Loving a city is strange. You love the memories, the friendly faces, the culture. I lived in Pittsburgh for a year but fell for it harder than for any other city on my map. I love it for the sports-team pride — the black-and-gold trifecta of Steelers, Penguins and Pirates. And then there’s the lingo — nowhere else do you hear “yinz” or “n’at. Like any city, Pittsburgh has its special foods — fries on your salad, perogies covered in butter. I love Pittsburgh for the summers spent at my grandparents’ house, and my adult days living life to its fullest.
–By Melissa from Oh, My Darling