Reporting Sarah Arbogast
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Have you heard? The Steel City has a new title.
The Washington Post just named Pittsburgh the new “In” city.
The skyline says it all. The breathtaking view from Mount Washington is just one of the reasons The Washington Post named Pittsburgh the new “In” city, stripping the title from Portland, Ore.
“Where can you find a better view of Pittsburgh than up here, because you come up here with a pair of binoculars and you can look everywhere just about in this city,” says Alphonso Randolph, of Pittsburgh.
The scenery draws people from near and far. Several men visiting from Germany stopped to take some pictures on Friday afternoon.
Arthur Lea, who is visiting from London, was beyond impressed.
“It’s quite pretty; it’s a lot prettier than I thought it would be, especially on a nice day,” said Lea.
Other factors considered were the Steel City’s reasonable rent, art and all the biking and walking trails.
“It’s outstanding; it’s stress-relieving, you enjoy the beauty of the city, it has a whole different look from here,” said Jan Kaminski, a Pittsburgh resident.
And then, there’s also the world famous food.
You can’t really talk about Pittsburgh without mentioning Primanti’s. The Washington Post named their sandwiches some of the weirdest and most delicious in the country.
“We are the number one, so you know it has to be good… might be weird for some people that never had it before, but we’re the only one who can make them the right way,” Toni Haggerty, the manager at Primanti Bros. in the Strip District, said.
While the post listed plenty of Pittsburgh’s highlights, it also focused on the people. And Pittsburghers say that’s the true heart of the city.
“Wonderful city, wonderful people, and it’s a blessing,” added Randolph.