Hot!15 Sandwiches Everyone Should Try Once

Page: < 12 Showing page 2 of 2
Author
MetroplexJim
Sirloin
  • Total Posts : 7096
  • Joined: 2007/06/24 08:45:00
  • Location: McKinney, TX
  • Status: online
Re: 15 Sandwiches Everyone Should Try Once 2016/12/28 10:35:57 (permalink)
lleechef
You remove the fries and slaw from your Primanti sandwich?  Then it is no longer a Primanti sandwich.  I contacted Primanti Bros. and you are now banned from their restaurants.  You must now get your sandwiches at Subway where nobody cares what you add or remove. 



Should there be any attempt to 'ban' me. I'll simply play my "I was born and raised here" card. 
 
Failing that, "Go, Stillers!". 
 
Failing that, "PNC Park should be named Clemente Field." 
 
If all else fails I'll play the pity card:  "Yinz gotta understand; I'm a Presbyterian, for Chrice-sakes".
#31
lleechef
Porterhouse
  • Total Posts : 11623
  • Joined: 2003/03/22 23:42:00
  • Location: Gahanna, OH
  • Status: offline
Re: 15 Sandwiches Everyone Should Try Once 2016/12/28 10:55:23 (permalink)
MJ
You can try all the above but when Toni sees you pulling that sandwich apart she's gonna throw your Presbyterian arse out onto Smallman St.!!!! 
#32
RKB
Cheeseburger
  • Total Posts : 225
  • Joined: 2008/12/13 12:15:00
  • Location: Xenia, OH
  • Status: offline
Re: 15 Sandwiches Everyone Should Try Once 2016/12/29 14:56:44 (permalink)
Ghaz
Split the difference and put it in Dayton?


The Dayton suburb of Beavercreek has one.
#33
TJ Jackson
Sirloin
  • Total Posts : 5501
  • Joined: 2003/07/26 22:24:00
  • Location: Cincinnati, OH
  • Status: offline
Re: 15 Sandwiches Everyone Should Try Once 2016/12/29 14:58:42 (permalink)
Getting bad reports on the Dayton/Beavercreek location
#34
RKB
Cheeseburger
  • Total Posts : 225
  • Joined: 2008/12/13 12:15:00
  • Location: Xenia, OH
  • Status: offline
Re: 15 Sandwiches Everyone Should Try Once 2016/12/29 15:03:15 (permalink)
I can't comment on their food, I've not been there.
#35
hatteras04
Double Chili Cheeseburger
  • Total Posts : 1339
  • Joined: 2003/05/14 13:35:00
  • Location: Columbus, OH
  • Status: offline
Re: 15 Sandwiches Everyone Should Try Once 2016/12/30 12:50:27 (permalink)
lleechef
We have only Krema peanut butter at home and Santa put a 1 lb. bag of both salted peanuts and giant cashews in my stocking.    But I'm not sure if I'm sold on the peanut butter/strawberry sandwich.




Ok I got one today just to see.  Overall it was a really good peanut butter and jelly sandwich but i don't think it is destination worthy.  And probably not worth $5.  But everything about it was tasty and i actually did like the sliced strawberries on it.  So if you're in the area check it out but I wouldn't make a special trip like I might for some of the other sandwiches listed.

 

Attached Image(s)

#36
lleechef
Porterhouse
  • Total Posts : 11623
  • Joined: 2003/03/22 23:42:00
  • Location: Gahanna, OH
  • Status: offline
Re: 15 Sandwiches Everyone Should Try Once 2016/12/30 13:32:19 (permalink)
hatteras04
Your picture looks much better than the one in the article! 
#37
IndianaPete
Cheeseburger
  • Total Posts : 195
  • Joined: 2011/06/09 17:11:00
  • Location: Indianapolis, IN
  • Status: offline
Re: 15 Sandwiches Everyone Should Try Once 2018/03/22 13:44:37 (permalink)
I went to Primanti's in Avon, IN today.  I didn't expect to like it and it wasn't in Pittsburgh, so how could it have been good?  I ate half of a roast beef and cheese.  I couldn't tell you what kind of cheese it was or frankly if it even had cheese on it.  I'm hoping Mrs Pete will eat the other half so that she has the adventure of having a sandwich with fries and slaw on it.  She's even more skeptical than me, so it may go in the trash later.
 
I do think the concept is interesting and the slaw was unique, but it's just a marketing scam.  They're certainly not going to put Shapiro's OOB, nor even Subway.  Glad I went, glad I did it, now don't have to do it again.  One and done.
#38
lleechef
Porterhouse
  • Total Posts : 11623
  • Joined: 2003/03/22 23:42:00
  • Location: Gahanna, OH
  • Status: offline
Re: 15 Sandwiches Everyone Should Try Once 2018/03/22 17:19:18 (permalink)
A marketing scam?????  The sandwich started in 1933.  It was for the workers in the Strip District loading and unloading fish, meat and vegetables.  An entire meal between two slices of bread.  Shapiros and Subway weren't around in 1933.  It's just a sandwich.  NOT a marketing scam.  Don't like it?  Fine!  Not going back?  Fine!  Throw it in the trash.  Fine!  
#39
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
  • Total Posts : 22984
  • Joined: 2000/07/01 08:52:00
  • Location: Gahanna, OH
  • Status: offline
Re: 15 Sandwiches Everyone Should Try Once 2018/03/22 17:55:18 (permalink)
You know, maybe 20 years ago a guy from Pittsburgh opened a sandwich shop here in Gahanna. I didn't know anything about the place, but as it was brand new and nearby I thought I'd give it a try. I looked at the menu board and saw pastrami and knew immediately that was what I wanted so I placed my order while sitting at the counter. I watched as the guy started making the sandwich and I couldn't believe what I was seeing. To me, a pastrami sandwich is on rye bread and it has brown mustard on it. This guy had sliced some soft white bread of some kind and started building. After the pastrami he piled on some fries and then some slaw and topped that with a slice of tomato. I asked him to wrap it up to go, paid for it and walked out. I then got in my truck, drove down the street to a Kroger and tossed it in a trash can. Fries, slaw and tomato on a pastrami sandwich -- and on some kind of white bread?
 
Years later, on Roadfood, I saw stuff about this place called Primanti Brothers, and about their sandwiches -- with fries, slaw and tomato. I laughed. A couple of years later I'd met lleechef and told her about my experience with that one-time pastrami sandwich and declined her offer to take me to Primanti's. Eventually I got to the point where I said, OK, I'll try one. But I also said I know I won't like it. I got another pastrami sandwich at the original Primanti's and lleechef and I agreed to split it. The end result was me trying to get her to let me have her half after I'd polished off mine (minus the tomato because I just don't like tomatoes on sandwiches). Now I have to keep going to Pittsburgh for my pastrami and fried egg fix.
 
I can understand not liking one of their sandwiches (and I didn't care as much for the one I had at another Primanti's location in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh), but a marketing scam it's not.
#40
IndianaPete
Cheeseburger
  • Total Posts : 195
  • Joined: 2011/06/09 17:11:00
  • Location: Indianapolis, IN
  • Status: offline
Re: 15 Sandwiches Everyone Should Try Once 2018/03/22 18:16:11 (permalink)
lleechef
A marketing scam?????  The sandwich started in 1933.  It was for the workers in the Strip District loading and unloading fish, meat and vegetables.  An entire meal between two slices of bread.  Shapiros and Subway weren't around in 1933.  It's just a sandwich.  NOT a marketing scam.  Don't like it?  Fine!  Not going back?  Fine!  Throw it in the trash.  Fine!  


jesus
#41
leethebard
Sirloin
  • Total Posts : 9649
  • Joined: 2007/08/16 17:35:00
  • Location: brick, NJ
  • Status: offline
Re: 15 Sandwiches Everyone Should Try Once 2018/03/22 18:51:27 (permalink)
If everything new and unusual was simply a marketing scam, we'd still be living centuries back with the Earl of Sandwich...oh wait, then the sandwich,weird that it was, would have been a scam and died out!
#42
joerogo
Sirloin
  • Total Posts : 5228
  • Joined: 2006/01/17 17:33:00
  • Location: Pittston, PA
  • Status: offline
Re: 15 Sandwiches Everyone Should Try Once 2018/03/23 08:10:00 (permalink)
The scientific research that I have personally completed and the data I have collected all leads to one conclusion concerning Primanti's.........you either LOVE it or HATE it!  There really doesn't seem to be an in between with this sandwich. 
 
But! I believe your sandwich choice has a lot to do with it, along with the seasoning of the fries.  Poorly seasoned fries will lead to a bland sandwich.  I recommend the Capone for 1st timers(Capicola, salami, sausage and provolone).  Full flavor and no shortage of meat! 
 

 
And in case you are wondering, I'm in the  column. 
#43
buffetbuster
Fire Safety Admin
  • Total Posts : 12338
  • Joined: 2002/05/09 13:42:00
  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Status: online
Re: 15 Sandwiches Everyone Should Try Once 2018/03/23 08:53:46 (permalink)
100% agree with Joe on that.  People either love them or hate them.
 
I think people would be surprised to know how many Pittsburghers don't like Primanti's.  My strong suspicion is that most of these people a) have never tried one before and simply don't like the idea of a sandwich with fries and slaw between the bread or b) ate at one of the lesser satellite locations, not at the original in The Strip.  
 
Needless to say, my wife and I are clearly in the column, too.  As a matter of fact, we will be there after the Pens-Flyers game on Sunday afternoon.  While they have a Primanti's stand inside the arena, it just isn't the same.
post edited by buffetbuster - 2018/03/23 08:54:51
#44
wanderingjew
Porterhouse
  • Total Posts : 10547
  • Joined: 2001/01/18 18:49:00
  • Location: East Greenwich/ Warwick, RI
  • Status: offline
Re: 15 Sandwiches Everyone Should Try Once 2018/03/23 09:31:59 (permalink)
i agree, I love it. I've never been impressed with the Primanti's stand at Three Rivers Stadium. And if you don't get Kolbassi or Capicola as your choice of meat then you're missing out on the best experience.
#45
MetroplexJim
Sirloin
  • Total Posts : 7096
  • Joined: 2007/06/24 08:45:00
  • Location: McKinney, TX
  • Status: online
Re: 15 Sandwiches Everyone Should Try Once 2018/03/23 10:12:09 (permalink)
The original link is gone from MSN; here is the 'original' original:
 
http://mentalfloss.com/article/88091/15-sandwiches-everyone-should-try-once 
 
And, thankfully, it's not a slide show.
 
#46
ScreamingChicken
Sirloin
  • Total Posts : 8746
  • Joined: 2004/11/05 14:36:00
  • Location: Stoughton, WI
  • Status: offline
Re: 15 Sandwiches Everyone Should Try Once 2018/03/23 11:06:46 (permalink)
joerogo
I recommend the Capone for 1st timers(Capicola, salami, sausage and provolone).  Full flavor and no shortage of meat!

If I could get it with just those ingredients and without the other stuff I'd certainly order one.  I don't care for slaw and raw tomatoes in any way, shape or form, and I prefer fries as a side (although I'd be willing to sneak a few onto the sandwich to try it).
 
Joe, what happens if you try to order a Primanti sandwich "wit" or "witout"?
post edited by ScreamingChicken - 2018/03/23 11:07:58
#47
lleechef
Porterhouse
  • Total Posts : 11623
  • Joined: 2003/03/22 23:42:00
  • Location: Gahanna, OH
  • Status: offline
Re: 15 Sandwiches Everyone Should Try Once 2018/03/23 11:35:39 (permalink)
SC
Talk to Toni at Primanti about "witout".  Good luck.
#48
joerogo
Sirloin
  • Total Posts : 5228
  • Joined: 2006/01/17 17:33:00
  • Location: Pittston, PA
  • Status: offline
Re: 15 Sandwiches Everyone Should Try Once 2018/03/23 11:37:14 (permalink)
ScreamingChicken
joerogo
I recommend the Capone for 1st timers(Capicola, salami, sausage and provolone).  Full flavor and no shortage of meat!

If I could get it with just those ingredients and without the other stuff I'd certainly order one.  I don't care for slaw and raw tomatoes in any way, shape or form, and I prefer fries as a side (although I'd be willing to sneak a few onto the sandwich to try it).
 
Joe, what happens if you try to order a Primanti sandwich "wit" or "witout"?


If you look close, you'll see I ordered mine "wit".
#49
Page: < 12 Showing page 2 of 2
Jump to:
© 2018 APG vNext Commercial Version 5.5