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RE: The best Cheesesteak 2006/11/16 20:09:48 (permalink)
Recently I also had one from Leo's on Chester Pike around Folcroft? Wasn't one of my favorites. I thought the roll was a standard Amoroso's like roll and the meat was chopped to absolute individual atoms. I wouldn't turn one down but not of the caliber of Kappy's.
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RE: The best Cheesesteak 2006/11/17 20:42:49 (permalink)
Been to Leo's a few times. I agree with you. Decent, but not one of my faves. The chopped meat/cheese/fried onions makes the roll very soggy. The roll is from Amoroso's.
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RE: The best Cheesesteak 2006/11/19 17:04:01 (permalink)
I had a cheese steak at Silvio's on York Rd. in Hatboro, PA the other day. It was quite good. They make their own rolls on premises and it made a difference.

Although there are some better cheese steaks out there, I found this one to be quite good. The fresh homemade roll was excellent. You have a choice of large or small as well as fresh or fried onions. I hade the small with fried onions. The portion size was just right for lunch. At $4 this was very economical as well.

The fresh bread was outstanding - as good as my favorite bread at White House subs in AC.

This place is worth a stop if you are in the neighborhood.
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RE: The best Cheesesteak 2006/11/20 07:53:06 (permalink)
Silvio's is consistently good. It's another one of those places that tourists/visitors to the area never hear about.
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RE: The best Cheesesteak 2006/12/14 04:25:16 (permalink)
I just went to Tony Luke's in NYC the other night and had a Steak Italian. Its a cheesesteak (with provolone) and topped with sauteed broccoli rabe. Its was ok. The rabe and provie were great, but I thought the meat was tough. I've been to a lot of cheesesteak shops in the city and I like my steak chopped fairly fine (almost like a hash) but this was sliced and a little too chewy for my taste. I still do love that roast pork sandwich though and would eat it every day if I could. For what its worth.
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RE: The best Cheesesteak 2006/12/14 08:58:14 (permalink)
Silvio's is one of Holly's top rated steaks

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RE: The best Cheesesteak 2006/12/14 09:38:17 (permalink)
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I just went to Tony Luke's in NYC the other night and had a Steak Italian. Its a cheesesteak (with provolone) and topped with sauteed broccoli rabe. Its was ok. The rabe and provie were great, but I thought the meat was tough. I've been to a lot of cheesesteak shops in the city and I like my steak chopped fairly fine (almost like a hash) but this was sliced and a little too chewy for my taste. I still do love that roast pork sandwich though and would eat it every day if I could. For what its worth.


I agree with you on the tough cheesesteak at Tony Lukes.
We have a location in Atlantic City in the Borgata Casino food court.
I had a few bites , and threw it out. Plus there were no sweet peppers , only hot peppers.

Love their hot roast beef sandwich (not available in AC location though)
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RE: The best Cheesesteak 2006/12/24 08:11:46 (permalink)
I've heard that most Cheesesteaks, or at least most Philly Cheesesteaks use ribeye. Some use top round. What is the difference? I live in North Jersey and don't have a big selection of places that serve a quality cheesesteak. There is a place near me that is very good called Philadelphia Grille. They use ribeye and their sandwich is very tasty. A fairly new diner that's been open around a year serves one that is made from top round. The meat is sliced (Philadelphia Grille's is chopped). It's called the Bayway Diner and was recently featured on the Food Network. I believe it was on the Hungry Detective. A small diner like White Rose or White Diamond, it is especially known for its burgers and cheesesteaks. I found the steak very good, but not as flavorful as Philadelphia Grill. The cook at Bayway said top round is better than ribeye. Any opinions?
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RE: The best Cheesesteak 2006/12/26 09:21:08 (permalink)
John -

FWIW I am not native to the area. I moved here 15 years ago and have been learning about cheesesteaks ever since.

I have sampled quite a few and found that for my tastes the exact cut of the meat is only one part of the final taste. Yes - it makes a difference, but it is only one factor.

For example, I think that the tangy cheese at Tony Luke's makes as big a difference to the final taste of the sandwich as the meat. At Whitehouse Subs the fresh bread and onions also made a big difference to the way the cheesesteak tasted for me.

I am interested to see what others have to say about the cuts of beef. However, as you know so well from your expertise with hot dogs, the taste of the whole sandwich is as important as the taste of the individual ingredients.

Just one Roadfoodie's opinion.
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RE: The best Cheesesteak 2006/12/26 11:14:30 (permalink)
I really liked the thinner roll used at Steve's Prince of Steaks

I definitely preferred the sliced to the hashed meat
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RE: The best Cheesesteak 2006/12/26 12:01:38 (permalink)
The best cheesesteak in Boston is easily Pinocchios in Harvard Square. Their secret..... they toast the sandwich in the oven before it is served.
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RE: The best Cheesesteak 2006/12/26 13:17:06 (permalink)
they toast the sandwich, or the rolls before the fixins are applied?

I hope it's the latter - much better that way
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RE: The best Cheesesteak 2006/12/26 19:34:12 (permalink)
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Originally posted by marxbro

The best cheesesteak in Boston is easily Pinocchios in Harvard Square. Their secret..... they toast the sandwich in the oven before it is served.

Where in Hahvad Square?

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RE: The best Cheesesteak 2006/12/26 21:23:04 (permalink)
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Originally posted by John Fox

I've heard that most Cheesesteaks, or at least most Philly Cheesesteaks use ribeye. Some use top round. What is the difference? I live in North Jersey and don't have a big selection of places that serve a quality cheesesteak. There is a place near me that is very good called Philadelphia Grille. They use ribeye and their sandwich is very tasty. A fairly new diner that's been open around a year serves one that is made from top round. The meat is sliced (Philadelphia Grille's is chopped). It's called the Bayway Diner and was recently featured on the Food Network. I believe it was on the Hungry Detective. A small diner like White Rose or White Diamond, it is especially known for its burgers and cheesesteaks. I found the steak very good, but not as flavorful as Philadelphia Grill. The cook at Bayway said top round is better than ribeye. Any opinions?


John: I saw that Hungry Detective show you're referring to and I've been to the Bayway. Very good cheesesteaks there. Personally, I prefer top round. But ribeye is a close second in preference. The shops in the Philly area seem split on the product used. Top round costs more I'm told and the yield is approximately the same as ribeye.
Usually, the retail is indicative.
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RE: The best Cheesesteak 2006/12/27 15:18:03 (permalink)
CheeseWit,f

Glad to get the opinion on the Bayway Diner's sandwich from someone who knows cheesesteaks! My palate is untrained. I just know that I liked it. Have you been to Philadelphia Grille? If so, what do you think of it?
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RE: The best Cheesesteak 2006/12/27 15:29:10 (permalink)
John,
I haven't. Where are their locations?
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RE: The best Cheesesteak 2006/12/28 06:23:11 (permalink)
The Philadelphia Grille is located at the corner of Westfield Ave. and Galloping Hill Rd. in Elizabeth. If you go, save room for a hot dog at the Galloping Hill Inn, a mile or 2 down the road.
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RE: The best Cheesesteak 2006/12/28 07:46:32 (permalink)
Thanks John, I will definitely save room for a Galloping Hill dog.
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RE: The best Cheesesteak 2007/01/09 16:31:31 (permalink)
Had this for lunch today, don't know if this is the best, but it probably ranks right up there in the Phoenix area.



Got it with cheese wiz and onions.



My pic doesn't do the sandwich justice, but it sure was good! The couple who own it are straight from the City of Brotherly Love, and tend to do a brisk business here in North Scottsdale.

Here is a link to their web site:

http://www.dbsphilly.com/

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RE: The best Cheesesteak 2007/01/13 09:56:21 (permalink)
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Originally posted by acornlover

quote:
Originally posted by marxbro

The best cheesesteak in Boston is easily Pinocchios in Harvard Square. Their secret..... they toast the sandwich in the oven before it is served.

Where in Hahvad Square?

KB

A quick & easy Google search found the following:

http://www.pinocchiospizza.net/
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RE: The best Cheesesteak 2007/01/16 15:03:30 (permalink)
Finally got to John's Roast Pork in south Phila. Outstanding cheesesteak. The meat is not finely chopped but somewhat shredded so you know it came from a real piece of former bovine. Got mine with sharp provolone and hot peppers. That roll makes a world of difference between a great cheesesteak and a merely good one. Next time, the roast pork.

No pics but: http://hollyeats.com/JohnsPork.htm
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RE: The best Cheesesteak 2007/01/26 20:36:45 (permalink)
I've just spent the last 2 hours reading this long line of cheesesteak likes, suggestions and opinions. And I want one right now!!!!! But due to doctor's orders, I can't have them like I used to. I had my first taste of a cheesesteak second hand. I was working in the Boston area (where I am originally from) and one of the guys came back from here with the fixings for cheesesteaks. Long story short, even tho' it was a little weird, I was hooked. When I moved here in 79', I went to have a cheesesteak. Found a small place right around the corner from my apt. It was great. Sorry to say that place is gone because of rebuilding in the area. I then moved to Swarthmore found another great little neighborhood sandwich shop. Shayna's mom is right the neighborhood places can sometimes better better than the big well known places. I moved to Delaware and found a new place. Capriotti's. The have places in the tri-state area. And a few in Nevada and Arizona. Now, when I want to defy doctor's orders (which is few & far between unfortunately) I get one there. My fav is with provolone cheese, fried onions and mushrooms. Yummy.....And for dessert, butterscotch krimpets.
Oh my, big sigh!!!!
Mish - the Boston transplant!!
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RE: The best Cheesesteak 2007/01/26 20:49:06 (permalink)
Capriotti's makes very good cheesesteaks in Delaware and Delaware and Chester Counties in PA.
Good choice!
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RE: The best Cheesesteak 2007/01/28 09:09:01 (permalink)
Caprioti's is my "local" cheeseteak. But when I feel in the mood for something from an exotic and different culture I travel the half hour to Philadelphia.
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RE: The best Cheesesteak 2007/02/01 21:02:27 (permalink)
Go to East 34th street in manhattan, carls steaks. I havent had philly philly cheesesteaks (lol) but man this places cheesesteaks are heaven to my tastebuds.
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RE: The best Cheesesteak 2007/03/03 22:59:24 (permalink)
In Fort Lauderdale Florida, go to Big City Dogs at 1199 East Commercial Blvd.
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RE: The best Cheesesteak 2007/03/12 03:44:29 (permalink)
I've eaten all the famous Philly steaks. Most are damn tasty. Give me provolone and onions-keep the plastic goo far away, please. Mostly, I went to Capriottis (mentioned above) and was perfectly happy. For a treat, and the equal of any legendary Philly place, I went out Marsh road to Arden Steaks. That place was my favorite. No need to cross into PA.
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RE: The best Cheesesteak 2007/03/19 21:49:16 (permalink)
OK, here's the deal. I get one shot in downtown Philadelphia for lunch coming up soon. I promise I will not seek out a breaded pork tenderloin sandwich.

One shot downtown. What's the best Philly cheesesteak sandwich opportunity?
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RE: The best Cheesesteak 2007/03/20 07:26:13 (permalink)
I would recommend Jim's at 4th & South Street as being best and closest to downtown. Tony Luke's is also good and is only 10 minutes (if there is no traffic) down I95 from downtown.

I am sure the others on this forum will offer their opinions.
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RE: The best Cheesesteak 2007/03/20 08:00:18 (permalink)
Campo's at 214 Market Street.
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