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I woke up HOURS before everyone else (figures) and hung out in the hotel lobby for a bit so everyone else could sleep.


I had a coffee and banana while I waited for the others to rise.


Once everyone was vertical, the girls and I decided to stick the Southside for lunch and headed over to Fatheads.



Fatheads is famous for two things:  an extensive beer menu and amazing fries.


I opted for a Dirty Hoe (raspberry framboise and a Hoegaarden).



And the other vegetarian of the group (Bethany) and I split lunch.  We started off with perogies, which is a typical Pittsburgh food.  The fried ravioli is filled with creamy potato.


And we split a huge chicken salad sans chicken.  :)  Here’s my portion:


Oh, and the table shared the famous garlic fries.  Now my breath smells like death.


Annnnnd we’re off!



  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs May 29, 2010, 3:09 pm

    Fat Heads – what a great name!
    LOL I have about 5 garlic cloves a day – my breath must smell like death ALL the time!
    Have a good day 🙂

  • Megan @ Eat.Scrap.Run May 29, 2010, 3:13 pm

    That looks like a great way to start the day!! I love going back to my college town (Athens, Ohio). There are so many fun memories.

  • adrienmelaine May 29, 2010, 3:20 pm

    I love extensive beer menus- especially at lunch!

    Your weekend looks like it’s off to a pretty great start!

  • Danielle (Runs on Green) May 29, 2010, 3:22 pm

    haha I loveee garlic and I’m sure I smell like death without even knowing it.

    Have a lovely Saturday 🙂

  • Kristin May 29, 2010, 3:22 pm

    Even though I’m a Pittsburgh girl and Fathead’s is less than 20 minutes away, their fries still make me drool xD

  • jenny May 29, 2010, 3:23 pm

    Oh good lord those fries look delicious. I’ve been craving fries and ketchup for the last week. ahh tempting

  • kate May 29, 2010, 3:26 pm

    Reading your recaps is making me get excited to move to PA for the summer!

  • Lee May 29, 2010, 3:26 pm

    Those fries look like they are absolutely worth the death breathe.

  • Lauren May 29, 2010, 3:41 pm

    I must smell like death 7 days a week…..

  • Lauren May 29, 2010, 3:42 pm

    On the plus side, we’ll never be eaten by vampires.

  • Katie May 29, 2010, 3:42 pm

    I was just in the Southside this morning and passed Fat Heads! Haha I think that is so funny, I read your blog every day!

    • caitlin May 30, 2010, 3:42 pm

      thank you for reading 🙂

  • Lindsay @ Summit Sandwiches May 29, 2010, 3:44 pm

    Those fries look amazing but killer (in the breath department). I can only imagine…

  • Jocelyn May 29, 2010, 3:48 pm

    Ohhh boy… those garlic fries look dreamy!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) May 29, 2010, 3:48 pm

    I love pierogies! I grew up with them in my family all the time.

  • Jackie (Peaces of Earth) May 29, 2010, 3:51 pm

    Looks like you’re having fun!! Dirty hoes = amazing. Hoegaarden is my favvv!

  • giordin May 29, 2010, 3:54 pm

    so is that raspberry framboise and hoegaarden mixed together? that sounds amaaaaazing!

    • caitlin May 30, 2010, 3:43 pm


  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg May 29, 2010, 4:13 pm

    Ooooh, those fries look so good! Yum!

    Have fun!

  • Evan Thomas May 29, 2010, 4:15 pm

    Those fries sound like this garlic lover’s dream!

  • Jojo May 29, 2010, 4:49 pm

    I love Fatheads! I’m so jealous of all your Pittsburgh festivities this weekend.

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing May 29, 2010, 5:00 pm

    Beer and fries… oh yes, please!

  • Mindy May 29, 2010, 6:54 pm

    Fatheads sounds like a place in my town called Hop Cat. Great beer selection and their fries (which look pretty similar) are called “crack fries”. Yep, they are actually that good!

  • Katherine May 29, 2010, 7:17 pm

    I love restaurants/bars etc that have odd names for things to order

  • Sarah for Real May 29, 2010, 7:46 pm

    Oh I HAVE to recreate the Dirty Hoe! That sounds right up my alley, lol!

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) May 29, 2010, 7:55 pm

    Those fries look so good – worth the garlic breath!!!!

  • Camille May 29, 2010, 7:59 pm

    Those fries look to die for!
    You can never have too much garlic!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is May 29, 2010, 8:30 pm

    Freaking love Fatheads. Yum.

  • Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter May 29, 2010, 9:22 pm

    I am never having garlic fries after ordering them on a date at a baseball game. Seriously, what was I thinking?!

  • Mary May 29, 2010, 9:25 pm

    oh my goodness! my best girlfriend from college (named caitlin too ironically) is going to duquesne right now for law school. I visited her last year and we went to fat heads for dinner with a bunch of her friends, AH-MAZ-ING! 🙂

  • Heather (runningwithsass.com) May 29, 2010, 10:13 pm

    wow the fries really do look good!

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople May 29, 2010, 11:35 pm

    Those fries look so tasty I think they would be worth smelling like death! =P

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers May 30, 2010, 12:59 am

    That’s a typical hotel morning with friends for me too- me downstairs drinking coffee while everyone else sleeps in! Sounds like a wonderful trip!

  • jassy May 30, 2010, 4:02 am

    nice fries! i don’t mind the smell as long as the taste is amazing=)

  • rebecca lustig May 30, 2010, 9:16 am

    ahh youre on my stomping grounds!!

    hope you enjoyed fatheads and are enjoying the beautiful (and rare) Pittsburgh weather <3

  • Paige (Running Around Normal) May 30, 2010, 9:50 am

    I always wake up so early too! Annoying 🙂

  • Stacie @ Imperfectly Healty May 30, 2010, 3:38 pm

    I live in Pittsburgh and love FatHeads! Their salads are HUGE and I love their homemade chips!

  • Ali June 1, 2010, 9:08 am

    just stumbled upon your website a few wks ago & i’ve been reading it everyday since! i live in pittsburgh, and i was also at a bachelorette party on the southside this wkend. looks like you had as much fun as we did 🙂

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