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Steak'n'cheese in Silver Spring

Mister Big Mar 21, 2011 06:41 AM

The best I've had recently is Cheesesteak Mike's in Hillandale. Not to be confused with a Philly cheesesteak (though I'm guessing they can make it that way), but with LTM & FO. Admittedly, I haven't eaten at Continental in Kensington in ages.

Cheesesteak Mike's has pretty decent fries, as well.

Cheesesteak Mikes
10222 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20903

  1. GraydonCarter Mar 22, 2011 05:46 PM

    Not sure I know the difference, unless you mean wit whiz.

    How about South Street Steaks in Bethesda ?

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    1. re: GraydonCarter
      GraydonCarter Mar 22, 2011 06:14 PM

      I guess South Street has several locations

      South Street Steaks
      4856 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

      1. re: GraydonCarter
        dining with doc Jan 30, 2012 09:27 AM

        3rd South Street Steaks for pretty close to correct Philly Cheesesteak

      2. re: GraydonCarter
        reiflame Mar 23, 2011 10:24 AM

        South Street makes a mean cheesesteak; it's dangerous that I work right around the corner from it.

        I think the difference between a cheesesteak and a steak and cheese is subtle; the cheesesteak is really a set group of ingredients (soft roll, beef, prov or whip, onions) whereas the steak and cheese is it's "generic" counterpart. I would never call my favorite steak and cheese (Viola's Subs in Niagara Falls) a Philly cheesesteak, but they are similar in nature.

        1. re: reiflame
          monkeyrotica Jan 30, 2012 05:51 AM

          A DC steak & cheese is akin to a Philly cheesesteak hoagie: it comes with lettuce, tomato, and mayo unless you specifically ask them to hold it. And it's usually topped with American cheese or occasionally provo.

          1. re: monkeyrotica
            monavano Jan 30, 2012 09:33 AM

            Exactly. It's so nice to hear that from someone else! The S&C is a kissin' cousin to a CS and I would often opt for the cheesesteak hoagie just to change things up.
            I railed against this thing called a steak and cheese for so long, until I just realized that I could appreciate it for just what it is; a darn good sandwich.
            Now, if they could get the bread right in this neck of the woods...

            1. re: monavano
              monkeyrotica Jan 30, 2012 10:45 AM

              I've found really good cevapcici bread at Cosmopolitan Grill and excellent birote bread at La Mexicana Bakery, but neither are appropriate for a cheesesteak. I've yet to encounter anything approaching fresh Amoroso rolls; everything is either bloated dough or rock-hard cr@p. Even the H&S stuff from Baltimore isn't that great.

              1. re: monkeyrotica
                agarnett100 Jan 30, 2012 11:14 AM

                I have always order the cheesesteak hoagie even in Philly

      3. Dennis S Jan 25, 2012 08:04 AM

        Anyone know of "Billy's" in the Cherrydale area of Arlington? I saw it this morning and have not heard of it prior.

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        1. re: Dennis S
          GraydonCarter Jan 27, 2012 12:32 PM

          Sounds like it is the same owner, Cherrydale Deli, different signage.

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