Another year, another chance to explore 152 of the city’s best independent offerings — and in the past year, Pittsburgh has again stepped its game up. Yes, there were the trendy, to-be-expected additions of poke, Korean fried chicken and (even more) oysters, but joining them were a slew of uniquely Pittsburgh additions like bottle-conditioned cider, Indian barbecue and two dreamy spots for Francophiles, making the city even more of a babe than she appeared in our prior editions.

Established favorites also continue to up their game with some big plans and impressive collaborations for 2018. The Carnegie Museum of Art is hosting its 57th Carnegie International bringing an undoubtedly spectacular array of contemporary art to the venerated Fifth Avenue collection. Smallman Galley is welcoming a new class of restaurants to the incubator that includes one particularly familiar face: Joey Hilty of The Vandal, who is set to open Joey’s. Millie’s is hitting the open road with the cutest vintage Italian truck you’ve ever seen. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg, as there’s so much more in the works (ahem — like three new concepts from Richard DeShantz Restaurant Group, for example).

Our suggestion: Make our guide yours and tell us all about it.  Grab a guide from any of our 152 handpicked partners and hit the ground running with your warm weather exploring!  And who knows…maybe the guide you pick up has a something fun inside it like a gift card for Cure, The Manor, Wigle Whiskey, Spoon, Morcilla, and others — just saying.