From the Back Cover
Savor the Flavors of Pittsburgh This once beleaguered steel town has transformed into a top food destination. Creativity and sustainability are on the rise, but most importantly, the Pittsburgh food scene has remained unpretentious and relatable, just like its locals. Pull up a seat and dig in! In Food Lovers' Guide to Pittsburgh, seasoned food writers Sarah Sudar, Julia Gongaware, Amanda McFadden, and Laura Zorch share the inside scoop on the best places to find, enjoy, and celebrate these culinary treasures. A bounty of mouthwatering delights awaits you in this engagingly written guide. With delectable recipes from the renowned kitchens of the city's iconic eateries, diners, and elegant dining rooms, Food Lovers' Guide to Pittsburgh is the ultimate resource for food lovers to use and savor. Inside You'll Find: Favorite restaurants and landmark eateriesSpecialty food stores and marketsFarmers' markets and farm stands Food festivals and culinary eventsStadium and ballpark eatsThe city's best craft breweries, distilleries, and wineriesRecipes from top Pittsburgh chefsFood spots worth the trip outside the city
About the Author
Julia Gongaware is an accomplished eater and holds a master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. When she's not searching for her next great food adventure, which in her case usually involves a cheeseburger, she's researching social media trends for the health care industry. She resides in the heart of Pittsburgh's little Italy. Amanda McFadden has eaten her way across much of the continental United States and in Rome, Barcelona, Paris, and London, among others. That being said, Pittsburgh is still one of her favorite spots to do just about anything, especially eat. When Mandy isn't tasting the city's finest, she is scouting out her next travel destination and oh yeah, working for one of Pittsburgh's largest companies as a Digital Engagement Manager. Sarah Sudar is passionate about two food groups: cupcakes and french fries. She recently received her master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, and is happy to report that she is using her degree wisely. When Sarah isn't writing about food, she is a freelance writer and blogger, focusing on fashion and style. Laura Zorch is actually a 1950s housewife transported through time who can bake a mean cake and host the most delightful of dinner parties. While not waiting for a roast to cook (or, let's be honest, making reservations at Pittsburgh's finest establishments), Laura can be seen world-traveling, over-zealously hockey cheering, and more often than not, laughing. She holds a master's degree in Arts Management with a concentration in awesome.