Weekend Recap: Downtown Dining and a CLO Performance

This weekend was the perfect mix of fun and responsibilities – I had time for dinner and drinks with friends, a show and dinner with my family, and even worked on homework and went to a retreat for an organization that I’m part of.

I spent a lot of time in downtown Pittsburgh this weekend. It’s a fun part of town to explore – it’s been revitalized so much in the last 10 years! So many of my favorite restaurants are downtown, and I love trying new ones. This weekend I went with friends to Union Standard, a new restaurant in the old, historic Union Trust building, and then we ended our night getting rooftop drinks at Il Tetto, which is always a win in my book.

 Then on Sunday, I went to see the CLO’s production of In The Heights, the first musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of Hamilton. It was my first time seeing the show, and I loved it – it was cool to see thematic connections (immigrants, legacy) between the two shows. I’m sure I’ll be humming the music for weeks, and it made me even more excited to see Hamilton again later this year!

We walked to Market Square afterwards to get dinner at Sienna on the Square. It was great to enjoy a leisurely dinner outside, and the food was so good – the chocolate cake I got for dessert was especially incredible.

Let me know how you spent your weekend in the comments!

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