Almost a month ago, I had my first taste of tacos from Pittsburgh Taco Truck. You can check out my review on their truck. While I was waiting, I struck up a conversation with a couple who also ordered tacos. Dan and Sherri are their names, and they mentioned that they were opening a sandwich shop called Thin Man Sandwich Shop in the Strip District in February. Anytime anyone says anything about sandwiches at a restaurant, almost 100% of the time I will at least check out the place. The only exception is Primanti Bros. That will be a conversation for another time. I told them that I would check out their shop when it opened. Fast forward to this past week, and the sandwich shop had their grand opening. Yesterday I decided to check out the place.
Looking at the logo of the restaurant, it has a 50′s feel to it and I like the classic look to it. They didn’t over think the logo that’s for sure. Inside the restaurant it’s fairly small. On the first floor there are stools where you can eat your sandwich on a long counter. Upstairs there are a few tables with chairs. I would venture to say that half the people would order take out anyways.
Looking at the menu, Dan and Sherri’s sandwiches are of the gourmet kind using fresh and local ingredients. So anyone expecting to see french fries on sandwiches will definitely be disappointed. The toughest part was figuring out what to order, but I decided that I was going to go with the Thin Man sandwich.
When I opened my sandwich up, it did not look huge. Being that these are gourmet sandwiches and are using fresh ingredients, I was not surprised the sandwich wasn’t huge. It’s good for me because I don’t have to worry about feeling bloated after eating it. The best part was the obviously the bacon. It was cooked perfectly and I enjoyed the size of the strips immensely. I was little worried that the chicken liver mousse overpowering but the rest of the ingredients, but it didn’t at all. While the mousse was salty, it was subdued and I tasted more of the earthiness of it. The frisee was a nice addition to the sandwich because it gave a cool contrast to the saltiness of the bacon. Overall it was an excellent sandwich.
The restaurant shows a lot promise, and can potentially be a major player in the sandwich scene of Pittsburgh. Based one what I’ve seen, I have all the confidence in the world that Dan and Sherri will be successful.