Let’s hear it for the Black and Gold

Are you looking to experience what Pittsburgh is all about?  Well then, you need to try the “signature” sandwich or attend a sporting event around the city.

Primanti Brothers

Would you ever think to put French fries on a sandwich?  Probably not, right?  Well, in Pittsburgh at Primanti Brothers, it is completely normal.

If you’re a “Pittsburger”, there’s probably a chance that you have had a Primanti sandwich once in your life.  If you’re not from around the area or have never had one before, you’re missing out.

As you arrive at one of the many Primanti restaurants located in Pittsburgh be sure to come hungry.  Primanti sandwiches are big, meaty and delicious.  Quick service allows you to enjoy your sandwich minutes after you sit down. As your sandwich arrives, grab it with two hands and take a big bite.  Once you bite into your sandwich your taste buds will erupt with flavor. primanti sandwich You will get the juicy taste of the meat and tomatoes, salty flavor of the French fries and finish it all off with the sweetness of the cole slaw.  This might seem like a lot of flavors to handle, but bite after bite it just keeps getting better.  If you’re an adventurous eater, Primantis offers many additional toppings that can go on your sandwich and make it even larger, including egg, cheese and hot sauce.   Come hungry and leave happy is what you’ll experience eating one of the many Primanti sandwiches.

There are Primanti Brothers located all over Pittsburgh, but if you want to stop at the original Primantis, you will have to check it out in the Strip District. If you’re headed out to a sporting event around the city, don’t worry, you can satisfy your craving by picking up a Primanti sandwich from one of the concession stands at the different stadiums.

City of Champions

When you ask someone what do they think of Pittsburgh, they will tell you the Steelers, Penguins and Pirates.  The perfect way to get a sense of what Pittsburgh is about, is to attend a sporting event.

Heinz FieldSteelers
:  What better way to spend a Steelers Sunday than at Heinz Field surrounded by crazy Steeler fans waving terrible towels.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are the only team in the NFL with six Superbowl rings.  The environment at Heinz Field is a sea full of black and yellow, loud, but yet enjoyable.  Steeler fans are loyal and will travel to any stadium.  No matter where you might be in the country, you will always find a Steelers fan.

Penguins:  It’s always a great day for hockey in Pittsburgh. Many NHL teams can say they have the best player in the league, but the Pittsburgh Penguins show year after year that they do have the best player.  Consol Energry Center is home of the Pittsburgh Penguins and home of the consecutive sellouts year after year.  Playoffs may not be held in the winter, but you sure can expect a white out from the crowd.  The Penguins’ organization ask fans to wear white attire to home games during playoffs and you better believe the fans do!

PNC PARKPirates: What better way to spend a summer night than at a basbeball game?  PNC Park was named best ballpark in America.  The view from the stadium is beautiful.  As the sun goes down, the skyline of the city lights ups.  PNC Park is home to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Even though the baseball team hasn’t been too good, the fans of Pittsburgh have always been loyal.  This past year, the Pirates were in the postseason for the first time in 21 years.  No matter win or lose, you can always count on Pirate fans at the game. Hey, there is even a pierogi race too!

So are you thinking about stepping out of the box and trying one of the famous Primanti sandwiches?  Let me know what you think, I’d love to hear.