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Old 08-02-2008, 10:07 PM
 
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Its so easy to make, I was in NYC couple of weeks ago, I decide to order Philly cheese steak and they brought me a slab of meat on a roll.WTF!!
That ain't no Philly cheese steak. He insisted it was.
And what is "Philly BBQ chicken?" saw advertised in NYC.
Anyway, I like pork sandwich better,just hard to find.
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Old 08-02-2008, 10:11 PM
 
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I have a craving for some authentic Spanish paella. I haven't had one since my favorite Spanish restaurant on South Street closed down a year or so ag. Where can I get some?
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Old 08-03-2008, 05:10 AM
 
Location: Too far from the beach, NJ
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You might want to try Taste of Portugal, it's very good and reasonable:

Taste of Portugal Restaurant Philadelphia, PA
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Old 08-03-2008, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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From my experience you'll find much better cheesesteaks away from the tourist traps(Pats-Geno's- Jims etc) Your average pizza shop in the city makes a much superior cheesesteak than the "steak traps" which dont have the time or patience to make a good quality steak.For a really good steak go out into the suburbs and find a sandwich shop, it puts Pats or Genos to absolute shame.
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Old 08-03-2008, 10:08 AM
 
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For cheesesteaks -- it's all about the roll. It needs to be soft, yet not spongy on the inside and crispy on the outside.
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Old 08-03-2008, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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True about the rolls newmarlig it is a huge ingredient. However you cant use slabs of gristled meat that taste like shoe leather which I got the one time I was at one of the tourist traps. The trick for me is chopping the sirloin up into tiny morsels which along with the cheese melts in your mouth.
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Old 08-03-2008, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Yep, you can't get good cheesesteak rolls outside of Philly and they usually don't know which meat to get or how to cook it. A slab of beef with cheese on a dinner roll is NOT a cheesesteak.
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Old 08-03-2008, 10:57 AM
 
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As I always say - Pat's and Geno's are only good if you are drunk at 2:00 a.m.
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Old 08-03-2008, 05:36 PM
 
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You might want to try Taste of Portugal, it's very good and reasonable:

Taste of Portugal Restaurant Philadelphia, PA
Oh goodie,thanks!
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Old 08-03-2008, 05:39 PM
 
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From my experience you'll find much better cheesesteaks away from the tourist traps(Pats-Geno's- Jims etc) Your average pizza shop in the city makes a much superior cheesesteak than the "steak traps" which dont have the time or patience to make a good quality steak.For a really good steak go out into the suburbs and find a sandwich shop, it puts Pats or Genos to absolute shame.
You might be right. I'm not impressed with Pat's or Geno's. Some places chop the meat too fine.
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