Did you know Lawrenceville is one of Pittsburgh’s oldest and largest neighborhoods? It was founded in 1814, and William B. Foster named it after Captain James Lawrence, who served in the War of 1812. Foster sound familiar? His son is Stephen Foster, the “father of American music.” 🎧 We found out what happened to his racist statue in Oakland on the City Cast Pittsburgh podcast.
Since Lawrenceville is so large, we’re exploring the upper half today!
Food & Drink
Coffee and breakfast: I’m still sad about the vegan cafe B52 closing on Butler Street, but I’m glad that Mediterra Cafe moved into their old digs. Sit down for a coffee and breakfast sandwich, and don’t forget a pastry to-go. Also try: Cafe D’Amore or Long Play Cafe.
Katzu noodle bowls and veggie tempura from Oishii Donburi on Butler Street. (Francesca Dabecco / City Cast Pittsburgh)
Lunch: Oishii Donburi is all of your favorite Japanese dishes like udon noodles and katsu with Korean influences like kimchi and bibimbap.
Drinks: Let a sommelier help you discover your favorite glass at the Allegheny Wine Mixer, buy small-batch spirits at Lawrenceville Distilling Co., find food trucks and pop-up events at Lolev Beer, or get a beer and a burger at Hop Farm Brewing Company.
City Grows on Butler Street. (Francesca Dabecco / City Cast Pittsburgh)
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