After spending Thanksgiving in Pittsburgh, I have a few more travel tips for ya. (Just in case you didn’t get your fill from this one or this one.) Where to Stay: Hotel Monaco: This trendy spot is in a fun location downtown. It’s filled with whacky art, and if you’re there when the weather is…Read More
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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…Read More
the old masters of tomorrow
The Holiday Season is always better with a visit to an art museum, especially when showing the ‘rents around Pittsburgh for the first time. The Carnegie Museum of Art has a great permanent collection and rotating exhibits. It’s no wonder since it’s been around since 1895. In fact, it was among the first of America’s modern…Read More
Let me be your Pittsburgh tour guide.
Pittsburgh is surprisingly a fun city to see as a tourist. It’s hilly and bridge-y and filled with good art. The natives, also known as Yinzers, are down to earth, sports fanatics, and like french fries in their sandwiches. where to drink: Fathead’s Fatheads is the place to grab a great beer (or a few…Read More
on shoes and ice
I spent Thanksgiving in Pittsburgh this year. It was chilly and snowy… and I even salted a driveway for the first time in my life. Everyone thought it was funny that I was so enthusiastic about it. I also went to a really great Penguins game on the 27th. (Geno and Sid loved my sneaker wedges as…Read More
rub-a-dub-dub, the Allegheny River is a giant tub!
Visiting Pittsburgh is always an adventure. I finally made my way to Primanti Bros., where the french fries abound. In Pittsburgh, sandwiches come with the fries on the inside. Originally that was to make lunches easier for workers in the Strip District to eat on the go. It stuck around because it’s delicious. I also got to see the Rubber…Read More
seeing sights n’at
So this is a cool Dark Knight Rises fun fact: the building in the first few photos is where Batman and Bane fought. (That’s me channeling my inner Bane in case you couldn’t tell. Ha!) The following pictures are from the Carnegie Art Museum. Which reminds me, you should watch the History Channel’s Men Who…Read More
Labor Day game day, baby! How did you celebrate your 3 day weekend? I went to Milwaukee to catch a Pirates vs. Brewers game. The Buccos won, 5-2. Miller Park is one of those nutzo stadiums with a retractable roof. (and a giant slide and a rock wall) If you’re going to the Brewer’s stadium, don’t…Read More
The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh
If you’ve ever been to The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, you know they’re photo nazis there. I managed to sneak a few illegal pictures on my phone. (The trick is to pretend that you’re texting.) There was so much to see! It’s the largest US museum that’s dedicated to a single artist. Andy Warhola–not…Read More
my very first hockey game. ever.
I went to my very first hockey game ever last Friday night. It was a hell-of-a-game too! Penguins vs. Senators. Pens for the win! 6-2. James Neal with a hat trick. gollllleyyy! It was a blast! Then again, it’s always a blast when your team wins. Since I’m originally from Texas, hockey culture is a bit…Read More