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See Past the Grease, Through to Tasty Philly

In the spectrum of sandwiches, the Philly cheesesteak is always the mildly retarded sibling that makes everyone laugh. While it starts with reasonable ingredients: steak, cheese and maybe onions, but winds up looking like some kind of horrible disaster. It’s greasy and slimy and looks more than a little like dog food with a strange sauce. Okay, okay, I’ll stop. The point here is, they look awful. Thankfully, they are delicious. Soft, a little chewy, warm and full of cheesy steak deliciousness.

I struggled with this dual nature when crafting this post: on one hand they are delicious and people should celebrate them; on the other hand, they look a bit gross and the photos won’t be too appealing. I came to this conclusion: associate the slightly off appearance with melt-in-your-mouth sandwich happiness. See past the grease, through to the tasty wonderland of cheesy meats.

This fine specimen comes from 99 Miles to Philly(94 3rd ave, New York, NY), a little Philly cheese steak joint in my hood.

freshly unwrapped philly cheesesteak

posed philly cheesesteak

philly cheesesteak

99 Miles To Philly on Urbanspoon

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2 Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Captain Wogie, Bringer of Delicious | Simply Sandwiches. on Sunday, March 16, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    [...] Wogies. Your cheesesteaks are incredible. They’re not like others (see 99 Miles to Philly and Carls Steaks): not greasy or terrible food-coma inducing. They are warm and cheesy and [...]

  2. BB Sandwich Bar Cheats at Cheesesteak | Simply Sandwiches on Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    [...] What is it about cheesesteaks that make them so confident? Perhaps it’s the masses of meat and cheese or perhaps it’s the incredible man-points one gains by eating cheesesteak or maybe it’s just something in the personality of someone who opens a cheesesteak joint, they seem to love aggressive slogans. BB’s Sandwich Bar (120 W 3rd St, NY, NY) proudly proclaims “The best damn cheesesteak. Period.” Whoa, easy killer, I’m just here for a sandwich, relax. (Astute readers might remember that Carl’s Steaks in midtown east has a sign that reads “AOL Voted Best Sandwich in NYC.”) See other cheesesteak reviews here: Wogies (the current favorite), Carls, 99 Miles to Philly. [...]

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