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.
Anywho, I thought I’d share some photos of downtown Pittsburgh since it’s a pretty cool place.
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.
I ended up getting a small side of beets and…
..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.
Check out those hills in the background.
I’m always amazed at how busy the downtown area is. There seem to be people walking around or waiting on buses 24/7.
These statues kind of freaked me out the first time I saw them. They’re pretty realistic.
Especially this one of the window-washer.
The bridge I often take into town.
Random steam – where is it coming from?
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.
5 thoughts on “Downtown Pittsburgh & Bluebird Kitchen”
Glad you’re enjoying your visits. I work in one of the buildings in your photos and walk the streets of downtown every day. It’s strange to see them featured on your blog. I’ve walked past the Blue Bird place numerous times, I might just have to give them a try!
Ha! I seriously thought that window washer was a real person!
Any ideas of what is in the beet salad??? Looks yummy! So does the turkey sandwich. :o)
Hi Diana! Thanks for posting about Bluebird, it’s so nice to see that you enjoyed your visits with us enough to write, we really appreciate it. I wanted to let you know that the cheese on our turkey sandwich is in fact a really good quality aged Gouda, not processed in the least. The jam is a bacon shallot jam, and for Bettie, we change up the beets regularly, but I believe that particular dressing is a honey balsamic.
Oh how embarrassing! I’m so sorry about that, Liz. Thank you for the correction. I’ve updated my post to highlight this update and will update my readers via my Facebook page, too. Thanks for the additional information on the other items! And thanks for your comment. I really enjoyed Bluebird Kitchen and even went back for breakfast the day after this lunch outing (https://thechiclife.com/2012/07/breakfast-at-bluebird-kitchen-pittsburgh-pa.html). Thanks for the yummy food. I’ll be back! 🙂