Glad to read of your visit to Pittsburgh. I hope you thoroughly enjoy your food stops and the Warhol Museum. Which restaurants do you plan on visiting?
Gee.... real sorry I didn't see this on the day you left it. I'm going to be in Pittsburgh the 18th, 19th and 20th. As a result of this topic I was going to eat hot dogs for three days. But looking into a few blogs and using the search function here, well, I got a list and I'm still working on it.
Here's the list:
Shorty's - this is your fault... the pictures and the location looks too good not to drive down to Washington. Pa
MP coney Island ...a trip to New Castle ....a different kind of hot dog that from the photo looks to good to pass.
Pittsburgh dogs ( went to the dirty O my only time in Pittsburgh.. the dogs and fries were great, parking was a nightmare.)
Franktuary - hot dogs in a church.... how can you pass on that
Dormont dogs - good looking slaw dog.
3 sons dogs and suds - a hot dog and a great choice of beer ...sounds great for a nightcap
station street hot dogs
Wholey's fish sandwich - just looks too great to pass if I'm going to see the strip.
Pierogi's plus... I remember these from when I was a kid. Gotta have some
Dicarlo's pizza - never had the cheese put on last.. and I'll be staying at the Marriott North in Cranberry Twp.
Franks Pizzeria in Ambridge, Pa. - I read a blog that said this is the best pizza in the area.
The one I've been on the fence about is Primanti's. And maybe I'm wrong about this but Primanti's for an outsider kind of strikes me like Pat's steaks when I lived in Philadelphia. I kept insisting that there are about fifty places better than Pat's in Philadelphia, but that's what they insisted they couldn't miss. And now that I'm in the position of being the tourist, Primanti's was on the top of the list when I first started it . But the more I looked into it the farther down the list it fell. Now its kind of maybe not.
What I'd really like to try more than a Primanti's is turkey devonshire, but not sure where to get that . But even without that I'm still trying to work out how many places I could possibly visit in the amount of time I have. The problem is that I still want to spend time at the Warhol museum and with 12 hour roundtrip... not sure how many places I can actually get to. But I'll see what happens. I'm already seriously considering a second trip in October in order to find the turkey sandwich and stop in places I couldn't get to outside the city. Maybe Primanti's then.
Pittsburgh seems like one hell of a good eating town.