Strip District
June 24
12—8 p.m.

“Fries on a sammich” is a worthy candidate for the canon of Pittsburgh-related phrases and slogans, along with the likes of “One For the Thumb,” “57 Varieties,” “Paris of Appalachia” and so on.

This Saturday, lovers of the iconic sandwich will converge on Pittsburgh’s favorite food-centric neighborhood for a culinary showdown of epic proportions—and portions—dubbed “Strip Search: Sammich Showdown.”

For its inaugural edition, the food festival is setting up shop at 21st and Stallman Streets. Arrive super hungry to sample a delicious assortment of creative takes on the classic sandwich crafted by top local restaurants. Participating eateries vying to craft “Pittsburgh’s best sandwich” include Meat and Potatoes, DiAnoia’s, Spork, Wholey’s, Edgars Best Taco’s, Lucy’s Banh Mi, Muddy Water Oysters, Point Brugge and more.

To wash it all down, there will be craft beer from breweries like Southern Tier and Great Lakes, along with libations from Wigle Whiskey and Pittsburgh Winery.

In between sampling sammiches, attendees can play party games and check out live music by Chase and the Barons and Juan Vasquez.

Proceeds will benefit Strip District Neighbors.

For more events, go here.

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Arts + Events editor

Former arts & culture editor of Pop City; worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art. Co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania and co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. In a band called The Garment District; founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.

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