Like the earth, a sandwich is made of layers and gathers its strength from its meaty core, which pushes condiments toward the crust to erupt and bury fingers in deliciousness. Let rivers of mayo magma run with today's deal: for $8, you get $16 worth of sandwiches, beer and more at Carson Street Deli, located in the city's historic South Side.
Named "Best Deli" by Pittsburgh City Paper and "Best in City" by Pittsburgh Magazine, Carson Street Deli owns up to its accolades with a menu full of fresh, locally sourced ingredients. New York-style sandwiches ($6–$8) throw plenty of elbows alongside more mild-mannered sides ($1–$3.50), salads ($4–$7), and conversational lunch-goers (free after administering a low-five handslap). Ramp up meat locker training efforts with help from the Balboa—piles of sopressata, imported Di Lusso Genoa salami, prosciutto, spicy capicola and hard salami on a French baguette ($8)—or the slightly spicier diversion, Montezuma's revenge, which melds grilled buffalo chicken breast, green and red peppers, onions, melted cheeses and hot sauce into a warm pita ($7). Vegetarians appease appetites with buffalo mozzarella layered within the handheld veggie Roma ($6).
In addition to its robust sandwich and salad roster, Carson Street Deli keeps a steady rotation of American craft and Belgian-style beers on tap, ready for palate cleansing. Wash down waves of meat heat with any of these fine brews or amplify the outing by pairing a new thirst quencher with each additional hunger humiliator.
Pittsburgh Magazine featured Carson Street Deli. Seven Yelpers give the deli an average rating of 4.5 stars, nine Citysearchers give it a 3.5-star average rating, and 90% of Urbanspooners like the it.