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PHOTO FRIDAY: The BIG sandwich at Primanti Bros., Pittsburgh, PA

A week ago today, we road-tripped to Pittsburgh, PA for the long President’s Day weekend. We have much to share over the coming weeks about the BIG things there.

Our first meal was at the original location of Primanti Bros., a culinary institution which was recommended by pretty much everyone. It’s known for BIG sandwiches with a wide selection of fillings.

Matt, always up for a BIG artery-clogging challenge, ordered this hot sausage and cheese monstrosity:


The fluffy bread was the only "light" part of this 'wich!

When you order sandwiches with “the works,” you will get tomato, cole slaw, and – oh yes – French fries. ON the sandwich.

I ordered the spicy Pittsburgh-style chili. The four of us shared the cheese fries.

Primanti Bros


The kids had sandwiches too, although there is no kids’ menu at this location, and much of The Girl’s huge portion went uneaten.

Overall, yummy. And the waiter called me “honey,” which is music to my 40-something ears.


  1. February 24, 2012 @ 12:29 pm

    When Retro Roadhusband and I visitied Primanti Brothers on a rainy day last spring (on the last leg of our Philly to Austin TX journey and back again) we ordered the same way – he got the sandwich, I got the chili. Huge indeed! I remember they had something on the menu called the #2 Pitts-burger, and when he asked what #1 was they said Iron City Beer! Needless to say we were quite stuffed alllll the way home 🙂

  2. Christina said,
    February 24, 2012 @ 12:46 pm

    looks so yummy!!!!

  3. Mike said,
    February 24, 2012 @ 4:05 pm

    This place has been on my list for years (ever since seeing the size of those sandwiches on one of the Travel Channel shows). I can’t wait. Nice post this week Honey.

  4. Steve said,
    February 24, 2012 @ 4:17 pm

    This looked so good until you said the fries come on the sandwich. Not too sure how I feel about that, but I’m sure I’d give it a go anyways. Matt has great taste in sandwiches!

  5. Mary fr said,
    February 27, 2012 @ 3:36 am

    Cheese fries looks very tasty 🙂

  6. Danielle said,
    February 29, 2012 @ 3:19 pm

    Looks delicious! This is a very cute blog. You guys sound like a fun and great family! Not sure if you already knew this, but last year the New Orleans Road Food Festival had the world’s longest oyster po’boy. You never know what may be in store for this year! You and your family should think about coming down to check it out. http://www.neworleansroadfoodfestival.com/
    -Danielle (Tulane University)

    • Traci Suppa said,
      February 29, 2012 @ 9:41 pm

      Thanks for the info, Danielle! That sound like an amazing event. I would have loved a taste of that Po’ Boy! Matt however doesn’t eat anything which swam in a former life.

  7. Gayane said,
    March 3, 2012 @ 3:27 pm

    On a photo the meal looks so appetizing, and you so is tasty tell that I have got hungry.