Subject: November Weekend in Pittsburgh
Here are the best things to do indoors in Pittsburgh:

In Oakland: Phipps Conservatory U. of Pgh, Cathedral of Learning and its Nationality Rooms Carnegie Museum of Natural History and Art St. Paul's Cathedral the shops and restaurants of S. Craig Street There is a good Indian restaurant on this street.

On the Northside, visit the Andy Warhol Museum

The most fun restaurant Downtown is the Top of the Triangle; the food is good and the views are spectacular. Also nice service. Not many people there on a weeknight. Another good Downtown restaurant is the Pittsburgh Fish Market in the Doubletree Hotel. Very good crab cakes.

In the Strip District, shop between 22 and 17 St on Liberty and also on Smallman. This is Pittsburgh most interesting shopping area, filled with ethnic food stores, restaurants (Kaya is especially good and interesting) and antique shops. The Heinz Regional History Center is a great museum in this neighborhood.

Squirrel Hill, both Murray and Forbes Ave for shops and restaurants.

Ride the incline, visit the South side for bars, restaurants, and funky shops, also some galleries. At one end of the South Side, there is a touristy area called Station Square, which consists of converted historic buildings. The Grand Concourse is a beautiful restaurant, and the River Room of that restaurant has great river and downtown views.

What part of town are you staying in? I can write restaurant recommendations for any part of town, but be aware that this is not the best eating town in the world. I would suggest eating for views; it can't be worse than most of our restaurants, and at least you'll see something! ;-)

The Frick Museum and home has a great lunch restaurant. The Pittsburgh Center for Arts is a good contemporary gallery/museum in a beautiful old mansion, great street and neighborhood.

Early November is not too too cold, but can be cloudy or rainy.

Cheers, Debbie Pittsburgh