Friday, June 26, 2009

Pittsburgh Food Review: Primanti Brothers

By now, i'm sure you've either seen Primanti Brothers on the travel channel, suggested to President Obama on the Daily Show or somewhere else.

It's the place with the giant sandwiches piled high with french fries and coleslaw.

After the show we were HUNGRY and opted to drive about 45 minutes out of our way to sample the wares of this famous establishment.

It was exactly what i was expecting. We walked in to a small crowd and found some seats easily. Unable to put three brains together and figure out an order we opted to just get a few standby's and share it all. We ended up with Turkey, Corned Beef and Roast Beef.


While the fries were soggy and pretty bland, the coleslaw provided lots of flavor and crunch. The meats were top quality and the bread was solid, if pedestrian.

I can definitely see why this is a must hit landmark for all visitors to the 'burgh and a mandatory late night stop (open 24 hrs) for the boozers, but this is NOT something you can eat on a regular basis.

I hear the breakfast is really good as are the other more creative sandwiches.


Turkey: B+
Roast Beef: B- (meat wasn't very rare and made it dryish)
Corned Beef - B+ (not my style of corned beef, but still very good)

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