When you talk about food unique to Pittsburgh, it's hard not to bring up Primanti Brothers. Primanti's is to Pittsburgh what the cheese steak is to Philly. It's essentially a whole meal in a sandwich:
- Fresh Italian Bread
- Grilled Meat & Cheese (Your choice of many options.)
- Fresh French Fries
- Cole Slaw (Vinegar Style)
Slam all that in your mouth, and you're good to go! My favorite is definitely the Cap 'n' Cheese. Not only is it their best seller, but if you splash a little cayenne pepper sauce on it as you eat it, it becomes a little slice of artery-clogging heaven.
And even nicer is that Primanti's is a local chain, meaning you can go to a number of different locations, but still find the same quality. Even the stadiums won't deny you your Primanti's fix!
If you've never had one of the beauties, and you find yourself passing through Pittsburgh, then I strongly advise doing what you can to hit up a Primanti's shop. It's nothing fancy, but it is great food!