Sunday, October 14, 2007

Foodie's dilemma: Manhattan to Pittsburgh

This post on Chowhound (a foodie place) has 56 replies so far: Can I survive a move from Manhattan to Pittsburgh? Is it asking about local wages? Local housing? No, it's all about local restaurants. But who in the world would move from Manhattan to Pittsburgh? :-)
Help! I would appreciate any suggestions for restaurants that will convince me to move with my husband of 30 years from Manhattan to Pittsburgh. Can a person
who lives across the street from Per Se and down the street from Fairway, Citarella and Zabar's find happiness west of the Hudson? Can anyone tell me about the restaurant/ food scene in Pittsburgh?

I love how even a food discussion on a food blog devolves into a discussion of Steeler-Jets. It is also pretty amazing how the discussion pretty much epitomizes the debate over the economy here vs. elsewhere. Seriously, replace 'restaurants' with 'jobs' and you get the same debates we have all the time.


Blogger Bram Reichbaum said...

This made me think -- I am not a foodie, maybe you are -- if one were to reply to that thread informing everybody that we just got a Capital Grille Steak House, and we're about to get a McCormick & Schmick's, what do you think the reaction would be?

Monday, October 15, 2007 12:42:00 PM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

I'm not a foodie either I think... but I am pretty sure chain's are not part of the mix for the pure foodie... at least not when it comes to comparing NYC and the burgh.

but there has to have been progress. I used to joke that back in the day Chinese on Carson itself constituted much of the diversity in the local food scene.

Monday, October 15, 2007 5:16:00 PM  

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