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February 17, 2015

Why I Love Pittsburgh

Today I'm joining Amanda and Cassie  to tell you about my town, and what I would do on a blate, for those of us that had to look that one up...((newbie blogger here))...that's a blogger date. 


duquesne incline view



Although I currently live in Erie and was born here, I grew up in Pittsburgh and my heart still belongs there. There's something about that city that gets me insanely excited the minute I go through the Fort Pitt Tunnels and come out the other side to the buildings, stadiums and the rivers. Every. Single. Time. is like the first time.....call me crazy but it makes me mega happy.


The first thing I would do is take you on a little trip up the Duquesne Incline. Not only is the ride fun, but the view from the top is amazing. You can see ALL of the city. From the bridges and buildings to PNC Park and Heinz Field and absolutely everything in between.

The views and photo opportunities are nothing to mess with. If you're a blogger, you KNOW you will need some fabulous pictures.

pittsburgh incline




Next, we would need lunch. Where else would we head other than the classic Pittsburgh spot, Primanti Brothers?! My number one pick of the menu is the bacon and cheese...with the additions below of course.

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Not a fan of coleslaw and french fries on your sandwich? I find that crazy, but okay...we can head to Jerome Bettis Grille. My favorite Steeler has his own restaurant, and the food is pretty good. With a beautiful view of what we call the North Shore and a Bus's MVP ((Malibu Mango, Three Olives Vanilla, pineapple juice, grenadine & a sugared rim))  to sip on I would say that's a pretty perfect afternoon. 

I would hope to heck that it's Game Day in Pittsburgh because we NEED to hit up a Pirates game. If you don't like baseball, I would say that's not a problem, because the second best views of the city come from any seat inside PNC Park.  

baseball pittsburgh pa

I mean look at that view, Hello Beautiful...I'm talking to you. Pittsburgh, you steal my heart each time I root on the Buccos. Sunshine, a cold drink, some nachos...I'm in. Oh, and more photo ops?! Yep, that sounds like a perfect blogger afternoon to me. 

To end the night, I would take you to Olive or Twist, which is a short walk from PNC Park across the Clemente bridge. Hands down the best martini's in the area, I mean, did someone say Cake Batter Martini...and yes, there's sprinkles loaded in the bottom. Located in the heart of the Cultural District our walk to the location would let us pass by the beautiful Renaissance Hotel and the Byham Theater. 

martini's pittsburgh pa

I love Pittsburgh for it's energy, it's views, it's beauty, and it's love for all things Pirates, Steelers and Penguins. Black and gold baby!!!

What would you most want to see or do in the 412?!




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19 comments:

  1. Love your pictures, you're right, such beautiful views! I've never been to PA but I would love to visit someday!

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  2. Pittsburgh love! I'm lusting over the weather in your pictures. They look like they were taken on the most perfect summer day, which we could all use right about now! (-20 temps are NOT invited)

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  3. Those drinks sound awesome. I'm in!

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  4. you sold me with slaw and fries on the sandwich! I'll be right there! YUM! The only part of PA I've ever been to is the Philly Zoo. (LOVE!) Pretty sure I even mentioned the zoo in a "places you NEED to visit" post! hahaha

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  5. This looks like such a blast. and THAT SANDWICH OMGGGGGG.

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  6. I've never been to Pittsburgh but my dad and brother have visited almost every baseball stadium in the country and they always say PNC park is their very favorite! Oh, and that sandwich? Yes please!!

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  7. It seriously is the best ballpark in the country. I have a friend who has been to almost all of them and he says the same thing. Your dad and brother are smart ;) Thanks for reading Katie!

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  8. Comments like this make me smile. I love my city, Pittsburgh owns my heart :) Come visit Cassie!

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  9. My dad is from Philly, the zoo is a great spot! I say you need to come share a sandwich with me Melissa! :)

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  10. Cake in a glass, heck yes! Thanks for an awesome linkup Amanda!

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  11. Yes! They were taken on a HOT summer day this past year, but it was much better than today ;)

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  12. Thanks so much Julia! I love the view of the city, it takes my breath away every single time. Come visit me :)

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  13. and thank YOU for linking up! Come back again next month:)

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  14. Those pictures are beautiful and that sandwich photo made me hungryyyyyyyyy

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  15. I will definitely be hitting up that ballpark when I go to Pittsburgh! I never realized the views were that amazing inside the stadium!

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  16. Thanks so much Whitney, after I did a little editing I was pretty impressed that I took them :) Primanti's is amazingggg, you wouldn't leave hungry ;) haha...thanks for reading!

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  17. You won't be disappointed! There's not a bad seat there...it's breathtaking Kati!

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  18. This definitely makes me want to go there!!

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  19. It's my favorite city...I love Pittsburgh! Thanks for checking it out Lauren :)

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