Thursday, May 16, 2013

Roomie Weekend: Pittsburgh Edition

Another year has come and gone, and we've once again convened to eat and chat our way through a weekend! We were pretty lazy as a group to take pictures this time (we were probably eating too fast), so the best one I have is the group picture shown above. We were exploring the Cathedral of Learning and found these cool fold down desks that were inlaid in the seat backs of these benches. I believe it was the Syrian room. 

So there was a quick rundown of our weekend:

Saturday morning--meet up at my apartment. Dara arrived earlier so we took a trip to La Gourmandine bakery in Lawrenceville to get a bunch of tasty French pastries

Saturday afternoon--we met up with some Pittsburgh friends and had a BBQ, including burgers, roasted veggies, salads, and brownies. 

Saturday evening--took a breather after returning from the BBQ, and then late evening we got takeout from Spice Island, a Burmese restaurant in Oakland. Pad Thai, mohinga (fish stew with noodles), mango pork stew, chicken noodle soup, tea leaf salad, and fried tofu salad!

Sunday morning-afternoon--we took a huge long walk to Squirrel Hill to eat at the new Everyday Noodles! We got an ox tail noodle soup, wonton noodle soup, minced pork noodles, and a tray of soup dumplings, and they were all fabulous! We took some yummy bubble tea to go as well. We continued our walk and checked out CMU and the Carnegie Library on the way home.

Sunday evening-- after a break, we drove out to Highland Park to eat at Teppanyaki Kyoto Restaurant. We had two types of okonomiyaki, the Japanese cabbage pancakes, and a couple of tasty appetizers. We finished off the evening with a trip to Tazzo D'Oro coffee shop.

Monday--We ate Gus-crumpets and rolls at home with some clotted cream and homemade jams for breakfast, and then after sending Jess off at the bus stop, Dara and I did a little bit of shopping and picked up a Primanti's sandwich and some cookies at the Strip District. At home, we shared the pastrami sandwich, and polished it off in no time! Then Dara was off too, and that concluded our epic Pittsburgh roomie weekend!

Until next time!


  1. My mum was so distressed that we were lazy-bones about making photographs! There just wasn't time to do so between all the eating :)

  2. Sounds like you had a great visit. Maybe a little less eating would provide a little more time for picture taking. Ha,ha! Love, Jess' Mum