A Pittsburgh tradition. This sandwich is huge. French bread with your choice of meat and coleslaw, fries, tomato, and cheese - all in one! I'd give $50 for a hot corn beef right now. The thing that makes it most unique is definitely the size of the sandwich. It is enormous.
Favorite Dish: Corn beef of course. It is good because of the combo of ingredients. The heat of the fries, the crunch of the cole slaw done just right (none of that mayo business - oil, vinegar, salt & pepper only!). I find it is best to eat after it has been wrapped to go. That way the sandwich is more compact, not so messy, and you lose less of it as you TRY and fit it into your mouth.
We went to the Primanti Bros. in the Strip based on the recommendations of other VTers. Despite being initially daunted by how busy the place is and the long line, we persevered. It was worth the wait. For lunch hubby and I shared an order of cheese fries and a cheesesteak sandwich, with a dill pickle of course. The server was a bit gruff, but it was one of those cases where it is part of the charm and atmosphere of the place. Rather than plates, sandwiches are served on a piece of waxed paper. For me, the most interesting aspect of our lunch was having coleslaw right in the sandwich. That was a first for me, and surprisingly tasty. Because it is warmed up, it's almost like sauerkraut.
If you have never had a Primanti Bros. sandwich then you my friend have been missing out. Their sandwich's are huge, and are between two grilled pieces of bread topped with coleslaw and fat french fries. They're awsome.
I call this place a deli, but yunz could classify it anyway you want - pub, italian, fast food.
For those of you who have only heard of Primanti Bros. sandwiches, they are part of Pittsburgh tradition.
Imagine a slice of fresh Italian bread with a meat of your choice - most popular = cheesteak, hot sausage, capicola, pastrami - a slice of melted cheese and then french fries and a vinegar-based cole-slaw piled on, all topped with another slice of Italian bread, then sliced in half.
I have taken many out of towners there and it seems the ones that have tried their first Primanti Bros sandwich at 2am or later (after several cocktails) seemed to enjoy the experience more so than those who tried a sandwich sober during the middle of the day.
This place serves up gut-buster specials, so if you are on a diet, or don't enjoy a good greasy sandwich every now and then, stay away.
I NEVER leave Pittsburgh before I have at least one Primanti Bros sandwich. Since they have a location inside Heinz Field, I usually grab one before kick-off at a Steelers game.
Favorite Dish: Hot Sau-saaaaaaaaaaage sandwich. The hot sausage at Primanti Bros.s is your typcial excellent Italian variety found throughout Pittsburgh.
Primanti's is known for their sandwiches. There are other tips about this restaurant, but what is interesting about this place is how the sandwich came about. Located in the Strip District, teamsters and rail workers needed a place to grab a meal after working. Primanti's came up with the creation of a sandwich that provided a whole meal! You get the meat, cheese, coleslaw, french fries, tomato between 2 slices of Italian bread. Ummmmm good. Still open all night, and part of the fun is watching the preparation of your meal at the grill!
Favorite Dish: Any sandwich from here is great. Come see for yourself!
Its fairly cheap,and its in downtown PGH on the Strip. This is where all the clubs and unique stores are. Its a Pittsburgh tradition. You gotta go here!
Favorite Dish: I always get the postrami on white with the works.
When was the last time you had a sandwich with coleslaw and french fries on it?
Favorite Dish: Their world famous cheesesteak sandwich. I'm told that it's the best thing on the menu. I think it helps if you get drunk first. All sandwiches at Primanti Bros come by default with coleslaw, french fries and white bread. If you get it any other way they look at you funny. I won't talk it up because I think it needs to be seen to be believed.
The sandwiches here are their claim to fame. The fries and coleslaw are stuffed onto you sandwich.
Favorite Dish: Not my cup of tea but should be tried at least once. We sat outside and had a few Iron city beers.
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