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randyandy

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Absolute Worst Cheesesteak Sandwich Thu, 06/15/06 11:19 AM (permalink)
The most disgusting Cheesesteak sandwich I have ever had the displeasure of tasting was at the Ocoee, Fl. Firehouse Sub shop. Stay clear of this item unless your idea of a great cheesesteak is a steamed beef sandwich, very nasty. They do have great other sandwiches though.
 
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    roadrash

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    RE: Absolute Worst Cheesesteak Sandwich Thu, 06/15/06 12:26 PM (permalink)
    The list of restaurants that serves bad "cheese steaks" is endless. I used the quotes because what is typically served bears no resemblance whatsoever to a real cheese steak.

     
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      sizz

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      RE: Absolute Worst Cheesesteak Sandwich Thu, 06/15/06 12:37 PM (permalink)
      Cheesesteak is best left to Philadelphia all others are just "want-a-beeeez"
      When in Rome do as the Romans, when In Florida eat Key Lime Pie, and leave the cheese steak to Philly.
       
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        roadrash

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        RE: Absolute Worst Cheesesteak Sandwich Thu, 06/15/06 12:47 PM (permalink)
        quote:
        Cheesesteak is best left to Philadelphia all others are just "want-a-beeeez"
        When in Rome do as the Romans, when In Florida eat Key Line Pie, and leave the cheese steak to Philly.
        Disagree. I've eaten at the Philly cheese steak places, but the best cheese steak I've ever eaten was in Towson, MD - at a little joint called the Real Thing.

        There are plenty of other places where you can get a decent cheese steak across the US too - but they can be hard to come by. I actually found a really good cheese steak shop in Plano, Texas of all places, though the name escapes me now.
         
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          Tony Bad

          RE: Absolute Worst Cheesesteak Sandwich Thu, 06/15/06 1:13 PM (permalink)
          I have been to firehouse subs when traveling, and thought they were pretty good. The steaming to heat the hot sandwich meats seems to be a lot better than the microwaving that most places use. It wasn't the best cheesesteak I ever had, but considering the source, it wasn't bad either.
           
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            sizz

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            RE: Absolute Worst Cheesesteak Sandwich Thu, 06/15/06 1:14 PM (permalink)
            there is only one Eiffel tower, it's in Paris
            there is only one Statue of Liberty it's in NY
            there is only one London Bridge it's in AZ.
            there is only one Philly Cheese Steak it's in Philadelphia
            what you had that you liked so very much was a "Towson Cheese Steak"
             
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              cornfed

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              RE: Absolute Worst Cheesesteak Sandwich Thu, 06/15/06 1:16 PM (permalink)
              Geno's is the worst-- at least in Philly.
               
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                Phildelmar

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                RE: Absolute Worst Cheesesteak Sandwich Thu, 06/15/06 1:31 PM (permalink)
                Both Pats and Genos are living off their past glories
                 
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                  hatteras04

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                  RE: Absolute Worst Cheesesteak Sandwich Thu, 06/15/06 1:35 PM (permalink)
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by randyandy

                  The most disgusting Cheesesteak sandwich I have ever had the displeasure of tasting was at the Ocoee, Fl. Firehouse Sub shop. Stay clear of this item unless your idea of a great cheesesteak is a steamed beef sandwich, very nasty. They do have great other sandwiches though.


                  Worse than Subway? It couldn't be.
                   
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                    MilwFoodlovers

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                    RE: Absolute Worst Cheesesteak Sandwich Thu, 06/15/06 1:48 PM (permalink)
                    How about Arby's?
                     
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                      TJ Jackson

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                      RE: Absolute Worst Cheesesteak Sandwich Thu, 06/15/06 1:55 PM (permalink)
                      quote:
                      Originally posted by roadrash

                      the best cheese steak I've ever eaten was in Towson, MD

                      Is the this Towson that is 50 miles from Emmittsburg?
                       
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                        roadrash

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                        RE: Absolute Worst Cheesesteak Sandwich Thu, 06/15/06 4:58 PM (permalink)
                        quote:
                        Originally posted by TJ Jackson

                        quote:
                        Originally posted by roadrash

                        the best cheese steak I've ever eaten was in Towson, MD

                        Is the this Towson that is 50 miles from Emmittsburg?
                        Yup. Sure is.
                         
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                          TJ Jackson

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                          RE: Absolute Worst Cheesesteak Sandwich Thu, 06/15/06 5:13 PM (permalink)
                          I heard they serve a good cheesesteak at Chubby's Southern BBQ in Emmittsburg.

                          Have you eaten there?
                           
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                            dreamzpainter

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                            RE: Absolute Worst Cheesesteak Sandwich Thu, 06/15/06 5:21 PM (permalink)
                            The name escapes me at the moment, but there's a sports bar here in Jax that serves a cheesesteak worthy of the name. I know Ive mentioned it in other cheesesteak threads.

                            I agree Firehouse makes a decent sandwich but like subway, larry's giant and arby's they are "cheesesteaks" in name only, ths goes for the "subs" as well, not bad sandwichs but definately NOT subs or hoagies.... just m.h.o.
                             
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                              jinjo76

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                                roadrash

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                                RE: Absolute Worst Cheesesteak Sandwich Thu, 06/15/06 6:37 PM (permalink)
                                quote:
                                Originally posted by TJ Jackson

                                I heard they serve a good cheesesteak at Chubby's Southern BBQ in Emmittsburg.

                                Have you eaten there?
                                No, I sure haven't. I have only been to Emmitsburg once or twice in my life. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
                                 
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                                  Adjudicator

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                                  RE: Absolute Worst Cheesesteak Sandwich Thu, 06/15/06 7:52 PM (permalink)
                                  quote:
                                  Originally posted by Tony Bad

                                  I have been to firehouse subs when traveling, and thought they were pretty good. The steaming to heat the hot sandwich meats seems to be a lot better than the microwaving that most places use. It wasn't the best cheesesteak I ever had, but considering the source, it wasn't bad either.


                                  And to my knowledge it is NOT advertised as a cheesesteak, either.
                                   
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                                    willo

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                                    RE: Absolute Worst Cheesesteak Sandwich Thu, 06/15/06 8:42 PM (permalink)
                                    quote:
                                    Originally posted by fpczyz

                                    there is only one London Bridge it's in AZ.



                                    I suspect the English may have something to say about that! LOL
                                     
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                                      Michael Hoffman

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                                      RE: Absolute Worst Cheesesteak Sandwich Thu, 06/15/06 9:10 PM (permalink)
                                      I make my own, using eye of the round. I like mine better than any I've ever had anywhere else.
                                       
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                                        Michael Hoffman

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                                        RE: Absolute Worst Cheesesteak Sandwich Thu, 06/15/06 9:13 PM (permalink)
                                        quote:
                                        Originally posted by willo

                                        quote:
                                        Originally posted by fpczyz

                                        there is only one London Bridge it's in AZ.



                                        I suspect the English may have something to say about that! LOL

                                        Well, the original London Bridge is in Arizona.
                                         
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                                          willo

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                                          RE: Absolute Worst Cheesesteak Sandwich Fri, 06/16/06 11:55 AM (permalink)
                                          quote:
                                          Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

                                          quote:
                                          Originally posted by willo

                                          quote:
                                          Originally posted by fpczyz

                                          there is only one London Bridge it's in AZ.



                                          I suspect the English may have something to say about that! LOL

                                          Well, the original London Bridge is in Arizona.


                                          Really....?

                                          "Following the 1136 destruction of London bridge, its maintainer Peter de Colechurch proposed to replace the timber bridge with a permanent stone construction. A tax was levied to fund the new stone bridge, and construction of a new stone bridge was begun in the reign of Henry II, under de Colechurch's direction, in 1176. The new bridge took 33 years to complete and was not finished until 1209, four years after de Colechurch died, during the reign of King John." Wikipedia

                                          Guess AZ is older than I thought - sorry.

                                           
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                                            sizz

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                                            RE: Absolute Worst Cheesesteak Sandwich Fri, 06/16/06 1:39 PM (permalink)
                                            1968: London Bridge was sold to Robert P. McCulloch for the sum of $2,460,000. The bridge was shipped piece by piece to Lake Havasu City, Arizona, where it was reconstructed and dedicated on October 10, 1971.



                                            most people think this is London Bridge ........it is not

                                            there is only one Eiffel tower, it's in Paris
                                            there is only one Statue of Liberty it's in NY
                                            there is only one London Bridge it's in AZ.
                                            there is only one Philly Cheese Steak it's in Philadelphia
                                             
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                                              willo

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                                              RE: Absolute Worst Cheesesteak Sandwich Sat, 06/17/06 6:56 AM (permalink)


                                              most people think this is London Bridge ........it is not




                                              You are right, that's Tower Bridge. However, the "original" London Bridge was built, as above , pre-1136.

                                              Willo (& has lost interest in this thread, insofar as it has proven that, according to some,the US has the biggest, best & first of everything - including insular xenophobes).
                                               
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                                                bxfinest

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                                                RE: Absolute Worst Cheesesteak Sandwich Tue, 06/20/06 6:09 PM (permalink)
                                                Not a huge cheesesteak expert. More of a Pastrami sandwich, Pizza and frank/hotdog expert. However, my worst cheesesteak experience I would have to say was in a restaurant in Washington, DCs Union Station. The place is called "America" where they feature regional foods from all over the nation. Unfortunately, I ordered the Philly cheesesteak which turned out to be big steak strips with melted chedder and cooked onions on hero bread. Very sloppy sandwich where when take a bite the steak strips come out by the whole while the cheese and onoins drip out the side of the bread. Very disatisfied to say the least!!!
                                                 
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                                                  tamandmik

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                                                  RE: Absolute Worst Cheesesteak Sandwich Tue, 06/20/06 6:36 PM (permalink)
                                                  quote:
                                                  Originally posted by Phildelmar

                                                  Both Pats and Genos are living off their past glories


                                                  Amen to that! They both suck!
                                                   
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                                                    billyboy

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                                                    RE: Absolute Worst Cheesesteak Sandwich Sat, 07/29/06 12:37 PM (permalink)
                                                    I had a bad cheesesteak experience on Houston Street in NYC. It was a place called Dopey Benny's and I asked for it with whiz and wit' onions. It came without the whiz, no onions, and had parmesan cheese on top. Ewww.
                                                     
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