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Clued Into Pittsburgh, Part 3: Scott’s Thoughts on a Pop Culture Paradise

And so concludes my Clued Into Pittsburgh series: Today, Scott shares his thoughts from the Visit Pittsburgh blogger tour we attended. Here is LovePGH part 1 and LovePGH part 2.

Scott and I take pop culture very seriously, as you can see from this Cleveland Beer Week photo.

Scott and I take pop culture very seriously, as you can see from this Cleveland Beer Week photo.

A few weekends ago I went to a magical place.

No, not Tahiti. Pittsburgh.

As someone who grew up in South Jersey, rooting for the Philadelphia teams, I had a similar upbringing to Amanda’s – programmed to dislike Pittsburgh from a young age.

But the most I really knew about PGH was that the Penguin’s Zamboni killed Carla Tortelli’s husband.

So, as I’ve recently learned, all I knew about the city was a lot of fiction.

Fortunately I love fiction, pop culture to be specific, and our exploration of Pittsburgh proved how much of it can be found in the city.

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Clued Into Pittsburgh, Part 2: A Steep Drop, A Few Beers, and Art

This is part 2 in my Clued Into Pittsburgh series: Scott and I were recently invited to a weekend blogger tour of Pittsburgh. This week, we’ll be recapping our trip. Read part 1 here.

The Church Brew Works, one of the stops on #LovePGH day two

The Church Brew Works, one of the stops on #LovePGH day two

When I left things off on Tuesday, we had just settled in for a very nice nap back at the hotel – we were exhausted after walking around downtown all morning.

As evening approached, our plan was to take in Pittsburgh from above with a trip on the Duquesne Incline. After dealing with the free Lower Station parking lot (tip: prepare to put your car-squeezing skills and patience to the test), we boarded the cable car and headed up the mountain.

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Clued Into Pittsburgh, Part 1 (or How I Learned to Put Rivalries Aside and #LovePGH)

This is part 1 in my Clued Into Pittsburgh series: Scott and I were recently invited to a weekend blogger tour of Pittsburgh. This week, we’ll be recapping our trip – the food, the museums, the record shops that have us looking beyond their sports teams.

Welcomed to Pennsylvania with a rainbow

Welcomed to Pennsylvania with a rainbow

Living in Cleveland with family and friends on the east coast has led to countless trips along the Pennsylvania turnpike. To keep from going crazy on our frequent 8+ hour roadtrips, Scott and I often stop to take in the sights and tastes of Central and Western Pennsylvania.

For all of our journeys, though, we have never stopped in Pittsburgh.

I don’t really have a legitimate excuse. On the one hand, I’ve witnessed my fair share of arguments about the Pittsburgh/Cleveland rivalry, and even before that, I had a dislike of the Penguins ingrained in me as a young Philadelphia Flyers fan.  However, I also know a lot of people from college and Cleveland who loved living in Pittsburgh.

It was time to put aside any sports-inspired feelings I had about Pittsburgh and explore it

It was time to put aside any sports-inspired feelings I had about Pittsburgh and explore it

A blogger exchange between Visit Pittsburgh, Positively Cleveland and other area tourism bureaus recently forced me to put aside these mixed feelings. Invited to come visit, Scott and I put out a call on Twitter and Facebook for suggestions of what to see and where to eat. The response floored me, resulting in a two-page to-do list for our weekend trip.

With our suggestions and an overnight bag packed, Scott and I made the two-hour drive after work on Friday night.

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