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One Thing to Eat In Each City: San Francisco “Pacific Cocktail haven”

 Image credit: Pacific Cocktail Haven
Image credit: Pacific Cocktail Haven

So here’s where we mix it up a bit and cheat a little. Usually we choose one thing to eat in each city. This time we chose something for the grown up night out. With so many guides out there on food in San Francisco we took a different approach. Our choice for an enjoyable night out drinking with friends is Pacific Cocktail Haven. A nice cozy bar in downtown. With pleasing aesthetics and good cocktails. Pacific Cocktail Haven makes for a great place to get drinks. 

I tried the “Saffron” an interesting mix of Saffron infused Del Maguey Vida, campari, grilled pineapple and citrus. The “Ninth Ward” was my least favorite drink though sounded interesting. We also had the “City of Dawn” and “Thrilla in Manilla”. With so many options including beer and wine there’s bound to be something for everyone. The only downside were the prices at $13 each cocktail your tab will add up quickly. Then again that’s par for the course in San Francisco, so the bill at the end of the night wasn’t a big surprise. Let us know your favorite drink or something you’d like to try in the comments. Check out the gallery below to see the drinks. 

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Image credit: Dinosaur Spaceship. Menu pics credit Pacific Cocktail Haven

The Great Baseball Stadium Journey: AT&T Park San Francisco, CA

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One Thing to Eat In Each City: Pittsburgh “Primanti Bros”

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No food is more Pittsburgh than a Primanti bros sandwich. Pittsburgh has many great eateries varying from steaks, to fish but nothing is more Pittsburgh when it comes to food than Primanti. If you’re from Pittsburgh you don’t need any explaining but if you’re not this part is for you.

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source: primantibros.com

What started as a food cart in the early 1930’s, has expanded into 17 different locations. Primanti Bro’s founded by Joe Primanti specializes in sandwiches with your choice of meat, french fries on top, with cole slaw, cheese, tomato on an Italian bread. In the stores there are many options even a vegan black bean burger option. On this particular day we visited the original strip district location and I was in the mood for a “Pitts-burger”, while my cohort had a corned beef with no cheese. 

The atmosphere around the district was incredible as it was the last Sunday of the month and a there was a farmers market going on. Which I was informed by a local happens only during the summer on the aforementioned last Sunday of the month. We were tempted to make the strip district our number one choice of what to do while in Pittsburgh. However, as the farmers market happens during the summer and only once a month where as the Duquesne Incline is open year round, even when it snows. It won out in the end. 

Pittsburgh is an amazing city and we hope to be back there in the future to see what else it has to offer. What are your favorite foods to eat in Pittsburgh and or attractions? Let us know in the comments if you feel something else is more deserving or to share your favorite Primanti Bros sandwich. 

The Great Baseball Stadium Journey: “Pittsburgh Pirates, PNC Park”

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was a gracious first stop on our journey to see all 30 baseball stadiums in the next two years aka “The Great Baseball Stadium Journey”. PNC Park home of the Pirates with its majestic views and thriving nightlife surrounding the ball park area make it a premiere spot for entertainment. Though PNC park holds only about 38,000 fans this intimate setting lends to great baseball game atmosphere. You never feel far from the action, and no matter where you sit you have a great view. Though the best seats are facing the outfield gazing upon the Allegheny river as pictured below. If baseball isn’t your thing make sure to check out our other article series in “The Great Baseball Stadium Journey”. We have a link below to “One thing you must do in each city” with “One thing you must eat in each city” coming later tonight. 

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There are great options to choose from when deciding what to eat in the ballpark from Primanti bros to Manny’s BBQ. My personal favorite were the bucket of wings. But there are so many choices that you’ll find something for everyone. Be warned as with all ballparks the cost of food is pricey. Though the bucket of wings was not a bad deal. Around $23 dollars for 20 wings. At a little more than a dollar a wing it wasn’t bad considering most stadium concession pricing. 

Where Pittsburgh and PNC park truly shine are in its fans and game atmosphere. Even though the day Dinosaur Spaceship attended the game (June 25th 2016) the Pirates were 13 games back in the NL Central. Fans we spoke with were holding out hope for a wild card berth, though they stated would attend the games regardless to support their team. From the cannon blast on the outfield scoreboard after every strike out to the jolly roger PNC park exudes charm. A very nice guest assistant by the name of Alicia F. told me a little of history of the stadium and its attractions. How it was purposefully built to enjoy the mentioned Allegheny river and views of the city, the Pittsburgh Brewing company (Iron City Beer), Primanti Bros and some special members only section of the stadium that show off Pirates memorabilia. You won’t find long selfie sessions here. I learned Pittsburgh fans love their teams and this city enjoys that benefit which not all can say they do.  You also can’t forget about the Pierogi race. 

Lastly we would like to thank you, our readers, we know there are a lot of stadium journey sites and e-books out there, but with all we do at Dinosaur Spaceship we aim to put that classic unique touch on our journey. We will never charge for the information we give and are not sponsored by MLB, the cities or teams we visit or any source that would benefit from our endeavor. We started this journey because we love baseball and wanted to guide those who follow the same path, enjoy the trip.