Tuesday, May 25, 2010
okay, yes this is a chain restaurant. something i rarely give much time to here on this blog. but the other day meredith and i were needing a place to grab a quick bite after a bike week event at central park, and we decided to head over to philly's best, located by the del mar train station. i had heard a few good reviews of the place, and figured it was worth a shot.
now i've tried cheesesteaks in philadelphia at pat's, geno's, rick's, and jim's, so i'm no slouch when it comes to what this sandwich should taste like.
i was surprised to find that this place held their ground surprisingly well! the rolls are brought in from the east coast, and the fixin's seem legitimate too. i didn't grow up in pennsylvania, so i wasn't that excited to discover that i could purchase frank's soda, or tastykake treats, but i was impressed at the lengths they went to make philadelphians feel at home.
you'll notice in the picture above that we also ordered the pizza fries - a mess of processed cheese and tomato sauce. i'm not sure what we hoped to get, but the fries were the one part of the meal that we could have done without. they seemed very processed. i'm pretty sure we'll head back if we're ever in the neighborhood.