Rewind from the last post…
So, our road trip to DC began on a Friday afternoon. We left home around 3:00pm…which put us in Chicago by 4:30pm. As you can imagine, we ran into just a little bit of traffic. We knew it was not an ideal time to hit the Chicago area, but it couldn’t be helped. Unfortunately, it did slow us down and put in doubt our ability to get to Pittsburgh, PA before we stopped. Luckily, Jason was feeling good and we managed to make it to Pittsburgh by midnight. We had very important plans for the next day in Pittsburgh: a visit to Primanti Brothers.
If you don’t know what I’m talking about, I would refer you to a wonderful little show called Man v Food. Host Adam Richman visited Primanti Brothers for one of their famous sandwiches, and Jason and I have been obsessed with it ever since. Honestly, a big motivating factor in the decision to drive to DC was the chance to stop at Primanti Brothers.
The sandwiches at Primanti Brothers are a complete meal in between two pieces of bread. You have your meat and cheese topped with fresh cut french fries and coleslaw. Oh, and a tomato. It sounds good, it looked good on TV, and it was incredible in person.
I had the Corned Beef & Cheese.
First, the corned beef was some of the best I have ever had. It was some serious meat. As a french fry connoisseur, I can say that the fries were terrific. Then you have the coleslaw. Now, I happen to prefer oil & vinegar coleslaw over the creamy version, so this was right up my alley. It was perfect. I kind of wanted to get a side order of it, too.
Primanti Brothers is only the first of the Man v Food featured restaurants we want and intend to visit. What an great way to kick off that quest!