Hello Pittsburgh!


Brad my friend from Australia and I recently undertook a road trip across the heartland of America from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Chicago, Illinois. From Philly we moved onto Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (a long drive). This blog is Part 2 of a series of photos of that journey showing cityscapes, famous places and some Man vs. Food meals and in this case Man vs. Beer along the way (score update Man: 2 Food: 0, Man: 1 Beer: 0)! Alas we didn’t meet any maniac steel town girls on a Saturday night looking for the fight of their life, but we had a lot of fun there regardless!

The view of Pittsburgh from the West End Overlook Park
The view of Pittsburgh from the West End Overlook Park
"Points of View" depicting a meeting in 1770 between George Washington and Seneca Indian leader Guyasuta Points of View Pittsburgh
“Points of View” depicting a meeting in 1770 between George Washington and Seneca Indian leader Guyasuta
The view of Pittsburgh from the Point of View Park
The view of Pittsburgh from the Point of View Park
Point of View Park and the Duquesne Incline Pittsburgh PA USA
Point of View Park and the Duquesne Incline
Fort Pitt Block House - built in 1764 and the oldest surviving structure in Pittsburgh
Fort Pitt Block House – built in 1764 and the oldest surviving structural landmark in Pittsburgh
Andy Warhol Bridge Pittsburgh
Andy Warhol Bridge
Andy Warhol Pittsburgh
Andy Warhol was a native son of Pittsburgh

Primanti Bros. and their “almost famous” sandwiches are a delicious and filling must in Pittsburgh. Lots of sandwich menu options with huge slabs of bread and all the side dishes inside your sandwich (fries and coleslaw)!

Primanti Bros Pittsburgh Sandwiches
Primanti Bros.
Primanti Bros Sandwich
One hell of a sandwich!
Primanti Bros Sandwich Pittsburgh PA
Pastrami, cheese, egg, fries, coleslaw and tomatoes

The Church Brew Works is also a must in Pittsburgh. This is such an amazing looking venue within an old church and the beer brewed there is excellent (food looked good too)! It was a bit quiet mid-afternoon, but was eventually pretty packed when we left.

The Church Brew Works Pittsburgh PA
The Church Brew Works
The Church Brew Works Pittsburgh PA
The Church Brew Works dining and brewing area
Bar The Church Brew Works Pittsburgh PA
The bar and a sampler at The Church Brew Works

Oh another good brewery to go to is the Hofbrauhaus – yes it’s affiliated with the one in Munich and has great beer! They seem to be all over the Midwest.

Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh
Hofbrauhaus

Prior to going to Pittsburgh we also were in Bethlehem to see Billy Idol in concert! He was great and singing along to “Rebel Yell” just left us wanting more, more, more!

Billy Idol & Steve Stevens bethlehem PA USA 2013
Billy Idol & Steve Stevens
Billy Idol bethlehem PA USA 2013
Billy Idol
Billy Idol & Steve Stevens bethlehem PA USA 2013
Steve Stevens solo (whilst having a smoke!)

The next stop was Harrisburg to go to the National Civil War Museum. This museum is in association with the Smithsonian Institution and is well worth stopping at to get a good overview of the Civil War and the events that occurred around this area of Pennsylvania. They had on display many artifacts including uniforms and weapons of both Union and Confederate forces.

Northern Union National Civil War Museum Harrisburg PA
Northern Union Forces
Southern Confederates National Civil War Museum Harrisburg PA
Southern Confederates
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