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Pittsburgh Locals and Visitors Recognize Hometown Favorites as 10Best Bet’s


Greenville, S.C., USA – February 2008 – Highlighting the people, places and attractions that provide a city with unmistakable character, 10Best, Inc. today announced the winners of its inaugural 10Best Bet User’s Choice Awards.


These award winners were selected by thousands of locals and visitors alike who took the opportunity to vote online for their top favorites which best captured the local flavor of Pittsburgh. 


Those who know their city best— local residents and frequent visitors— have selected hometown favorites like Dozen Cupcakes, Tessaro’s and Charlie Branch in some of the User’s Choice categories.  This recognition highlights the unique contribution made to Pittsburgh by the 10 winners, and is a true testament to what makes the city such a great place to experience and live.


Voting for the program took place from September 2007 to January 2008 by individual visitors to, which provides unbiased travel advice to more than 40 million travelers each year.  This year’s program celebrates 10 of the most distinct places and faces in 10 of the country’s most dynamic up-and-coming cities.  Among the cities included in this year’s awards program:  Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, Nashville, Orlando and Portland.  


This year’s 10est Bet User’s Choice categories & winners include:


·         “Thrills and chills”- Kennywood Theme Park

·         “Colorful characters”- Charlie Batch, Steelers QB

·         “Superior service”- Dozen Cupcakes

·         “Best times to visit”- Downtown Citiparks Farmers’ Market

·         “Best reasons to return”- Ellsworth Avenue

·         “A room with a view”- Sheraton Station Square Hotel

·         “Local tastes”- Tessaro’s

·         “Slices of life”- Mineo’s Pizza House

·         “Going green”- ARTEMIS Environmental Building Materials

·         “Mp3 playlist”- Frick Park


“Congratulations to this year’s winners, who, in their own way, are shining symbols of distinction, each adding their own individual contribution to the best the city has to offer,” said Brice Bay, president and CEO of 10Best, Inc. “Through this innovative 10Best Bet awards program, we were able to give a voice to local residents and visitors, and, in turn, hope to inspire others to try new experiences and different ways to celebrate the unique places and faces of their city.”  See details of all the 10Best Bet User's Choice Award winners by going to and selecting your favorite city. 


Winners of the 10Best Bet User’s Choice Awards are promoted on the website, with travel articles and commentary supplied by a team of editors and writers from across the country. Today, 10Best has established a reputation as a leading source for travel advice.  Many of the best-known names in travel and hospitality – like InterContinental Hotels Group, Carlson Hotels, Starwood Hotels and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts – utilize 10Best’s solutions. 


About 10Best Inc.
Established in 1999, 10Best, Inc. provides unbiased travel advice to more than 40 million travelers each year, through its consumer site, and its “Virtual Concierge” business application that is licensed by some of the leading brands in the travel industry. The combination of its expert sources and exhaustive research process allows 10Best to provide the best in online travel planning recommendations and localized data worldwide. For more information about 10Best, visit


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