Downtown Pittsburgh Living’s Guest Post: Butcher & The Rye and The Gallery Crawl

*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.

I was intent on documenting our experience...Jess was intent on getting inside :)
I was intent on documenting our experience…Jess was intent on getting inside 🙂

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:

He closely watched over our second floor table
He closely watched over our second floor table

The food and drinks lived up to their reputation as one of the best new bars in the country:

We LOVED the varied Charcuterie appetizer
We LOVED the Homemade Charcuterie small plate appetizer like dish!
Flying Irishman drink Pittsburgh Butcher and the Rye
Jess had the Hazel-Rah Drink…and LOVED it!
I had the Flying Irishman. Check out the cool design on the table!
I had the Flying Irishman. Check out the cool design on the table!
Jess having some fun posing for me. Behind her was a wall of old books...a really cool design for the restaurant.
Jess having some fun posing for me. Behind her was a wall of old books…a really cool design for the restaurant.
This was AMAZING! A pork chop, shrimp, sweet sausage and an egg
This was AMAZING! A pork chop, shrimp, sweet sausage and an egg.
Jess had the Seared Scallops.
Jess had the Seared Scallops.
This explains itself. :) I love the look on her face.
This explains itself. 🙂 I love the look on her face.
The decor, food, drinks and overall experience was AMAZING! Thank you Butcher and the Rye!
The decor, food, drinks and overall experience was AMAZING! Thank you Butcher and the Rye!

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!

Jess stone reading miracle elixer side showJess and professor Styles PittsburghMiracle Elixer performance bed of nails PittsburghPittsburgh Fire Girl

Miracle Elixer Side Show Rune reading Pittsburgh

Here is a picture of the after party:

after party cultural trust pittsburgh

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!

 

Michael Pellas’ Downtown Pittsburgh Living blog

Michael Pellas’ Twitter page

Butcher & The Rye’s website

Bucher & The Rye’s Facebook page

Butcher & The Rye’s Twitter page

Butcher & The Rye’s Instagram page

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s website

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Facebook page

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Twitter page

 

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