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Top 5 best-kept secrets just outside of Downtown Pittsburgh

“One bite of their hot-from-the-oven twist loaf and I was hooked.”

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Mancini’s Bakery twist loaf - CP PHOTO: JEFF SCHRECKENGOST
  • CP photo: Jeff Schreckengost
  • Mancini’s Bakery twist loaf

Mancini’s Bakery, 601 Woodward Ave., McKees Rocks
My wife grew up on this McKees Rocks-based favorite. One bite of their hot-from-the-oven twist loaf and I was hooked.

Grandview Park, Mt. Washington
Everyone goes to the Mt. Washington overlooks to see the Golden Triangle, but try viewing the city from this vantage point.

McArdle Roadway Viaduct, South Side
Built in 1933, this forgotten but heavily trafficked bridge is one of the best places to take photos of Pittsburgh. The city view merges past and present: Golden Orthodox church dome and ghost signs in the foreground; highways and skyscrapers beyond.

Antique Mall At Ohio River, 4331 Ohio River Blvd., Bellevue
Most of our living room was furnished by this store. You can't miss it on Ohio River Boulevard — it's purple!

The Huddle, 1648 Broadway Ave., Beechview
Old-school NY strip steak, iceberg lettuce salad with Thousand Island dressing, served to you in cozy vinyl booths surrounded by wood paneling. Nineteen-seventies dining at its finest

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