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Philadelphia - Best Buffalo Chicken Cheesesteak

bigfella Jan 29, 2009 09:38 AM

I'm a fan of most things "steaked". Cheesesteak, Chicken Cheesesteak, etc.

I think my favorite is the Buffalo Chicken Cheesesteak.

So where's the best one in Philly? My vote thus far has to be for Real Pizza in Narberth.


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    lawgirl3278 RE: bigfella Jan 29, 2009 10:44 AM

    Well Ishkabibble's claims to have invented the chicken cheesesteak, so I guess theirs is worth a try. I've never had it, but their fries and a Gremlin are reason enough for me to go there!

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      Buckethead RE: lawgirl3278 Jan 29, 2009 10:49 AM

      I've had their chicken cheesesteak, it's not good.

      ETA: I don't really like cheesesteaks in general and think the roast pork with rabe and provolone is our city's true sandwich, so I'm predisposed to not like ishkabibble's version I guess.

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      Ali RE: bigfella Jan 30, 2009 08:19 AM

      There's a dive-ish diner at the corner of 47th and Baltimore that claims to have the best buffalo chicken cheesesteak. (I don't know; the guy was showing me a newspaper article ... and there were people ordering it for breakfast ...)

      They do serve a mean breakfast, so maybe the chicken cheesesteak claims has merits?

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        sarod25 RE: bigfella Feb 2, 2009 05:24 PM

        THE WORKS! Their buffalo chicken cheesesteaks are so good. They have a few locations, including the Northeast and Springfiled, Delco.

        1. JugglerDave RE: bigfella Feb 3, 2009 09:54 AM

          Hmmm, so what are the qualities of 'the best' buffalo chicken cheesesteak?

          - Using a high quality blue-cheese dressing instead of "Sysco-in-a-drum"?
          - Quality of the chicken? Is it the pre-formed loaf or real chicken?
          - The wing sauce is key, I guess that could vary widely from place to place.

          I'm curious since I love very spicy wing sauce and some places might just use a splash of tabasco.

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            TwoBellies RE: bigfella Feb 3, 2009 09:58 AM

            Don Giovannis's., NE Philly.


            1. bigfella RE: bigfella Feb 4, 2009 04:23 AM

              The thing that I love about Real Pizza:

              1. They use Frank's Red Hot Sauce
              2. They use a better blue cheese than Sysco
              3. They chop the chicken, pour the sauce, then mix again
              4. They spread out the chicken, pour the blue cheese in the middle and fold the chicken back over the top. That way you get chicken, hot sauce and blue cheese in every bite.

              Try it out!


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