What to Do in Pittsburgh's 'Burg to the East
In Greensburg, you'll find culture, art, a pâtisserie and a farm-to-table restaurant inside a restored train station. Anyone up for a drive?
Photos by Chuck Beard
Start your day at the inviting White Rabbit Café and Pâtisserie [113 N. Main St.]. Try a macaron with a lavender vanilla latte.
Browse locally made items including soap, pottery, stained glass, cards and jewelry at Artisans of Hands & Heart [18 W. Second St.]. Helen Keegan-Geroux, a mental-health therapist, first brought female artisans together at craft fairs to raise money for nonprofit organizations, including women’s shelters. She later opened the storefront as a more permanent home for those artisans’ wares in 2012.
At The Cupcake Shoppe [20 W. Second St.], try the salted caramel with caramel-whip frosting, the mocha with espresso-cream icing or an Elvis — banana flavored with peanut-butter frosting. Flavors change daily.
Shop fine jewelry at Beeghly and Company Jewelers [401 S. Main St.], known for its custom work, and keep an eye out for special events. On Sept. 23 and 24, gem carver Sherris Cottier Shank will be on hand for a Gemstone Roundtable and private dinner party.
There are numerous dining options at The Supper Club at The Greensburg Train Station [101 Ehalt St.] inside a restored structure built in 1911. Enjoy a farm-to-table meal in the intimate Dining Room; try options from a separate menu in The Gastropub’s more energetic atmosphere or indulge in the nine-course Chef’s Table in the kitchen.
While You’re There
At once intimate and grand, The Palace Theatre [21 W. Otterman St.] always features a diverse lineup. This month, acts include The Bronx Wanderers, Ace Frehley, “Tink! A New Musical” and Michael W. Smith.
A popular post-show spot is the open-air back patio of The Rialto [25 W. Otterman St.], an area institution since 1933. Or stop inside the restaurant and bar on a Thursday night for live Twissted Trivia.