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!
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)!
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.
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.
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!
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.