Philly Cheese Steak in NYC.
- Zephyr Nov 7, 2001 01:20 PM
Where in NYC's beast Philly Cheese Steak?
I was over near 48th and Seventh yesterday and noticed a Cheesesteak place. it operates out of a window on the NorthWest Corner. Has anybody tried this place? Seems like all they make is cheesesteaks and that's a good start...
nope. no good cheese steaks in NYC,
and people here dont even know
what a hoagie is. aahhhhh yai yaiy.
tried the new place on 3rd street.. horrible!!
the sandwiches are pre-maid and kept warm in
wax paper in the oven... you cant get mushrooms
on them and the kaiser buns a soggy/chewy.
avoid the place unless you want a disappointing second
rate fakey fake cheese steak.
Carl's Cheesesteaks does not have a connection to any Philly cheesesteak operation. There's a link on his website to an article in "NY Magazine" explaining his quest to produce the perfect cheesesteak and then open his own shop. I've never had a cheesesteak in Philly, so I have no basis of comparison, but the one I had a Carl's 3rd Av. location (he's since opened another downtown) was delicious.
Btw, I believe the cheesesteak place in NYC with a Philly connection is Tony Luke's.
Here's a link to an Aug. '05 article in "NY Magazine" that rated all the cheesesteak spots in NYC at that time:
had a carl's today. went with provolone onions and mushrooms. the steak was tender but very uneven in saltiness. some bites were waaaay too salty and others were tasteless. the roll was nicely moist except for the last few bites in which the bread was a little stale.
Overall I would give Carls a 4-5 on a scale of 1-10.