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A century ago, Steel City held the same stately buildings, curving rivers and picturesque bridges, but it was often hard to see them all for the clouds of smoke coming from the many factories and mills. Now—after making a Rust Belt comeback centered on its culinary scene—the main smoke is coming from Pittsburgh’s varied restaurant kitchens. You can grab the kind of classic sandwich or cake that the city’s immigrants have been chowing down on for years (a must on our list of top things to do, or try some of the innovative cuisine (say, Sichuan) of some of its hotshot young chefs. Go sample for yourself why pro tasters like Zagat have recently named Pittsburgh the best food city in America.