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Tony Fratto: If You're Heading to Pittsburgh


Fratto's Pittsburgh Favorites:

Bread: Mancini's Bakery in West Park neighborhood in McKees Rocks - what I grew up on; skipped eating lunch at school so I could buy a "stick" (baguette) on the way home.

Hot Dogs & fries: The "O" - The Original Hot Dog Shop (University of Pittsburgh's campus) Forbes Ave., Oakland. Seriously - the best hot dogs and fries anywhere. Don't order large fries unless you have a crowd.

Sandwich: Primanti Bros (Strip District - original location) It's all Pittsburgh - don't let it scare you. Just. So. Good.

Breakfast: DeLuca's Penn Ave. in the Strip District. Get the sweet sausage.

Italian Restaurant: Piccolo Piccolo, Wood Street, Downtown (get a reservation)

Non-Italian Restaurant: Mallorca on West Carson Street, South Side (Spanish - outstanding).

Pizza: Mineo's Pizza, Murray Avenue, Squirrel Hill. Love it - a post-Kennywood Park tradition.

Club/Lounge: Bossa Nova  owned by my good friend Robin Fernandez. Very cool place.

Tony Fratto is a CNBC on-air contributor and most recently served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Press Secretary for the Bush Administration.