PLAY | MY HOMETOWN
Carter Redwood’s Pittsburgh The FBI: International actor shows us his hometown, beloved for its bridges, foodie scene, and friendly vibe. BY MARIA NEUMAN E VEN BEFORE CARTER REDWOOD was a big deal on the small screen, he was a star in his home- town of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
FRIES, FRIES, FRIES
Pittsburgh is a foodie town and known for putting french fries on everything, especially sub sandwiches and salads. One of the most famous places to try a sandwich is Primanti Bros. if you want a classic.
MUSEUM MASHUP The Carnegie Museum of Natural History is beautiful, and The Andy Warhol Museum is also amazing. For kids, I recommend the Carnegie Science Center because it’s interactive. Check out the Highmark SportsWorks , where you can do things like pitch a baseball and they’ll clock your speed as well as give you all the science and mechanics behind throwing the ball.
“I had done a lot of theater in high school and college, so people recognized me. But now when I come home after being on FBI:
International ? Let’s just say people really watch this show,” says the 30-year-old actor, who plays
tech-whiz Special Agent Andre Raines on the CBS drama. Here, Redwood takes us through his City of Bridges—there are 446 of them, all painted, appropriately, sunshine yellow.
SELFIE SPOT A main tourist thing you need to do is go to Point State Park . It’s where the three rivers—the Allegheny, the Monongahela, and the Ohio—all converge into a wishbone shape. Right by the water, there is a huge fountain and everyone snaps a picture by it; it has become synonymous with the city. A BIRD’S-EYE VIEW The first thing you should do when you get to Pittsburgh is take the Duquesne Incline . It’s a small funicular that goes up Pittsburgh’s Mount Washington, and when you get to the top you get a view of the whole city. Some locals use it for their daily commute. It’s great for visitors: You get a lay of the land and it only takes a few minutes.
SOUVENIR CAP You will always find me in a Pittsburgh Pirates cap. Even non-Pirates fans like to rock them. The cap just has a “P” on it, which I feel could also stand for Pittsburgh, and I think of it as a way for me to pay homage to my city when I’m not there. I always say, “I’m hardly home, but I’m always reppin’.”
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