A Guide to Pittsburgh (in Flipbook form)

This weekend, Pittsburgh will welcome two rad new residents. My dear friend Jessica and her hubby Doug are moving from East to West across Pennsylvania to start their new life in the Burgh.

As someone who has city-hopped over the last couple years, I was excited to share some of my favorite Pittsburgh spots with them in the form of a flip-book to make their transition a little smoother.


By Neighborhood

Lulu's Noodles
Caliban Used Books
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Carnegie Museums (especially the dinos at the Natural History!)

Pre-order a dozen of Nancy B's chocolate chip cookies and prepare to eat the BEST cookies of your life

Oakmont Bakery
BrrKee's Ice Cream (get a scoop of Kahlua flavor)
Walk along the train tracks

Point Breeze
East End Brewery for the Growler hours
East End Food Co-op
Point Brugge Cafe for mussels and frites
The Cafe at the Frick for brunch or tea

Squirrel Hill
Gullifty's a Pittsburgh dessert staple
Bankok Balcony yummy tofu curry
Aiello's Pizza my brother Taylor, a pizza guru, swears it's the best

MCN Salon for a pampering cut & color
Girasole for a romantic date night
Oh Yeah! Ice Cream for a yummy scoop (dog friendly!)
Amazing Yoga for sweats and stretches

Regent Square
D's 6 Pax for hot dogs and the beer cave
Ambiance Boutique thrift
Square Cafe for brunch
Regent Square Theater for an indie flick

South Side
Drink some beer at Fat Head's Saloon
Frequent the following restaurants: Dish Osteria, Cafe du Jour and Nakama (get the sushi)
Big Dog Coffee for a spritzer and cup o' joe with your pup

Downtown & the Strip
Roxanne's Dried Flowers
Primanti's, Pamela's Diner and Enrico Biscotti
Take a walk around and under the Convention Center
Kayak ride at PNC Park

East Liberty
Kelly-Strayhorn Theater
Conflict Kitchen & The Waffle Shop
Paris 66

*(I should have added Lawrenceville to the book)

Piccolo Forno for amazing flatbread - BYOB
WildCard for hipster goodies (think a glorified Paper Source with a Pittsburgh flair)


  1. I am a Pittsburgher and am thoroughly delighted with your unique, clever, creative you created for your lucky friend. I follow your work and find both the words and photos inspiring and beautiful.

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  3. You spelled Joakmont wrong. And Steve's Inn, Cheers II, the lion's head water fountain at Riverview park? Have you ever even been there?