The four gals from eatPGH headed downtown on Sunday afternoon to spend some time with Steven Dray. He’s a super fun and fantastically talented photographer who followed us around town while we danced, laughed, drank a bit and of course… ate. He captured the essence of Julie, Laura, Mandy and Sarah perfectly, well… we think! We started out with cocktail hour at Andy’s Winebar in the gorgeous Fairmont Hotel. We downed the cocktails to help us get over the camera shyness. Vodka, Champagne cocktails, Mojitos and Margaritas did the trick! We make it a habit to never say no to appetizers, so we feasted on bacon cheese fries, sweet potato fries and sliders. The perfect foods to munch on while smiling for the camera, in fancy dresses. (May Mandy, the sweet potato connoisseur interject here and say that these fries may just be… some of her favorite in the city. Crispy and salty on the outside and soft on the inside. She was eating them in 2′s and 3′s. err… ok… 4′s and 5′s.) After we got a little tipsy, fed our raging appetites and got some great pictures, we headed outside into the wild to get some alley shots. Pittsburgh as a city is so photogenic, which made it easy to find several locations to play. We looked so cool doing the robot against a brick wall backdrop. Braddock’s American Brasserie was the next stop on our adventure. We sat outside and indulged in more adult beverages (and one kiddy cocktail, a Shirley Temple for Laura, get it girl!) and since Braddock’s knows how much the eatPGH gals love their pierogies… they kept… em… coming. Our favorite has got to be the Braised Short Rib Pierogies but they did introduce us to a chicken and roasted red pepper pierogie and a corned beef and cabbage pierogie as well. Finally, we did one last wardrobe changed and donned our Neighbor Teaze shirts to rep some of our favorite spots in the city. Bloomfield, Shadyside, South Side and Squirrel Hill hopped, skipped and danced along the Roberto Clemente Bridge while Steve took pictures of our silliness, capturing the beautiful Pittsburgh skyline in the background. After a few hours of such hard work we decided to treat ourselves to ice cream before we called it a wrap! Thank goodness Dream Cream Ice Cream opened on Liberty! Proudly serving Perry’s Ice Cream, out of Erie, Dream Cream’s mantra is to help make dreamer’s dreams come true through the sale of sweet treats. A percentage of each dreamy flavor benefits a dreamer so you’re doing good while eating deliciously! (Stay tuned for our Dream Cream post!)
We had such a lovely afternoon hanging out together, having fun and doing what we do best, eating! A special thanks to the Andy’s and the Fairmont and Braddock’s for being a part of our day! And Steve, we couldn’t have done it without you… thanks for spending a ridiculous afternoon with four silly girls! Thumbs up!
You can view some of Steve’s favorite shots here: http://www.stevendrayimages.com, which will have to hold you over for now. If you want to see more shots of our Sunday fun day you can take a peek at the outtakes on our Facebook page!