Steelers Announce that Mac & Cheese will Replace Fries on Primanti Brothers Sandwiches at Heinz Field

With the merger of Heinz and Kraft comes a little change to a Pittsburgh favorite.  Starting in the fall, all Primanti Brother’s Sandwiches sold at Heinz Field will be topped with Kraft Mac & Cheese instead of the traditional french fries.

Say hello to the  Pri-Mac-ti Brothers Sandwich… bread, meat, cheese coleslaw and mac & cheese make up the new sandwich that will be server at all Steelers home games this fall.

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Kraft Mac & Cheese will replace french fries on the Primanti Brothers sandwiches at Heinz Field

 

While fans have been assured that the stadium will continue to be named Heinz Field, some subtle changes will be made to the menu this fall that reflect the recently announced merger of Heinz and Kraft foods.  “We feel that the Pri-Mac-ti Brothers sandwich is a great way to begin to combine Kraft foods with the Pittsburgh market,” said a Heinz Field spokesperson.

The new Pri-Mac-ti Sandwich has its own hashtag – #macNat 

Heinz field is asking fans to share their thoughts on the new sandwhich with the #macNat.

What do you think about the new Pri-Mac-Ti sandwich?

Pittsburgh sports fans (and food lovers)? How do you feel about the new food merger? Would you try one of these sandwiches? What other ways would you combine Kraft foods with Pittsburgh favorites? How about a mac & cheese pierogi? (We hope that one won’t replace Jalapeño Hannah in the pierogi race at PNC park.)

The Ravens and a Duck

Say hello to our newest blogger Eric – his first post is about the people you meet at Steelers games and that big yellow duck. I’d like to include more essays about Pittsburgh here on the blog.  Let us know what you think of this post in the comments! – Lindsay

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If there’s anything that we all know and love, it’s a good sports rivalry. Be it our reputable distaste for anything orange and black, our disdain for the color purple, or even my purposeful exclusion of the names of these cities and teams in this anecdote.

I had the fortune of attending the Steelers game in which they played host to the Baltimore Ravens. On those crisp autumn evenings when droves of people funnel into the stadium, one by one, recalling the last time they had attended a rivalry match such as this. My memory always goes back to my first Steelers/Ravens clash, back in December 2009, when the Steelers won on a Jeff Reed kick, a dropped Derek Mason touchdown, and a lot of penalty help to keep their playoff hopes alive. This day’s game found us in dire straits as well, entering the game losing four of our first five games and not really looking very good during any part of it. [Read more…]

Pittsburgh Pinners

Looking to add some Pittsburgh to your Pinterest? Here are a few accounts based in the ‘Burg to follow.

  • WQED: America’s first public broadcasting station is no stranger to Pinterest. Noteworthy boards include one dedicated to Mister Rogers and a small business community board that is open for submissions.
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  • Pittsburgh Dad: Almost everyone has seen at least one episode of this popular YouTube series, but if not you can go to Dad’s Pinterest page where he has a board with links to his videos.
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  • boring PITTSBURGH: This account offers a variety of unique Pins, especially on their  “Pittsburgh with an H” board.
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  • Pittsburgh Penguins, Steelers, and Pirates: Sports fans rejoice: pins from the “City of Champions” teams aren’t lacking. Follow for promotion information, team apparel, fan photos, and other related pins.
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  • Visit Pittsburgh: This is the “official tourism office” for Pittsburgh, so any information you want about kid activities, festivals, food, weddings, or anything else Pittsburgh is bound to be found on one of their boards.
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    What other Pittsburgh Pinners are you following? Let us know in the comments!

4 More Days – Seattle Steelers Fans Getting Ready for Sunday

Yesterday, I headed over to the Hollywood Theater in Dormont to check out Davy & Pete Rothbart’s My Heart Is An Idiot Found Tour.

Davy Rothbart started Found 10 years ago to share the best of found notes, items, even grocery receipts.  My Heart Is An Idiot is the name of Davy Rothbart’s new book which hit bookshelves yeterday.  Pittsburgh was the first stop on their 79 city tour (if you are reading this and live in one of the other 78 cities on the tour – I highly recommend you spend an evening with the Rothbarts).    Davy shared some of his favorite found notes and his brother Pete performed some songs inspired by found notes. (And a huge thanks to Davy and the Found team for giving us some tickets to giveaway).

So what does this have to do with the Steelers… this morning I was scanning my Facebook feed and I was inspired to share this Facebook status message – I think it eloquently and accurately sums up how many Pittsburghers are feeling.

The following was posted by my friend Justin – we went to grade school together here in Pittsburgh.  He now lives in Seattle and through the magic of Facebook we keep in touch about all things Pittsburgh.

4 more days until the best football team on the planet kicks off it’s season, I start wearing black and yellow everyday, Wiz Khalifa goes on repeat…

But most importantly, my The Pittsburgh Steelers family reunites and begins on the Stairway to 7.  Lets do this!

Here we go!

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Should you find your self in the Seattle area in need of a place to watch the Steeler game – Dino’s is the place.  I have confirmed that some actually native Pittsburghers will be there for the first game of the season and likely every other game this season as well.

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And because you are probably about to google this song any ways – here is a little black & yellow to help you make it til Sunday.

Where will you be watching the game on Sunday?

Steelers Play Basketball for Perry/Oliver Unity Day

Sorry for posting this last minute but,  this looks like a great event.

The Pittsburgh Steelers Basketball team will be challenging the faculty of Perry and Oliver High Schools this evening, Wednesday, March 7, 2012 for Perry/Oliver Unity Day.

Tickets are 7 dollars each, and they can be purchased by calling Oliver at 412.323.3250 or Perry at 412.323.3400. The Steelers will be taking pictures and signing autographs at halftime.

Proceeds raised from the game will support cost associated with transition activities planned for students including, field trips, community events and grade level meetings.

Pittsburgh City Council has declared March 7, 2012 Pittsburgh Perry/Oliver Unity Day.

Steelers Basketball Team vs. Perry/Oliver Faculty
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
8:00 pm
Perry High School, 3875 Perrysville Avenue, Pittsbrugh PA, 15214