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Best Place for Devonshire Sandwich Pittsburgh

brieflunchcounter Apr 5, 2007 10:45 AM

Am heading to Pittsburgh in a few days and would like to taste that Pittsburgh classic, the Devonshire sandwich. Any recommendations on the restaurants that turn out a great Devonshire?

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    NoHun Apr 5, 2007 01:07 PM

    When I was quite young, my grandmother often took me to The Plaza restaurant
    in the Forrest Hills Plaza for amazing turkey Devonshire’s. A fellow chowhound reported the establishment closed last summer. : (

    My 2nd recommendation would be the
    Union Grill
    413 S Craig St
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3708
    412-681-8620

    My final recommendation would be to try
    Dunning’s Grill
    1100 S Braddock Ave
    Pittsburgh, PA 15218-1238
    412-243-3900

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    1. re: NoHun
      tuxedo Apr 6, 2007 10:38 AM

      what is a devonshire?

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        NoHun Apr 9, 2007 11:44 AM

        The Devenshire is true Pittsburgh original.
        Several years ago, the local Pittsburgh Post Gazette published
        this recipe. As you’ll read, it’s not meant for those watching calories,
        cholesterol or salt intake. In other words, it’s delicious!

        http://www.post-gazette.com/food/2002...

    2. brieflunchcounter Apr 8, 2007 06:54 PM

      Thanks for the Devonshire recommendations, Nohun. Am looking forward to tasting a Devonshire again!

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        NoHun Apr 9, 2007 11:50 AM

        Glad the post helped brieflunchcounter. Looking forward to reading your
        post-trip opinion.

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        mikey2009 Apr 21, 2009 10:48 PM

        I work in a restaurant as the chef and I can make a killer DEVONSHIRE But I make mine in a dish with toast points fresh sliced turkey toped with bacon and broccolli then topped with a zesty cheeder cheese sauce.

        bigchefy05@comcast.net

        1. lambretta76 Aug 22, 2009 06:28 AM

          Wanted to bring this back up. There used to be a great place in Cranberry - DeVoss (or something like that - it's where the Primanti Bros. is now) - that made an amazing turkey devonshire. Sadly, they're long closed.

          Just wanted to see if Union Grill and Dunning's were still the place to go, or if any newcomers/old favorites are floating around.

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            Burghfeeder Aug 22, 2009 09:32 AM

            Yes! De Vo's had a tremendous devonshire. I haven't tried it yet, but I've been told that the Union Grill (Craig St. in Oakland) is the best place in Pittsburgh to get one now.

            http://burghfeeding.blogspot.com/

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              Daveman84 Aug 27, 2009 05:22 PM

              yes, the Union Grill has the best Turkey Devonshire's in the city. They are enormous and all of the ingredients are spectacular. You won't be thirsty afterwards, because they serve huge soft drinks as well.

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                lambretta76 Aug 28, 2009 05:35 AM

                I'm off to Union Grill for lunch - very excited.

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                  lambretta76 Aug 29, 2009 08:23 AM

                  I just have to say ... yes! Absolutely brilliant in almost every way. Nice thick slices of moist turkey, ripe tomato, and decent bacon, all on a grilled piece of Italian (possibly even sourdough) bread, smothered in a creamy cheese sauce. My only complaints, and these are minor, are that the bacon could be thicker and the whole dish could spend a little more time under the broiler. Other than that, this is simply a wonderful dish, albeit a dish that one should partake in no more than once or twice yearly.

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                    Burghfeeder Aug 29, 2009 02:07 PM

                    I'm going for sure now!

                    http://burghfeeding.blogspot.com/

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