When Pittsburghers are in need of an authentic and completely satisfying comfort food fix, they look no further than Primanti Bros. Simply put, there is nowhere else you will find such a variety of mile high sandwiches that could feed an army, and all for under ten bucks; kosher pickle and drink included. Native Pittsburgher’s also know that this is the place where diners will find the area’s freshest and most traditional food that can be found in the “Steel City”, and it is served hot, fast, and with all of the ‘fixins’ that you only thought that you could stack on one sandwich. Yes, sandwich wishes do really come true at Primanti Bros. The hungry lunch and dinner crowd of the ‘Burgh’ are also proud that Primanti Bros. has staked a claim to this unique and brilliant way of making a complete meal on one sandwich that is big enough to feed two people, because it is like no other that you will find anywhere else in the world. Its Pittsburgh’s way, and it is here to stay.
The Primanti Bros. traditional sandwich begins with the simplest of techniques from the old-fashioned diner style of serving a good, hearty sandwich on wax paper, protecting each ingredient from hitting the floor, due to the stacked nature of the beast, to the choices of meat, topped with the freshly made all-natural french-fries, and then the added element of crisp coleslaw, followed by an anchored beef-steak tomato that is gently nestled between two slices of the best Italian bread that you have ever sunk your teeth into. Dainty eaters need not even think about attempting to bite into this culinary delight because this baby is packed full, and it is capable of standing alone as a meal all by it’s “big bad self”.
The History of Primanti Bros.
This south western Pennsylvania landmark has been serving up quality food since 1933, and they have no intentions of slowing down any time soon. They keep their menu simple, yet the food tastes like complex cooking has taken place because it is just that delicious. The original Primanti Bros. opened it’s doors in the Strip District to accommodate the hungry truckers passing through. Word of mouth quickly spread and soon several more locations throughout the Pittsburgh area followed. The first sandwiches that came out of Joe Primanti’s food cart weren’t loaded with all of the ingredients that we have all become so fond of today. The grilled potatoes came later after a few customers requested them to be put on their sandwich for a more fortifying meal. The addition was an immediate hit and the authentic stacked sandwich tradition quickly became a permanent fixture when it was put on the menu for good. Primanti Bros. signature sandwiches offer diners that nostalgic feeling of carefree days of when a good meal was something to really look forward to, so much so in fact that the sandwich is considered the true taste of Pittsburgh and has been put on the map in the category for the regions best food finds.
A Pennsylvania Tradition
Cheese steak and Pennsylvania are almost synonymous, especially to Philadelphians, but Pittsburghers have their own version of how it should be. Sorry Philly, but the hungry people of the ‘Burgh know that the Pitts-Burgher cheese steak sandwich must include fries, slaw and a red ripe tomato. It’s just the law around these parts of the state. Other Primanti Bros. favorites include the jumbo bologna & cheese, hot or sweet sausage & cheese, pastrami & cheese or the rajun Cajun chicken breast & cheese, and all for $6.99 or less. To see the menu and prices, go to: http://primantibros.com/02menu.html
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives & The Travel Channel
Primanti Bros. has made such a huge impression with their over the top sandwiches that even the Food Network and the Travel Channel had to see what all of the hubbub was about. Hands down, the Travel Channel placed Primanti Bros. on the top 101 places to eat in America, and celebrity chef Guy Fieri made a road trip to Primanti Bros. just to see what all of the hype was about, and once he sampled some of Pittsburgh’s best vittles, he knew that he had just tasted sandwich heaven. Viewers from all over the nation watched Guy enjoy a piece of Pittsburgh’s best kept secret, and Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives showed viewers just what they were missing. Guy’s insatiable appetite and continuous food grazing through the famous Pittsburgh landmark left anyone with taste buds drooling for a bite of the mile high cheese steak sandwich. Are “yinz” hungry yet? http://www.travelchannel.com/video/primanti-bros-sandwich-11511
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Twenty Locations of Primanti Bros.
Pittsburgh City Locations
The Original Location: The Strip District: 46 18th Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222
Oakland Neighborhood: 3803 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA
South Side: 1832 East Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA
Market Square: 2 South Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA
Consol Energy Center Concession Stand: 1001 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA
Heinz Field Concession Stand: 100 Art Rooney Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA
PNC Park Concession Stand: 115 Federal Street, Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh Suburb’s Locations
Cranberry Township: 200 Executive Drive, Cranberry, PA
Greensburg: 830 East Pittsburgh Street, Greensburg, PA
Grove City: Grove City Premium Outlets, Leesburg-Grove City Road, Grove City, PA
Harmarville: 6 Anchor Drive, Pittsburgh, PA
Moon Township: 8651 University Blvd, Moon Township, PA
Monroeville: 3847 Northern Pike, Monroeville, PA
Mt. Lebanon: 1539 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon, PA
North Versailles: 921 E. Pittsburgh & McKeesport Blvd, North Versailles, PA
Pleasant Hills: 830 Clairton Blvd/Route 51, Pleasant Hills, PA
Robinson Township: 4501 Steubenville Pike, Pittsburgh, PA
Fort Lauderdale: 901 North Atlantic Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Fl
Oakland Park: 516 East Oakland Park Blvd, Oakland Park, Fl
Sunrise: 2019 North University Drive, Sunrise, Fl