We want to answer your questions about Pittsburgh

Ever wonder why your Mom calls it Aldi’s or your Dad calls it Panera’s?

Or why everyone in Pittsburgh seems to know everyone else?

Or if it actually is gray all the time here, or if it just feels that way?

Same here.

So we tracked down the answers as part of our Peculiar Pittsburgh series.

What do you wonder about Pittsburgh? Tell us, so we can find the answer.

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Here’s how it works.

  1. Use the form above to submit your questions. Ask us about the things that you wonder about Pittsburgh and our region, light-hearted or serious. Here are a few tips:
    • Pick an issue you think is unique to Pittsburgh or our region, and ask an open-ended question about it, not something that can be answered with a simple yes or no.
    • Ask questions that spark conversation.
    • Any answer can teach even longtime residents something they didn’t know.
  2. We’ll select a question to answer, or we’ll ask Incline readers to pick their favorite.
  3. Once a question has been selected, a reporter from our team will hunt for the answer, sometimes asking the question-asker to join the search. (You’ve been warned.)
  4. We publish an article about the answer.

A few questions we’ve tackled so far: