Saturday, August 15, 2009

Eat It - Primanti Brothers, 901 N. Ft. Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Ft. Lauderale, FL (954)565-0605

Open 24 hours, 7 days a week. That's why we're still the greatest country in the world.

Primanti makes a sandwich that was originally made for truckers in Pittsburgh (a.k.a. Sixburgh. They call it that 'cause they've won six Super Bowls. How clever! I'm just bitter because my favorite team's name stands for "Boy I Love Losing Super[b]owls!"). It's got cole slaw and french fries in it; you choose the meat and the cheese. It's not, like, the most amazing thing in the world, but it's unique and you don't need any condiments to eat it. It's got enough flavor and sauce from the meat and slaw. I think it's like the burger at Le Tub in that you just have to try it if you really love food. Have I written up Le Tub? Maybe I haven't. I think I went there before I started this blog and it doesn't always occur to me to review a restaurant if I'm not visiting for the first time.

Anyway, I've heard about the Primanti sandwich for years, and since the only TV I watch is on from 11pm to 1am, and I really love food, I watch a lot of Food Network. I don't advise this for everyone, though, since it makes you hungry all the time. I am blessed with a ridiculous metabolism so I can eat a large pizza with tons of toppings in one sitting and still look like I'm a gay guy who's fasting. That might be offensive. I'm not sure. Sorry if it is.

Food Network has been showing a special on sandwiches around the country and upon watching the segment on Primanti Brothers, I learned that they had 2 locations in Florida. Well, to my delight, they're both in Ft. Lauderdale. There's a newer one in Wilton Manors, but I wanted to go to the one that looks out at the ocean. I don't think you can get tired of looking at the ocean. I don't. You probably should live somewhere else if you don't like the ocean. I must admit that every time I go to Ft. Lauderdale's beach, I'm reminded how much I prefer that city's policy of not allowing buildings on the beach side of the street. The view is basically the same for the condo dwellers when they're on the opposite side of the street while everyone else gets an unencumbered view and access to the beach. It's better. Is unencumbered the right word there? Hmm, not sure but I don't feel like changing it.

So, Primanti only accepts cash and travelers' checks. Excuse me, cheques. Make sure you have cash so you don't have to pay one of those ATM fees. Those are like a mini version of getting towed. You just feel like someone is screwing you and there's nothing you can do about it. Prices are very good, so you don't have to have much.

Sandwiches cost like 6 bucks. When we arrived, the pizza smelled so good that I decided to have a slice of cheese to start. Solid. I spent about 13 bucks for the sandwich, pizza and a bottle of Coca Cola Classic. That was also quite good.

Dammit, now I'm really hungry and want to go back and have another.


Anonymous said...

unobstructed view is better than unencumbered.

Colin said...

Agreed. Thanks, Anonymous. You always leave the best comments.