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Old 04-09-2019, 06:46 PM
 
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I'm glad to hear this, I've heard good things about Tony Luke's from Philly natives
Grew up in Philly. Tony Luke was one of only two spots I would get steaks from regularly (Other was Steve's prince of steaks in NE Philly). Way better than Pats, Genos or Jims on South Street.
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Old 04-09-2019, 07:50 PM
 
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I like the tony's on oregon ave


Pat's and genos suck. I used to go to pat's but they put too much grit. It's only good for the tourist. I have never been to Jim's



There was a food truck in south philly that was serving a jerk chicken cheesesteak but I did not get a chance to try.


Tony luke should open an egg sandwich shop in nyc
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Old 04-10-2019, 05:25 AM
 
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Went to Philly many times in the past, tried a bunch of places and Tony Lukes (the main one on Oregon Ave) was always my favorite.
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Old 04-10-2019, 03:24 PM
 
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I grew uip in ALlentown and EVERYT bar served steak sandwiches ( cheese steaks are newer.)


MatJack...ddi the steak sandwiches reach all to way to the Poconos
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Old 04-11-2019, 07:20 AM
 
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It's a regional thing, so philly is the ONLY place for it. Good luck to these folks, they need to make a NY iconic sandwich if they wanna float.

Actually, all of Eastern Pennsylvania can give you cheesesteaks better than the best you can get in NYC. Admittedly, I have not had many in NYC because I am afraid of getting another bad one. Back before gambling ruined the Jersey Shore, it was easy to get a very good steak sandwich in Atlantic City, Wildwood, even Ocean City.

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Old 04-11-2019, 09:31 AM
 
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Have you tried Shorties on 2nd ave?
Shorties is pretty good. So was 99 miles to Philly which had a long run in the East Village. People from Philly are a little too precious about their cheesesteaks. It's not exactly a complicated "recipe".
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Old 04-11-2019, 11:50 AM
 
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I always find it hard to believe anyone in NYC would care about Cheesesteaks when there are much better eats here. Cheesteak is the least flavorful kind of meat sandwich when compared to other similar ethnic meat sandwiches. I ate a few places in Philly and they are good when you need a greasy sandwich but it's just not interesting enough. Its blue collar food.
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Old 04-11-2019, 11:54 AM
 
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Shorties is pretty good. So was 99 miles to Philly which had a long run in the East Village. People from Philly are a little too precious about their cheesesteaks. It's not exactly a complicated "recipe".

Seemingly fairly hard to learn. In a New Jersey Restaurant I ordered a steak sandwich, long ago. It WAS on the menu.
I got a half inch wedge of tough top round steak between two pieces of toast. It was completely inedible...unchewable I guess the idea of thinly shaved beef is too foreign an idea for some.


I can make a decent substitute on the griddle with Steak-umms, Muenster cheese, a nice roll and some spicy tomato sauce,


So not overly complicated and any bar owner with his salt CAN offer them, but it only seems to happen in Pennsylvania.
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Old 04-11-2019, 12:00 PM
 
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I went to Philly a couple years ago. I did the touristy Pat's/Geno's thing (Geno's specifically.) I was thoroughly unimpressed, but figured they had become essentially tourist traps.

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Shorties is pretty good. So was 99 miles to Philly which had a long run in the East Village. People from Philly are a little too precious about their cheesesteaks. It's not exactly a complicated "recipe".
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Old 04-11-2019, 12:01 PM
 
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I brought up Shorties because it's probably a 5 minute walk for Kefir.

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Shorties is pretty good. So was 99 miles to Philly which had a long run in the East Village. People from Philly are a little too precious about their cheesesteaks. It's not exactly a complicated "recipe".
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