When it's 77 degrees in February, you have to spend the day outside. Kristin and I took a long walk to Smoke after work to soak up the summer weather.
The Abbey on Butler
Pittsburgh always has new surprises. Kristin and I were taking a morning stroll through Lawrenceville, and we happened to stumble on the recently-opened Abbey on Butler Street. We were sufficiently intrigued to stop back for dinner that evening, and again to the coffee house the following morning. That's one of the great appeals of the Abbey: it's a restaurant, bar, and coffee shop in one spacious, beautifully laid-out building. It's still establishing its menu and staff, but it seems to have already garnered quite a following and it looks to be a very promising new spot if our experience was any indication!
(Also, extremely friendly staff and they had a fine saison on tap).
I went to Roundabout Brewery in Lawrenceville last week for the first time, courtesy of Garret (some pictures in the last post). I was back again today for some more springtime brews, this time with James and Kate. Definitely worthy of the devotion; yet another on the long list of places that make Pittsburgh so great.
I had a Belgian-style pale last week, which was absolutely terrific. I was disappointed that it was gone this week, but the IPL *nearly* made up for it. I love these little places that are tucked away in the heart of local neighborhoods, and Roundabout certainly fits that description. Definitely worth a look if you're in the mood for a low-key spot to relax and enjoy a great local beer.