The Not So Gritty Pittsburgh

Chuck Reynolds

Digital Strategist, Explorer

21st Street Coffee and Tea

Grab a carefully crafted drink to get you started. Enjoy the beautiful space and people watch everyone headed to The Strip.

Pamela's P&G Diner

Pancakes fit for a president.

The Strip District

Wander the streets of The Strip fresh fish, fruits, spices and Steelers memorabilia.

The Shop in East Liberty

Pick up some handcrafted items curated from across the country (and a number of local Pittsburgh artists). The Shop caries affordable home goods, jewlery and everyday art.

Union Pig and Chicken

Fried chicken, brisket, corn bread and mac & cheese. Those are the stables from this sleek and modern BBQ joint.

Harvard and Highland

Enjoy a cocktail before dinner. Everything on the menu is good. Try anything with Wigle Whiskey.


Pizza from a James Beard nominated chef? Yes, please. Affordable? Yes. $50 is all it takes the buy the place a round of Yuenglings.

Shadow Lounge

Lounge around with some good beats where Wiz Khalifa and others sharpened their skills.

Kelly's Bar & Lounge

Cheap drinks with 50's style decor. Enjoy a night cap

I would stay at: Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel

The only Conde Nast Traveler top hotel in Pittsburgh.