Re:Surprise New Sandwich in Pittsburgh
Uh-oh, another example of the "Primanti-a-zation" of Pittsburgh.
Even as a proud native of the 'Burgh (Eighty-Four, "Little" Washington, and New Wilmington) I never grew up with the "meal-between-bread bit".
Then, the Strip wasn't exactly "touristy". My first Primanti experience was back in the '80's when we visited my eldest while he was attending Carnegie-Mellon. I asked for my fries and slaw on the side and my son was horrified: "But you grew up here!" "Yeah, but I never drove a truck or walked in the Strip - especially at night".
That said, even just the sight of the pretzel roll foments an atavistic watering in my mouth. But, put those tasty Pierogies on the side and hand me a bottle of Scott's Sauce.