Last week I mentioned I was going to Pittsburgh for the weekend. KBT has friends from school there and I have a few blog friends so when he asked me if I wanted to go, I jumped at the chance. It was an exhausting weekend, but so worth it. Let’s back up.
Friday night I picked KBT up after work (we drove my car because I can’t drive stick shift and I wanted to be able to do my own thing while we were there) and we made the four hour drive to Pittsburgh. Sitting in a car for that long after working at a desk for 9 hours is not recommended. We got there around 11, dropped our bags off, and then took an uber to the club his friend was DJing at. Lupe Fiasco was there. I was standing next to him without realizing it. We ended up staying until it closed at 2 (!!) and then spent another hour talking to KBT’s friend when we got back to his house. I held up surprisingly well for having woken up at 5:30 for November Project.
We slept in until 10:30 and then began our whirlwind of a weekend. First stop: brunch. Except the restaurant we chose, Waffles Incaffeinated, had an hour and a half wait so we did some errands and he showed me some other parts of the city until our table was ready. This place was so cool- not only do they TEXT you when your table is ready, the menu had a few specialty waffles and a “create your own” section. Think Coldstone, but waffles. I got cinnamon in mine and topped it with whipped cream and strawberries. It was good, but I’m not sure it was worth the wait.
After breakfast (which was really lunch by the time we were done), we did some of the touristy sightseeing. I could not get over how gorgeous the waterfront is. It’s one of the most picturesque places I’ve ever been. From there, we went to another one of KBT’s friends houses for awhile until I ditched them to go hang out with Heather!!
We made plans to get milkshakes at The Milkshake Factory and I was so excited for some girl time. We chatted for a couple hours even though it took us maybe 10 minutes to finish our milkshakes. We probably could have kept talking for days. The milkshake itself was good (I got cookie dough and ‘piece of cake’ mixed together) but it wasn’t the absolute best one I’ve ever had.
She also made me some chocolate chip cookies which were amazing. KBT and I had one to tide ourselves over for a very late dinner. He approved. We made sure to take an obligatory blogger picture before we left. I didn’t want to leave!
I went to meet KBT and his friends and we hung out at their recording studio for a few hours. When we finally went to dinner at a trendy place called Industry around 8, the wait was 2 hours. I was beyond hangry at this point- and starting to hit the wall after Friday’s late night- so there was no way I could wait. We were with a big group so we didn’t have much choice but luckily we ended up finding seats at the bar. I ordered a burger and it was gone in 5 minutes.
After dinner we went to another club called The Flats where his friend was DJing and stayed until a little after midnight. I was so tired I could barely keep my eyes open but we still had fun.
We got up around 8 Sunday morning to go meet Caitlin down by the water for a run. We were planning on 6 miles but ended up doing 8.5. It went by so fast while we caught up. I didn’t want the run to end but Caitlin had to go to work and KBT and I were getting hungry. We’re not going to let this much time pass again without seeing each other. I could have run down by the Pittsburgh riverfront all day!
We met up with his friends again for brunch where I ordered the cheapest french toast ever ($4). We took some obligatory pictures at the Mt. Washington Overlook where they have the best views of the city and then headed back downtown to meet his other friend. It was a relaxing day after the previous 24 hours and after a long walk and splitting a small pizza at an artsy restaurant, we got in the car to drive back to Baltimore. I was really craving some vegetables yesterday after eating out so much!
I promptly fell asleep at 9pm. No shame.
It was one of the craziest weekends I’ve had in a really long time but it was so nice to get away. I’ve really grown to love Baltimore, but I love exploring new cities. I’ve been to Pittsburgh before but I’d never been to this side of town and we’re already planning a trip back this summer.
What’s your favorite city?