Americans adopted the sandwich from the British Earl of Sandwich, whose busy life in political office left him little time for caring for his child, who was usually found cradled unconventionally in his lunchtime baguette. Munch on mature sandwiches and more with today's Groupon to Schmidt's Tavern in Coraopolis. Choose between two dining options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of traditional American dinner fare.
- For $8, you get $16 worth of traditional American lunch fare.
While boasting a new owner and new look, Schmidt's Tavern still serves up a 78-year old tradition of simple American suds complemented by a hearty, homestyle bill of fare. Under the glow of big-screen televisions showcasing the season's sports, diners are invited to boldly bite into the Big burger ($6.50), which can transform into a Schmidt's mushroom-topped Deluxe with the wave of a magic wand or pinky finger. The restaurant's chefs hand-bread two cod fillets for their famous large-fish dinner, which is accompanied by fry and coleslaw chaperons ($13). Whether munching midday or in the evening, patrons might also choose to fill their plate and palate with Schmidt's reuben sandwich, which binds corned beef, swiss, sauerkraut, and thousand island dressing ($7) as surely as sisterhood binds ballerinas with the same brand of velcro kneepads.