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Any Philadelphia-Style Roast Beef Heros in Northern NJ?

maddog5150 Jun 16, 2009 09:31 AM

Hey gang,

Some of my favorite roast beef heros are from Ioannoni's in New Castle, DE and Nick's Old Original Roast Beef in Philly. Do any of you know of a comparable roast beef joint in northern NJ that offers the same hero with hearty brown gravy, provolone and maybe some arugula?


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    hungrykids RE: maddog5150 Jun 16, 2009 02:05 PM

    If you want it to be like Philadelphia, you need to call it a HOAGIE, not a hero!

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      maddog5150 RE: hungrykids Jun 16, 2009 07:10 PM

      Thanks HungryKids. Now that we have that piece of nickle knowledge out of the way, can anyone help me find a roast beef/gravy/provolone hoagie closer to home in Northern NJ? I don't feel like driving the 100 miles to Philly when I get a hankering for one....

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      daboken80 RE: maddog5150 Jun 19, 2009 12:53 PM

      Fiore's in Hoboken, on saturday's they have Roast beef, gravy and fresh mutz... it's out of this world.

      Also in Hoboken, Vitos Deli has london broil sandwich which is also terrific

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        maddog5150 RE: daboken80 Jun 22, 2009 06:02 PM

        Thanks for the reply Daboken!

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          menton1 RE: maddog5150 Jun 24, 2009 08:11 AM

          What's a "Philly Roast Beef?" I know about the Philly Cheese Steaks, and the Chicago Beef sandwiches. But I had no idea that Philly had a special roast beef??

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            jcmods RE: menton1 Jun 24, 2009 08:44 AM

            It's not terribly far off the Chicago Beef Sandwich. It can be served on a Kaiser Roll or a hoagie roll. They also have a roast pork sandwich that is sliced, dunked into the cooking liquid, and put into a hoagie roll on top of sharp provolone and either broccoli rabe or spinach (that tastes O garlic). So damn good.

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              maddog5150 RE: jcmods Jul 30, 2009 08:02 PM

              Now we just need some recommendations on where to find these delectable yummies in northern NJ!

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