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Old 11-04-2009, 09:57 AM   #1
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PA - Pittsburgh ... regional food suggestions?

Are there any foods that just "Cry Out, Pittsburgh"?

I have a dear friend who recently moved there.. a good cook and "foodie"..

He says, there are many Ethnic Neighborhoods, with all kinds of good food..

but the only thing He's found "Local" are Perogies and "ChoptHam Sammich".

Accidental Hedonist - BBQ Chip Chopped Ham Sandwich - Pittsburgh Recipes

I'd like to help him, and I love cooking other regional foods myself for like a "Mini Vacation"..

Thanks, Eric, Austin Tx.

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Old 11-04-2009, 10:44 AM   #2
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Mmmm--I haven't thought about Chipchop Barbecue in ages--my grandparents lived in Pittsburgh.

My grandparents were German, and my grandma's speciality was chicken and homemade egg noodles. Ground nutmeg was added to your bowl at the table, if you liked it.
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Old 11-04-2009, 01:07 PM   #3
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also primanti's! i live in pittsburgh. there's plenty of local food!
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also primanti's! i live in pittsburgh. there's plenty of local food!
We had the pleasure of eating there with luvs, and it was great!

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Old 11-04-2009, 03:32 PM   #5
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We had the pleasure of eating there with luvs, and it was great!

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:) that was great, barb! we got to meet barbara & james for dinner while they went through the east. it was lovely to meet such great people!
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Old 12-03-2009, 07:10 PM   #6
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I went to Pittsburgh this past summer. Tell your friend to go to Pramanti Brothers - in the Strip District (I think it was 18th Street). They have the msot regional of famous Pittsburgh foods - their meat and cheese sandwiches are immense. You wait on line, a long time, and then sit down inside and read the menu. The sandwiches come with french fries, tomato and cole slaw on each sandwich. It can't be missed. Go there with an appetite. So worth it. Also, there is a great breakfast place near there - also in the Strip District. I forget the name but it is famous also. Can't get more regional than the food in the Strip.
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Old 12-04-2009, 08:57 PM   #7
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there're a few primanti's; we prefer the strip district.
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Klondike ice cream bars were also invented in PIttsburgh from what I understand they have since proliferated the country so no longer regional.

CHipped Ham is usually how it is spelled. It is wonderful, it is little pieces of ham chipped right off the bone I guess and they put a bbq sauce on it. I still love it.

Lots of eastern european influence here. There is stuffed cabbage which has a distinctive home cooked feel to it whenever Im there but probably the same can be said for Chicago or any place with lots of Poles, slavs, etc. Also have had a lot of fresh kielbasa made in the area and of course it is different and usually better than store bought.
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Mmmm--I haven't thought about Chipchop Barbecue in ages--my grandparents lived in Pittsburgh.

My grandparents were German, and my grandma's speciality was chicken and homemade egg noodles. Ground nutmeg was added to your bowl at the table, if you liked it.

yeah thats great grass, delicious chicken is my mom specialty too ...chicken soup .. Im Hungry now . hehe
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Mmmm--I haven't thought about Chipchop Barbecue in ages--my grandparents lived in Pittsburgh.

My grandparents were German, and my grandma's speciality was chicken and homemade egg noodles. Ground nutmeg was added to your bowl at the table, if you liked it.
Wow i like that chicken and homemade egg noodles my aunte did that too! but dont know if were same way of taste and cooking ..
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