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.
All Americans love their fries, whether on the East or the West Coast.
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
Every college town has its ice cream specialty stores with lines going out the doors. Dave and Andy's in Pittsburgh is known in all of Pittsburgh for their homemade ice cream, the most popular being 'Birthday Cake'. Sammy's in Provo is well known for their Pie Shakes, where they actually put a slice of pie in the shake.
Candy Cane Peppermint Pie Shake, Sammy's Provo