I was back in Pittsburgh again this week. I went Tuesday morning, and I’m back already. Ahh…the life of a business traveler. Ok, I’m a quasi-business traveler. Many of my co-workers actually commute to other cities weekly! They’re the real deal.

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Anywho, I thought I’d share some photos of downtown Pittsburgh since it’s a pretty cool place.

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Also, I tried a new spot for lunch, Bluebird Kitchen, which has really good reviews on Yelp. This place was right up my alley – a local-feel, small menu, fresh-baked goodies, and healthy options.

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I ended up getting a small side of beets and…

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..the turkey sandwich, which was made with avocado, bacon, cheese, and lettuce. Plus, it had some sort of sweet jam on it, but I can’t remember exactly what it was. I was a little disappointed the sandwich had processed cheese on it since this place seemed like the kind of restaurant that would more source a local cheese maker. *Edited for correction thanks to Liz from Bluebird Kitchen – the cheese was actually a good quality, aged Gouda. I don’t know why I thought it was processed, but that was a fail on my part. Sorry guys!* But, everything else was great, especially that beet salad! I would definitely consider this a great add to the regular rotation for when I’m in town.

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Check out those hills in the background.

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I’m always amazed at how busy the downtown area is. There seem to be people walking around or waiting on buses 24/7.

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These statues kind of freaked me out the first time I saw them. They’re pretty realistic.

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Especially this one of the window-washer.

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Busy street.

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The bridge I often take into town.

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Random steam – where is it coming from?

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Looking up.

My dinner plans ended up in an unexpected twist…a good one, though! I have tons of photos, so I’m saving those for another post for next time.

G’night!