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Old 09-28-2017, 04:35 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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embrace the differences of our food here. I suggest stopping by fatheads and grabbing a headwhich ( and a beer). Welcome to Pittsburgh.
Fatheads is a Cleveland brewery so a better suggestion would be Primanti's.

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Old 09-28-2017, 05:45 AM
 
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Fatheads is a Cleveland brewery so a better suggestion would be Primanti's.
Partially right, but your message is all wrong. Fat Heads Pub opened in the South Side in 1992 while the brewery in Ohio opened in 2009.

Fat Heads is as quintessentially Pittsburgh as it gets.
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Old 09-28-2017, 05:53 AM
 
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First of all welcome to Pittsburgh! Secondly, I spend a lot of time on the eastern half of the state with family in Philadelphia and Norristown, and sadly these are the three things (and add to that list a good roast pork sandwich) that I stock up on while there because they are much better there than here or, in the case of tomato pie and roast pork, aren't even available here unfortunately.

Hoagie rolls should be available in most bakeries or supermarkets but they won't be the kind you're used to. When I first moved here the best I could find were still "squishy" to me.

Cheesteaks are hard. The closest I had found was Southside Steaks when it first opened but it kind of went downhill and now it's reopened under a new name. I think The Groove. Haven't tried it though. I want to love Peppis but it's nothing like a steak sandwich from eastern PA. Stingy with the meat and again, the roll is too bready.

People look at you funny here when you mention tomato pie. Nobody's heard of it afaik.

For the record I'm comparing the hoagie rolls/tomato pie to Corropolese in Norristown, cheesesteaks to Dalesandros in Roxborough and roast pork to John's.
I highly recommend the roast pork sandwich from Streets on Carson in the Southside. They have a lot of really good things on their menu, but i always come back to this sandwich. Cool place in general.
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Old 09-28-2017, 07:02 AM
 
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Partially right, but your message is all wrong. Fat Heads Pub opened in the South Side in 1992 while the brewery in Ohio opened in 2009.

Fat Heads is as quintessentially Pittsburgh as it gets.
Seems odd to promote a brewery that is 50% Pittsburgh when there are other establishments that are 100% home grown. Did Primanti's lose it's trendiness?
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Old 09-28-2017, 07:17 AM
 
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I highly recommend the roast pork sandwich from Streets on Carson in the Southside. They have a lot of really good things on their menu, but i always come back to this sandwich. Cool place in general.
Thanks for this - I checked out the menu and it is the Philadelphia style with broccoli rabe and provolone! Very excited to try this.

Have you tried the cheesesteak?
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Old 09-28-2017, 07:21 AM
 
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Seems odd to promote a brewery that is 50% Pittsburgh when there are other establishments that are 100% home grown. Did Primanti's lose it's trendiness?
It is trendy to hate on old pittsburgh blue collar establishments. Primanti's fits this bill. The new pittsburghers are "above" this.
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Old 09-28-2017, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Seems odd to promote a brewery that is 50% Pittsburgh when there are other establishments that are 100% home grown. Did Primanti's lose it's trendiness?
Sorry but fat heads was a Pittsburgh established company. just because they expanded outward with the brewery does not make them any less Pittsburgh to me. And I was promoting the sandwiches really, just said get a beer because they do that very well also.

primanti brothers has 3 locations in Florida ya know, so I guess they are not 100% Pittsburgh either.
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Old 09-28-2017, 08:32 AM
 
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primanti brothers has 3 locations in Florida ya know, so I guess they are not 100% Pittsburgh either.
Though they do have locations scattered across Western Pennsylvania, they've also recently expanded to York and Lancaster.. and also apparently Scranton.
Locations - Primanti Bros. Restaurants
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Old 09-28-2017, 09:24 AM
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Did Primanti's lose it's trendiness?
I just want to throw this in the mix. If you go to Primanti's, DO NOT get the cheesesteak. It isn't very good at all. I would recommend the pastrami or corned beef. There are other sandwiches that are also good there, but the cheesesteak isn't one of them, IMHO.
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Old 09-28-2017, 09:28 AM
 
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It is trendy to hate on old pittsburgh blue collar establishments. Primanti's fits this bill. The new pittsburghers are "above" this.
I thought that might be the case. Primanti's isn't a hipster brewery.
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