It's no secret Pittsburgh has some of the richest sports history in the country. Each month we ask one of our favorite Pittsburghers:

What else makes this city great?


Jeff Catalina

Owner,  Tender Bar + Kitchen, Verde Kitchen + Cantina,  http://www.tenderpgh.com
http://www.verdepgh.com/
Live: South Side
Work: East End
How Long: 5 years

WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?
I was an Air Force brat, born in Italy and then moving 8 times during my childhood. My family finally settled in San Antonio, and so I claim “Texan.”

WHEN DID YOU MOVE HERE AND WHY? 
Five years ago, my native-Pittsburgher wife got a job with Heinz, and so she pulled me back to her hometown. I hear this is a common thing.

BESIDES OUR SPORTS, WHAT DO YOU THINK MAKES PGH GREAT?
Opportunity. As a small business owner, you can see the positive change happening, slowly but surely. It can still be frustrating at times with how easily the city can be distracted by sports or concerts (or ducks), but the population and demographic changes can be exciting for businesses looking to start up or grow.