Pittsburgh: Exploring the neighborhoods of the Steel City

A couple weeks ago Emily enjoyed girls’ weekend at the new house so I headed off to Pittsburgh to play tourist.  I’ve been there too many times to count, but always very quickly.

It was a full weekend of hanging out with my cousin Lindsay and her boyfriend Charlie who took me around Squirrel Hill and some of the local neighborhoods.  It was a little too cold to walk around and the Steelers weren’t playing, but the highlights included a trip to the Phipps Conservatory, where there is a brick dedicated to my godfather, and to a brewery inside an old church.  The church pews are now the benches at the tables while the vats are behind the bar and up on what was the altar.  It was different type of bar to say the least, but the Church Brew Works is a place to check out again.  The last area we explored was the Strip.  It was a little too cold to fully enjoy, but I look forward to returning with Emily this summer (Thanks Megabus with the <$10RT tickets).

It was a fun weekend unless you were Frosty the Snowman who also tried to visit the Conservatory (see below or here).  He should be well enough in a week or so to cheer on the Steelers though.

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~ by Rob Page III on January 27, 2011.

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