The type of food that you find in different cities can vary greatly. These foods are a strong indicator of the attitudes of a culture. This photo essay will compare the food of Pittsburgh to that of Provo.
Sometimes restaurants start out as shanty shacks, but then with bustling business they are required to leave their shacks for a more stable building. Such is the case with the 'Chicken Latino' in Pittsburgh and 'JDawgs' in Provo. They both have their 'OPEN' signs on with an arrow pointing next door to their new establishment.
Different cultures appreciate some foods more than others, such as Mac N' Cheese. Mac N' Cheese is a specialty food in Pittsburgh, they offer it practically everywhere from your neighborhood diner to fancy restaurants in the Cultural District. Whereas, in Provo the thought of Mac N' Cheese reminds you of what you ate for lunch and dinner all last month.
Some foods are unique to certain places because of the standard of living. Primanti Bros. in Pittsburgh offers one sandwich, you simply choose the type of meat and cheese and 'All sandwiches come with Tomato, Potatoes & Coleslaw...onions by request'. It is a cheap, filling, blue collar meal. In Provo, JDawgs has just as simple of a menu...'Polish or Beef', a simple and filling meal for a college budget.
Pastrami & Cheese, Primanti Bros. Pittsburgh
Candy Cane Peppermint Pie Shake, Sammy's Provo
So my wonderful assistant, Megan, and I went out and took missionary pictures for one of our friends in the ward. Here are a few that we took...Enjoy!