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The 20 Most Iconic Food Destinations Across America

Every city has that one place that tourists and locals alike go to for local flavor. Which one is the best?

Primanti Brothers

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Pittsburgh
“This is American food,” said travel writer Paula Schultz of Primanti in 1,000 Places to See Before You Die. In the 1930s, Joe, Dick and Stanley Primanti invented a sandwich meant to be eaten with one hand, a savvy offering for the truck drivers who regularly delivered goods to warehouses in the city’s Strip District. That meant that the standard sides, French fries and coleslaw, cozied up to the grilled meat and tomato stacked high between two slices of Italian bread. Customers at the Steel City institution still get their meal-in-a-hand order the same way, pouring on some Heinz ketchup, another Pittsburgh creation. The Depression-era eatery has spread across the city, even to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, but visitors flock to the original spot for an authentic experience.
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