Home to the "Almost Famous" sandwich, this Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, spot is more than just a local legend.
Pittsburgh’s most famous sandwich shop can be found in the bustling Strip District, a spot marked by blue neon letters that spell out a name that has been known in the Steel City since 1933: Primanti Bros. Founder Joe Primanti’s practice of stuffing a whole meal between two slices of Italian bread became a hit with visiting truck drivers because they could take the sandwich on the road. The legend grew from there. Although Primanti Bros. now has 38 locations across Pennsylvania and beyond, folks still flock to the Strip District — the street where Primanti’s original sandwich cart sat — to choose from the lineup of “Almost Famous Sandwiches” piled high with meat, melted provolone cheese, tomatoes, coleslaw and freshly cut french fries. With a roll of paper towels for napkins and plastic utensils at each table, this is casual, comfort-food fare at its best. 46 18th St., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222, 412/263-2142, primantibros.com