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Old 10-01-2017, 07:37 AM
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As far as pizza goes, Pittsburgh style will be a disappointment. There are some good gourmet places--namely, Pizza Taglio.


Does Primanti's use real corned beef and pastrami now? I remember it being the ultra-lean, flavorless, rump roast variety.
I liked Taglio the first time and the second time it was not good at all. The best pizza in that style I have had was actually a food truck at Grist House called Driftwood.

No Primanti's doesn't use very good meat, so you are correct, but that cheesesteak is really bad. I think the best pastrami I have had in our area would be the Smithfield Street Deli. Good point. Primantis is more of a combination place. Throw a meal in a sandwich and there you go. It is more of an idea that stood the test of time. I think the slaw makes it and the fries are pretty good. The meat is okay for cold cut quality.
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Old 10-12-2017, 01:24 PM
 
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The name "tomato pie" is new to me, but in looking at some articles and pictures online, it looks a lot like what (among all the paisans up in Ellwood City) we'd call "grandma-style" pizza. In fact, it looks a lot like what the local Italian-Catholic church would serve at its annual summer carnival. There was a shop in Wampum up through the late 80s at least, that served a variation of that style of pizza as well (although, again, I can't be sure that it's exactly the same as Philly's tomato pie).


I suspect there is some shop, somewhere in the region, that is still making this style of pie -- although this is arguably a style that could be best re-created in a home oven.
Yes ! I lived in both Ellwood City ( my hometown ) and also in a town just north of Philly. I know exactly what you're talking about. Tomato pie what they call it in Philly, is exactly the same thing what the Holy Redeemer church in Ellwood makes during the carnival and lent season. People in Philly prefer to eat the tomato pie cold instead of hot. I actually prefer it that way too, straight out of the fridge. It's basically just sauce and Romano cheese on top of pizza crust. Yummmmmy
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Old 10-13-2017, 08:26 AM
 
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If you like the idea of eating cole slaw (and possibly fries) within your sandwich, that is something to try too. As far as I know, that is particularly (still?) a Pittsburgh thing. Is there a name for that that I am not remembering?

I personally don't mind the combination, but I'm not picky either.


I'm not sure if the place is still there, but there was a cheesesteak I liked where the shop was in a plaza, I believe in Aspinwall or nearby. They would add seasonings that would make it tasty, but kept the presentation quite clean. It didn't feel like it was "slopped" on traditionally like many Philly cheesesteaks, and I liked it.
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Old 10-13-2017, 09:16 AM
 
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If you like the idea of eating cole slaw (and possibly fries) within your sandwich, that is something to try too. As far as I know, that is particularly (still?) a Pittsburgh thing. Is there a name for that that I am not remembering?

I personally don't mind the combination, but I'm not picky either.


I'm not sure if the place is still there, but there was a cheesesteak I liked where the shop was in a plaza, I believe in Aspinwall or nearby. They would add seasonings that would make it tasty, but kept the presentation quite clean. It didn't feel like it was "slopped" on traditionally like many Philly cheesesteaks, and I liked it.
paninis ripped off primantis in northeast ohio
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