A Band Plays in Market Square, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
After getting only about two hours of sleep last night (thanks to a loud housemate), I somehow found the strength to work two flights. Tonight I’m in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. When I first checked into the hotel, I wanted nothing more than to take a nap. I tried for about an hour, and then I gave up. Have you ever been so tired that you couldn’t sleep? I think that’s what’s happening. Since I hadn’t had any solid food yet today, I was getting quite hungry. I got myself together and walked into the city.
I ended up getting a sandwich a Primanti Brothers. I’ve been here a few times, and am surprised that I haven’t talked about this place. The first Primanti Brothers restaurant opened up during the great depression. Joe Primanti would later be joined by his brothers in this venture- thus the name.
This restaurant started up during the great depression. It is known, far and wide, for huge sandwiches which all come with fries and slaw (both come ON your sandwich). Hey- don’t knock it until you’ve tried it! It is simply amazing! My only criticism is that I wish they had a wheat or whole-grain bread option. They don’t, but the sandwiches are still amazing! I usually get the corned beef, but decided to try the ‘Rajin’ Cajun Chicken’.
Years ago, my crew and I were here for a layover/ overnight, and one who was local suggested that we all go and visit the Sarris Candies facility here in Pittsburgh. Even though I wasn’t able to get there today, I still try to pick up some of their chocolate when I happen to be here. It’s so good!