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Oct 19, 2004 10:44 AM

Philly Cheesesteaks

  • j

I've heard that there's a great cheesesteak place called Philadelphia Slims (or maybe Philly Slims?) in the midtown west-hell's kitchen area. Has anyone been there? Any comments about the place?

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  1. Oooh, I'd like to try that!

    Lately I've been grooving on Wogie's (in G. Village) cheesesteaks. Yummy.

    1. If it's the place on Broadway & the high 40's, stay away. It's bad. It doesn't even taste like meat.

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      1. re: swingline

        Philly Slim's is on 9th Avenue between 52nd & 53rd St. Haven't been, but there have been positive postings on this board (and I believe advice to ask for extra cheese). I've been pretty darn happy with Carl's Cheesesteaks at 34th & 3rd.... With these two and Wogie's, it looks like NY is undergoing a cheesesteak renaissance....

      2. Check out this thread on Philly Slims...

        Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

        1. I go there every two weeks or so. Good stuff. Can't speak for the authenticity ( I ain't never been to Philly) but I enjoy it.

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          1. re: WigWamBam
            King of Northern Blvd

            I think that they are too salty....

            1. re: King of Northern Blvd

              Too many Sailors? I don't get it.

              1. re: WigWamBam
                King of Northern Blvd

                What are you talking about?

                1. re: King of Northern Blvd

                  I thought it was pretty funny. But I have a weakness for puns.

                  And the best cheesesteaks do not come from Philly, but rather from the Atlantic City area. It's all about the roll, and South Jersey rolls are simply the best for cheesesteaks.

                  Link: http://dictionary.reference.com/searc...

          2. Karl's (or Carl's, whichever) is fairly close in flavor to Jim's Steaks in Philly. Only bad comment is that they need to use more Whiz (I am a traditional Whiz Whit guy), so sometimes I order double whiz.

            It's not close to Pat's or Geno's in Philly, so it depends on what style you prefer. Having sampled each in the same day, I prefer Jim's.

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            1. re: Captain

              Yeah, they could use more whiz. We also sprinkle it with some salt and pepper since seasoning is sometimes not to par. With Cheese Whiz being pretty salty, it's ok to under season, but it always tastes better with some salt and freshly cracked pepper.