Last year, released their “Top 10 Foodie Cities” List, and was there a surprise to everyone but those already living in the Steel City…Pittsburgh was ranked #3!  Behind only Coral Gables, Fla., and Omaha, Neb., Pittsburgh has also been called “The Next Big Food Town” by Bon Appetit Magazine.  So what has drawn Pittsburgh so much critical acclaim in the food industry?

Critics around the world are crediting Pittsburgh’s rich tradition of culturally diverse cuisines, mixed with the city’s current modernization process, as helping to deliver a wonderful balance of traditional plates and foodie delights. Editors of mentioned Primanti Bros., Cafe Du Jour on the South Side, and Gaucho Parrilla Argentina in the Strip District as restaurants who have grabbed the national spotlight. Ask any local, and you’ll find adding Pittsburgh’s Strip District to your foodie journey is also essential.

Have I mentioned we also have the best cheesesteak in Pennsylvania? Sorry, not sorry, Philadelphia!

Rejoice, foodies! Pittsburgh is more than just a blue-collar sports town. Much, much more. Thanks to the overwhelming praise coming from culinary experts everywhere, one of the Steel City’s best kept secrets won’t be a secret much longer.

For more details, check out this wonderful article from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette!