Friday, April 20, 2012

Nom-Noms For Everyone

Going off of my last post, I found another way for all of you to cool off from this weather.  In the historical train station there is a quick little gelateria called Sugar & Cream. Here you can find different flavors of gelato and easy to-go meals.  Sugar & Cream is said to be the only place in Westmoreland County were people can get true gelato.

Make sure to stop down to the train station to grab a cup (or cone) of gelato and cool off!  Click here for more information and a full item list from their menu.  Plus who says a little sugar and cream isn't good for you ;)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Nugget Dawgs

I don't know about all of you bloggers out there, but I am definitely loving this weather Greensburg has been having lately.  I love when the sun comes out because it brings all of the people outside!  There's no better feeling then walking outside and seeing people everywhere (whether you're on campus or even downtown).

Anyways, the sun also brings out these small concession stands all around town.  So far I've seen two consistent ones.  One by the YMCA and the other across the street from the BP gas station on East Pittsburgh Street.  I checked out the one by the BP and it was called Nugget Dawgs.  I thought it was pretty clever because I just love the word nugget.  I call everything and everyone a nugget (which is where I got the name for that puppy in my post about the Animals Friends of Westmoreland).  But, I think these little stands around town are the best idea.  You can grab water or something else to drink along with a quick snack while walking past, while on a break from school or work, or simply because you're hungry.

At any rate make sure to check them out when you see them!

(A fantastic painting I found online, enjoy!)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Do You Know Oliver?

Of course Oliver isn't a real person, but it is the name of a fantastic bar and restaurant in downtown Greensburg.

Oliver's hasn't been around too long, but is definitely gaining a fantastic reputation for their food and service.  I personally enjoy their salads and homemade potato chips.  Oliver's also collaborates with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Laurel Region to host Guest Bartender Nights.  The next one is coming up on Wednesday, May 9th from 5-8pm.  Most definitely stop by if you have not tried eating there before.  If you do stop down on May 9th you can also learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Laurel Region and more of their upcoming events!  Now that's what I call hitting two birds with one stone ;)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Come And Get It!

So I've been asking a lot of students that I interact with what their favorite place around town is to grab a bite to eat.  I've come up with a list of places, some that were mentioned repeatedly and others that aren't as well-known.  Well here goes:

1. Chipotle 
2. Panera
3. The Red Brick
4. Texas Roadhouse
5. Primanti Bros.
6. Fortune Cookie
7. Pizza Siena
8. I-Hop
9. The Headkeeper
10. Sunset Cafe

I didn't put them in any particular order, but these are the top ten I heard about from students.  All of them are fast, easy, and affordable for students.  Check them out and tell me what you think! If your favorite isn't on the list, please share :)

Monday, April 16, 2012

Calling All Shoppers

There seems to be a slight change up with the shopping in downtown Greensburg.  Nothing too drastic, but it may throw you off.  If you happen to visit West Second Street expecting to find Katwalk Shoes & Accessories think again!  Owners have relocated the store to 100 South Pennsylvania Avenue.  Still in downtown Greensburg, just a few blocks down.  I caught wind of the news and just had to share it with all of you shopping bloggers out there!

I hear the move gave the store more room, which means more shoes and accessories ;) (winks to all of you fashionistas).  I hope you all check out the new location or try their FaceBook Page for more information.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Hello Friday!

Happy Friday bloggers!  I found something fun for all of you to do today, well only if you're interested.  For those of you who enjoy "cropping" or scrapbooking listen up.  Every Friday night the Crop Shop has time set aside where people can come in and work on their materials.  All of the stores equipment is open to the public including idea books, computer stations, and various punches.  Look at these women having a blast...

You know you want to join in, so click here to learn how you can participate or for more information on the Crop Shop!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Biggest Fair Of All

One place that Greensburg is very well-known for is the Westmoreland Fair Grounds.  Multiple events take place here all year around.  Some of these include concerts, demolition derbies, tractor pulls, motocross racing, auctions, and car shows.  However, the most important event that is held annually is of course the Westmoreland Fair.  This year marks the 58th anniversary of the event and will take place August 17-25th.  You can expect vast amounts of food, people, and all sorts of entertainment... So without hesitation, mark your calendars!

For more information click here!