Holding Lobsters at Wholey’s in The Strip District

Walking into Wholey’s reminds me of my youth. I grew up around fresh seafood. Born in New Brunswick, Canada, lobster was very prevalent in my neck of the woods. I remember my Nanny cooking them up pretty often, and I also remember getting the chance to hold one.  It’s been years since I’ve held a lobster so, compliments of a kind employee at Wholey’s in The Strip District, he handed me one from its tank and I got to take a look at it. It felt exactly as I remember,…

Allegheny Coffee & Tea Exchange in The Strip District Pittsburgh

Don’t you love walking by shop and you have to back track because its aromatic scent hits you right in the face? Welcome to my world last Saturday in The Strip District in Pittsburgh. Allegheny Coffee & Tea Exchange on Penn Avenue is one of those stores. My husband has gotten me on a coffee kick as of late (thanks, Honey) and there was no way I was making it past the doors, especially once I saw the view of the brass coffee bean storage containers! The company has been…

Rosie the Riveter at Heinz History Center Pittsburgh

Hearing last week that the Mary Doyle Keefe (the model for Norman Riockwell’s Rosie the Riveter painting) had passed away, I was so sad. My husband is a huge fan of World War II art and I grew up hearing about the back story of Rosie and how her painting inspired women that normally spent their days taking care of the family to head to the factories to support the war and its cause. Last week, Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh opened its We Can Do It! WWII exhibition which…