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99 Miles to Philly

Tom Steele Feb 27, 2005 12:35 PM

That new "old style cheesecake" joint at 94 Third Avenue between 12th and 13th Street is up and running. Any preliminary reports? At least the menu seems authentic: You can indeed get steak with Cheez Whiz (or American or Provolone) "wit'" or "wit'out" onions for $5-6. Lots of other add-ons, including double cheese, mushrooms, and sweet or hot peppers at 50 cents. Waffle fries $2. Anybody?

  1. jakew8 Feb 19, 2007 05:32 PM

    Well if the post was an ad, the ad is two years old! All you did was draw more attention to the thread! But if you want to discuss 99 Miles, let's discuss.

    The bread at 99 Miles isn't the most authentic Philly-style roll, but the meat is tasty. Toppings are good as well. Fries are fine. Like everything else in this city, it's pricey. $10 for a cheesesteak, fries, and a soda. I've probably eaten there six times and it's fine.

    It won't change your life, but NYC cheesesteak seekers should try it for themselves.

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    1. re: jakew8
      ricky7 Feb 19, 2007 08:10 PM

      used to go to 99 miles alot since its only 2 blocks away. never really impressed with it. and carls on 3rd ave was a big disappointment to me. i actually love B Bar sandwich on west 3rd nr 6th ave. true its not an authentic 'Phiily' cheesesteak but its excellent. try it.

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      Jonny Pops Feb 19, 2007 11:23 AM

      Waste of time. The place is approximately 99,000 miles away from a real Philly Cheesesteak. You're better off at Carl's if you need to find one in Manhattan. This posting seems suspiciuously like an ad as well.

      1. t
        tweedy Feb 28, 2005 08:37 AM

        I went Friday night. I'm no Philly cheesesteak expert, but I thought it was pretty good. Definitely a better grease option than Roll 'n' Roaster down the street, which seems to be slipping these days.

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          Hil. Feb 27, 2005 06:44 PM

          I stopped in and brought one home tonight (provolone, no onions) and it appears to be the real deal. I watched the cooks make 6 or 7 of them; process & final product are much how I remember Chubby's in Philadelphia. It was very light on the cheese (just enough to hold the steak together) which is -exactly- how I like it (you can order double cheese for $.50). Counter guys are very friendly! It was filled with what sounded like NYU students from the Philadelphia area. The place somehow looks even smaller than when it was Crepe Maison, but after shedding a small tear for their perfect croque madame, I'll be entirely pleased with 99 Miles.

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          1. re: Hil.
            FryGuy Mar 24, 2005 08:07 AM

            How does it compare to Wogie's?

          2. t
            Tom Steele Feb 27, 2005 02:32 PM

            Sorry--cheese STEAK. There've been miles and miles of posts about finidng good Philly Cheese Steak in NYC, and this place looks like it has a shot.

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              gates Feb 27, 2005 01:41 PM

              Nah, I like my cheesecake without onions.

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              1. re: gates
                Bud Mar 1, 2005 03:55 PM

                I went there the other night big cheesesteak fan, I heard those people used to work at Carls Steaks.
                Just another Carls Steaks wannabe...
                34th and 3rd avenue is the real deal . why bother writing about the copy cats?
                obviously, you all need to do your homework.

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