Busy Pittsburgh Weekend
Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend. There was so much happening in Pittsburgh, and luckily the weather was gorgeous! Dan and I tried to visit all the events going on, so we were quite busy. Let's get into this marvelous weekend!
Our weekend started with a day drinking happy hour at Independent Brewing Company. I tried a Peach-Habanero Stout from Blue Canoe Brewing and Goedenacht from Draai Laag Brewing. Both were decent but way too strong-tasting for a full drink, so I settled on an Oatmeal Stout from Four Season Brewing. Dan and I also split a smoked salmon dip with pita chips.
We stopped by Gaby et Jules for dessert. I've never been there before, but it's an adorable French bakery on Forbes Ave. There's also a location in Market Square!
They had amazing selections of French pastries, and we decided to get a dozen macarons.
So many great flavors that were devoured by the time the weekend was over. Whoops!
I also got a bike!! My parents fixed up one for me with new tires and also got me a helmet for my birthday. I took it for a few rides and it's so much fun!
On Saturday, Dan and I walked around the Vintage Grand Prix car show. There were so many people and cars there- it was insane! We stayed for a while and also watched part of the preliminary races. It was a lot of fun but really hot!
Later that day, we stopped by the Picklesburg event on the Rachel Carson Bridge! There was a live band playing, as well as tons of vendors selling cool pickled products. I tried a pickled peach mule from Wigle Wiskey, a pulled pork sandwich with pickled veggies on the side from Butcher and the Rye, and a pickled strawberry cupcake. I also picked up some Bread and Butter pickles and root beer BBQ sauce. SO good!
Our group also stopped by Sienna Mercato's beer garden to get something to drink. I love their open rooftop, and the weather was perfect. I had a pineapple beer and a cider. Great summer drinks!
On Sunday, I met up with Jennifer to go running. We went all over Oakland, Shadyside and Squirrel Hill. There were so many beautiful houses that I've never noticed before. I love running with new people and finding new places to run! We stopped by Schenley Plaza after for tai chi, which ended up being cancelled. Instead, we just talked for a while then headed home.
Later that night, Dan and I went to our first concert at First Niagara Pavilion! Kelly Clarkson was playing, but the real reason we went was to see Pentatonix. They were incredible!
There was a huge downpour right before the concert started and we all got soaked! Fortunately it was just a quick shower and the rest of the night was nice and cool. Felt nice after the hot weather we had all weekend! There was also a gorgeous sunset:
What did you do this weekend?
Are you a fan of Pentatonix or pickles?