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Hello Beechview

3 May

A Less Than Jake-inspired headline is giving me the energy to go downstairs and bring myself back this:

Did you like my post from yesterday?  That bumper sticker is pretty much the epitome of the entire idea behind SOLE for the Soul.  Looooove it.

It was my first glimpse of the little neighborhood of Beechview on Tuesday – I was immediately smitten and it only got better from there…

See those tracks in the road?  Trolleys.  Yeah.  Like MR. ROGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD.  And if you’re not from Pittsburgh and you’re reading this, just know that Pittsburgh WAS Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood and Beechview takes me back to that.

Don’t be fooled because its a little rough around the edges, that’s just character.

And guess where my first EVER Beechview destination was:

Sometimes I can be such a tease ♥

Review: Szmidt’s Old World Deli

6 Mar

After hearing much internet buzz about Szmidt’s Old World Deli in Greenfield, we decided to swing by and check the place out today.  The place is quaint, but promises lunchmeats brined on site and homemade breads and pierogies.

I ordered a turkey Sassano (Reuben) and she♥ ordered a regular Sassano (Reuben) with corned beef.



More photogenic than tasty.

The MIL ordered the Emily, which we were told was just like a Rachel (technically what I ordered).  However, the Emily arrived with coleslaw on it instead of sauerkraut.  We ended up splitting the Emily and the turkey Sassano between the two of us so we could suffer equally.  I really need to remember to take pictures of other people’s food.  Strangers, too.

Anyway, we ordered some piergoies to try because they had been raved about – even by Munch, Pittsburgh’s version of a food critic.  This should have been a sign for me, because I have yet to agree with a single one of Munch’s reviews.


Where is the filling?  All I taste is dough, which was not made well.

What is up with the dough?  It tastes like bread, not pierogie dough.

Why is it greasy?  I know you can fry them in oil, but damn.

Don’t be mistaken because of my incredible, photography.  This lunch was a huge let down, which makes me sad because the owner seemed really nice.  Maybe it just wasn’t for us.

Some other thoughts on Szmidt’s:

Once we were presented with our food – every employee subsequently disappeared.  Thanks for being available if I needed another drink.

$8 for a sandwich.  Like just a sandwich.  This is Greenfield Avenue not Ellsworth, what the…



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