike

Katie Murken, Continua at the Carnegie Museum of Art

Yinzer Tour in Pittsburgh, PA / for the love of nike

Yinzer Tour in Pittsburgh, PA / for the love of nike

Statue of a Anonymous Figure Holding Smart Phone, The Hall of Sculpture

Yinzer Tour in Pittsburgh, PA / for the love of nike

Ai Weiwei, Circle of Animals at the Carnegie Museum of Art

Yinzer Tour in Pittsburgh, PA / for the love of nike

Ai Weiwei, Circle of Animals at the Carnegie Museum of Art

Yinzer Tour in Pittsburgh, PA / for the love of nike

View from Grandview Saloon on Mt. Washington

Yinzer Tour in Pittsburgh, PA / for the love of nike

View from Grandview Saloon of the Incline

Yinzer Tour in Pittsburgh, PA / for the love of nike

a couple of beautifully hued beers at the Grandview Saloon

Yinzer Tour in Pittsburgh, PA / for the love of nike

View of downtown Pittsburgh from Mt. Washington

Yinzer Tour in Pittsburgh, PA / for the love of nike

View from Mt. Washington

Yinzer Tour in Pittsburgh, PA / for the love of nike

Heinz Lofts

Yinzer Tour in Pittsburgh, PA / for the love of nike

Drinks at Smallman Galley

Yinzer Tour in Pittsburgh, PA / for the love of nike

Dinner at Smallman Galley, chef incubator

Don’t forget to check out No. 1 from forever ago, mis amigos!

5 comments

  1. weightloss4229

    Thanks for the follow

    On Thu, Aug 11, 2016 at 2:10 PM, for the love of nike wrote:

    > jennifermdarling posted: “Are y’all ready for my Pittsburgh Guide No.2? > (here’s number one in case you missed it a zillion years ago) If you have > a day to spend in the city, here are a few things to tickle your fancy (not > to be confused with Fancy Ketchup–it’s Heinz only here fo” >

  2. Nice guide! My old home town. Haven’t been there since way back last century sometime. Sis still gets there a lot for Steelers games. I worked one summer at the Homestead Steel Mill (long gone I hear). $2.85/hr on the General Labor crew shoveling oil or ash from below recently used furnaces (prolly a good wage compared to the 1800s). Worked M-F, T-Sa, W-Su, etc, days, nights, graveyard shift rotating. Every day off was cloudy all summer long. One remembers those things.

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