It has to be my favorite thing to do in the city. I've participated for the last 2 years, and I am amazed at how awesome the South Side Slopes are - I never venture to them, since I never have a reason to, but I'm so glad that this event brought this section of the city to my attention.
I got some AWESOME pictures. I had fantastic pictures last year, and I was worried about this year, since the forecast called for rain; however, the skies cleared, and it turned out to be a beautiful yet chilly day.
This one is my favorite, taken from a balcony in the former St. Michael's Church, now a luxury apartment complex:
|My favorite picture from Step Trek 2012|
Another wonderful thing that Step Trek brought to my attention was food trucks - I had my first food truck experience last year, when my lunch consisted of my first Franktuary hot dog and a sweet treat from The Goodie Truck, as they were the only two trucks there. However, this year, Oh My Grill, a grilled sandwich truck, and the Dozen Dessert Truck joined the scene, with The Goodie Truck being absent.
|A view from above of the food trucks: Dozen, Oh My Grill, Franktuary|
|Oh My Grill|
We also split a bag of these "Funky Fusion" Dirty All Natural Potato Chips. Yeah, doesn't sound appetizing, but these were GREAT (and not "dirty")!
Robin waited in line at the Dozen Dessert Truck, which offers delicious cupcakes, cookies, bars, and even customized ice cream sandwiches from its interior. It was a bit too chilly for ice cream that day, so Robin ordered a half dozen cupcakes to take home (including the Elvis, one of my favorites), and also a cookie for herself, my mom, and I.
|Dozen Dessert Truck|
|Oatmeal Chocolate Chip|
Hopefully next year, there will be an even BIGGER selection of food trucks at Step Trek NEXT year! (BRGR? PGH Taco Truck?)....
Oh My Grill
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Dozen Dessert Truck (of Dozen Bake Shop)
3511 Butler St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15201