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99 Miles to Philly..Anyone?

kcijones001 Oct 6, 2008 07:28 AM

Would love to hear about the cheesesteaks...

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    Corporate_40 RE: kcijones001 Oct 6, 2008 07:43 AM

    Steve's Prince of Steaks in NE Philly. Hands down the best in my book. If anyone tells you Geno's, Pats, or Jims, please end the conversation. All three are for tourists only, and only good for locals that are drunk and need a place that's open 24 hrs.

    Alternatives to Steve's (although I its worth the effort to the NE) are Tony Luc's and John's Roast Pork.

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      kcijones001 RE: Corporate_40 Oct 6, 2008 08:05 AM

      99 Miles to Philly is a new cheesesteak place in NYC...I was inquiring about that restaurant, BUT, thanks for the philly reccs! :)

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        Corporate_40 RE: kcijones001 Oct 6, 2008 08:57 AM

        Ha! Okay, I'm going to be in NYC in a couple weeks. Would be interesting to see if they compare....

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          jakew8 RE: kcijones001 Oct 6, 2008 09:53 AM

          The East Village location has been around for about four years. The one in East Midtown (in the former Zip Burger location) is new.

          I can only comment on the EV location, but I think that their sandwiches are pretty good. I don't like whiz but their whiz is real whiz (meaning that it's what comes out of the Cheez Whiz jar). Myself I get it wit onions, peppers and mushrooms, and provolone. Sometimes the bread isn't the best (I wouldn't say that it's ever stale, though) but the meat is always good. It could be a little saltier (but I say that about a lot of things); usually adding a little hot sauce does the trick. The waffle fries are usually very good.

          Once I eat a sandwich at the Midtown location, I'll let you know if it's on par with the EV one.

      2. JungMann RE: kcijones001 Oct 6, 2008 09:12 AM

        I'm not a big fan. I've been to the East Village location and find the sandwich pretty blah. Bread is somewhat stale, whiz doesn't taste like anything and meat is a little dry/tough.

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          kcijones001 RE: JungMann Oct 6, 2008 09:36 AM

          Good to know! thanks jung.

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