A slamma jamma of meats and deliciousness.

Fat Heads’ “Mo Betta Beef And Chedda”

In the early days of this blog (back when it was referred to as PittWich) I reviewed a sandwich at a little place called FatHead’s Saloon, located over in the South Side of Pittsburgh, a neighborhood whose eateries represent as

A slamma jamma of meats and deliciousness.

Fat Heads’ “Mo Betta Beef And Chedda”

In the early days of this blog (back when it was referred to as PittWich) I reviewed a sandwich at a little place called FatHead’s Saloon, located over in the South Side of Pittsburgh, a neighborhood whose eateries represent as

The behemoth, the stuff of legend: the 'wich itself.

Primanti Bros.’ “Pittsburgher Cheese Steak”

On February 26th, 2011, the web address http://www.pennwich.wordpress.com became unavailable. I’ve been writing PittWich for one year, encompassing 30 different sandwiches spread across the Pittsburgh area (with a few stops on the eastern PA counterpart), and have demonstrated significant restraint

The behemoth, the stuff of legend: the 'wich itself.

Primanti Bros.’ “Pittsburgher Cheese Steak”

On February 26th, 2011, the web address http://www.pennwich.wordpress.com became unavailable. I’ve been writing PittWich for one year, encompassing 30 different sandwiches spread across the Pittsburgh area (with a few stops on the eastern PA counterpart), and have demonstrated significant restraint

Easily the best pulled pork outside the state of Tennessee.

Chicken Latino’s “Lechón Sandwich”

Chicken Latino, a restaurant I’ve mentioned earlier on this blog, is one of the best places to find authentic Latin American food. Known for their Peruvian cuisine, literally anything and everything you order there will make your taste buds explode

Easily the best pulled pork outside the state of Tennessee.

Chicken Latino’s “Lechón Sandwich”

Chicken Latino, a restaurant I’ve mentioned earlier on this blog, is one of the best places to find authentic Latin American food. Known for their Peruvian cuisine, literally anything and everything you order there will make your taste buds explode

A brilliant cafe sandwich in the quaintest of cafes.

Point Brugge’s “Cafe Chicken”

In one of my earlier posts, I referenced a theoretical “Favorite restaurants in Pittsburgh” list that, if obligatory, would be a difficult list to compose. I included the venerable Chicken Latino, and now I have another one to tell you

A brilliant cafe sandwich in the quaintest of cafes.

Point Brugge’s “Cafe Chicken”

In one of my earlier posts, I referenced a theoretical “Favorite restaurants in Pittsburgh” list that, if obligatory, would be a difficult list to compose. I included the venerable Chicken Latino, and now I have another one to tell you

Toasty hoagie perfection.

Pizza Bellino’s “Supreme Pesto Chicken Hoagie”

Everybody has a restaurant that they wish they could rename to more accurately reflect what they personally get out of the establishment, and I’ve found mine: it’s a great little do-everything hole in the wall on Forbes Avenue in Squirrel

Toasty hoagie perfection.

Pizza Bellino’s “Supreme Pesto Chicken Hoagie”

Everybody has a restaurant that they wish they could rename to more accurately reflect what they personally get out of the establishment, and I’ve found mine: it’s a great little do-everything hole in the wall on Forbes Avenue in Squirrel

The folks at Burgh's didn't skimp. On anything.

Burgh’s “Curtiss”

My uncle has always had a soft spot for this place called Burgh’s Pizza & Wing Pub over in Bridgeville, so I thought a lunch trip out to the great Burgh’s would be a good idea.. Their wings and pizzas

The folks at Burgh's didn't skimp. On anything.

Burgh’s “Curtiss”

My uncle has always had a soft spot for this place called Burgh’s Pizza & Wing Pub over in Bridgeville, so I thought a lunch trip out to the great Burgh’s would be a good idea.. Their wings and pizzas

My curious Italian PizzaWich.

Piccolo Forno’s “Focaccina Cruda”

Preface to this post: I’d like to apologize for the nearly month-long gap between PittWich posts! That little thing called life caught up with me; being a senior in high school carries baggage in the forms of classes, college applications,

My curious Italian PizzaWich.

Piccolo Forno’s “Focaccina Cruda”

Preface to this post: I’d like to apologize for the nearly month-long gap between PittWich posts! That little thing called life caught up with me; being a senior in high school carries baggage in the forms of classes, college applications,

All kinds of brilliance on one heavenly sandwich.

Carson Street Deli’s “Donnie Brasco”

A while back I hit up the Carson Street Deli for their “Cheesy Beefy”, a delicious sandwich that takes the concept of a cheesesteak-style ‘wich to an entirely new place. Needless to say, I was quite a fan, and wrote

All kinds of brilliance on one heavenly sandwich.

Carson Street Deli’s “Donnie Brasco”

A while back I hit up the Carson Street Deli for their “Cheesy Beefy”, a delicious sandwich that takes the concept of a cheesesteak-style ‘wich to an entirely new place. Needless to say, I was quite a fan, and wrote

The best kind of sea-wich.

Union Grill’s “Crabcake Sandwich”

While this blog may be called PittWich, I was actually born in Baltimore, so naturally I’ve got a soft spot for all things crab: crab imprerial, soft shell crab, crab legs… and crab cakes. And when restaurants put a crab

The best kind of sea-wich.

Union Grill’s “Crabcake Sandwich”

While this blog may be called PittWich, I was actually born in Baltimore, so naturally I’ve got a soft spot for all things crab: crab imprerial, soft shell crab, crab legs… and crab cakes. And when restaurants put a crab

A Steel City staple.

Vento’s “Italian Army”

The legendary Vento’s Pizza over in East Liberty has a highly storied background. The small, family-run Italian eatery was nearly closed down due to corporate construction some years back; thankfully, the Ventos and Home Depot came to a resolution, extending

A Steel City staple.

Vento’s “Italian Army”

The legendary Vento’s Pizza over in East Liberty has a highly storied background. The small, family-run Italian eatery was nearly closed down due to corporate construction some years back; thankfully, the Ventos and Home Depot came to a resolution, extending

All the goodness of buffalo wings, but on a sandwich.

Uncle Sam’s “Buffalo Chicken Sub”

One of my favorite foodstuffs in the entire world is the chicken wing, specifically the buffalo wing. Hot sauce and chicken? A genius combination: the fuel of bars, tailgates and Super Bowl parties across the country. However, the one thing

All the goodness of buffalo wings, but on a sandwich.

Uncle Sam’s “Buffalo Chicken Sub”

One of my favorite foodstuffs in the entire world is the chicken wing, specifically the buffalo wing. Hot sauce and chicken? A genius combination: the fuel of bars, tailgates and Super Bowl parties across the country. However, the one thing

The honest-to-goodness sandwich of N'Orleans.

NOLA (on the square)’s “Shrimp Po’ Boy”

If your memory serves, on my EastWich tour I stopped at a place in Philly called Beck’s Cajun Cafe and had the “Trainwreck Po’ Boy” for lunch. (Three links in one sentence? Am I selling out?!) It was a fantastic

The honest-to-goodness sandwich of N'Orleans.

NOLA (on the square)’s “Shrimp Po’ Boy”

If your memory serves, on my EastWich tour I stopped at a place in Philly called Beck’s Cajun Cafe and had the “Trainwreck Po’ Boy” for lunch. (Three links in one sentence? Am I selling out?!) It was a fantastic

I wonder what the star of the sandwich is here...

The Pretzel Shop’s “Hot Sausage Pretzel Sandwich”

Well, I’m back from that beautiful place called Camp Kon-O-Kwee. It really is a shame; Deer Valley is easily one of  my five favorite places on Earth. Luckily for you, though, so is Pittsburgh. Especially when I can eat sandwiches.

I wonder what the star of the sandwich is here...

The Pretzel Shop’s “Hot Sausage Pretzel Sandwich”

Well, I’m back from that beautiful place called Camp Kon-O-Kwee. It really is a shame; Deer Valley is easily one of  my five favorite places on Earth. Luckily for you, though, so is Pittsburgh. Especially when I can eat sandwiches.

Another fresh take on my favorite kind of barbecue.

Percy Street Barbecue’s “Chopped Brisket Sandwich”

Remember how I said I really really like brisket? Yeah, that wasn’t an exaggeration: I LOVE the stuff. Any time I hit up a barbecue restaurant, I always sample their brisket sandwich. So when I heard that the Percy Street

Another fresh take on my favorite kind of barbecue.

Percy Street Barbecue’s “Chopped Brisket Sandwich”

Remember how I said I really really like brisket? Yeah, that wasn’t an exaggeration: I LOVE the stuff. Any time I hit up a barbecue restaurant, I always sample their brisket sandwich. So when I heard that the Percy Street

The holy grail for all meat-lovers and sandwich-lovers.

Beck’s Cajun Cafe’s “Trainwreck Po’ Boy”

If you hadn’t noticed from every one of my previous posts, I’m not exactly a vegetarian. In fact, I’m nearly a meat-atarian. I have nothing against vegetarians… I just like my sandwiches to have a little more substance than just

The holy grail for all meat-lovers and sandwich-lovers.

Beck’s Cajun Cafe’s “Trainwreck Po’ Boy”

If you hadn’t noticed from every one of my previous posts, I’m not exactly a vegetarian. In fact, I’m nearly a meat-atarian. I have nothing against vegetarians… I just like my sandwiches to have a little more substance than just

The perfect meat that is a Taylor Pork Roll. Yum.

Uncle Bill’s Pancake House’s “Taylor Pork Roll Sandwich”

On the third installment of EastWich, we’re going to tackle a part of Pennsylvania cuisine that is unfortunately only available in the eastern half of the state. It’s called a pork roll, but you can’t just order any old pork

The perfect meat that is a Taylor Pork Roll. Yum.

Uncle Bill’s Pancake House’s “Taylor Pork Roll Sandwich”

On the third installment of EastWich, we’re going to tackle a part of Pennsylvania cuisine that is unfortunately only available in the eastern half of the state. It’s called a pork roll, but you can’t just order any old pork

A colorful (both visually and metaphorically) sea-wich.

Cabanas’ “Shrimp Cutlet”

Seeing as this was the first sandwich I had at the beach (Cape May, NJ represent!), I was trying to think of a way to work in a joke about a sand-wich. (Get it? Sand because I’m on the beach?

A colorful (both visually and metaphorically) sea-wich.

Cabanas’ “Shrimp Cutlet”

Seeing as this was the first sandwich I had at the beach (Cape May, NJ represent!), I was trying to think of a way to work in a joke about a sand-wich. (Get it? Sand because I’m on the beach?

The classic italian fixins, baked to perfection.

Chef Alan’s “Grinder Panini”

And thus begins our venture eastward. My father grew up in a little suburban Philadelphia neighborhood called Wyomissing. It’s pretty homey area, a very warm community feel, and there’s a restaurant that my family always goes to with my grandparents

The classic italian fixins, baked to perfection.

Chef Alan’s “Grinder Panini”

And thus begins our venture eastward. My father grew up in a little suburban Philadelphia neighborhood called Wyomissing. It’s pretty homey area, a very warm community feel, and there’s a restaurant that my family always goes to with my grandparents

An unbelievable, truly "old-world" sandwich.

Szmidt’s Old World Deli’s “Joe”

Sometimes you find a place and you think, “These people are really doing it the right way.” That’s the way I felt when I walked into Szmidt’s Old World Deli the other day for lunch. After a recommendation from a

An unbelievable, truly "old-world" sandwich.

Szmidt’s Old World Deli’s “Joe”

Sometimes you find a place and you think, “These people are really doing it the right way.” That’s the way I felt when I walked into Szmidt’s Old World Deli the other day for lunch. After a recommendation from a

Cheesy, beefy goodness on a roll.

Carson Street Deli’s “Cheesy Beefy”

There are some sandwiches that I run into that don’t necessarily wow me with their complexity or knock my socks off with their original combinations: they simply taste good. I encountered one of those very ‘wiches over on the South

Cheesy, beefy goodness on a roll.

Carson Street Deli’s “Cheesy Beefy”

There are some sandwiches that I run into that don’t necessarily wow me with their complexity or knock my socks off with their original combinations: they simply taste good. I encountered one of those very ‘wiches over on the South

The monstrous existence of the "Gobbler Impersonation Club".

Buffalo Blues’ “Gobbler Impersonation Club”

I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “everything except the kitchen sink.” People often overuse the phrase, but recently I found a sandwich that seemed made for it: the “Gobbler Impersonation Club” at Buffalo Blues over in Shadyside. The Blues is

The monstrous existence of the "Gobbler Impersonation Club".

Buffalo Blues’ “Gobbler Impersonation Club”

I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “everything except the kitchen sink.” People often overuse the phrase, but recently I found a sandwich that seemed made for it: the “Gobbler Impersonation Club” at Buffalo Blues over in Shadyside. The Blues is

The pork is piled high, and for good reason.

Gullifty’s “Pulled Pork Sandwich”

In case you haven’t gathered, I’m a sucker for good barbecue. And not just brisket; pulled pork is where my fascination with the southern stuff began. In Baltimore, where I was born, there existed a brilliant BBQ restaurant called Red

The pork is piled high, and for good reason.

Gullifty’s “Pulled Pork Sandwich”

In case you haven’t gathered, I’m a sucker for good barbecue. And not just brisket; pulled pork is where my fascination with the southern stuff began. In Baltimore, where I was born, there existed a brilliant BBQ restaurant called Red

An authentic Italian 'wich.

Cafe on the Strip’s “Italian Turkey Specialty Sandwich”

I was recently perusing Pittsburgh’s Strip District, the melting pot neighborhood of Pittsburgh cuisine, wondering where to go for lunch. As usual, I had a hankering for a good sandwich, but Primanti Bros. had reached its typical maximum capacity and

An authentic Italian 'wich.

Cafe on the Strip’s “Italian Turkey Specialty Sandwich”

I was recently perusing Pittsburgh’s Strip District, the melting pot neighborhood of Pittsburgh cuisine, wondering where to go for lunch. As usual, I had a hankering for a good sandwich, but Primanti Bros. had reached its typical maximum capacity and

Simple cheesesteak: done the right way.

Peppi’s “Cheesesteak”

Depending on where you’re from, a cheesesteak will mean different things. If you’re from Philadelphia, the home of the cheesesteak, it simply means meat, cheese, onions and bread. If you’re from Pittsburgh, you might want tomatoes or lettuce or mayo

Simple cheesesteak: done the right way.

Peppi’s “Cheesesteak”

Depending on where you’re from, a cheesesteak will mean different things. If you’re from Philadelphia, the home of the cheesesteak, it simply means meat, cheese, onions and bread. If you’re from Pittsburgh, you might want tomatoes or lettuce or mayo