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What's the name of that place near UAB that got all the buzz over its Philly Cheese Steaks? We're going to the UAB basketball game on Wednesday and thought we'd give it a try. Other suggestions also would be welcome.

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  1. I think the place is called T'Bones.

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    1. re: sheilal

      Thanks, sheilal. About 10 seconds after I posted this inquiry, I found my answer. It was Salem's and it's not near UAB, but rather in downtown Homewood.

      1. re: Big Daddy

        Flyerguy reported on Salem's in this thread:

        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/422281

    2. I see this was already answered. Have you ever had the philly special at V. Richard's? Decent quality steak grilled with fresh onions and mushrooms on their homemade roll, topped with melted white cheese. I had one yesterday and it was just ok. I guess that I'mm still not keen on the whole pre-melted cheese/sauce idea, regardless of its popularity in Philly.

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      1. re: Dax

        We had a saying whenever our group went to Philly: Don't let the Cheez Whiz scare you.
        Frankly, I could live with a cheese steak without the cheese, just as I could live without the kraut in a Ruben. Guess I'm just weird that way.

      2. Haven't tried it yet, but the Philly @ Lenny's in Homewood always looks and smells delish. Will have to give it a try and report back...