Saturday, March 9, 2013

A Different Friday Night Experience

We departed from our usual Friday Lenten routine and did not hit a Parish Fish Fry.  To describe our evening as "eclectic" would be putting it mildly.  

Want to guess what we did?  Go ahead, take a shot.  

Give up?  OK, here it is.

We piled in with neighbors and friends, Tom Frankart, and Mark and Barbara Matera and headed down to Howard's Tavern in West View for dinner.  Howard's is "neighborhood bar and grill" in the truest sense of the term.  It is owned by fellow St. John Neumann Parishioners, the Nicotra Family, and their fish sandwich has been voted "Best Fish Sandwich in the North Hills" by the readers of The Pennysaver, and it lived up to the billing.  Very tasty.

Then, we rode a few blocks down Perry Highway to the Benedictine Convent for Friday Stations of the Cross.  Very good  for the soul.

Then, it was a drive into downtown Pittsburgh for drinks and some jazz music at Andys, the lobby bar at the Fairmont Hotel.   Very relaxing and fun.

There you have it...a neighborhood beer and sandwich bar, a convent, and an upscale hotel...all in one evening.  Tell me that YOU did anything even remotely comparable.

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