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Philly cheesesteak found in Brklyn!

redgirl May 25, 2008 07:27 PM

If you're ever looking for the closest thing you'll find to a great Philly cheesesteak..look no further than Peppino's on 5th Ave in Park Slope. We've now had them 4 times - and their pizza is good but those cheesesteaks are the stuff of happiness (and I grew up in the 'burbs of Philly). toasty and really shredded with very melted cheese.

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    Tay RE: redgirl May 25, 2008 11:17 PM

    Thanks for the info. It's good to know, because the only cheesesteak place I know of is the one on 4th Ave in Bay Ridge and it's absolutely horrible.

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      redgirl RE: Tay May 26, 2008 05:45 AM

      There's also a hideous one on Flatbush Avenue - absolutely the worst greasy stuff I've had in a long time. Let me know what you think.

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        Tay RE: redgirl May 26, 2008 08:50 AM

        I've had, and really liked their pizza. I'm not around there very often and parking is a nightmare, but if and when I have the opportunity to check it out, I absolutely will. I don't know why but for some reason, apparently, cheesesteaks are very difficult to 'get right.' I've had so many really greasy, tough, salty overpriced-for-what-you-get, versions. Finding a decent one will be a real treat.
        Thanks again :-}

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          chefjellynow RE: Tay May 26, 2008 12:52 PM

          redgirl where ya from?, doylestown here.. in queens 7 years now still cant find the real deal. i will trek to PS and check this out


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            redgirl RE: chefjellynow May 26, 2008 04:54 PM

            cheltenham but spent a great deal of time in downtown philly with my grandma. been here since 1981. i hope this meets your expectations.

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              Tay RE: redgirl May 26, 2008 05:57 PM

              I went to school in Philly so if you two are satisfied that this is the real deal, I'm really going to make an effort to get to Peppinos!

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                redherring RE: redgirl May 30, 2008 01:09 PM

                get out -i grew up in Glenside and went to CHS. Been in nyc/brooklyn for 12 years, and haven't found a decent cheesesteak yet! I'll try Peppino's soon.

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                  emblebug RE: redgirl Jun 4, 2008 03:25 PM

                  Cheltenham/Elkins Park here too! and a grandmother in south philly. I make sure to get cheesesteaks every time I go home, so I can't wait to try Peppino's. Thanks for the heads up!

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          frankbooth RE: redgirl May 26, 2008 05:45 PM

          Hope and Anchor in Red Hook has an excellent snarky cheesesteak. and i was just in philly last week eating real cheesesteakz and i can still say that hope and anchor's is an excellent specimen. it's no john's pork, but it is quite respectable. add a lime ricky and you are good to go! enjoy fb

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            Tay RE: frankbooth May 26, 2008 05:58 PM

            I'm not so sure "snarky" is a good descriptive word, lol!

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              redherring RE: frankbooth May 30, 2008 01:10 PM

              I'll have to try it again, because when they first opened I had their cheesesteak and it was truly awful. It sounds like they changed it for the better. Will try it next time I'm at H&A.

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              pels RE: redgirl May 26, 2008 07:33 PM

              I've always wanted to give it a try, considering i've been looking for a great cheesesteak for weeks now..

              I remember looking at the price and backing away -- I forgot the price though, is it worth the money?

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                pastoralia RE: pels May 28, 2008 06:41 AM

                I'll try it but is it really a great cheesesteak without whizz?

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                  redgirl RE: pastoralia May 30, 2008 07:11 PM

                  i have never liked cheese whiz. redherring: i also went to chs but i suspect i'm a tad older than you! graduated in 1975!

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