Men's Health set out to list the "manliest" restaurants in America (which means what exactly?), and they have their finalist. After narrowing down their picks to regional finalists, they've selected a well-known sandwich shop from Pittsburgh: Primanti Bros.
Everyone in Western Pa. knows this place—there are a number spread across the city, but the original is in Pittsburgh's Strip District (46 18th Street), a neighborhood famous for its specialty food shops and wholesale grocers. The Primanti Bros. sandwich consists of two slices of Italian bread, a meat, metled cheese, french fries, vinegar-based cole slaw, and tomato.
The sandwich was designed so that an entire meal could be consumed at once, without needing anything more than your hands. It's a beautiful study in ergonomics.
The other regional finalists are:
GULF COAST: Alabama Jack’s (58000 Card Sound Rd., Homestead, Fla.)
SOUTHEAST: Gus’s World Famous Hot & Spicy Chicken (310 South Front St., Memphis)
[via Grub Street Philadelphia]