Good morning and happy Tuesday, everyone! This morning, I’m coming at you with the third and final part of my weekend in Pittsburgh with my sister. If you missed it, you can check out Part One here and Part Two here.
After shopping on Saturday night, we got back to Kate’s apartment to figure out our final day in Pittsburgh. I really wanted to go running and get a feel of the city I’m doing my marathon in on May 5th, but we also really wanted to get breakfast and go shopping before I had to leave around 2 p.m. After going through many different scenarios, we figured out that running + breakfast + shopping wasn’t going to happen, so we were going to have to make some choices. I opted to get up at 7 a.m. to do a seven miler on the treadmill in her complex’s gym and then get ready quickly to head to breakfast and shopping.
Skipping a city run to head to breakfast? Best. decision. ever.
We went to a little restaurant called Waffles Incaffeinated in Southside. Luckily, we got there pretty early so we found free street parking + got seated right away.
The service was excellent, and our waitress quickly brought us waters + coffee (thank goodness).
Kate and I decided we wanted to split two entrees so that we could taste both their waffles and their omelets. In addition to their large menu, you could choose to make your own waffles and/or omelets with at least twenty different “stuffing” and “topping” options.
Finally, we decided to do a make-your-own-waffle. The result? A waffle stuffed with almonds and blueberries and topped with peanut butter chiffon. Phenomenal doesn’t even begin to describe it…the peanut butter chiffon was to die for.
We also split a mushroom chevre omelet, which was served with tri-colored fingerling potatoes on the side…
It was also amazing! The eggs were flavorful without feeling greasy or heavy, and the potatoes were delicious — loved the purple ones!
We finished up within 45 minutes and did our best to finish every last bite…
After rolling ourselves out of Waffles Incaffeinated (with to-go coffee cups in our hands thanks to our waitress!), we headed to Ross Park to do some shopping. We forgot to look what time the mall opened, so we were about 30 minutes too early. However, we did a quick stop at Ross where I ended up buying some fun new placements and Kate found a dress.
We eventually got to the mall and spent time browsing at a few stores, including Lululemon where I was somehow able to resist the urge to buy a pair of running crops that fit perfectly. Go me. I did however get some jewelry from Francesca’s to compliment my Easter dress, so I’m looking forward to wearing that this weekend!
We left the mall around 1, made another stop at Target, and then headed back to Kate’s apartment where I quickly packed up my stuff and hit the road.
Luckily, there were no accidents this time so I was back in Delaware by 7 p.m. and spent some time catching up on emails, prepping food for the week, and hanging out with Andy.
Overall, it was an amazing weekend. See you in May, Pittsburgh!