How Food is Bringing the Rustbelt Out of Its Decades-Long Recession

By Douglas Trattner
Thrillist

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Finn opened Dinette in 2008 and almost single-handedly jumpstarted East Liberty's food scene, which became an integral part of Pittsburgh's current status among the nation's destination food cities.

It’s really only been in the last five years that we started getting a lot of national press. But now we’re the underdog; we’re cool.
— Sonja Finn