A lot to say here...I'm in NYC and headed to Pittsburgh at the end of Sept for a long weekend (Fri - Tues). We're going to a Pirates game and checking out the Warhol museum but mostly hanging out, eating and drinking. Last year we decided that we'd visit a new US city each year so Pittsburgh is the choice for '07. We're staying at the Westin and right now don't have plans to rent a car but if it's necessary from a chow-perspective, let me know. Being from NYC we have a tendency to assume the ability to get around by foot, taxi or bus in places better traveled by car. Case in point - last year in Kansas City we were the only ones on the bus or on the street.
After doing some searching on the board, I've come up with the following (in no particular order):
Six Penn (this looked really fantastic)
Red Room Cafe
Nine on Nine (want one special dinner, is this the place?)
Harry's Pizza (I'm a CT transplant and love the one in West Hartford)
In general, looking for places where 2 can have breakfast/lunch for about $30 or less and most dinners in the $75-100 range (all in) and one splurge dinner ($150-175).
I saw all the Big Burrito restaurants but honestly wasn't sure of how good they would be. Am I judging too early? Also their prices look pretty high, even though I've been brainwashed by NYC prices.
We also plan to take full advantage of what appears to be a great selection of beer bars - Fat Head's, Church Brew Works and Sharper Edge. And will make sure to spend time in the Strip District walking around and checking out the shops. Also will the North Six Farmer's Market be open at end of Sept?
Welcome any other recs - only types of food we wouldn't want to have is Indian and Asian (not that we don't like it, it's just we live very close to Jackson Heights and Flushing in Queens so we are all set here) and not sure we need to do the Primanti's sandwich thing!