Sunday afternoons in Pittsburgh come autumn time are dominated by watching and cheering on dem Stillers. This usually equates to a day full of fun, but special circumstances such as bye weeks and truly horrendous seasons call for other enjoyable activities to keep us all entertained. Check out the links below to read what a bunch of Pittsburgh bloggers suggest you do to make your fall Sunday perfect!
My perfect Sunday starts with me waking up around 7 or 7:30. WHY so early? Because everyone else is ASLEEP! I curl up with coffee and magazines, if the weather is nice I park myself out on the front porch, and start my day with some precious precious quiet time, caffeine, and glossy pages.
After an hour or so, my quiet time will be destroyed by the waking of the various family members and creatures in residence.
Juice? Juice! YES I WANT JUICE!
We’d all chow down on breakfast, and then it absolutely would be time to work off some of that flab. Mr. Beez and I would pack up Baby Beez and head over to the Sahside Slopes to explore Pittsburgh’s unique city stairs.
Fineview/Troy Hill and Greenfield are also great options for checking out city steps. (Pssst– If you’re afraid of getting miserably lost, or maybe just want something a little more organized, the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association Step Trek is going on tomorrow!)
The obvious next item on the agenda is a nap. A perfect day isn’t perfect without a nap.
We would then switch gears and drop Baby Beez off with her grandparents, so that we can spend the rest of the day like grown ups, teeeeearing up the town! (Note: Most of our “grown up” evenings involve drinking wine on the couch while watching Futurama, so I’m gonna get a little more ambitious since this is a special occasion) (Second note: As I write this, Mr. Beez and I are sitting on the couch, both wearing Futurama t-shirts.)
I’m always wanting to try new restaurants, but for our ideal October Sunday, I just can’t help but have our dinner out at Soba. Soba is a consistent favorite for fancy dinners, and right now they have a take on bibimbap on their menu that I have been dying to try. i absolutely love bibimbap, and I can’t imagine how delicious Soba’s dish is. Of course, a meal at Soba would never be complete without the cashew terrine.
I wish we were real-life grown ups who could do some sort of fun activity and eat a grown-up dinner at like 8pm, but that just ain’t gonna happen. We dine early with the olds. So a 6pm reservation would be just the thing for us. This means we’ll still have some time afterward to mosey on down to the Steel City Improv Theater, where they have hour-long shows lined up, one after another, from 7pm through 11pm. Each show is just $5 a ticket. You can stop by just for one, or if you’re like Mr. Beez and I, you can park yourself in that theater for show after show after show.
WAIT A MINUTE– You caught me. This is supposed to be a perfect Sunday post. But Steel City Improv’s shows are on Saturdays, not Sundays. I admit it, it’s hard to have a night out in this town on a Sunday night. A perfect Sunday night activity for us would be to go to the movies and see some movie with lots of cuss words and bullets, but suggesting the Steel City Improv, even though a Sunday impossibility, seemed like a much more interesting suggestion than the movies.
Back to our regularly scheduled programming…
Even though we stuffed ourselves silly at Soba, an evening out just isn’t complete with even moar snacks. And there is nothing more perfect for late night Pittsburgh fooding than Eat & Park.
They’ve remodeled the Squirrel Hill location, but forever in my memories it will have nasty ripped carpet, and scowling smokers hovering over their mugs of coffee at the breakfast bar. We’ll finish the night off with our favorites– grilled stickies a la mode for me and pie for Mr. Beez. So classic. So sugary. So incredibly yummy.
Two desserts. Now that’s a Perfect Pittsburgh Sunday.
I hope you enjoyed a Perfect Pittsburgh Sunday with me! Other Pittsburgh bloggers are also sharing their perfect Sundays. You can find a complete list of Perfect Sunday posts at everybody loves you!
Or you can go to the posts directly, here:
orange chair blog’s Perfect Pittsburgh Sunday
Lil Burgher’s Perfect Bye Week
SWF seeks Perfect Pittsburgh Bye Week
The Steel Trap’s Perfect Fall Sunday
YinzrReadin shares her Bye Week Sunday
And last but not least, a Perfect Fall Sunday with jelly jars