part 1 summary: early morning, bread, biscotti, bakers, olives, cheese…yum… see photos of the cheese, cheese glorious cheese part 2 Shopping for goodies at the Strip District worked up a hunger. In the few short blocks that make up the Strip, we passed many street vendors peddling their freshly baked sweets, breads, pepperoni rolls, empanadas, and fudge. The local shop keeper suggested Pamela’s Restaurant for brunch. The chill in the air nor the line outside did not deter up us. With our names on the list we waited patiently outside, being sure not to give the stink eye to the slow eaters. With gurgling bellies and high hopes we patiently waited. Once seated, in this elbow-to elbow dining establishment, we were offered french pressed, freshly roasted coffee from Fortunes Coffee. This coffee was a full flavored, robust and rich coffee that was a diner’s delight…not at all that tepid, swill that is often served either burned, from sitting too long, or watered down. I enjoyed the coffee.
The menu was simple, breakfast & lunch served until 3pm. Apparently, the crepe style pancakes are what makes them “world” renowned… or locally known anyway. We were torn…breakfast or lunch. We settled on a turkey club for me and a pulled pork for Dan.
After our belly filling lunch we were on our way back to the car but …. not before I was distracted by a beautiful flower shop, Roxanne’s Flowers.
This quaint, flowery shop reached to me from the window. The bushes of rosemary in vintage tub planters flanked the doors. An assembly of terrariums filled the front window. Itty bitty plants were potted and ready to be adopted. Some terrariums were in large pots and others were hanging.
Sprinkle fairy dust on me and I plan to live in this shop day & night. Fresh & dried flowers, indulgent hand creams, heavenly scented candles, books, chic gardening gifts and heirloom seeds is what is tucked into every nook & cranny.
I loved the Simpatico Hobnail candles…mmmm.
The day was nearly done ***insert ice skating birthday party for 20 first graders***. My sister in law too me to the Trader Joe’s, just five minutes from her home. Better than that was a stop to a little shop named the Uncommon Market. I can’t find a website for them so here is a link to their Yelp page. I pick dup the best grains and goodies. Make sure to visit on your next trip to Pitt.