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Phillys in atlantic highlands

corvette johnny Jul 25, 2012 01:45 PM

Has anyone been to this tiny hole in the wall? It has been on my list for a while now.

Much like BBQ, pizza and burgers I suppose cheesesteaks are really subjective.

Due to a lack of decent steak sandwiches nearby I actually bought a deli slicer and shave my own ribeyes LOL

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    coldsolderjoint Jul 25, 2012 09:22 PM

    It's been a while, but i Went a few times. Was pretty good. Alittle on the greasy side.. but sometimes that's good with a Cheesesteak.

    Steakzilla's in Woodbridge is Excellent.. I'm not sure how far of a ride that is for you though.

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      coldsolderjoint Jul 25, 2012 09:23 PM

      Oh.. how do you get paper thin slices? Do you chill it in the freezer for awhile and run it through your slicer with a razor sharp blade? Commercial grade slicer? Every time i try slicing meat super thin, it just all falls apart.

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        corvette johnny Jul 26, 2012 06:47 AM

        I buy cosco ribeyes and freeze them. They come out great and you can make them just right with your desired ratio of meat, cheese and bread.

        The slicer is not commercial but if I had to do it again I probably would get a commercial one. I use it all the time. I make chicken cheese steaks sometimes too. I slice porkroll, sopressata, zuchini, eggplant, onions, peppers, etc etc.

        I would definitely recommend one! The commercial ones are usually quite large though so that is why I didn't get one for my smaller kitchen.

        coldsolderjoint, thanks for the reply. I will report back when I get there.

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      livingloving Jul 27, 2012 06:47 PM

      Been to phillys twice. For a cheesesteaks aficionado like me here's the low down. Meat quality is excellent bread is the standard soft sub bread . What I liked was it tasted excellent but the half was a little light on the meat and the bread overwhelmed it. The next time I got a whole and it was much better . It was a half pound of excellent flavor top round. I know it's against tradition to get anything over than cheese wiz and fried onions. I prefer provolone California style which is let Tom fried onion and mayo. Don't knock it till you try it. Next time I will order fewer onions ...they loaded it up to the gills to the tipping point and they sliced the roll all the way through so everything flew out of it and made a huge mess. They offer all options to put on it as well as chicken cheese steaks and the roast pork broccoli Rabe with sharp provolone . I think you can get a great sandwich here just heed my warning get the whole cheesesteak tell them easy on the onion and dont slice the bread through. They use Hellmans too . The place is on west avenue right across
      From Burger King. This is housed in one of my favorite dives of all time . Frank and Jeans. Best cheesesteak I ever ate.
      From the burger crap I mean king.

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        corvette johnny Jul 28, 2012 03:08 PM

        Nice....

        Did you get the roast pork yet or just two cheesesteaks?

        Is the wiz decent? I have seen some awful renditions in my day

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          coldsolderjoint Jul 30, 2012 07:46 AM

          Ut oh.. are we discussing Cheese Whiz again on chowhound??! *awaits purists*

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            Mr. Bingley Jul 31, 2012 11:27 AM

            There are times when one must Whiz.

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              MarlboroMan Jul 31, 2012 11:56 AM

              ROFL! At Hurricane Harbor on Sunday, we had their version of cheesesteaks. The "cheese" choices were Wiz, and American. That's it. I chose WIz. At least it doesn't have the consistency of plastic and smell like feet.

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            jrvedivici Jul 31, 2012 12:25 PM

            Here is my input into "whiz".....The Pour House Shrewsbury and the Sitting Duck (sister locations) have a cheesey spread they put on their bar sandwiches/burgers which is about the most tasty cheese gloop I have ever had. This is about the only place I will have that pasty yellow stuff.

        2. jrvedivici Jul 30, 2012 08:48 AM

          On a side note to this topic I had a cheese steak at the Haskell yesterday at one of the grill booth's set up outside. It was arguably one of the WORST "Philly Cheese Steaks" I have ever had. Nothing more than Steak-Um's and cheese wiz, horrible.

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            corvette johnny Jul 30, 2012 09:13 AM

            Steakums are the WORST. I have no idea how they even stay in business.

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            scrappyone Jul 31, 2012 05:00 AM

            I live in Atlantic Highlands and have been looking for a reason to visit Phillys. On Saturday I bought a steak sandwich with provolone, onions and hot peppers to go to eat at home.

            The best way for me to describe the sandwich was that it was very bland. The sub roll was nothing special and the steak had little flavor. They gave me whole cherry peppers on the side that were not at all hot. For $ 9 it was disappointing. I shall never return.

            1. corvette johnny Jul 31, 2012 04:17 PM

              Sort of on the topic.....

              If anyone is in long branch, rockafellers makes a tasty cheesesteak pizza. This thing is heavy! 2 slices and you are done. A large pie weighs several pounds lol

              1. corvette johnny Mar 29, 2013 11:23 AM

                So I finally got around to going here.

                I ended up trying the wiz over American or provolone. I was pretty impressed...not an epic steak but pretty darn good. It was a decent size for 8.50 and the meat was not skimpy. I actually liked the quality of the meat...not stringy and cheap like some places. It is bottom round. I suppose with the price of rib eyes today that it doesn't' make sense to buy that cut.

                They have a roast pork with broccoli rabe and sharp provolone that is apparently their specialty. I will stop back to try that too. Regarding this sandwich, there was a note about Adam Richman in there (and his new best sandwhich in America show.) Did he visit there yet or does he plan to visit? I should have asked but I just forget as I was waiting.

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                  seal Mar 30, 2013 04:04 AM

                  hey cj

                  Note was prolly due to AR picking the Dinic's version of that roast pork sandwich as his best in America.

                  U have sparked my interest as I was just in Philly yesterday and wish I had gone to Reading Terminal 4 a Dinic's sand instead of the fancy meal we had.

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