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2019 Annual AASL Conference: Pittsburgh

41st Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaMarch 28th - March 31st, 2019
Last Updated: Mar 29, 2019 5:25 PM


Restaurants by the Westin Hotel:

At the Hotel: 
Bill’s Bar & Burger
Penn City Grill: breakfast and lunch only

Near hotel: 
Bae Bae's Kitchen951 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222​
Condado Tacos971 Liberty Avenue
Nicky's Thai Kitchen: 903 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Nine on Nine900 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222​
Sienna Mercato: 942 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Ten Penny: 960 Penn Avenue
Union Standard:  524 William Penn Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Near Carnegie Mellon University (CMU):
Ali Baba Restaurant404 S Craig St Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Lulu's Noodles400 S Craig St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
The Porch221 Schenley Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Union Grill413 S Craig St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

The Strip: Strip District
There restaurants are also close to the Heinz Center: 1212 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Eleven:1150 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Sushi Kim: 1241 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Gaucho Parrilla Argentina: 1601 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Lidia's Kitchen: 1400 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Smallman Gallery: 54 21st St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Restaurants by the Warhol Museum:
On the way to the museum: Social House Seven: 123 7th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Local Attractions

Andy Warhol Museum: The Andy Warhol Museum holds the largest collection of Warhol’s artworks and archival materials. We are one of the most comprehensive single-artist museums in the world and the largest in North America.

Carnegie Museum of Art: Carnegie Museum of Art is arguably the first museum of contemporary art in the United States, collecting the “Old Masters of tomorrow” since the inception of the Carnegie International in 1896. Today, the museum is one of the most dynamic major art institutions in America. Our collection of more than 30,000 objects features a broad spectrum of visual arts, including painting and sculpture; prints and drawings; photographs; architectural casts, renderings, and models; decorative arts and design; and film, video, and digital imagery. Through our programming, exhibitions, and publications, we frequently explore the role of art and artists in confronting key social issues of our time, combining and juxtaposing local and global perspectives. With our unique history and resources, we strive to become a leader in defining the role of art museums for the 21st century.

City of Asylum: City of Asylum creates a thriving community for writers, readers, and neighbors. We provide sanctuary to endangered literary writers, so that they can continue to write and their voices are not silenced. We offer a broad range of literary programs in a variety of community settings to encourage cross-cultural exchange. We anchor neighborhood economic development by transforming blighted properties into homes for these programs and energizing public spaces through public art with text-based components.

Duquesne and Monongahela Inclines up Mount Washington for spectacular views.
Duquesne Incline
Monongahela Incline

The Frick Art & Historical Center: The complex, located in the city's Point Breeze neighborhood, includes Clayton, the restored Frick mansion; The Frick Art Museum; The Car and Carriage Museum; the Greenhouse; the Frick children's playhouse; and The Café.

The Mattress Factory: Founded in 1977, the Mattress Factory is a contemporary art museum and experimental lab featuring site-specific installations created by artists in residence from around the world.

Nationality Rooms, University at Pittsburgh: The Nationality Rooms are located on the first and third floors of the University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning. The rooms were designed to represent the culture of various ethnic groups that settled in Allegheny County and are supported by these cultural groups and governments. Tours are conducted year round. The public is invited to experience their ethnic identity and ancestral roots. The rooms are also in use as University classrooms.

Three Rivers Heritage Trail: The Three Rivers Heritage Trail is a multi-use riverfront trail system in the Pittsburgh region. This 24-mile nonlinear trail has segments on both banks of Pittsburgh’s three rivers with access to city neighborhoods, business districts, and local attractions. The trail promotes a healthy lifestyle, is popular for recreation, and provides a safe route for commuters.