When it comes to visiting Pittsburgh, the worst advice is not to visit at all. Pittsburgh is a goddamn phoenix rising; it has burned its reputation as a polluted, industrial wasteland and been reborn as the most livable city in America and Zagat’s food city of the year.
Eat a Primanti Bros. sandwich
For decades, the gluttonous french fry coleslaw laden sandwich has been a staple of the city for tourists and locals alike. It tastes good but brother it doesn’t feel good. Now that Pittsburgh has been baptized as a food capital the city’s sandwich game has been upped. A stone’s throw from Primanti’s Strip District location is Gaucho and their epic rosemary braised beef. Further afield is The Vandal in Lawrenceville where they make their own vanilla lemonade and straight bring it with a fried chicken and carrot slaw sandwich.