Restaurants like Cure and Salt of the Earth are pretty much on par with any..... Definitely a meat oriented city which has yielded some great charcuterie focused restaurants and markets like the Crested Duck, but the scene here is constantly changing and changing for the better IMO.
It is no longer just Primanti's, Penn Mac and Wholeys. Penn Ave Fish Market is excellent, the aforementioned Crested Duck is fantastic for its charcuterie and local meats, as is Wild Purveyors. Lawrenceville has exploded with really good artisan type of restaurants.
Just it seems like we get no love on the national scale. We are not Philly or New York, but I travel alot and Pittsburgh is finally at least matching Cleveland. Just we need Kevin Sousa or Justin Severino to have the same respect that Michael Symon or Jonathon Sawyer does nationally. Maybe we need Anthony Bourdain to do a show from here.........lol