best cheesesteak in philadelphia...

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2008/03/01 11:09:34 (permalink)

best cheesesteak in philadelphia...

Is actually in Reading, Pa., 50 miles west, at Santo's sandwich shop on 6th and Laurel downtown.

I do not kid. We went to D'Alessandro's last weekend, have been to Tony Luke's, have been to 9th and Passyunk, and Santos is simply better. It's in the chipped steak family, with healthy amounts of onions and hot peppers. On behalf of Reading, we throw down the gauntlet.
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    justtable
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    RE: best cheesesteak in philadelphia... 2008/03/01 11:16:17 (permalink)
    I know it may be the popular answer, or maybe not, but there is something about Pat's. I have had Geno's and Tony Luke's, but there is something about rolling up to Passyunk around 2:30a.m. that puts Pat's on top for me. I think it has to do with the lack of cleanliness. It's like an adventure....lol
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    RE: best cheesesteak in philadelphia... 2008/03/04 22:35:32 (permalink)
    Depending on my mood, Steve's Prince of Steak's at Bustleton and Saint Vincent in Northeast Philly or Chink's on Torresdale ave in Wissinoming. I also enjoy the steak and atmosphere at Geno's.
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    RE: best cheesesteak in philadelphia... 2008/03/05 11:24:53 (permalink)
    "best cheesesteak in philadelphia..."

    the first four words of a bar fight in the city of brotherly love.
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    RE: best cheesesteak in philadelphia... 2008/03/05 11:27:49 (permalink)
    LOL...that's good.
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    RE: best cheesesteak in philadelphia... 2008/03/05 11:32:46 (permalink)
    Ditto
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    RE: best cheesesteak in philadelphia... 2008/03/05 11:58:54 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Scorereader

    "best cheesesteak in philadelphia..."

    the first four words of a bar fight in the city of brotherly love.



    Not only Philly...bring up the wrong name elsewhere and your bound to feel a little brotherly love.......
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    RE: best cheesesteak in philadelphia... 2008/03/05 14:05:36 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by corby_t_drone

    Is actually in Reading, Pa., 50 miles west, at Santo's sandwich shop on 6th and Laurel downtown.



    If it's 50 miles west, how can it be the best in Philly? That's not even remotely Philadelphia, it's another city entirely.
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    RE: best cheesesteak in philadelphia... 2008/03/12 15:01:41 (permalink)
    How can anyone not go for Jim's?
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    RE: best cheesesteak in philadelphia... 2008/03/12 16:43:06 (permalink)
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    How can anyone not go for Jim's?


    because Jim's is in Philadelphia, and clearly you don't understand that the best cheesesteak in philadelphia is actually in Reading, PA? understand?
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    RE: best cheesesteak in philadelphia... 2008/03/12 16:50:13 (permalink)
    I went to Steve's Prince of Steaks on Bustleton Ave. in Northeast Philly this past weekend for the second time and have to say they are my favorite. The roll, meat and even the cheese whiz are all very high quality. My only minor complaint the first time was that they were slightly skimpy on the meat, but I rectified that by going with the "double meat" menu option this time around.
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    RE: best cheesesteak in philadelphia... 2008/03/12 16:57:56 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by justtable

    I know it may be the popular answer, or maybe not, but there is something about Pat's. I have had Geno's and Tony Luke's, but there is something about rolling up to Passyunk around 2:30a.m. that puts Pat's on top for me. I think it has to do with the lack of cleanliness. It's like an adventure....lol


    You "roll up" on anything at 2:30 in the morning it is because you've been out drinking. Anything tastes like the best after that. Go to Wendy's at 2:30 AM and it's a great freakin burger. Go at 2:30 PM and it's conveyor belt fast food.
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    RE: best cheesesteak in philadelphia... 2008/03/13 20:46:33 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by phlmaestro

    I went to Steve's Prince of Steaks on Bustleton Ave. in Northeast Philly this past weekend for the second time and have to say they are my favorite. The roll, meat and even the cheese whiz are all very high quality. My only minor complaint the first time was that they were slightly skimpy on the meat, but I rectified that by going with the "double meat" menu option this time around.

    I'm glad you enjoyed it, you have exquisite tastes!



    Kevin from Bridesburg
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    RE: best cheesesteak in philadelphia... 2008/03/13 21:26:54 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by phlmaestro

    I went to Steve's Prince of Steaks on Bustleton Ave. in Northeast Philly this past weekend for the second time and have to say they are my favorite. The roll, meat and even the cheese whiz are all very high quality. My only minor complaint the first time was that they were slightly skimpy on the meat, but I rectified that by going with the "double meat" menu option this time around.


    Never been to Steve's, but as far as Cheese Whiz is concerned, isn't it all the same quality. Unless different places make their own variant of "cheese whiz," the product itself is made by Kraft, so I don't see how one place's Cheese Whiz could be superior in quality than another place's. I have been to Pat's, Geno's, Jim's, and Sonny's in Philly and the one component of the cheesesteak that did not set any place apart from another was the Cheese Whiz. I'm not from Philly, so please fill me in.
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    RE: best cheesesteak in philadelphia... 2008/03/15 20:18:07 (permalink)
    This is one question you have to answer for yourself. There are a lot of good cheesesteaks in the Philly tri-state area.
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    RE: best cheesesteak in philadelphia... 2008/03/16 16:12:00 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by Jack Barry

    quote:
    Originally posted by phlmaestro

    I went to Steve's Prince of Steaks on Bustleton Ave. in Northeast Philly this past weekend for the second time and have to say they are my favorite. The roll, meat and even the cheese whiz are all very high quality. My only minor complaint the first time was that they were slightly skimpy on the meat, but I rectified that by going with the "double meat" menu option this time around.


    Never been to Steve's, but as far as Cheese Whiz is concerned, isn't it all the same quality. Unless different places make their own variant of "cheese whiz," the product itself is made by Kraft, so I don't see how one place's Cheese Whiz could be superior in quality than another place's. I have been to Pat's, Geno's, Jim's, and Sonny's in Philly and the one component of the cheesesteak that did not set any place apart from another was the Cheese Whiz. I'm not from Philly, so please fill me in.
    God no, cheese whiz is not all the same quality! The only whiz that is good is Kraft. Any other brand is garbage!
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    RE: best cheesesteak in philadelphia... 2008/04/06 01:22:07 (permalink)
    Jim's is the place, and don't be fooled by all the talk about Cheez Whiz,
    get it with grilled onions and Provolone. The best steak in Philadelphia.
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    RE: best cheesesteak in philadelphia... 2008/04/06 01:40:45 (permalink)
    (I don't eat beef/cheese, alergic) My question is, if Whiz is so good, why do you not see it anywhere else but Philly? Everywhere else uses provolone. I live in Delaware and the steaks look so much better here... but again what do I know. :)
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