When I first arrived in Pittsburgh, I was treated by my fellowship program to a delightful dinner with new friends at this family-owned Italian restaurant called Zarra’s. The authenticity of the place was undeniable. I got the chance to commune with the owner, his wife, and his best friend. We discussed guns, hookers, vegas, retribution, and insurance deductibles. It was an interesting experience, to say the least. Afterward, I wandered the streets as I do. What I slowly discovered was that Pittsburgh is a medium city with many small neighborhoods. At first glance, they all seem the same, especially the ones in close proximity. But these neighborhoods all hold a unique esoteric quality about them. I’m glad I got the opportunity to explore.