The New York Times has a great article titled "36 Hours in Pittsburgh" in this weekend’s travel section. The title is self-explanatory, but here’s a sample:
Pittsburgh has undergone a striking renaissance from a down-and-out smokestack to a gleaming cultural oasis. But old stereotypes die hard, and Pittsburgh probably doesn’t make many people’s short list for a cosmopolitan getaway. Too bad, because this city of 89 distinct neighborhoods is a cool and — dare I say, hip—city. There are great restaurants, excellent shopping, breakthrough galleries and prestigious museums. The convergence of three rivers and surrounding green hills also make it a surprisingly pretty urban setting. And if the Pirates are in town, head over to PNC Park. Besides the game, the ballpark offers a great excuse to explore downtown Pittsburgh and the river views.
The article continues by discussing things to do such as visiting the Andy Warhol Museum and Nationality Rooms at Pitt’s Cathedral of Learning and places to eat like Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, although not Pamela’s or the Original Hot Dog Shop. So my question is this: does this article putting Pittsburgh in such a positive light some sort of liberal, left-wing conspiracy? Something to think about!
In case you were wondering, we’ll have the results of the Wegmans Experiment soon. Thanks again to everyone who has participated. The results are currently being safe-guarded and counted by the accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers and will be revealed sometime next week. This just in: the folks at PWC say that they will be working all weekend to tabulate the data but will still accept more checklists through Monday.