Black and Gold is painting the town. Everyone in Sewickley has football fever. Even fair weather fans are in the spirit.
Yes, the natives are getting restless as the AFC Champions head to Super Bowl XLV on Feb. 6. In the meantime, plenty of local businesses are exuding Pittsburgh Steelers pride. And for consumers that means there are plenty of ways to show your love for the black and gold without leaving Sewickley's business corridor.
Stop by the Ultimate Pastry Shop, 445 Beaver St., for a perfectly rendered and perfectly yummy
helmet cookie. While you are there check out the other game-day treats. For $1.50 a
day, one can show love for the Steelers while getting a quick sugar high. How's that for a bonus?
Whether you're planning on going to the game or just sporting the team colors, be sure to grab a darling Mini Mesh chain purse from Mak Studio, 431 Beaver St. Though it may have been made for pint-sized people, you don't have to be a fan of Justin Bieber to know this little bag is the perfect size to keep all the essentials close while still being Steelers-fan fashionable.
But if more hip fashion is what you crave, Spoiled Chics, 350 Beaver St., has your Steelers-fashion needs covered. In fact, you can find something for every girl’s needs from now until game day -- and well after. Great vintage-looking logo T-shirts, bottle
cap belts, and team jersey shoulder bags are just a few of the boutique's chic black-and-gold offerings.
Need to brush up on a bit of football history? Penguin Bookshop, 420 Beaver St.,has an entire front window filled with books on the game and its leaders. Check out a "Steelers Word Search Puzzle Book" or the New York Times best-selling autobiography by Dan Rooney, "My 75 Years With the Pittsburgh Steelers and the NFL."
Or grab a handful of Steelers snacks at Village Candy, 334 Beaver St. Choose from three different kinds of chocolate bars -- all wrapped up in Steelers pride. How about taking some of the candy back to the office or stocking up the themed-goodies for your Super Bowl fiesta.
Tapas, 350 Beaver St., is another treasure trove of black-and-gold goodies. You'll find licensed logo jewelry, team placemats, oven mitts, throws for your game room or for game day, bedazzled sweatshirts and -- in case the need arises -- black-and-gold feather boas.
You can also host your Super Bowl party in unique (handmade) style. The Clay Café, 431 Beaver St., has chip-and-dip bowls, beer steins, and platters all begging for a touch of black and gold.
How about showing your Steelers pride through your fingertips? Stop in Sewickley Nail Studio, 521 Broad St., and choose from 10 hand-painted designs, everything from favorite player’s jersey numbers to mini triple diamonds. Try one or try them all!
The game is right around the corner -- and so is everything Steelers you need to get your black-and-gold game on.