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December 03, 2007
An Arnold Palmer with an Arnold Palmer chaser
Pittsburgh eatery develops a sandwich in honor of Palmer
For fans who’ve longed to break bread with Arnold Palmer, it’s a dream come true. And all it costs is $6.50. That’s how much it'll set you back to enjoy an Arnold Palmer sandwich at a popular string of independent Pittsburgh restaurants that are world famous for honoring local heroes.
The Arnold Palmer is ringing up steady sales at Peppi’s, according to sandwich entrepreneur Lou Bosser of Peppi’s Restaurants in Pittsburgh.
“It has a chicken breast, bacon, onions, ranch dressing and provolone cheese and people are snapping them up,” Bosser says. “It’s a popular sandwich.”
And it's named after a popular man. The sandwich debuted just weeks after GQ magazine declared Palmer to be one of the 50 most stylish men in history.
Arnold Palmer, the sandwich drew its inspiration from another increasingly popular Arnold Palmer, the refreshing half iced tea and half lemonade concoction that can be ordered online at www.arnoldpalmer.com or at www.arnoldpalmertee.com.
“A couple of my young guys were drinking some Arnold Palmers,” Bosser says, “and I told them that he’s one of the most legendary guys to ever come out of western Pennsylvania. I started telling them all about him, all he’s done and what he means to our region and it dawned on me that it was time to name a sandwich in his honor.”
Peppi’s has three Pittsburgh locations and earned national recognition when Sports Illustrated, The New York Times and major television broadcasters began reporting about the restaurant’s delicious Rothlis-burger sandwich when the Pittsburgh Steelers were advancing in 2006 toward their fifth Super Bowl.
Named in honor of Steeler quarterback Ben Rothlisberger, the sandwich is a combination hamburger, hot sausage and grilled onions topped with scrambled egg and two slices of American cheese.
Posted by crodell at 05:27 PM
Palmer, Saunders finish strong at Father-Son
Palmer, 78, and Clemson sophomore forge best finish in years
The name Arnold Palmer was on the leader board again this week and the world of golf felt good about it. Palmer and grandson Sam Saunders finished the Del Webb Father-Son Challenge at Champions Gate near Orlando at 18-under and tied for sixth place behind winners Larry and Josh Nelson at 24-under.
According to Phil Stambaugh’s news story posted on www.pgatour.com, “One of the feel-good stories of the week came from 78-year-old Arnold Palmer and grandson Sam Saunders, who enjoyed their best finish in their five-year history in the event. Behind the prodigious length and the maturing game of Saunders -- a Clemson sophomore -- Palmer and Saunders followed their opening-round 62 with a 63 to finish tied for sixth. Their previous best finish in the event was 12th-place finishes in 2003 and 2004.”
“It's been a while (since I played),” Palmer said. “Sam played really well, there's no doubt about that. Once in a while I was there for him to tap in a putt for a birdie or par."
The strong finish came on the heels of the announcement that Palmer will be honored January 14 in Orlando by the Golf Coaches Association of America as only the third non-coach to earn its Lifetime Achievement Award and induction into its Hall of Fame.
"I am certainly looking forward to receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Golf Coaches Association of America," Palmer said. "I consider it a particular honor in as much as my golf at Wake Forest played a major role in leading me into a career in professional golf. I have kept in close contact touch with collegiate golf through the years and was very pleased to lend my name to the Palmer Cup when it was founded a decade ago."
Palmer joins Karsten Solheim and Byron Nelson as previous recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award.
The GCAA's marquee event, The Palmer Cup presented by Monster, is named in Palmer's honor. The annual event between top college players from the U.S. and Europe was first held in 1997 and has become one of the most widely respected amateur events in the world. Additionally, the national championship medalist in NCAA Divisions I, II and III, as well as the NAIA, are honored with the Arnold Palmer Award presented by Callaway Golf.
Posted by crodell at 05:15 PM