There’s a Food Boom in Pittsburgh. So What’s Driving It?

The headlines keep coming. First, Zagat named Pittsburgh the No. 1 food city in America. Vogue has a piece that proclaimed, “Pittsburgh is not just a happening place to visit — increasingly, people, especially New Yorkers, are toying with the idea of moving here.”

The people that are making Pittsburgh more and more of a popular destination are…….young people. Not what you would expect from the Steel City. But, according to a recent New York Times article, “Cheap rent and a voracious appetite for culture have attracted artists. Cheap rent and Carnegie Mellon University have attracted companies like Google, Facebook and Uber, seeking to tap local tech talent. And cheap rent alone has inspired chefs to pursue deeply personal projects that might have a hard time surviving in the Darwinian real estate microclimates of New York and San Francisco.”

It’s a fantastic article that’s worth the read!