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Best of the 'Burgh 2018: Readers' Choice Poll Results

Diners, food trucks, dive bars and more. Here's the most popular stuff in town.



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photo by dave dicello
 

Personalities

Pro Athlete
Sidney Crosby
nhl.com/penguins/roster

College Athlete
Kenny Pickett
twitter.com/kennypickett10

High School Athlete
Phil Jurkovec
twitter.com/pjurkovec
 


photo courtesy WTAE
 

Meteorologist
Ashley Dougherty
wtae.com
 


photo courtesy WTAE
 

News Anchor
Kelly Frey
wtae.com
 


photo courtesy WPXI
 

Street Reporter
Courtney Brennan
wpxi.com

Sports Reporter
Bob Pompeani
kdka.com
 


photo courtesy WTAE
 

Local Journalist
Sally Wiggin
wtae.com

Local Author
David Finoli

Blogger/Columnist
Brianne Conley – Just a Girl Boss
justagirlboss.com

Morning Drive Team
96.1 The Morning FreakShow
(Mikey and Big Bob)
961kiss.iheart.com

Tattoo Artist
Shannon Daley – Pittsburgh Tattoo Co.
tattoo-pittsburgh.com
 

Comedian
Billy Gardell
billygardell.com

Grossman Yanak & Ford tabulated this year’s Best of the ’Burgh poll results.
 

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2018 Best of the 'Burgh

2019 Best of the 'Burgh Readers' Poll Winners

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Sandcastle's New Water Slide Promises a Wild Ride

Sandcastle's New Water Slide Promises a Wild Ride

The Homestead water park's new slide will send riders free falling at 26-feet-per second.

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Giant Holiday Light Display Coming to Pittsburgh

Giant Holiday Light Display Coming to Pittsburgh

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New Smallman Galley Cocktail Menu Pays Homage to The Royal Tenenbaums

The Strip District food hall's late-summer drinks menu riffs on the Wes Anderson cult classic.

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Recommended Pittsburgh Eating: 4 Recent Dishes I Loved

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Cookie Table Contest Winners and Runners Up: A Taste of Pittsburgh

Cookie tables are wonderful things in and of themselves, but more and more couples choose to go above and beyond.

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History Made in a Big Pittsburgh Way

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