Take it from a newcomer whose list aims to help other newcomers explore the city via both classic Pittsburgh experiences and lesser-known gems. And don't miss what she says about the city that is both "small town and urban playground."
What began as a rail hub for produce and fish has become the city’s most treasured destination for fresh food and accouterments, all on a few gritty streets lined with specialty shops, street vendors, pubs and restaurants. Nestled in the shadow of downtown Pittsburgh, this is the place shoppers go to jostle with fellow shoppers and diners go to get and eat seriously good food. More recently the Strip has become the cool place up-and-coming companies like 4Moms and Deeplocal.