Road Tripping: First stop Pittsburgh

August 22nd, 2009    •  by Bethia    •   4 Comments »


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.


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.


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.



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.


Back on the road – next stop Lancaster.

4 Comments 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. I’m not sure that I could tackle that sandwich either!

  3. Heather
    August 22, 2009

    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.
      August 24, 2009

      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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