Steak Sandwich in Seattle
Posted 07 April 2002 - 06:04 PM
Posted 08 April 2002 - 07:40 AM
Now, where to go for a Philly? I have a couple of firsthand recommendations and a piece of hearsay. I should add that I've never been to Philadelphia.
The place on the Ave that turned into the Thai-ger room moved into the sports bar place across the street, near the southwest corner of University and 45th. Unfortunately, the bar is totally sleazy, but the sandwiches are still good (assuming it's still there--I haven't had one in a few months) and there are lots of options if you're not a purist. You can add mushrooms, pizza sauce, barbecue sauce, various cheeses, etc. I think it's called Dan's Cheese Steaks.
Philly's Best at 23rd and Jackson serves a good sandwich that I've heard many people compare to a true Philly.
Finally, I've heard a lot of recommendations for Philadelphia Fevre at 23rd and Madison, but for some reason I've never made it over there myself. Maybe I'll do so tomorrow; it's not like 23rd and Madison is far from my house. They also serve some unusual variations, like Sukiyaki.
Come to think of it, I've had a few bites of the sandwich at Cafe Campagne, too. It's comparable to the Dahlia one, but not quite as good, and I would recommend that if you want a meaty sandwich at CC, go for the superior lamb burger.
Best of luck and let us know what you find.
Author, Hungry Monkey, coming in May
Posted 10 April 2002 - 11:34 AM
The sandwiches are yummy and made to order. I like the deluxe steak ($4.50 half and $7.49 full). It comes with the standard steak, melted cheese (processed!! the authentic Philly way they say), mushrooms, mayo, lettuce, tomatoes, hot peppers (I ask them to go light, they always put on too many for me), green peppers and sweet onions.
This sounds weird to eat at a steak sandwich joint, but I really like their veggie pizza sub when a deluxe doesn't sound as good. The pizza subs are a gloppy concoction, but satisfying on deadline days when I'm in need of comfort grub :) I order it without the peppers, though. I'm a wuss!
The fries suck. They're frozen and glopped with Cheese Whiz. They're just not my thing. Now, if they had fresh cut fries glopped with Cheese Whiz, I'd absolutely eat them. The frozen fries are flavorless and have the texture of cardboard. Yuckarooni.
The Kent location: 25260 104th Ave. S.E.; 253-856-7555
The Seattle location: 1400 23rd; 206-860-5000.
-- Frank Bruni
Posted 17 April 2002 - 09:35 AM
tasty charbroiled beef on an onion kaiser roll with carmelized onions, melted cheese (provolone, I think) and a mild chipotle mayo for ~$7.
Not even close to philly-style, as far as I know, but damn good.
Posted 17 April 2002 - 02:19 PM
Posted 09 May 2002 - 09:51 PM
The sandwich was tops--considerably better than the place on the Ave, and better than my memory of my last visit to Philly's Best. The pickled peppers gave it a nice vinegary note, and the bread is soft, soft, soft, so it's a good package overall. The fried zucchini was excellent, sliced into coins, breaded, and served crunchy. They're delicious and hot as hell when you first get them; I burned my tongue with each charming puff of steam. As Michael Hood says, anything out of the deep-fryer is good, but this fried zucchini was exceptional, little slabs of delicious grease.
My geography gets fuzzy when you introduce diagonal streets, so I thought this place was closer to 23rd and Jackson, but it's actually near 23rd and John, which means it's one block off one of my usual buses. Maybe I was better off thinking it was annoyingly far away.
Author, Hungry Monkey, coming in May