Hit the Street: Sewickley

You’d need to make multiple trips to experience all this town has to offer. Start with these popular spots.

photos by josh greenberg​

Hidden off the main drag is French bistro and bakery Café des Amis [443 Division St., cafedesamispa.com]. Enjoy an entrée or dessert crepe — or an omelet, such as the zucchini, basil and goat cheese variety. Breakfast is served all day.


Shop at House15143 [439 Beaver St., house15143.com] for furniture, pillows, candles and other home goods. The store specializes in framed prints that can be personalized to note a wedding, person’s name, family tree or special quote.


Sewickley has at least 10 clothing boutiques within a few blocks of one another. Among them is the stylish Lex & Lynne [514 Beaver St., lexandlynne.com], which recently opened a second spot [430 Beaver St.] for men’s wear.


Grab lunch at B Gourmet [428 Beaver St., bgourmet-pgh.com], run by one of Pittsburgh Magazine’s 2014 Chefs of the Year, Chris Bonfili, and his wife, Jennifer. Its primary function is to serve as a gourmet carryout shop — order before 3 p.m. to pick up dinner between 4 and 6.


Get something healthy yet tasty at Salúd Juicery [348 Beaver St., saludjuicery.com]. You’ll be greeted with the smell of wheatgrass, a common ingredient. Order the Racer’s Edge smoothie, which contains peanuts, cacao, banana, oats, nutmeg and almond milk.


Photo laura petrilla

Dine at Vivo [432 Beaver St., vivokitchen.com], one of Sewickley’s upscale options. Main dishes have seasonal accompaniments and small-plate offerings are unconventional. 


While You’re There

Sewickley Village Green Partners does the holidays right through Yuletide in Sewickley, with myriad events such as Light Up Night on Dec. 5 and Santa at the Station on Dec. 7. Free carriage rides are offered every Saturday and Sunday from Dec. 6-21.

Stop by the 20th annual Holiday mART at the Sweetwater Center for the Arts [200 Broad St., sweetwaterartcenter.org] from Nov. 30-Dec. 7. The juried show offers fine-art pieces, ceramics, jewelry and more.



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