Pittsburgh November 24, 2017
8 Ways Pittsburgh Has Quietly Become One Of The Best Dining Destinations In America
Mmm..mmm..Pittsburgh sure does know how to do food right. That, of course, is just one of the reasons Pittsburgh has become one of the best dining destinations in America. If you live in Pittsburgh, you already know just what a foodie town it has become. Here are eight ways the Burgh has become one of the country’s most popular dining destinations.
1. Pittsburgh is the
it place to be for foodies.
The dining scene is so hot in Pittsburgh that the city even snagged the title of Zagat’s Top Food City of 2015. Then, in 2016,
Bon Appetit crowned Pittsburgh the fastest growing culinary scene in the United States. Pretty impressive, huh?
2. A younger crowd is moving to the Burgh.
Remember the days when we hit our late teens or early 20s and we wanted to bust out of the Burgh? How things change. The median age of Pittsburghers stands at just under 33 years. Pittsburgh’s professional industries – medical, technological, and education – are convincing more people to move to the city rather than away from it.
3. Pittsburgh’s all about innovation.
Not so sure about that? Just visit the Smallman Galley in the Strip District. The innovative eatery features four rotating restaurants. Four chefs run their restaurants in the galley for one year before four new chefs take over with their own restaurants.
4. The city promises plenty of opportunities for exploring the food scene.
Take the Burgh Bits and Bites Food Tour, for example, which offers walking tours to some of the city’s best eateries. Tours cover individual neighborhoods, including the Strip District, the South Side, and Bloomfield.
5. Pittsburghers celebrate food and…
Pittsburgh knows and celebrates good food. Just check out the many food festivals that take place throughout the year. Bloomfield’s Little Italy Days, the Pierogi Festival, and Picklesburgh. And, that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
6. Love homecooked meals.
And, Pittsburgh’s restaurants deliver. Whether you’re craving homemade pasta or freshly made pierogis, you’ll find them in the Burgh.
7. Pittsburgh boasts an eclectic array of restaurants and…
You’ll find a little bit of everything in Pittsburgh. Old-fashioned diners like Pamela’s Diner and DeLuca’s Diner. Fine dining like Eleven and Monterey Bay Fish Grotto. And, casual spots like Butcher and the Rye and Double Wide Grill.
8. Food trucks.
Yep. You don’t have to sit down for a good meal in the Burgh. Simply keep an eye out for some of the city’s popular food trucks that offer just about anything you’re craving. Find hot dogs at Franktuary, tacos at PGH Taco Truck, and sandwiches at Burgh Bites. Don’t worry, there are plenty of food trucks – like Leona’s Ice Cream and Happy Camper Cakes – for dessert lovers, too.
What’s your favorite part about dining out in the Burgh? Do you think the city is one of the best dining destinations in America? Share your thoughts below then
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