11 April 2010

MISSION: Harris Grill

One of the advantages to being in a relationship with Secret Agent Boyfriend is that he sometimes takes Secret Agent L out to eat to some great little places around Pittsburgh. One of his favorite spots is The Harris Grill in Shadyside. The food is amazing, the menu is hilarious, and the servers are totally cool. He suggested to Secret Agent L last night that they go there for dinner. She was happy to oblige.

Date: Saturday, 10 April 2010

Location: Harris Grill, Shadyside, Pittsburgh

Time: 7:31 p.m.

These cards from Quotable Cards are some of Secret Agent L's favorite gifts to leave during missions. She has to confess, however, that the card below may or may not be the actual card she left at the Harris Grill. She'd had several cards wrapped up and ready for missions, but she neglected to document each one. So, for the sake of argument, we'll just pretend that the card below is the actual one left at the Harris Grill.

Since Secret Agent L knows that each of her Quotable Cards contained some cold, hard cash, maybe the recipient used it for the tip! (Or saved it to use later on a cup of coffee or tea.)

The Harris Grill is a very, very popular spot in Shadyside. College students from the area's universities make it a regular hang-out, and young families bring their broods there for the famous tiny hamburgers. Plus, Tuesday is Bacon Night. (See back of t-shirt on man in photo below.)

Located on Ellsworth Avenue and a half-block up from Maryland Avenue, its central location makes the Harris Grill a popular (and delicious) destination.

After ordering, Secret Agent L noticed a secret drawer in her table:

Apparently, she wasn't the first (or the most sober) to notice it:

But she left her mark anyway:

The Harris Grill's drink menu, known as the Grill Swill, was the perfect place to leave the gift.

After all, it states that patrons will "leave happy." Secret Agent L agrees.

After Secret Agent Boyfriend and Secret Agent L finished their delicious meals, it was time for The Act of Sneaky-ness.

You can see part of the card sticking out from the bottom of the drink menu, but Secret Agent L is convinced that the finder of the treat will be completely surprised...and will definitely leave happy.


Lorraine said...

I just love reading about these missions. Thank you for brightening my day!

Lisa said...

What a fun mission! I adore those quotable cards...chock full of inspiration. And for the lucky recipient of yours, an extra surprise!

I like the wording on the inside as well...I hope that you both enjoyed your dinner!!

(And that is quite a nifty secret drawer, may I add.)

Megan said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Harris Grill! Great post! : )

Tiffany said...

OMG~ I am so glad I found your blog!! what a great thing!! :)
How amazing!! Thank you so much for the wonderful reminder how kindness is the best thing ever! :)
~ tiffany

wearingmascara said...

LOVE this! I need to check out Harris Grill! Looks great :-)