Today was a whirlwind and many say the ‘burgh resembles Gotham city. I guess that could be why the sequel to the Dark Knight will be filmed here! Nate and I started our day touring the markets in the Strip District. This is a place where wholesale and retail foods an be purchased and the pickings are the best of the best! You name it, they have it down there. We went to a fish monger, a spice store, a middle eastern grocer and toured the grand public market sampling all of the vendors we could!
We snagged spanish smoked paprika, vietnamese cinnamon, a parisian blend of herbs that’s a bit lighter than herbes de provences & bay leaves. If I can recommend anything it would be the vietnamese cinnamon or smoked paprika. seriously, these will take your dishes up a notch and a half! When you try to use little or no salt, you need something to bring the flavor and these deliver!
After all that browsing, we found ourselves with quite an appetite and headed to Burgatory. Cute name heh? I had a peppercorn crusted bison burger sans bun cooked rare with mustard, tomato, mache, sauteed mushrooms & market veggies. Nate had a hormone free burger with smoked gouda, arugula, fried egg, applewood smoked bacon, romaine, tomato, onions & chipotle mayo on a brioche bun! Quite a custom order no? This happens to be one of the huge perks of dining at this bar, the custom order pad. You write it up yourself and the kitchen gets your ticket! Sorry, it was dark in there and we were sitting at the bar I didn’t want to bump my neighbor trying to get an awkward photo since it was jam packed! It was delicious! The only thing negative I can say is that the side of napa slaw was way too white (goopy mayo) and I prefer my slaws to be more vinegar based.
Outfit of the day: chambray skirt from ASOS & horizontal stripe tee (I really don’t care if it’s a faux pas) from Urban Outfitters.
Random style tip: I can always tell when I’ve been regularly using Moroccan oil in my hair. I only wash my hair 1-2 times each week. I usually let my hair air dry but when I apply the oil I blow it out and it smells amazing and gets this crazy luster that I cannot reproduce otherwise! You can read more about the oil I use with a photo here. Stayed tuned for the must haves and leave behinds for summer style!
1. Anyone racing? The Pittsburgh marathon is running by my place so I’ll cheer on the crazy folks while I sip a cocktail at the patio bar haha.
2. What are you up to this weekend?