Facepalm at Hough's in Greenfield. Bill Wade/PG.
Explosions are not uncommon between the state's Democrats and Republicans, but this time the fireworks could come after a rare act of cooperation between the parties. Blame it on the exploding cole slaw.
The GOP and the Dems got together on a Super Bowl bet with their Wisconsin counterparts this year (including newly elected RNC Chairman Reince Priebus) that included Primanti's sandwiches, Obama-favorite Pamela's pancakes, and Iron City beer. Now that the Steelers have lost, they're already worrying on just how to ship the famous fry-packed sandwiches. (Pat Toomey also owes Ron Johnson an order.)
The answer: you can't. Here's what a Primanti's official told the PG's Anya Sostek in her rundown of various bets last week:
It's a good thing because Primanti doesn't actually ship its sandwiches -- in fact, a recent attempt to FedEx a sandwich to talk show host Jimmy Fallon resulted in exploded cole slaw.
"It doesn't ship well," she said. "It's not like a Philly cheesesteak where you can ship it separately and heat it up."
We'll see how/if the party officials can solve the problem in bipartisan fashion. For what it's worth Primanti's has never had to settle a bet on their end -- as the Steelers haven't lost since the sandwiches have increasingly been put up for collateral the last several years.