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Taste of Philly (S.M.) where did it go? I need a cheese steak!

la cucaracha loco Jul 28, 2001 10:55 PM

Please help. I'm suffering withdrwal.

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    richeyw Jul 29, 2001 01:36 PM

    philadelphia connection on arroyo parkway in pasadena. import meat, bread cheese, tasty kakes, herr chips, hanks, birch beer and goldbergs candy bars.

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    1. re: richeyw
      Norm Jul 30, 2001 01:31 AM

      For great cheesesteaks, try Papa Jake's in Manhattan Beach and Beverly Hills.

      1. re: Norm
        Belafkih Jul 30, 2001 04:01 AM

        I checked out Papa Jakes the other week in Manhattan after reading some rave reviews about it, but I really wasn't that impressed. They weren't quite as greasy/messy as I liked, there was only one variety (beef, green peppers, and your choice of cheese). I like places that you can choose what you want in your cheestake. I had a really good a while back at some beach food festival in hermosa beach, which was pretty damn messy, greasy, and flavorfull. I dunno if it was an isolated incident, but the cheestake I got at Papa Jakes was pretty wimpy.

        1. re: Belafkih
          john q. Jul 30, 2001 02:43 PM

          Not greasy or messy enough--there's a new line of criticism on this board!

          I've had some pretty good cheese steaks at John's Philly Grille, 20379 Beach Blvd. in Huntington Beach. I don't know how authentic they are--never been to Philadelphia myself--but they tasted good to me.

          1. re: john q.
            LBQT Jul 30, 2001 04:49 PM

            John's has a place on Edinger at Golden West, in the Home Expo center, too. They are, in fact, from Philly, or so they said when I asked. Their subs are the best we've found in the HB area, although JJ's, on Magnolia and (I think) Talbert in Fountain Valley are also very good.

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