It’s a road trip to Pittsburgh!
Just a few stops before we get into the city. OK, maybe more than a few.
You were going to Pittsburgh. But maybe you’re not too good at directions, and you end up in South Hills. You have 2 options:
(1) you can try to get into Pittsburgh, but the highway system can be a nightmare if you’re not familiar with it, or
(2) you can make lemonade out of lemons and have the time of your life in South Hills.
Plus, everyone’s been to Pittsburgh, in comparison, going to South Hills is worldly and exotic. Be the talk of the brunch table after your Eat Pray Love-esque journey through the streets of South Hills, PA.
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4734 Library Rd
Tue, Thu-Fri 9:30AM-5PM
So you’re on your way to visit the grandkids or nieces and nephews in Pittsburgh.
On the way you suddenly realize you don’t have anything for them! What a faux pas! You can’t show up like this!
Lucky for you, you realized you're near the South Hills and that means you’re near The Has Bin (get it? We give them 5 stars for the pun alone). The oldest and largest children’s consignment shop in the Greater Pittsburgh Area, if you can’t find something for the little ones here, it probably doesn’t exist.
If you want to be sure they have something great before you make the trip, you can check out their inventory online. Now that’s good business.
536 Dewey Avenue
Ok so you got the gift for the kids, but now you’re starving.
You really aren’t going to make it into Pittsburgh Proper. What’re you going to do?
You’re going to make a quick stop at Country Style Pizza and Bakery for a slice and maybe some rolls for your hosts. It’s the nice thing to do because you’re probably going to be a little late with these stops, and these buns will make anyone forget any offense, trust us. They’re just too good; you can’t be mad while you eat one.
2991 W Liberty Ave
OK, so you have a gift for the kids and some rolls to make up for being late. Were you forgetting anything?
Oh my gosh! Something for their mother!
Your hostess needs something, surely. How could you forget? OK, quick, pull over at the Vintage Grace Boutique, they’ll have something for sure!
What was her size again? No time to figure it out, you’ll just have to look at their collection of vintage jewelry. You can sort through their collection on your phone before you stop so you can get in and get out before you lose more time! That should do it — and you can continue to Pittsburgh.
2932 W LIberty Ave
You smack your forehead. The father! Your other host!
Stop the car, you’ve got to figure this out.
Ok, Heist is just down the street. He likes home decor, right? Whatever, there’s no time. He’ll learn to like it.
It won’t be hard either because their selection is actually really tasteful. Take a look at their Instagram for decor ideas.
Oh no! It’s all so good! You’re going to be here a while. Might as well accept defeat and give them a call; you’re going to be late. Oh this table and chair set would go great in your den. What were you here for again?
4100 Library Rd
Now that your hosts know you’re going to be late, the anxiety to be quick has dissipated.
Come to think of it, you’re feeling kind of peckish again. You still have the rolls, but those aren’t for you. You’re considering dipping into them anyway when you come across Pho Kim 88. Might as well stop and try it out!
Have you had pho before? Well, there’s a first time for everything, and you aren’t going to be disappointed. Not feeling something new? Try the sushi! There’s a little something for everyone, and you’re definitely going to leave satisfied.
209 Waterman Rd
That pho really hit the spot, but you’re starting to think you may have spent too much time on the last two stops.
What time is it anyway? That late?! OK, well you aren’t going to make it into the city today. You call your hosts again and explain the situation. They understand; they’re great. But now it’s time to think about where you’re going to stay.
Why not get cozy at the Oak Noggin B&B? Those bigger hotel chains just can’t compare to the charm of a local bed and breakfast, and the other bed and breakfasts can’t compare to the charm of an early American log cabin. It’s sure going to be an experience at the Oak Noggin like you’ve never had before, and that’s exactly what this day has been all about.
1430 Potomac Ave
You’ve had a restful night sleep at the Noggin.
You get up early the next morning to spend the day with your intended hosts, but then you realize: the South Hills is great! Why don’t they just come to you? You’re going to have just as good a time here and anywhere.
You give them a call. They’ll head down. You decide to have breakfast and you need the best place to make their drive down worth it.
There’s no better option than the Dor Stop. This diner located in the heart of Dormont has everything you want from a breakfast diner. Eggs, omelettes, french toast, pancakes; and they’re all delicious.
Not feeling breakfast this morning? No problem, they also have amazing salads, hoagies, and even juicy burgers. You’re all guaranteed a great meal at the Dor Stop, whatever you decide to get.
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