*My friend Michael Pellas, the blogger behind the Downtown Pittsburgh Living blog, wrote this lovely guest post for the Friendly Pittsburgh Foodie blog. Enjoy!*
This year, I wanted to do something a little different for Jess’ birthday; so I made reservations for January 23rd at Butcher and the Rye (here is their website). I was excited due to all the accolades the establishment had already received…and I like whiskey.
It did not disappoint.
We got right in and immediately enjoyed the interior. The table created an intimate experience…we even started a conversation with our neighbors and got some recommendations. The interior design was awesome:
The food and drinks lived up to their reputation as one of the best new bars in the country:
We then enjoyed the Gallery Crawl festivities thanks to the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. I bought a household membership at the Cultural Trust’s Liberty Ave building so we could see the festivities that were scheduled for the Pippin cast party. We had a blast!
These pictures were of the readings Jess had done and other events thanks to the Miracle Elixir Side Show (here is their website). The other is of the actual after party that had aerialists and face painting!
Here is a picture of the after party:
I want posts like this to show how many entertainment options there are in downtown Pittsburgh. There are still a lot of people out there that are skeptical about how family centered downtown can be. Everything we saw this Gallery Crawl – short of the cold weather – was totally family friendly and a blast!