I have gotten a few messages recently asking me for recommendations of restaurants and things to do in Pittsburgh by people planning visits. I realized that somehow, in all my years of blogging, I've never written a post with all my Pittsburgh favorites. This isn't going to be fully exhaustive, but will be a good starting point of restaurants, coffee shops, and things to do in Pittsburgh
I'll be back with another gift guide on Thursday, but am taking a break today to highlight Giving Tuesday. Each year on this day I like to share some of the organizations that I support, either financially or with my time. This year, I wanted to keep it local, so I'm sharing Pittsburgh-based organizations only. The list is alphabetical, not in order of preference! If you're able to give financially today, I know that all of these organizations are deserving and would appreciate anything that you're able to give.
My aunt was texting my family a few weeks ago, asking for some thoughts on some restaurants with outdoor seating that she could take visiting family members to eat when they come to Pittsburgh next month. After coming up with a short paragraph of different ideas (and probably overwhelming her!), she semi-jokingly suggested that I write about it here - and I realized it was actually a great idea!
I know that it's still early November, which feels early (to me) for a gift guide, but there's been lots of talk about shipping delays and the need to shop early. So I thought that I'd kick things off with a gift guide of small, Pittsburgh-based businesses. These are the businesses that will most appreciate you shopping early! While these businesses are all Pittsburgh-based, some of the gifts are Pittsburgh-themed while the rest are more generally gift-able.
This past weekend, I did something that I can say, in all honesty, that I never thought I'd do - I went to a polo match!