My GF and I will be visiting Pittsburgh this weekend just to check out the city. One of the things we usually do the first night is to hit 3-4 restaurants for drinks and food. We'll share either 1 or 2 appetizers or an entree. We try to sample things that are either representative of the city (e.g. crab cakes in Baltimore) or something we find unique or interesting. We are pretty much open to anything from upscale to dive bars (as long as they're safe.)
We'll be staying at Station Square and will cab it over to E Carson St for an evening/night of restaurant/bar hopping. We would like recommendations on about 3 restaurants we can hit within walking distance that has menu items that stand out. And it would help a lot if you could also suggest an appetizer or an entree that we really should try when visiting the recommended restaurant.
Thanks in advance.