Lee's Hoagie House - Cheltenham
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.
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)
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".
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.