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First trip to the Burgh! Amazing!

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Mike T, Apr 16, 2019 at 6:28 PM.

  1. Mike T

    Mike T Member

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    i was lucky enough to get to come here for work. Didn’t get to stay long. Wow what a beautiful place!

    I did go to Grille 36 and got a tour from the manager and saw “the bus’s” private man cave room and memorabilia! Truly awesome!

    Had a Primanti Bros Pitts burger sandwich. It was ok good and unique that’s about it.

    Bought a terrible towel from the pro shop at Heinz field and walked around and saw stuff in the general vicinity including the exact spot of the immaculate reception. Super cool!

    Can’t wait to come back! I have to come see a game! As I was walking around the stadium all I could think about and hear in my head was Renegade and wanting to be a part of the crowd!
     
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  2. jeh1856

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    Fantastic

    Many years ago National Geographic did an article on Pittsburgh. They said if Pittsburgh was in Europe people would go visit it.
     
  3. SteelersFanIrl

    SteelersFanIrl Active Member

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    I am from Ireland and have never visited Pittsburgh. I hope to someday make the journey and make a game. Logistically it is a nightmare from Ireland.

    I am hoping to make the @Jets game later in the year as getting to New York is much more straightforward.
     
  4. 86WardsWay

    86WardsWay Well-Known Member

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    I know Primanti Brothers is a must for most visitors but if you get one go to the original one at the Strip. Do yourself a favor next time and find a local pizza joint. Pittsburgh has some of the best pizza in the US. JMHO.
     
  5. Smitch89

    Smitch89 Well-Known Member

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    Primanti sandwiches are pretty over rated in my opinion.. Decent but always dry.. Coming through the tunnels and coming out to the city is prob the one of the best sights u can have honestly. Especially at night
     
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  6. SteelCity_NB

    SteelCity_NB Staff Member Mod Team

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    I got there 3 years in a row 2014, 2015, and 2016.

    Truly a great city.
     
  7. SteelCity_NB

    SteelCity_NB Staff Member Mod Team

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    That's why you gotta get the over easy fried egg on top. ;)
     
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  8. Smitch89

    Smitch89 Well-Known Member

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    I just get whatever comes on it I never think to add anything to it.. That's a good idea tho I'll do that next time
     
  9. LambertsDentist

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    Truly the best view of any city I've seen. Even after seeing it hundreds of times its still awe inspiring to me.
     
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  10. jeh1856

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    When I first started going there they only opened at 3 am. I usually had just been tossed out of some other establishment at closing time. Somehow they tasted better then.
     
  11. bigbenhotness

    bigbenhotness Well-Known Member

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    Yea I agree they weren’t special but it’s all about the experience
     
  12. Da_Cranberry

    Da_Cranberry Well-Known Member

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    I’m done with soggy coleslaw on my fries lol. I can’t take the Italian bread anymore either, give me some French bread but their pizza slices are awesome.

    To the OP, you must’ve missed the magic force field tunnel, traffic and Wilkinsburg..... and drunk azz Pitt kids protesting the latest outrage of their privileged lives. Come to Cranberry it’s nicer outside the city
     
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  13. steel machine

    steel machine Well-Known Member

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    Love hearing these stories. When I grew up there the place was dirty as hell and the smelled of bad eggs from the steel mill stacks. The penguins didn't exist, the Steelers sucked big time and my beloved Pirates ruled the city.
     
  14. troybellringer55

    troybellringer55 Well-Known Member

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    Primanti's Also pronounced in Pittsburghese as "Pair of Panties".
     
  15. Diamond

    Diamond Well-Known Member

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    I remember those days, the smoke was so thick and dirty it blocked out any sun shine that was available, what a change getting rid of the steel mills made.....
     
  16. jeh1856

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    I helped make some of that. I worked J&L coke ovens and open hearth while in college.
     
  17. Steellamb86

    Steellamb86 Well-Known Member

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    I am a life long Steelers fan (50 plus years) and I have never been to Pittsburgh. Sure hope to someday. We are still talking about moving to Florida (from Oregon) someday so I would at least be closer...you never know.
     
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  18. bigbenhotness

    bigbenhotness Well-Known Member

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    You should go. I just went last year as my first ever trip outside of Texas. It was wonderful lol
     
  19. Mike T

    Mike T Member

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    What part of Texas? I’m in dallas myself. It’s not easy being a Steelers fan in cowboy country. My reply to all the hate it still just one word. “SIX” nobody has a real comeback to that here except “we’re America’s team” which I promptly educate them that the Steelers were offered and declined that phrase first!
     
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  20. bigbenhotness

    bigbenhotness Well-Known Member

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    I live in Austin and yes Texas is hardcore Cowboys country. Texans not so much...
     
  21. BobbyBiz

    BobbyBiz Well-Known Member

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    Wow, you're old. I mean, Im old and even I can't remember any of that other than the Pirates being good....the old Lumber and Lightening days.

    You can find a cheap, short (2:15), non-stop flight to Pittsburgh from anywhere in Florida except Jacksonville. So unless you move there, you shouldn't have an excuse.
     
  22. Wardismvp

    Wardismvp Well-Known Member

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    I believe Allegiant fly's into Jacksonville.
     

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