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Lee's Hoagie House - Cheltenham

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Jack Flash Nov 22, 2004 02:04 PM

A week or so ago, in a thread about hoagies, I and others mentioned Lee's Hoagie House in Pasadena. Someone familiar with the original Pennyslvania stores wondered whether the Pasadena outpost sells a sandwich called the Cheltenham. I checked my takeout menu, and there is indeed a Cheltenham sandwich on the menu. I don't know what it is, as I always get an Italian, but it is definitely on the menu.

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    annecook RE: Jack Flash Oct 2, 2009 04:04 PM

    Sorry for the long delay in your question being answered. I hope you still check back.

    I'm from Philly.
    I went to college at Tyler which used to be down the street from the original Lee's Hoagies, on Cheltenham Avenue in Philadelphia.
    That's the reason for the Cheltenham hoagie. I hope that the Lee's in California are able to use fresh Amoroso rolls, because that is one of the key important ingredients to an authentic hoagie (or cheesesteak)

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      krick RE: Jack Flash Oct 2, 2009 04:47 PM

      My understanding is that there is no current relation between the Lee's in Pasadena and the Lee's back in Philly - at least that's what I was told when I was last at Lee's in Philly.

      BTW, I grew up on Lee's in Philly, and everytime I have the godmother at Bay Cities, as good as it is, I think to myself "It's not as good as Lee's".

      1. lil mikey RE: Jack Flash Oct 2, 2009 09:40 PM

        Google Lee's, and you won't see Pasadena....you only see the PA locations. The logo in Pasadena is the same as PA.

        I went to Lee's Pasadena 2 weeks ago for the first time. They have a great charbroiled chicken sandwich they push. It was delicious, and very filling. There is a good char to the meat. The roll is fresh, and it has a tasty onion-ey slaw on top. I don't know if it's the Amorosa roll, but they're proud of the "fresh" roll.

        Thanks for the tip. I'll ask for and try anything they might have from Philly.

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