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post #46 of 71
^^ yeah I used to live on South Street ... Lorenzo's definitely has some good pizza. I also like Randazzo's, which is further west on South Street.
post #47 of 71
Pat's is alright, nothing special. Jim's is horrible.

My go-to is Chubby's in Roxborough . . . so good I still can't be bothered to go to Delessandros's down the street. Want to try John's, but agreed, the hours are horrible, as well as Chink's.

One place that surprised me alot was Sonny's Famous Steaks in Old City.
post #48 of 71
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Originally Posted by Ace Rimmer View Post
^^ yeah I used to live on South Street ... Lorenzo's definitely has some good pizza. I also like Randazzo's, which is further west on South Street.

Is this the Lorenzo's on the north side of South, just west of 3rd?
post #49 of 71
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Originally Posted by asnexprss View Post
Pat's is alright, nothing special. Jim's is horrible.

My go-to is Chubby's in Roxborough . . . so good I still can't be bothered to go to Delessandros's down the street. Want to try John's, but agreed, the hours are horrible, as well as Chink's.

One place that surprised me alot was Sonny's Famous Steaks in Old City.
Yep, Chubby's is also great. And I agree on Sonny's. Probably the place I go to the most since it's the closest to me.
post #50 of 71
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Originally Posted by romafan View Post
Is this the Lorenzo's on the north side of South, just west of 3rd?

Yep, that's the place. Randazzo's is between 16th and 17th on South from what I recall (haven't lived on South Street in about five years).
post #51 of 71
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Originally Posted by mano View Post
Other than Geno's and Pat's, neither of which "suck" but are at least average, what are the "big name" places? Jim's? Steve's? Tony Luke's? They're all pretty good.

100% agree with this. A lot of folks around Philly love to shit on Pat's and Geno's. I dunno, they taste good to me. Of the two, I generally choose Pat's, but if the line's shorter at Geno's that works.

Look, a cheesesteak is not a complicated thing. It's got 4 ingredients (three if you heathenously get it wit out). You need the Amoroso's roll. Wiz is Wiz. It's hard to fuck up fried onions. That leaves the meat and the proportions of ingredients as differentiators. As long as the meat isn't really fatty/stringy and none of the ingredients overwhelms the others, you've got yourself a good cheesesteak as far as I'm concerned.
post #52 of 71
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Originally Posted by whodini View Post
Fredo's in Pasadena, CA had the best I've ever tried.


we ate there religiously every sunday for lunch. Fredo's is still there but it's a new owner and is not the same sandwich. The original owner Dan is supposed to reopen with a new place but who knows when that's gonna happen, or where exactly
post #53 of 71
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Last visit, I ate 2 Geno's and 1 Pat's in a sitting, and if I had to cast a vote, it would be for Geno's. Also, the last time I had Jim's, I found it way too dry. I've never tried Tony Luke's.

On a different note, Lorenzo and Sons pizza is hands down my favorite pie of all time.


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Originally Posted by Ace Rimmer View Post
^^ yeah I used to live on South Street ... Lorenzo's definitely has some good pizza.

+1

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Originally Posted by asnexprss View Post
Pat's is alright, nothing special. Jim's is horrible.

My go-to is Chubby's in Roxborough . . . so good I still can't be bothered to go to Delessandros's down the street. Want to try John's, but agreed, the hours are horrible, as well as Chink's.

One place that surprised me alot was Sonny's Famous Steaks in Old City.

Damn, I hate Sonny's. It's way too dry.
post #54 of 71
Yea I used to work right across from Dinic's in the terminal, boy do I miss the free sandwhiches. The Beef Brisket with peppers and provolone is IMO the best sandwhich they offer. MMMmm was it tasty.
post #55 of 71
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I freely admit I like my cheesesteaks with a bunch of stuff (lettuce, tomatoes, mushrooms, green peppers) that would make a purist scoff.

A purist will tell you that the sandwich you describe is a steak and cheese, not a cheesesteak. That said, I love a good steak and cheese in the summer with lettuce, real ripe summer tomato, and lots of mayo.
post #56 of 71
cheestesteaks are late night eats for boys real men consume a philly taco take one super large slice of lorenzo's pizza [south st] - wrap around cheesesteak of choice [jim's across the street if going for convenience] - attempt to eat while still maintaining self respect [in all seriousness, get tony luke's italian steak - cheesesteak w/ broccoli rabe and ridiculously sharp provolone]
post #57 of 71
Wiz, wit, from Geno's.
Oh, and don't forget to order in English!

Actually, my favorite sandwich is a Pork Frussco, from Frussco's on Frankford Ave. in the North East. Roast pork, broccoli rabe, sharp provolone on a roll from Sarcones' bakery. Now that's some good eats!
post #58 of 71
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Originally Posted by Ace Rimmer View Post
Yep, that's the place. Randazzo's is between 16th and 17th on South from what I recall (haven't lived on South Street in about five years).

Is Lorenzo himself still around? I lived on 3rd & Munroe when he opened - he used to pick up a baseball bat whenever a slightly rowdy kids came in and bang it on the counter. I liked the chicken-pizza steak at Ishkabibbles down a ways.....

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Originally Posted by KObalto View Post
A purist will tell you that the sandwich you describe is a steak and cheese, not a cheesesteak. That said, I love a good steak and cheese in the summer with lettuce, real ripe summer tomato, and lots of mayo.

Cheesesteak hoagie, no?
post #59 of 71
Another horrible creation that cannot be even called food.
Crappy beef covered by crappy cheese on spongy stale bun. Yammmm.
Why not put Hershey shitty chocolate on top? Sweet and cheesy = delicious.
post #60 of 71
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Originally Posted by dkzzzz View Post
Another horrible creation that cannot be even called food.
Crappy beef covered by crappy cheese on spongy stale bun. Yammmm.
Why not put Hershey shitty chocolate on top? Sweet and cheesy = delicious.

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