Primantis Pittsburgh

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ggg911
Junior Burger
2009/12/12 16:06:57
We were somewhat disappointed.  There are many better places in the strip.  I wouldn't go back.  It is a tourist attraction.  Not really sure why but we had heard a lot about it.  Not really any different than a Panninis sandwich.  Pittsburgh a great city but they are challenged in what to do with all the street beggars (about every 50 ft.)
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Primantis Pittsburgh 2009/12/12 16:16:32
ggg911

We were somewhat disappointed.  There are many better places in the strip.  I wouldn't go back.  It is a tourist attraction.  Not really sure why but we had heard a lot about it.  Not really any different than a Panninis sandwich.  Pittsburgh a great city but they are challenged in what to do with all the street beggars (about every 50 ft.)


While I hold no brief for sandwiches with fries on them, I am curious as to where this Panninis might be located.
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Primantis Pittsburgh 2009/12/12 16:32:23
They say I'm a mind reader, so I'm going to speculate and say you got the so called "#2 seller" (the cheesesteak)- am I correct?

buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:Primantis Pittsburgh 2009/12/12 17:53:44
Welcome to Roadfood ggg111!  I sure haven't had your experience with beggars in The Strip.  So where else did you eat?
post edited by buffetbuster - 2009/12/12 18:46:05
Kenny Joe
Cheeseburger
Re:Primantis Pittsburgh 2009/12/12 22:45:35
I am no fan of Primanti's. Maybe once a year I will go there on my own initiative, but usually I am taken there by someone else. However, I would not call it a "tourist attraction." Most of the folks I see eating in the Strip District location seem to be very local, except maybe when the Steelers are playing a home game.    
I shop in the Strip District just about every other week, and while I do not doubt you saw a panhandler every 50 feet, that  has not been my experience. I often spend an hour or two going and down Penn Avenue without any opportunity to give to the less fortunate among us.
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:Primantis Pittsburgh 2009/12/13 01:49:00
Nothing wrong with Primanti's sandwiches, just nothing special either, especially when compared to some of Pittsburgh's other culinary delights.  I'd eat a burger from Tessaro's, or a Headwich from Fathead's Saloon seven days a week before I'd go back to Primanti's.

BTW, Michael, Panninis is a small town in Italy, in the north end of the Stromboli Province.

No, no, don't thank me.  I'm just trying to be helpful.

Buddy
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Primantis Pittsburgh 2009/12/13 04:31:18
BuddyRoadhouse


BTW, Michael, Panninis is a small town in Italy, in the north end of the Stromboli Province.

No, no, don't thank me.  I'm just trying to be helpful.

Buddy

You know, first I tried looking up restaurants in Northeast Ohio named Panninis, but found nothing. Then I looked it up on the Ohio map as the name of a town because the poster listed his location as Tallmadge, Ohio. I wasn't able to find it, obviously, as you have have pointed out that it's in Italy.
 
I appreciate the fact that you were being helpful.

wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Primantis Pittsburgh 2009/12/13 09:01:41
Michael Hoffman

BuddyRoadhouse


BTW, Michael, Panninis is a small town in Italy, in the north end of the Stromboli Province.

No, no, don't thank me.  I'm just trying to be helpful.

Buddy

You know, first I tried looking up restaurants in Northeast Ohio named Panninis, but found nothing. Then I looked it up on the Ohio map as the name of a town because the poster listed his location as Tallmadge, Ohio. I wasn't able to find it, obviously, as you have have pointed out that it's in Italy.
 
I appreciate the fact that you were being helpful.


http://www.paninisgrill.com

It's a Primanti's rip-off mini chain  in the Cleveland area.  I actually went there when I was on Cat Duty last year in Cleveland.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Primantis Pittsburgh 2009/12/13 13:33:04
Oh, for pete's sake!
EatingTheRoad
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Primantis Pittsburgh 2009/12/13 14:34:14
Michael Hoffman

Oh, for pete's sake!


My thoughts exactly.
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:Primantis Pittsburgh 2009/12/13 21:03:46
The Stromboli Province?  You did know I was kidding, right?  I figured your question was one of your smart aleck retorts, so I followed in kind.  Sorry if I mislead you, Michael.

The Stromboli Province?  Yeah it's right next to the Cannelloni Prefecture...

Buddy
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Primantis Pittsburgh 2009/12/13 22:08:39
Actually, I thought it was a little closer to Panetone than either of the other two.
Greymo
Filet Mignon
Re:Primantis Pittsburgh 2009/12/13 22:21:16
Sheeesh..................I was thinking  Limoncello .
enginecapt
Filet Mignon
Re:Primantis Pittsburgh 2009/12/14 00:28:03
Mark Lemongello, right handed pitcher for the Astros back in the late seventies.
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:Primantis Pittsburgh 2009/12/14 09:59:59
For those who haven't been there and want to see what the original Primanti's location looks like, check this out from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

http://www.post-gazette.com/localnews/panorama/

See how many famous Pittsburghers you can spot on the wall mural.
Russ Jackson
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Primantis Pittsburgh 2009/12/14 10:21:31
I like Primanti's. I have been there many times and the service has always been excellent. Even as a Redwing fan I was treated well. Each time I have been there it has been locals and not tourist. Great place to bring a group or watch a game...Russ
EatingTheRoad
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Primantis Pittsburgh 2009/12/14 11:04:07
Buffetbuster that is a fantastic view of Primanti's....it is one the top on my list that I've yet to get to. I'm not too familiar with Pittsburghers...I see Batman
dannybotz
Cheeseburger
Re:Primantis Pittsburgh 2009/12/14 11:52:32
I second the Fatheads chioce!! WEnt to a steelers game last year and Had the" South Side Slopes" before the game!! Awesome sandwich!! great place only prob I had was getting a taxi back to the stadium after I came out. Its a bit of distance from Fatheads and There wasnt a cab to be found! Had to go back in after 20 mins and have them call one for me and that took another 20 good thing i had plenty of time before the game!!
hatteras04
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Primantis Pittsburgh 2009/12/14 16:07:15
wanderingjew

http://www.paninisgrill.com/

It's a Primanti's rip-off mini chain  in the Cleveland area.  I actually went there when I was on Cat Duty last year in Cleveland.

 
Huh, and I guess we have one in Columbus as well.  Though it looks to me like an OSU undergrad bar.  In other words, I'll wait until next time I am in Pittsburgh. 

EatingTheRoad
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Primantis Pittsburgh 2009/12/14 21:28:15
Primanti's as one of the best football stadium foods:
http://www.womansday.com/...all-Stadium-Foods.html


Primanti Bros. Genoa Salami and Cheese Sandwich
Heinz Field in Pittsburgh




Every one of the Primanti Bros. sandwiches sold at Steelers games is a little miracle of caloric wonderment. After all, the multiple layers of meat soar like a high-rise and are topped with coleslaw, tomatoes and french fries. Photo courtesy of Ben Kessler via Unbreaded.com.
enginecapt
Filet Mignon
Re:Primantis Pittsburgh 2009/12/14 21:38:10
Thick layers of slaw and fries as cheap filler.
Minuscule layer of meat.

Yuck.
RC51Mike
Cheeseburger
Re:Primantis Pittsburgh 2009/12/15 13:34:29
Folks don't have to like fries and slaw on their sandwiches but how can true Roadfooders not appreciate that this is pure unadulterated roadfood?  It's a local variation created in response to a local need and defined by an independent owner's opinion of what a sandwich is supposed to be.  It has a history and heritage.  The idea of it alone puts a grin on my face and I do think it's a tasty sandwich.  Mere massive  piles of meat for really cheap doesn't make a roadfood. 

As far as beggars, if you think Pittsburgh is bad you obviously have never been to Chicago or Portland or dozens of other cities for that matter.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Primantis Pittsburgh 2009/12/15 13:51:59
Gee: Copyright © 2009 Unbreaded™.

EatingTheRoad
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Primantis Pittsburgh 2009/12/15 14:03:27
Michael Hoffman

Gee: Copyright © 2009 Unbreaded™.



Every one of the Primanti Bros. sandwiches sold at Steelers games is a little miracle of caloric wonderment. After all, the multiple layers of meat soar like a high-rise and are topped with coleslaw, tomatoes and french fries. Photo courtesy of Ben Kessler via Unbreaded.com.


As was already referenced above...but redundancy always helps, thanks Michael.
post edited by EatingTheRoad - 2009/12/15 14:07:14
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Primantis Pittsburgh 2009/12/15 14:20:45
EatingTheRoad

Michael Hoffman

Gee: Copyright © 2009 Unbreaded™.



Every one of the Primanti Bros. sandwiches sold at Steelers games is a little miracle of caloric wonderment. After all, the multiple layers of meat soar like a high-rise and are topped with coleslaw, tomatoes and french fries. Photo courtesy of Ben Kessler via Unbreaded.com.


As was already referenced above...but redundancy always helps, thanks Michael.


Oh, so you had written permission to publish it here. I didn't realize that, as it wasn't in the post. As I'm sure you are aware, attribution alone doesn't work.
EatingTheRoad
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Primantis Pittsburgh 2009/12/15 14:31:54
I am not a copyright lawyer but I do believe if you are reporting something you are allowed to reference 500 words and less with an attribution.

Would you mind supplying written permission for this:
http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/fb.ashx?m=518869
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Primantis Pittsburgh 2009/12/15 17:19:04
EatingTheRoad

I am not a copyright lawyer but I do believe if you are reporting something you are allowed to reference 500 words and less with an attribution.

Would you mind supplying written permission for this:
http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/fb.ashx?m=518869


Fair use allows for 500 words or 10 percent, whichever is less.  Fair use does not include photographs.
 
As to supplying written permission for posting the recipe, I cannot. I did not have permission.
HPlatz
Cheeseburger
Re:Primantis Pittsburgh 2009/12/15 20:34:39
Try Peppi's in the Strip for a Roethlisburger.  Nice sandwich.  Primanti's is OK, I have no argument with them either but Peppi's is worth a stop when in the Strip.
Soccer862923
Cheeseburger
Re:Primantis Pittsburgh 2009/12/16 07:37:58
I saw this when I started researching a possible weekend trip to Pittsburgh. I figured it might be worth a trip there at least to experience it but considering the response on this thread I will have to rethink it.
Soccer862923
Cheeseburger
Re:Primantis Pittsburgh 2009/12/16 07:37:58
I saw this when I started researching a possible weekend trip to Pittsburgh. I figured it might be worth a trip there at least to experience it but considering the response on this thread I will have to rethink it.
GeoNit
Cheeseburger
Re:Primantis Pittsburgh 2011/06/30 19:58:44
There are better sandwich options in Pittsburgh! 
http://travel.usatoday.com/flights/post/2011/06/boeing-747-test-flight-pittsburgh-sandwich/175566/1
post edited by GeoNit - 2011/06/30 20:02:46
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Primantis Pittsburgh 2011/07/01 05:03:00
Why doesn't that Eating the Road guy just give up?
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
Re:Primantis Pittsburgh 2011/07/01 06:53:58
Even as a proud native of the 'Burgh (Eighty-Four, "Little" Washington, and New Wilmington) I never grew up with the "meal-between-bread bit". 
 
Then, the Strip wasn't exactly "touristy".  My first Primanti experience was back in the '80's when we visited my eldest while he was attending Carnegie-Mellon.  I asked for my fries and slaw on the side and my son was horrified:  "But you grew up here!"  "Yeah, but I never drove a truck or walked in the Strip - especially at night".
MiamiDon
Filet Mignon
Re:Primantis Pittsburgh 2011/07/01 07:43:02
Foodbme

Why doesn't that Eating the Road guy just give up?

His last post in this thread was SEVEN months ago.
 

buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:Primantis Pittsburgh 2011/07/01 08:00:19
I hate to point this out MD, but it was a year and seven months.
MiamiDon
Filet Mignon
Re:Primantis Pittsburgh 2011/07/01 09:02:43
Thanks for the check!  It was even worse than my pre-coffee arithmetic scored it.