Thursday, November 11, 2010

Steelers interlude


This is completely un-Primanti's related, but we do love the Steelers and you probably do too (or soon will). (which is an awesome pgh blog with events and other general pgh knowledge) is doing a giveaway of 2 Steelers-Patriots game tickets (see link ) and the 5 people who read this should definitely enter.  Bonus - there's a Primanti's at Heinz Field, so you can get both pgh fixes taken care of in the same, awesome day.

yay Pittsburgh!!

ps - we will keep you posted on our next Primanti Pursuit - it will be at the Cherry Way location.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Review: Oakland Primanti's


It's getting colder outside, which means it's time to pack on that bulk for the winter hibernation and eat some Primanti's!  Yesterday we went to the Oakland Primanti's (and subsequently watched the Pens demolish the Flyers), and we have thoughts.  First off, the sandwiches at this Primanti's seemed to be a lot heftier than those in the Strip.  Soroush (aforementioned 'manimal' in the Strip experience) believes the sandwiches to be jucier at the Oakland location, which I guess is possible.  Annie and I got the turkey and cheese, and James got the cappy.  Standard.
We had a lot of visitors this trip (holla Katie S, Erin, Bill, Katie F, Danielle, Jason, Kyra, Soroush, Steve, and Danielle's friend who I can't remember your name.  I'm pretty sure you won't read this blog, and therefore won't be offended).  Seemed like the general consensus is that this is our favorite Primanti's so far.  My one complaint is that IC Light is only available in bottles, and sometimes you need half a liter of IC Light (above in the picture is Yuengling) in order to really feel at one with your city, especially during such a great Pittsburgh sports weekend as this one was.

James and I had a conversation, and I would like some input from the readers (all 5 of you).  James believes Primanti's to be an acceptable place for a Pittsburgh first date, since both you and the date will be messy and probably have food in your hair (I put "Pittsburgh first date" in order to clarify that only Pittsburgh girls will appreciate this as a date location, since traditionally the guy takes a girl to a classier joint).  Therefore, the girl or guy won't feel embarassed by his or her messy eating habits.  My opinion is just to minimize those food/hair opportunities and just go somewhere else.  General thoughts?

Finally, I would just like to say that this weekend was extraordinary for Pittsburgh sports.  Little feels better than a victory over Philly, especially when Sid scores 2 goals, and that merriment definitely spread into the rest of the night (see pics below).  And what up Steelers over the Brownies.

Soroush wanted a braid

I'm not sure where our next pursuit will take place, as we have no idea which Primanti's was founded next.  Hopefully we can overcome this challenge, and we'll let you know when we go.

Until next time, eat on!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Outing #2

Our second pursuit will be this weekend on Saturday, 10/16, at the Oakland location (on Forbes next to Hems).  We are planning on going around 5:45-6pm and catching the first period of the Pens-Flyers game.  Possibly get rowdy with a few IC Lights and "light" banter with Flyers fans.  Come in your Pens-iest gear and eat your face off with us!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Stop #1


So we did our first stop on Saturday at the Primanti's in the Strip.  I had visitors from Philadelphia (shoutout to Kate, Joa, Erika, and Steph) and a few other friends came for the ride too (what up Soroush, Bill, and Katie), and since us bloggers plus our guests were such a large posse, we ended up sitting in 2 separate groups.  Note for the future - lines are Primanti's on a Saturday afternoon are enormous!  While I would like to think that the line was so long because our blog is so baller and everyone reads it, the more likely reason is that it was a beautiful Pittsburgh fall day and Pitt was about to play a few hours later.

Inside, where the magic happens

Kate, Erika, and Joa devouring

Anyways, Annie and I had the turkey and cheese, and James devoured the capicola.  All around delicious, as expected.  Some additional highlights of the trip include a woman selling baklava table to table ($1 - bargain), our saucy waiter, and Soroush housing 2 sandwiches.  Manimal.

Our next stop will be the Primanti's in Oakland, and we'll let you know when we figure out when we will go.  Until then, eat on. 

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

First Scheduled Stop


We have decided to start our gastrointestinal journey this coming weekend at the Strip District Primanti's.  Some fun facts about this location:
- it was founded in 1933 and is the first Primanti Brothers location
- the sandwich was initially designed for truckers in the Strip to eat with one hand while driving
- the sandwich was also designed to pack enough calories so that the truckers felt full during their shifts

Let us know if you wanna join us this Saturday and we'll save you a seat.  Pictures to follow!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Hello friends!

Annie B, James, and I are going to eat a sandwich at every Primanti Bros location (all 16 in pgh and 3 in FL), hopefully in the order of their founding.  One may ask, why would we do this?  The honest answer to that question is, why not.  Another, more emotional answer is that our beloved Annie B may be moving to Spain in a few months, and we need to send her off in the true Pittsburgh way.  If anyone would like to join us for a meal, we'll be posting our schedule shortly.  We would love to have some company and a chat over a few IC Lights.  Hopefully by the end of this pursuit we will have made many great memories and avoided morbid obesity.

See you soon!