PITTSBURGH: A Different Kind of Food Culture
By Linda Kissam ‘Food, Wine & Shopping Diva’
I’ve been on many culinary roads. Coast to coast and nation to nation, I thought I had the whole culinary scene thing down. But then I visited Pittsburgh and I was schooled in what may be the best new trend in culinary offerings. There’s a free spirit of social consciousness that permeates the culinary crawl there. I didn’t see that coming. A college town at heart, this place rocks with a type of goodness that goes way beyond good taste. Of course Pittsburgh has great chefs, remarkable food and extraordinary restaurants, but behind the newer offerings there seems to be a purpose beyond the next big plate and specialty drink. Everywhere you go, there’s a pulsating food culture radically transforming this quintessential American city in to a “do right” kind of place that goes way beyond Heinz ketchup.
There’s a whole lot to do in Pittsburgh. From staying at Hotel Monaco to dining at the Smallman Galley Food Hall and Conflict Kitchen, and visiting the National Aviary, Botanical Gardens and The Mattress Factory Art gallery, travel writer Linda Kissam shares her six top “socially conscious” picks of what to see and do in Pittsburgh. Listen to her Big Blend Radio interview below while piecing together the jigsaw puzzle, and read her article featured in the Winter 2017 issue of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine!
Listen to our Big Blend Radio interview with Linda above while making our online jigsaw puzzle of a beautiful orchid from the Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh. Use the fullscreen facility to make it easier to work, use your mouse roller or arrow keys to rotate the pieces and click and drag them where you want to place them. The Image Icon shows you the picture and the Ghost Icon creates a work space for you. Enjoy!