Upper Lawrenceville is one of three neighborhoods that makes up the greater Lawrenceville area. The north part of the neighborhood is mainly industrial space along the Allegheny River. Butler St. (a main corridor in the greater Lawrenceville area) in Upper Lawrenceville has an assortment of galleries, bars/restaurants and other small businesses. South of Butler St., the neighborhood is mainly composed of quiet streets of rowhouses that line a pretty steep (maybe not by PGH standards) hill.
Without question, the best dish that I’ve had in Pittsburgh was at Pusadee’s Garden on Butler St. There is no close second. The dish was their pumpkin curry with chicken, kabocha squash, bell pepper and mushrooms. Unparalleled, even in a city with some pretty good Thai options.
The food is stupid good, but the outdoor setting, BYOB, and garden (pusadee’s) where many of the herbs and vegetables come from, make this place one of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to in my life.
prism stained glass
upper lawrenceville streets
The residential part of Upper Lawrenceville is a loose grid of alleys and streets that lie on a steep hill.
Word on the street is that Geno’s has trivia on Tuesday nights, the same night that ALL MICROBREWS ARE $2.50. Put it on the list.
carnegie st. is killing it
Great rowhouses on a stretch of Carnegie St.
nied’s famous fish sandwich
Nied’s Hotel is a Pittsburgh institution. The building and restaurant have been in the Nied family for over 70 years. I took the suggestion of the giant neon sign and ordered the fish sandwich.
Lawrenceville is known for it’s vibrant arts community and it’s wide range of quirky independent businesses. Upper Lawrenceville is home to several: Fresh Heirlooms has handmade furniture from reclaimed materials. Slaughterhouse Gallery rents studio space and is home to Jones Furniture Designs. And what goes best with all this local art? Pork products, of course. Luckily, Foster’s Meats has you covered with homemade bacon.