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Craving Steak n Cheese...

phat Aug 7, 2008 01:51 PM


I just wanted to see if anytone would be able to recommend a great steak n cheese sandwich place.

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    debra RE: phat Aug 7, 2008 05:45 PM

    Philly West has cheesesteak sandwiches. I'm partial to their "Hoagie Steak" sandwich, really good. Enjoy!

    Philly West Bar & Grill
    1870 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

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      dtud RE: debra Aug 9, 2008 01:26 PM

      i love philly west's hoagie steak!!!!! add a little salt and it's even better.

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      Burger Boy RE: phat Aug 7, 2008 06:15 PM

      Fredos on Lake in Pasadena. Phillys Best in Fountain Valley. Steak Depot in Hollywood. Philly Cheese Steak on Lincoln in Venice, Big Mikes in Hermosa Beach. There you have it, the 5 Burroughs are covered.

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        wilafur RE: Burger Boy Aug 7, 2008 07:13 PM


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          nosh RE: wilafur Aug 8, 2008 09:29 AM

          Big Mike's also has a location on Main Street in El Segundo -- by far the best Philly cheesesteak on the westside, now that Markie D's has hung it up. I get the large with both hot and sweet peppers and save half for later, and their onion rings are also great. That cheese steak shack on the east side of Lincoln in Venice is Great Western -- horrible, burnt onion, slapped on american cheese, the worst I've had. Philly West does a very good cheesesteak, but I think their half-pound flame-grilled burger on the same roll is even better.

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            Burger Boy RE: nosh Aug 8, 2008 11:44 AM

            That is it, Great Western. When the old guy, who is a little masugganna, makes them, they are great, is he still there?

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        schrutefarms RE: phat Aug 8, 2008 03:34 PM

        Philly's Best, Olive and Verdugo in Burbank. Don't like Steak Depot, although their onion rings RULE!!!

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          Adsvino RE: phat Aug 8, 2008 04:09 PM

          Closest I've had to the Philly original was at Victor Jrs. in Culver City.

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            nosh RE: Adsvino Aug 8, 2008 07:48 PM

            Victor Jr.'s is quite casual, friendly, and an excellent value. I really like their meatball subs, eggplant parm, and Italian salad. The pizzas that have gone by look and smell great but I haven't had one. But while a Philly cheesesteak is a featured dish on their awning, I've found them to be tasty but not at all authentic. More like a hot roast beef grinder than an ultrathin-sliced mound of beef griddled on a flattop. I'm a big fan of the place (which is closed weekends, by the way) but I'd recommend other dishes there. Very similar to the non-Philly cheesesteak served at Hoagies & Wings, which took over the spot of the beloved Markie D's on Washington a block east of Sepulveda -- theirs actually came with lettuce and tomato on it.

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              noahbites RE: nosh Aug 9, 2008 01:58 PM

              Great Western on Lincoln is absolutely awful. I had it once, maybe eight or nine years ago and still can't get the taste out of my mouth.

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                Scotty RE: noahbites Aug 9, 2008 08:38 PM

                "eight or nine years ago and still can't get the taste out of my mouth"

                That's funny!

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