GoPretzel is the Days' latest culinary venture. The storefront shop, on Liberty Avenue, opened in early September, and offers sweet and savory hand-made pretzels with a line of unique dipping sauces.
"Downtown didn't have any pretzel places," explains Rob. "And it lacked places to go grab a good, quick snack."
The pretzels are baked fresh using all-natural ingredients, and served hot. Current varieties include toasted almond, cinnamon sugar, pepperoni and cheese, jalapeño and cheese, and pumpkin. And Rob says they'll add more, including a special flavor of the week, such as garlic-parmesan. GoPretzel also features a "pretzel dog," an all-beef frank wrapped in a hot, salty pretzel.
Of course, you need something to dip it in. Mustard (Dijon, sweet or hot) is a standard condiment, but GoPretzel sauces also include cheddar cheese, a sweet glaze, Nutella and Dutch chocolate.
Pittsburgh history buffs will want to check out the shop's interior. The exposed-brick walls are adorned with Port Authority memorabilia from years past. Rob reckons this ephemera is a good fit for GoPretzel. After all, he says, "A lot of people running in and getting pretzels are bus riders."
807 Liberty Ave., Downtown. 412-261-3790