Last night was the highlight of our Pittsburgh trip, the annual SCM Sit Down. Last year was a fabulous time, and this year was even better. I definitely missed some of my friends that couldn’t make it, but we were able to make some new friends this year! DiSalvo’s is such an amazing restaurant. I just fell in love with it last year. The only way to understand what I mean is to go there yourself. The restaurant is a converted train station with a car with “Prima Classe” dining inside. It’s an elegant and charming place and the food definitely lives up to the atmosphere.
Here are a couple pics of the restaurant. They don’t even come close to doing it justice, though.
The front entrance to DiSalvo’s. Trains still pass by on the tracks directly over the restaurant.
When you enter, there is a long corridor that leads to the main dining area.
Me and bebe in front of the dining car.
Our guest speaker for the evening was Steeler great Andy Russell. He told a lot of stories about football then and now, even talking about the guys who played before he did. He also talked about Steelers Nation and how it’s really more than just a nation. There are Steelers fans worldwide! It was amazing to hear about the Steelers experience through him, but what I found really touching was that he said as much as Steeler fans love the players, the players also love the fans.
The evening’s proceeds were raised to benefit the Andy Russell Foundation. As much as I love getting together with all my SCM Family, it’s great that what we are doing will also benefit others. It’s no secret that I love SCM as much as I love the black and gold!
Here is a picture of Mr. Russell with the guys who really make SCM happen, the Bosses. The shirt was designed by my buddy and very talented graphic artist David Fair and proceeds from its sales will also go to the Andy Russell Foundation.
After the dinner, we had a VIP (Very Important Philanthropist) party downstairs in the cigar lounge. This place is something you would expect to see straight out of a Godfather movie or something, especially with all the fellas in their suits (don’t worry, the dolls were also dressed to impress). Even though we were down there for two hours, I feel like I didn’t get enough time to talk to everyone!
Here’s a pic we took with our friends Matt and Katie, whom we met last year.
I love this pic of the fellas. They have too much fun dressing up like gangstas!
We are already looking forward to next year. I want to bring my mom out so she can see why I love my SCM Family so much! I think she would really enjoy it. I didn’t realize that they were going to pin us again this year. That was awesome! It’s such an honor to be fully recognized in the organization. Hopefully we will be able to help continue make this organization stronger!
Well, we need to be off to brunch and training camp! I’ll post more later! :)