That’s right, two Baltimore girls made their way over to Steeler Country this weekend.
Jordan and I headed on over to Pittsburgh to watch Caitlin and Abby run in the Pittsburgh half and full Marathon. Luckily miss Jess lives there too so we got to have a little blogger weekend in the burgh.
As Jordan and I were on the road she had the realization that we were about to pass Volt. Yes, the Brian Voltaggio restaurant in Frederick. One of the Maryland Voltaggio brothers from Top Chef.
The restaurant was in a beautiful building in downtown Frederick. Jordan and I were speedwalking as fast as we could to the entrance and proceeded to take a seat at the bar. It was hot and humid outside so I knew exactly what I would be starting with. A mojito. Made fresh to order it was the perfect refreshment I needed.
We couldn’t stop looking around the restaurant and noticed a large flat screen tv above us with live footage of the chefs in action. We caught a glimpse of our man and our hearts fluttered.
We went for the small plates menu and my eyes immediately narrowed in on the goat cheese ravioli with celeriac, mushrooms and a brown butter sage sauce. Of course there was a foam on top. True Voltaggio style. Jordan went with the Tuna Tartare. Foam included.
Once we were fed we got back on the road and drove until we reached Pittsburgh. Caitlin had a pasta dinner set up with Jess and Abby on the way. Jordan and I made ourselves a cocktail and posed with our matching outfits.
Jess brought over some baked goods that I had been begging for since the day we knew we were visiting. How can you read her blog and not? Shameless, I asked her to bring anything delicious that she had baked. She brought peanut butter frosted chocolate chip blondies. Heaven in my mouth. So rich and decadent, these were amazing.
Bright and early the next morning we woke up to pouring rain 😦 we headed over to the street next to Caitlins and waited ready to do some screaming and cheering. Once we saw her at mile 4 we went back to the house and headed on over to the finish line. We sort of wandered for a while and tried to find her as she was finishing. It was a mess. Police had found a pipe bomb on the race course so they ended up closing the course and re-routing the runners. It was raining the entire time. We finally found Caitlin and hugged her like crazy. If you can finish a half marathon with those crazy conditions, you can do anything! We made her pose with our sign as we asked someone to snap a pic for us.
So glad we could be there for support! So proud of you!