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What ACTUALLY Makes My Blog Different from All the Others? – Thanks, Pittsburgh, for that Realization

Things to Do in Pittsburgh Sunset

I’ve always thought that my blog was different from the thousands of other travel blogs out there.  My goal has been to try to show the adventures that you can have in every day life, not just when you leave your home.  I’ve been convinced that every single city, town, or village out there has something to do.  But then I went to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and my belief was put to the test.  I could not find things to do in Pittsburgh.

I spent hours scouring the internet for things to do in Pittsburgh- Google, travel blogs, Yelp, Instagram – all the tactics I recommended before, and I couldn’t find anything mildly interesting to me and my family (sorry Pittsburgh, museums aren’t really our thing, especially if it’s $16/ museum).

That is, until I realized something.  Pittsburgh wasn’t the place to go for hikes or ancient monuments or world-class shows.  No, Pittsburgh is a foodie town, through and through.  With everything from traditional Polish food to sandwiches of any kind to fantastic brunches, citizens and visitors to Pittsburgh can get basically whatever comfort food that they are craving.  So, without further ado, here’s a list of restaurants that I tried or wish I tried in Pittsburgh.

Things to Do in Pittsburgh Stone Neapolitan Pizzeria

Stone Neapolitan Pizzeria

Located near Point State Park, we grabbed some dinner here on the Fourth of July and had some prime seating to watch the fireworks.  The pizza itself was pretty solid too, with fresh ingredients on top of a traditional Italian crust.

S&D Polish Deli

Want something more traditional?  Head over to S&D Polish Deli.  Known for their pierogi platter and potato pancakes, this place is sure not to disappoint.

Bigelow Grille

Feeling like having some brunch?  Check out the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Bigelow Square.  Inside, the Bigelow Grille restaurant serves some bomb brunch foods at a reasonable price, especially considering that it’s in a Hilton Hotel.  They have tasty french toast, amazing omelets, and a delicious stack of pancakes.

Things to Do in Pittsburgh Purgatory

Burgatory

This was probably my favorite meal that I had in Pittsburgh.  I got a “diablo-dusted” elk burger, which was absolutely amazing.  I’ve never had elk before, and I’d definitely have it again after that delicious burger

The Milk Shake Factory

This place looks like it has some bomb milkshakes and sundaes.  Bananas Foster, Fried Ice Cream, and PB&J milkshakes.  Affogato, S’mores, and Belgian Waffle sundaes.  I was kind of bummed that I didn’t get to go here, but I guess that’s just a reason to come back to Pittsburgh.

So I guess you still can find the adventure in every city, even though it might not be what you expect.

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