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(Philadelphia Magazine)   As a bona fide Philadelphian, I simply had to travel to New Jersey to try the cheesesteak at the mysterious $100 million deli business analysts have been talking about   (phillymag.com) divider line
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2021-04-20 3:27:28 PM  
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2021-04-20 5:49:15 PM  
Looks fine. I'd want a little more cheese on mine, but I say that about literally everything. I kind of resent the ketchup offering, but its up to the consumer if they want to cross that particular Rubicon.

The $100 million valuation is probably a sign that either someone should go to jail for financial crimes, or the markets are all going to crash soon and we'll be biatching on Fark in a few years that no one has gone to jail for  their financial crimes.

/Always rob insured banks
 
2021-04-20 6:03:39 PM  
oh, lawd. when I saw that storefront in a recent poltab article, I immediately thought of this weird little place 1 town over from me in rural Cape Cod. sort of a seafood bar&grill ...in the loosest possible values of any of those words.

never any customers. only 1 worker: the owner. sometimes see big reefer trucks or other semis in the parking lot, but never any cars. it would "go out of business" every year or so, and re-open right away with a new name and brand new signage, but still same owner same menu.

several times a month, they had a $3 cheeseburger special. even then still no customers, not once not ever. excepting, of course, me and my cow-orker who would insist on dragging me 'cos he wanted the "special" Sysco/Sodexho frozen Grade-D beef burger and crizappy frozen steak-fries.

other weirdnesses: even though the only single denizen was ever the owner, he'd always be hiding way in the back somewhere. we'd come through the foyer, I'd still be trying to convince my cow-orker let's go somewhere else, but then the owner would suddenly appear and... guilt us into staying?! every damn time. he'd take our orders, bring our drinks, go back into the back and do all the "cooking" himself. prompt service, I must say. then again, not so difficult when you've no customers.

it almost felt like when the kids go into that abandoned restaurant in The Goonies? except much, much worse.

I'd order a well-below-average frozen fish'n'chips (reasonably-priced!) - and do my damnedest to hurry us back out of there.

/thanks, cow-orker!
//'least I have a funny csb to tell
///'least I'm still alive?
 
2021-04-20 6:13:04 PM  

poorjon: Looks fine. I'd want a little more cheese on mine, but I say that about literally everything. I kind of resent the ketchup offering, but its up to the consumer if they want to cross that particular Rubicon.

The $100 million valuation is probably a sign that either someone should go to jail for financial crimes, or the markets are all going to crash soon and we'll be biatching on Fark in a few years that no one has gone to jail for  their financial crimes.

/Always rob insured banks


not sure if agree? (only about the bolded part. the cheese and the ketchup and the financials and bank robberies, yes, all 100% agree!)

also: "It's not just chopped; it's very chopped."
although to be fair it looks like exactly what my wife and her father adore: mangled, beyond-overcooked, and dry. I think they both put ketchup on theirs, and all.
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/still can't convince either of them to even once try a Phila roast pork dip, the official sanguich of their native city
//I'd happily check the cheesesteak place out to report back, though
///if it wasn't across the river in farking Joisey
 
2021-04-20 6:26:32 PM  
the place I'd mentioned:

actual-photo - looks almost nice, right?
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2021-04-20 9:41:12 PM  
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2021-04-21 3:19:27 AM  

poorjon: I'd want a little more cheese on mine


Visit South Korea after the pandemic is over.  You'll never look at cheese the same way again.
 
2021-04-21 10:18:46 AM  
Is $19 for a cheesesteak, half an Italian hoagie, and a bottle of filtered water reasonable from a small-town diner? I feel like you can do better, unless this is the only place for miles or something.
 
2021-04-21 11:08:02 AM  

Arkanaut: Is $19 for a cheesesteak, half an Italian hoagie, and a bottle of filtered water reasonable from a small-town diner? I feel like you can do better, unless this is the only place for miles or something.


Generally no, but the author did mention that his half Italian hoagie was the same size of a WaWa classic which is 10".  So if a "full" cheesesteak is roughly double in size then that might be a $11 or $12 sandwich alone.  So maybe not completely unreasonable.
 
2021-04-21 8:05:59 PM  
Won't lie. One of my favorite "philly" cheese steak sandwiches was CJs den In Stevensville Montana. A block from my apartment and the horseradish sauce they used just made the damn thing somehow oh so good while watching football (never get the fries. Always order the tots)

Last time I visited an old friend in Philly I got hammered off my ass. Going back to my hotel I remember drunkenly exclaiming "IM IN PHILLY FOR ONE NIGHT! NEED A CHEESE STEAK!"
woke up the next morning with a WAWA bag on the hotel table.

I assume i fulfilled my regional duties and drunkenly mowed it down, while being so disappointed by myself the next day.
 
2021-04-21 9:06:15 PM  

2wolves: poorjon: I'd want a little more cheese on mine

Visit South Korea after the pandemic is over.  You'll never look at cheese the same way again.


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2021-04-21 9:22:32 PM  
Ketchup. On a cheesesteak.

I'm afraid I just don't understand this crazy world anymore.
 
2021-04-21 9:38:04 PM  

NINEv2: Ketchup. On a cheesesteak.

I'm afraid I just don't understand this crazy world anymore.


Don't try buddy. Unless you're Patrick Mahomet there's no reason for this abomination.

And even then it's deplorable and childish
 
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