Nino's Dilworthtown/west Chester PA....Why did I bother?
OK, Pizza Restaurants are for Pizza.....but some make good subs/hoagies/grinders/sides too. It was mid-afternoon, I was racing around doing errands and decided to grab a cheesesteak sub for later.
Went in.......the gal chatting away with her friend took my order. I specifically asked for.........."A Large Cheese steak w/o Cheese, but with all the other stuff" and onion rings to go. She repeated back to me, " A large Cheese Steak w/o Cheese and onion rings" Went and did a cple of things, came back, and took the stuff home...............Steak yes.........Cheese, no......but also no onions, peppers, or mushrooms. Fortunately I had some to add that i sauteed.
The onion rings were insipid..........the steak so/so..........the roll, however was quite tasty a pillowy inside with a bit of a crunch...most likely because i reheated it in foil for 18 mins. Even reheating the onion rings couldn't save them.
My Bad for choosing a chain. But i get their flyers all the time and they were THERE so I gave it a try. I'll stick to my locals in the future ( MY 2 Favs for Cheesesteak w/o cheese, but with English speaking folks who remember the rest, are the Pizza Pan on 202 across from the McDonald's and the all-time best.the one further down on 202 next to the Beer Beverage place... almost to rte 491.
Don't get me wrong.....I was a private chef who also had a hankering for a Big Mac from time to time (less the pickles!) and loved their fries once upon a time. Now that I'm an old cantankerous retiree, I'd like it if folks listened to what i order and translate it well for the folks in the backroom doing the cooking
Chain Burger places don't thrill me, chain pizza joints don't either. We still got Jimmy Johns for Hot Dogs, tho......and a few locals who are trying to put out a decent burger (and YAY!.some serve booze)
Maybe that's why the others are called "chains"....they tend to drag you down