Checked out the WYEP Summer Music Festival at Schenley Plaza. Simona and Russell brought some delicious homemade pizza and sandwiches and we got caught up while the music played in the background. We checked out the homemade crafts market where I picked up some cufflinks made from old mechanical watch parts. Now I’ll have something to rotate out my LEGO cufflinks with.
Next up was Brillobox in Lawrenceville where my good friend Andy’s band Chet Vincent and the Big Bend had their CD release party. The music was great and we got a free copy of the CD (with the cover charge…) but after about four hours of standing (not including the earlier concert!) I was ready for bed. I believe I may be getting old.
Investigating more interesting problems with my current project. Good to feel like I’m getting ramped up and contributing.
Walked to the Squirrel Hill business district with Emily to get dinner. We ended up at Sababa Middle Eastern Grill, which we had been meaning to try for some time. We had grape leaves as a starter. Emily’s main course was the Sababa Salad, which she said she enjoyed. Mine was the schwarma, which was delicious. It came with an interesting curry sauce and majadra, which is a mix of rice and lentils. Yum.
After walking around a bit and checking out some of the shops we grabbed some iced tea at Té Café and made our way to Frankie and Georgie’s (formerly P.D.’s Pub) to see Chet Vincent and the Big Bend. It turned into a bit of a West Allegheny reunion with several tables full of people from my alma mater (it helps that two members of the band went to West A). The set was awesome but it ran until almost 2AM, and by the time we finished our post-set BSing it was nearly 2:30.