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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:34 am

prozach626 wrote:We're going to be in Philadelphia prior to going to SFGadv. Where's the best place to grab a cheesesteak?


Do not go to Pat and Geno's. That's the only advice I can give. :lol:

My friend from Philadelphia took offense when I said my local pizza places were better. Come to find out, Pat and Geno's are the only two places he has ever gotten cheesesteaks from. I feel so sorry for him.
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:38 am

This is a Boldikus question but he sent us to Campo's Deli because it was near all of the historic / touristy part of town. Assuming you'll be in that area anyway that might be your best bet even if some place 3 miles away where it's a pain in the a** to park is technically better. Honestly it was f*cking amazing. :lol:

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:18 am

prozach626 wrote:We're going to be in Philadelphia prior to going to SFGadv. Where's the best place to grab a cheesesteak?


From another thread:

boldikus wrote:If a cheesesteak is on your Philly bucketlist go to John's Roast Pork. Go to Joe's. Go to Cosmi's. Go to Campos. Go to Delassandros/Chubbys. Go to Phillips. Go to Tony Lukes. Go all the way out to the northeast to go to Steves. But for the love of god don't go to Pats/Genos OR Jim's. It's nice he pointed out that they are tourist traps because it saves me the trouble (but I'll add that all three are absolutely disgusting and if you go at the wrong time you'll wait an eternity and regret your decision).

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If you'd prefer to not sound like a tourist the correct way to order a cheesesteak in city limits is simple. You state the kind of cheese you want (wiz, american, provolone, etc) and either wit or witout (onions). So basically you walk up to the counter and presuming you want wiz with fried onions you would say "steak, wiz, wit".

(P.S. Don't listen to anyone else in this thread try to tell you about Philly cheesesteaks. They ain't from Philly and they don't know what they are talking about)

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby prozach626 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:53 pm

Thanks. What's your preference with toppings? Which is the most traditional? When I was yelping last night, Delassandros looked really good.

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:26 pm

We're officially the TPR cheesesteak thread now. And now I want one, so thanks.

Dalessandros is super good, one of my absolute faves (its a HUGE sandwich!!! you've been warned!) but be aware its tucked up into a neighborhood northwest of center city/touristy stuff I that assume you'll be doing here? Its not teeeeerrrrribly far but if time is of the essence dont go during peak times like say Friday or Saturday night. Traffic can be bad and there can be a line around the corner. I also wouldn't go there and expect to sit in there and eat. Its small and usually packed. But you'll definitely get the real Philly experience there. Also good about Dalessandros is Chubbys (their "rival") is right across the street and they're not bad either. Some friends like them better. So if one place is mobbed you have another respectable option. A little more on that: https://www.phillymag.com/foobooz/2014/01/21/cheesesteak-rivalry-dalesandros-versus-chubbys/

If you're going to be in town (or "Center City") Campos is good - where I sent Bill and Brit and Andrew. Easy to get to and again if you're not there during peak times you can get a table (indoor or out) and its a nice little spot to hang and people watch. Johns Roast Pork might be the best, or one of the best - but its a little drive/Uber ride from in Center City. Its a completely unassuming small roadside shack near the Delaware River and a bunch of big box Target/Ikea type stores. Its but easily one of the best steaks in Philly. But if you go there also get a roast pork sandwich with long hots and provolone. Sweet lord.

Philly is a city of neighborhoods and they all have their good cheesesteak place - Fishtown has Joe's, Northern Liberties has DelRossi. Old City has Campos and Sonnys. Roxborough/East Falls has Dalessandros and Chubbys. You could go down South Philly for Johns, Tony Lukes, Cosmis or Phillips. They're all good, just don't go to Pats/Genos/Jims or Ishkabibbles (ok you can go there for fries and a Gremlin... but just don't even go to South Street. Its awful).

As far as toppings, its funny with all this talk, I'm realizing I don't really eat cheesesteaks all that much anymore but I do get crazy intense cravings for them sometimes. When I do its just some salt and pepper. I'm a wiz (or provolone) wit guy. I used to always put ketchup on my steaks growing up but I try not to each that sh*t anymore.
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:39 pm

Ketchup on cheesesteaks is fantastic. When I actually went to Philly and saw other people putting ketchup on their cheesesteaks I felt vindicated because I always just assumed that I was just weird and nobody else did that sh*t.

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:50 pm

Yeah ketchup is a fairly common topping. People also do mayo, which some people find abhorrent but I actually kinda dig. Pickles are acceptable to some, blasphemy to others. Hot sauce. Hot peppers? Raw onion? I dunno. I've found over the years locals all kinda have their own way to top them and are usually skeeved out by the way everyone else eats them.

Then you start to get into stuff like cheesesteak hoagies (cheesesteak with cold lettuce/tomatos/etc) which mannn Ive tried, and some people I know (like Dawn) love them but its the whole hot/cold thing I just cant get into. I love them both, but not together. And then pizza steaks (cheesesteak with mozz cheese & tomato/pizza sauce on top) which I can f*ck with sometimes.

My alternative favorite to a cheesesteak is simply a chicken cheesesteak with salt pepper mayo and extra sharp provolone. Its gotta be chopped tho, some places will give you a chicken cheesesteak with like "cubes" of chicken and yeah... no.
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby michaellynn4 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:57 pm

boldikus wrote:But if you go there also get a roast pork sandwich with long hots and provolone. Sweet lord.


My man.

I like onions, but only in small amounts. I end up finding most places put far too much onion in their cheesesteaks for my taste, so I'm a "wiz witout" guy (notice the "h" is missing, in case you go this route). I, too, am a ketchup man myself, but I'm finding myself putting less and less on recently.
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:10 pm

michaellynn4 wrote:
boldikus wrote:But if you go there also get a roast pork sandwich with long hots and provolone. Sweet lord.


My man.

DUDE. I need to go there right now.


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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby Lemur » Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:33 am

boldikus wrote: But if you go there also get a roast pork sandwich with long hots and provolone. Sweet lord.


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