Do you watch Restaurant Impossible with Chef Irvine?
I cannot get enough of the show. I love that he makes over the restaurant and the owners. Who doesn't love a good Before and After??
Anyways, the other day my friend LES informed me that Chef Irvine and Restaurant Impossible were filming in Pittsburgh and I knew I had to to get a closer look.
It happened to be the restaurants re-opening. I couldn't get reservations, but was informed that I could come down and try and get a seat at the bar...and that is what we did.
They were filming at Del's Bar and Ristorante in the Little Italy of Pittsburgh. An Italian family owned restaurant.
There he is. ( such a stalker)
This pic. won't cooperate.
We got to see the owners getting a look at their renovated restaurant for the first time.
When we got there they were still working on the renovations.
Chef Irvine would pop his head out and make silly faces. Seemed like such a great guy.
And now you're probably waiting for me to say that we got into the restaurant and had the food and it was fabulous. Unfortunately our story ends there. We waited in the cold for two hours and they still were finishing final renovations, and were not letting people in, so we left, after all it was a school night.
But It was still worth it to see the show in the works and I look forward to my cameo when the show airs in February.
Decorating for Christmas has always been something I've enjoyed. Even growing up I remember going all out and decorating my room with trees and lights. Still to this day I love decorating, and have slowly acquired quite the collection. This year was special because DFH and I got our first tree together. Here's a look at our "holiday" home:
Our First Tree
My mom is the best Christmas decorator. She has always made our home look gorgeous around Christmas Time, and she inspired me to make my own Christmas "pieces"
This Advent Tree is very special to me. My grandaddy made it for me years ago and I still enjoy taking off the life saver and putting on the ornament each day.
I finally made an Ornament wreath ( Post to follow haha)
This tree is also special to me because my parents made it.
I love homemade gifts.
Last year my mom, my sister and I "glitterized" these ornaments. Such a fun and easy project.
I couldn't resist buying these hand towels
The kitchen tree:
Made up of cookie cutters, dried citrus ( oranges, lemons,and limes) and dried hydrangea blossoms