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.