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Even Sports Illustrated is praising Pittsburgh food

Shirley McMarlin
| Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, 12:09 p.m.
The Asado Platter at Gaucho Parrilla Argentina in the Strip District
Andy Staples on Twitter
The Asado Platter at Gaucho Parrilla Argentina in the Strip District
The chili dog Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples had built for him at Sheetz.
Andy Staples on Twitter
The chili dog Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples had built for him at Sheetz.

Sports Illustrated finally got the word. Pittsburgh isn't just a great sports town, it's a great food town too.

Writer Andy Staples visited the Burgh for the magazines "SI Eats" series and boldly went where no one had gone before — single-handedly downing the $50 Asado Platter at Gaucho Parrilla Argentina in the Strip District.

In a story posted Sept. 11, he also gave high praise to the Industry Public House North Fayette location — "a hip restaurant with a carefully crafted menu and excellent cocktails in a place that's actually convenient" — along with its boar bacon appetizer.

Maybe best of all, he made a late-night Sheetz run, where he went down the MTO rabbit hole and came out with a brat, pretzel bun, chili, jalapenos, a burger and fries, "a meal fit for a king" at only $11.

Welcome to the club, Andy — or should we say the "shclub"?

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