Road Tripping: First stop Pittsburgh

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I stopped in Pittsburgh to meet a friend for lunch. She asked what I wanted to eat and when I said ‘something Pittsburgh-y’ it seemed that there was no option other than to go to Primanti Brothers.

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Primanti Brothers have been making sandwiches since 1933 and are Pittsburgh’s most famous sandwiches. Having seen them featured on Man versus Food I was curious to see what all the fuss was about.

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It really is a monster of a sandwich with whatever meat (or fish) you choose, french fries and coleslaw. I have to admit I wimped out on the sandwich. It didn’t really appeal to me and having done nothing but sit in the car all morning, I wasn’t hungry enough to tackle one myself. I had some chili cheese fries, which came covered in a blizzard of bacon bits.

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Needing to stretch my legs and curious to see a little more of Pittsburgh, we went for a walk around The Strip neighborhood and poked around the Pennsylvania Macaroni Company with its various rooms of cheeses, olives, pasta and produce. The cheese and olive selections were particularly impressive.

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Back on the road – next stop Lancaster.

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4 Comments

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4 responses to “Road Tripping: First stop Pittsburgh

  1. The food looks great, I’ve always wanted to travel throughout the east coast. Also nice blog, keep it up.

  2. Diana

    I’m not sure that I could tackle that sandwich either!

  3. Heather

    I was sad for you when I heard you passed on the sandwich. So close to greatness. Split it, take home the leftovers; just never skip the sandwich. Heck, bring ME the leftovers:)

    • Susan W.

      Well, I was relieved that you didn’t eat that monster! You know me and thick sandwiches.
      I’d seen the photo and thought ‘Who knows?!’

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