Quick Pittsburgh Guide

A friend just asked for our Pgh recommendations. Here is what I came up with, which I thought I’d share in case you ever go there:

You’ll have to google the addresses but here were our favorite restos in Pgh:

Zarra’s (italian)
Taco Loco (tacqueria)
El Campusino (mexican)
The thai place on Forbes in Squirrel Hill, and there’s another good one on liberty avenue in bloomfield (and while you’re on liberty av., take a look around and realize how improbable it is as a setting for the TV show Queer as Folk)
Pizza Regina Margherita (licensed neopolitan pizzas)
Church Brew works (microbrews, pizzas, etc. sit and eat on the bar side and you’ll pay a LOT less – VERY cool space)

Cool sites:
The Warhol is always good
The Carnegie Museums often have good stuff
as is library – they should still have on file a tour by Janet Cardiff which is really cool
The view of the city from Mount Washington. Go to the south side and then take a funicular up the mountain.
If you want to record shop, Jerry’s records in squirrel hill is legendary, and Attic records in Millvale is where DJ Shadow would shop for hidden treasures. I bought almost all of my music in Pgh from Paul’s CDs.
The Strip is like PIttsburgh’s Jean Talon market. Except totally different.