Photo by Kristy Locklin.

Perhaps all the Pittsburgh snowbirds who flock to Florida each winter let the folks at Sarasota magazine in on a little secret: the Steel City rules!

The publication posted an article that serves as a CliffsNotes-style guide to Pittsburgh. It offers advice to tourists while praising our town’s natural beauty, working-class heritage and modern-day renaissance. And, of course, there are references to Fred Rogers and the Black and Gold sports teams.

The article singles out the Strip District, Primanti Bros. and the Andy Warhol Museum as places to visit. For diners, it recommends some of NEXTpittsburgh’s favorites: Pusadee’s Garden in Lawrenceville, Chengdu Gourmet in Squirrel Hill, Apteka in Bloomfield and 40 North on the North Side.

The magazine adds that the best time to visit is October, “when the leaves are at their colorful peak and you can bundle up in a warm sweater and boots but still be comfortable outside.”

Here’s what else they’re saying about us in Sarasota:

“The city has undergone a cultural revolution over the years, and now boasts a thriving arts scene, award-winning restaurants and bars, excellent shopping and 445 bridges that offer views of the city’s three mighty rivers.”

As a regularly overcast city, we’ll take praise from the Sunshine State!

Read the entire article here.

Kristy Locklin is a North Hills-based writer. When she's not busy reporting, she enjoys watching horror movies and exploring Pittsburgh's craft beer scene.