Scott Van Pelt rejects Primanti Brothers sandwich because of the cole slaw

If you’ve even heard of Primanti Brothers, you know that their hook is french fries and cole slaw on sandwiches. A lot of cole slaw. Apparently, SportsCenter anchor Scott Van Pelt either didn’t know this, or did know it and tried to get a sandwich without the slaw at the famous Pittsburgh eatery. It didn’t go well as he recited a story from several years back.

I feel him. I’m not a fan of cole slaw either. Never touch the stuff. It’s wet cabbage, and I’m not a fan of cabbage either. However, you can’t go into a place known for cole slaw on sandwiches and ask them to hold the cole slaw. You probably should be able to, but that’s like … their thing. I visited the place and I didn’t have the nerve to ask them to hold the cole slaw. I couldn’t do it. For me, it would be like urinating on the Clemente statue. I took some of it off, because they do put entirely too much of that stuff on there, but I took the plunge. Even with the slaw, it wasn’t half bad.

As a fellow cole slaw shunner, I understand Scott’s position. But you have to do your homework. And you can’t piss off the locals. It’s bad optics.

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