Dominic's Deli & Bottle Shop on North Shore has unique offerings
How different is Dominic's Deli & Bottle Shop, the new sports-themed eatery and watering hole at PNC Park?
It has a sandwich named after a Pittsburgh Steeler that includes mint, lime, cucumber, with nary a hint of barbecue sauce, beef or other hard-hitting ingredients. The Polamojito ($7.50) -- which also features grilled chicken on an Italian baguette -- is just one of the many atypical sandwich variations offered at the North Shore eatery.
"We wanted to do something that not everybody has," says Mikie Cerqua, marketing and events manager for Dominic's. "We didn't want to have the typical burgers you can get anywhere."
Owner Adam DiSimone -- who named the establishment after his son -- consulted Boar's Head, the establishments official supplier of meats, to come up with nifty sandwich variations. There's the We Are Family Roast Beef Wrap ($8.75), low-sodium roast beef, feta cheese, black olives, tomato, cream cheese and onions. Or, the Mean Joe Greens ($7), a veggie sandwich that includes cucumber, red pepper, baby spinach, tomato, onions, jalapeno humus and feta cheese on an Italian baguette.
Because of its location at PNC Park, Dominic's offers baseball-themed sandwiches. Even this fare is atypical. The Bucco BBQ Chicken with Blue Cheese Crumbles ($8.50) adds Granny Smith apple slices. Chuck Tanner's Turkey Panini ($8.25) features green bell peppers, red onions and pesto mayo. And Mazeroski's 412 ($7.50) is a reference to the area code and the fact that it features four pieces of turkey, once slice of cheese (Swiss) and two slices of wheat bread, garnished with bacon, lettuce and garlic mayo.
There are typical sports bar offerings, including hot dogs, hoagies and the My Cod is Bigger Than Your Cod fish sandwich ($8).
Another distinctive aspect of Dominic's is the bottle shop. The angled bar resembles the home plate area of a baseball diamond. The bottle shop offers more than 50 varieties of beer, and a wide range of liquors, that are stored on a shelves that would be at home in distinctive library.
"We wanted to have a place where people could come in and feel comfortable hanging out," Cerqua says. "If people are boating and dock near the stadium, we want them to be able to come in and have a drink, or buy a six-pack. We also want to make it a place where people from the neighborhood can come and in and enjoy the atmosphere."
From 7 to 10:30 a.m., breakfast is offered, featuring croissants, bagels and breakfast sandwiches. Notable is the Mt. Washington Wrap ($3.50), eggs, portobello mushrooms, roasted red pepper, lettuce, tomato, black olives, green peppers and onion, with pesto mayo.
Dominic's has plenty of room for diners, with 14 tables inside and 18 outside for al fresco dining.
Dominic's Deli & Bottle Shop
Location: 115 Federal St., North Shore
Hours: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily on non-game days at PNC Park; 7 a.m. to approximately 10 p.m. on game days.
Details: 412-927-2571, www.dominicsfamousdeli.com .
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