Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich
OOOhhhh my, these are good.
Tender sliced steak, perfectly cooked with onions, then put over a slice of white cheese into a killer bun that’s got a thin delicate crust on the outside, but is so soft and easy to eat. Wash it down with a cold beer.
We went for dinner, and it wasn’t too crowded. I think this place pumps at lunch though, so get there early (or late).
11112 Magnolia (between Lankershim and Vineland)
It is certainly one of my favorite places. This issue has been debated over the years and there are devotees who swear if it doesn't have cheez whiz it is not authentic. My research indicates otherwise. In any event they make a great sandwich and fries. Further, they are reasonably priced and the parking is atrocious. I get mine to go, have someone to ride shotgun who gets the goods and then I take it home and have mine with a glass of great California Zin. Life is good!
While I have never even step foot in Philadelphia, I have to say that I prefer the taste of Cheez Whiz and Provolone together in my sandwich.
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Elsie, LO's has a parking lot in the back.
Having had cheesesteaks at both places, I would say it's a draw . The bread at Luigi Ortega's (Amoroso's) has a softer, chewy texture that holds up well to the cheesesteak. The cheesesteak itself seemed to have suffered from subdued flavor (I got the provolone + whiz, if you're curious). It was tasty, but somehow muted.
The cheesesteak at Philadelphia Sandwiches was a about a large at LO's, and while the cheesesteak (just provolone here) was very tasty, the bread got a bit soggy by the end of the meal .
In any case, I would wholeheartedly recommend either place.
Ah - last time I was there (I seem to recall it was a payday) the rear lot was full with folks parking to run across to the BofA (since the bank's parking lot is practically non-usable at the moment) and we couldn't find much in the way of street parking. Ended-up behind the discount store across the street.
Which is to say nothing negative about the food or service at LO's, btw. It's grand to have another option for hot sandwiches.