Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

I promised these- so from my family to yours, "Happy Halloween!"


We went out last night to a new bar/restaurant in the east end called, Brgr.  Aptly named- it is a build your own burger bar.  You can check out the Urban Spoon review here.  The bar was shut down to the public, because it was being used as a private event space for Tepper students and their friends/spouses/partners.  Tickets were $10, however every person received 2 free drink tickets upon entrance, and there was also free food- which we didn't consume.  Lots of people, great costumes and loud music.  All and all a good time.




My favorite was this guy- somehow I ended up with his beard, however he only drank Dos Equis.  Can you guess who he was?  **Hint/spoiler alert: He may or may not be the most interesting man in the world.



Tonight we are taking it easy- handing out candy to the neighborhood kids, as well as eating our fair share. :)

Take care and be safe- and to my readers with families have fun trick or treating tonight.

Loves, Meg in 'Burgh xx

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sprechen Zie Deutsch?

Errr...not exactly. But it is almost Halloween, and our first one in Pittsburgh at that!

So, there's a very large costume shop in the strip area of Pittsburgh called, Costume World.  It has awesome murals of several pop icons on the windows, two of my favs...

GAGA!! Love her...and of course Mad Hatter:


Pretty cool huh? There's also an Avatar in the next window over.

Said costume shop is directly down the street from where I work- so needless to say, my Halloween shopping was easy this year! 

We decided to celebrate our German heritage, you're welcome parents.

I also got my costume for free- because I had to dress up for a work-related Oktoberfest.  However, we did pay full price for Van's lederhosen...photos to come soon, after the party this weekend. Viva Germany!

PS I promise I won't wear these boots this Sunday!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

When Autumn Leaves begin to Fall

Ok, so I know it's been a couple of weeks since my last blog entry and I'd like to offer my deepest apologies.  First, my fiance's parents came to visit in Pittsburgh and then the week after my mom came to visit, both for the first time.  Anyways, excuses excuses let's get to the fun stuff.

Fall in Pittsburgh is really exquisite- we are so lucky to live on the third floor of a beautiful, old house and have this phenomenal view outside of our living room window.





















I also wanted to share a couple of other inspiring Western Pennsylvania sights that we saw with my future in-laws, the Frank Lloyd Wright Designs: Falling Water and Kentuck Knob.  You can check out more information for them both here and here



























Pretty incredible huh?  We took home tours of both, and Falling Water was definitely everyone's favorite in terms of architecture- but the sculpture garden at Kentuck Knob was probably the highlight for me. The garden included this piece of the Berlin Wall.




How can you not feel intrigued?
  I also liked this installment entitled, Red Army, by the British artist Ray Smith.

And of course this one...

Finally, had to take a shot of the beautiful western Pennsylvania landscape at the Kentuck Knob vantage point, with a Tipi no less- and no, we did not get the back story on that bad boy.  Although I wish we would have!

So yes- Western Pennsylvania is a very beautiful area of the county, especially in the Fall.  I feel very fortunate that we were able to explore outside of the city of Pittsburgh for an afternoon. 

PS For my fashionistas out there...I'm officially obsessed with the designer vintage available in Pittsburgh for literally a song.  Without giving too much away, because I DEFINITELY want to blog about it- I found vintage Thierry Mugler for under $100.  No typo there...uh-mazing! Of course it is at the tailor now- but get ready for a mini-fashion show, probably by next weekend.

Loves from the Burgh.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Getting our drink on...in church

So, Church Brew Works is VERY well known in and around Pittsburgh.  And there's a reason for that- it's FUN to eat delicious food and drink delicious beer in a church.  Yep, that's right...in a church.

This was our first visit to the amazing brewery, that surprisingly has not really been renovated.  Even though it is still an extremely successful restaurant and brewery- it still very much looks like a church.  When you go to the bathroom, you will have flashbacks from Sunday school.  I did. :)

We each had a couple of beers on tap, I went with a mole porter, (it definitely had a spicy kick to it) and the Cherry Quadruple, Belgian Style Quad.  We also shared a Caesar salad and a delicious artichoke, spinach and feta pizza. Yum.


















Since we were there during Oktoberfest we got serenaded by a German Bavarian musical act, consisting of two gentleman, one with an accordion and one with a bass.  Very interesting, but fun- and of course they busted out with a Steelers song.  Apparently the Steelers are a pretty big deal here. :)

Here are a couple of more shots of the stained glass windows, and the rest of the church/brewery/restaurant.  Pretty cool huh?  Check out the website here: http://www.churchbrew.com/