Chef Kevin Sousa is one of the brightest stars bringing some sparkle to Pittsburgh's once-dull dining scene. He chatted with Rico about Steel City's changing tastes.
America's been noshing it's way through a sandwich renaissance - with grilled-cheese cropping up on luxe menus, chefs reinventing fish sandwiches, etc. Now, Pittsburgh's signature sandwich - Primanti's - is making the rounds; restaurants and food trucks from SF to Brooklyn to LA have started serving the peculiar meat/fries/slaw sandwich. Native Pittsburgher Rico visits the original Primanti Bros. restaurant to learn why their concoction remains inimitable.
Stephen Chbosky's 1999 novel "The Perks Of Being A Wallflower" has sold over a million copies; many critics consider it one of the best young adult books ever. Stephen's own movie adaptation expands nationally this weekend. It's a moving coming-of-age story, set in early-'90s Pittsburgh. Stephen shares a list of favorite art that also captures a time and place.
In honor of Record Store Day, Rico visits the "greatest record store on Earth" in his hometown of Pittsburgh.