There are other places to eat in this city outside of Primanti's.
apparantly, to outsiders, Primantis is synonomous to pittsburgh as the steel mills are for some unknown reason. I know that place has been around for ages, but come on, its just an ordinary sandwhich with french fries on it FFS. Besides, im willing to wager that the mill worker to popped collar frat boy ratio is probably around 0:1 during any given time period at that place. hardly a pittsburgh institution anymore
dont get me wrong, i enjoyed a many drunkin late night face stuffers from Primantis during the college years, but would prefer to have a Carhops located on west liberty now.
I'm not saying it's a bad place, I have no problem with it although sadly I do agree with your 0:1 ratio..lol. These days, I avoid the place. That's why when I do get one, I just grab one inside Heinz Field on game day during halftime. It's like outsiders equating Iron City beer with the locals. I see more people drinking coors, bud, busch, etc. in this city than I do IC. I jush wish when the travel channel or the food network actually does visit this city, they show more of the city than just Primanti's when it comes to getting a good lunch or dinner.
Fatheads on the South Side, Campiti's in Dormont, Carhops, Franco's (both locations, different ownership), Walnut Grill in Shadyside.....the options are endless. I'm sure I missed out many, feel free to add...