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Discover the Steel City's Soft Side

Pittsburgh gained acclaim as the steel industry's hub, but today, the city prides itself on its growing high-tech industry. Tucked into the confluence of the Monongahela, Allegheny and Ohio rivers, the city's skyline paints a striking portrait. Visitors can explore the Andy Warhol Museum, catch a Steelers game or get cultured at the opera or ballet.

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Andrew Zimmern holds catfish
Andrew Zimmern holds catfish

Andrew Zimmern holds catfish

Andrew Zimmern performs the middle step in "CPR," otherwise known as "Catch Photograph Release." This 20 pounder will go right back into the Allegheny River after the photo op, to help propagate the catfish population. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern holds up a slice of krakowska

Andrew Zimmern holds up a slice of krakowska

Andrew Zimmern holds up a slice of krakowska, a Polish cold cut made from cuts of lean pork, at Pittsburgh' S&D Polish Deli. 960 1280

  

Freshly prepared flaczki

Freshly prepared flaczki

Freshly prepared flaczki: a hearty Polish soup made with beef tripe, chicken livers, brisket and assorted vegetables. A traditional menu item at S&D Polish Deli. 960 1280

  

fried catfish

fried catfish

This whole catfish is fresh out of the fryer and ready for eating. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern stands in front of the Edgar Thomson Plant

Andrew Zimmern stands in front of the Edgar Thomson Plant

Andrew Zimmern stands in front of the Edgar Thomson Plant, Pittsburgh's last remaining steel mill in operation. 960 1280

  

statue that pays tribute to Joe Magarac

statue that pays tribute to Joe Magarac

This statue outside the Edgar Thomson Plant pays tribute to Joe Magarac, an imaginary steelworker whose legend has reached Paul Bunyan proportions. 960 1280

  

Kishka is a traditional Polish sausage

Kishka is a traditional Polish sausage

Kishka, a traditional Polish sausage made with pork skin and livers, cows' blood and buckwheat groats, hangs from a rack at Silver Star Meats. 960 1280

  

Max's Allegheny Tavern

Max's Allegheny Tavern

Max's Allegheny Tavern, located on Pittsburgh's North Side, has been in continuous operation for more than a century. The menu features German fare, including a braunschweiger sandwich. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern at Cure Restaurant

Andrew Zimmern at Cure Restaurant

Andrew Zimmern looks on as chef and owner Justin Severino breaks down a whole goat in his kitchen at Cure Restaurant. 960 1280

  

porchetta

porchetta

Although its main ingredient is goat instead of pork, this porchetta is made in the traditional manner of wrapping loin and belly together, so that the belly fat pervades the meat. It's one of many rustic items on the menu at Cure Restaurant. 960 1280

  

Live seafood on ice

Live seafood on ice

Live seafood on ice at Wholey's Fish Market, a fixture of the Strip District in downtown Pittsburgh. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern prepares to collect trout

Andrew Zimmern prepares to collect trout

Andrew Zimmern prepares to collect trout that will be delivered to Pittsburgh-area restaurants, at Laurel Hill Trout Farm. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern at Wild Purveyors

Andrew Zimmern at Wild Purveyors

Cavan Patterson (left) and his brother, Tom, owners of Wild Purveyors in Pittsburgh, show Andrew Zimmern how they prepare a mix of salt, wild sumac and other spices to use in curing trout. 960 1280

  


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