Sandwich Report Card: Capp & Cheese
In the Northeast region, 3 sandwiches go head-to-head for a chance to be the regional champ. The first of these is the Capp and Cheese from Primanti Bros. Get the facts on this contender and the recipe so you can make it at home.
Capp and Cheese Stuffed Sandwich
Where to Find It:
Primanti Bros. restaurants
46 18th St
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
The idea for Primanti Bros. started in 1933 when Joe Primanti opened a cart in the Strip district of Pittsburgh. He sold sandwiches to truckers on the go. The business soon took off and he opened a small restaurant with his brothers and nephew.
BITE Score Rating:
B (Bread) - Outstanding, crusty on the outside, pillowy on the inside
I (Interior) - There's a party going in between the bread.
T (Taste) - There's only 1 Primanti's and that taste is extraordinary
E (Experience) - This is one of those sandwiches that you crave.
Result: Defeated by the DiNic's Roast Pork Sandwich
* 4 oz. Cappicola
* 1 Egg
* 1 slice of Provolone
* 1 handful of French fries
* 1 handful of coleslaw
* 2 slices of tomato
* 2 thick-cut slices of fresh Italian bread
* Place fresh-sliced Cappicola on grill and warm – top with provolone cheese
* Place grilled meat and cheese on bottom slice of fresh Italian bread
* Add a runny egg – it’s the Pittsburgh way!
* Top with hot French fries
* Top with hearty handful of coleslaw
* Place 2 tomato slices on top of coleslaw
* Top with second slice of fresh Italian bread
Viola – The Primanti Sandwich!