Adventures in Pittsburgh

Valentine’s weekend. A time to stuff yourself silly with chocolates and think about all kinds of lovey-dovey stuff. (I tend to do that every weekend, but I digress.)

The past two weekends, my hubby and I had a chance to spend time together. Usually this means some sort of adventure, but this time we kept out adventures within city limits. We had so much fun that I wanted to share these date ideas with you!

Northside Noms & Art

It was a typical dreary, winter Saturday in Pittsburgh and we were itching for something to do… Something different. After watching a Rick Sebak special on Northside sandwich shoppes, we decided to take our hungry tummies in that direction. We hit up Benjamin’s Western Avenue Burger Bar [benjaminspgh.com] and OMG was it good. The staff was welcoming and friendly. The space was cozy with a fireplace and wooden floors. The food was unique and comforting. Highly recommended by this girl!

After getting our grub on, we went to the Andy Warhol Museum [warhol.org] – a Pittsburgh treasure. It was fun to see the different mediums used to create art and to learn more about Andy Warhol. Heads up: some exhibits are not meant for young eyes, so you may want to think twice before bringing the kiddos along!

Chips & Giggles

Due to work schedules, we celebrated Valentine’s Day this past Sunday. Our celebration started with grabbing dinner at one of our favorite restaurants – Mad Mex. Since I can’t have dairy, I love the fact that they offer dairy substitutes. Hooray for progressive restaurants!

Once we were properly stuffed with chips and burritos, we made our way over to the Arcade Comedy Theater in Downtown Pittsburgh. Never heard of it? Well you are missing out! For $5, we got to see hilarious, live improv comedy in a classic downtown location. Does it get any better?? Oh wait, it does. In addition to their special events, they have $5 shows every Sunday at 7pm. Want to take the kids? They offer “Penny Arcade” shows once a month that are kid-friendly. Get all the details at arcadecomedytheater.com. (Did I mention they are BYOB?!)

Hopefully this inspires you to get creative and explore Pittsburgh with your significant other, your kids, or a great group of friends!

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