The Square Circuit

Academia, parenthood, living in a bankrupt city, and what I read in the process.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

waiting, waiting...

for the baby to come. The official due date has come and gone.... In an effort to jumpstart something we reprised a ritual from last time (the the baby was 10 days late): spicy Indian food.

Then, it was Star of India on Craig in Oakland, which was average. A brisk jog down the entire Cathedral of Learning didn't bring labor on then, and neither did a fast drive down Regent Square's undulating brick streets.

This time we were equally unsuccessful, although the food was much better. Taste of India on Penn in Garfield/Friendship is great--the best Indian food in Pittsburgh. The more I go to that neighborhood the more I like it. Quiet Storm coffeehouse, Tram's Vietnamese restaurant, the Brillo Box, it's an up-and-coming place. (Kim's Coffee Shop, a strange Vietnamese restaurant near the Quiet Storm, closed earlier this year and just lost its owner.) In fact, several years ago the Feds agreed to an 80% matching grant to spruce up Penn Avenue. But it still hasn't happened, because the city won't pony up its share. Yeah, a lot "needs done" in this city--there's a lot of neighorhoods that "need redded up"--but people are actually getting things done in Garfield, even as the construction of the new Children's Hospital makes the neighborhood even less ped-friendly.


  • At 7:20 PM, Blogger anna said…

    It's such fun pre-baby time, I mean, what a reprieve from the schedule. Time you had allotted to being exhausted and overwhelmed you're now checking out every Indian restaurant in the neighborhood... congradulations by the way!


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