Best Day Ever!

Life, Local Flavor

The whole point of going to Squirrel Hill (Pittsburgh borough) was to drop off my (aka my mom’s) old record player to see if we could get it fixed. But, let’s just say my experience/knowledge with the whole “vinyl” thing is extremely limited, that’s my boyfriend’s area of expertise. If I post, or he decides to post, about records sometime…then I’ll share my embarrassing story about my lack of knowledge on the topic. 
But for now….
The best day ever has begun!!

We stopped at a place for lunch after dropping off the record player called Ramen Bar. It was SUPER GOOD and you better believe I’m going back. I had a super spicy ramen, and while I don’t normally like spicy, I wanted to try something new. It was great! Also, that cool decal on the wall? IT WAS HAND PAINTED ON THERE!! The waiter noticed me taking a picture of it and told me all about it, isn’t that so amazing?!

My boyfriend’s noodles didn’t want to be eaten! So sad!

Next we went to the Exchange to pick up some zombie key toppers and he wanted to look at more records. Then MY FAVORITE part of the day was stopped at Gaby Et Jules! The shop is stunning and the pastries and desserts in the case almost made me swoon to the floor. I grabbed a box of macarons and a lemon custard type tart. (I should have written the name down) GOLLY GOSH THEY WERE SO GOOD!! The macaron flavors were so interesting like lavender, poppy, and earl grey! (which tasted JUST like the tea, I was shocked)
P.S: They can ship macarons anywhere in the continental US! 

By Jess

A bookworm since the tender age of whenever I stopped chewing on books and started actually reading them. A cat-mom, graphic designer, and introvert originally from Pittsburgh, but now resides in the humid, hot, state of Texas. Cheers!

  • Yep, best day ever!! If I had a last meal on earth I would 100% pick Ramune, noodles and French macarons! Yum!
    ~Sara

  • Kay

    I have never tried a macaron, but I've heard nothing but good things! I'll definitely have to give 'em a try sometime – they look so cute!

  • Yes!! Ramune is so much fun to drink, my boyfriend doesn't understand it at all haha!

  • They are adorable, and there are so many different flavors! 🙂 You should definitely try one (or 12) they are so good!

  • I love Squirrel Hill and lately have seen a lot of neat new things pop up in the area (namely the Ramen Bar – must go there!)

  • That looks soooo cool! I wish we had a great ramen place near me…

  • That noodle mummy is so cool!

  • I can't believe it was hand painted on the wall, it blows my mind!