As we promised, 2014 is the Year of the Cheesesteak. And as part of the continuing coverage of the cheesesteak, we will be profiling cheesesteak rivalries around town.
When GQ’s Alan Richman came to town to rank his ten favorite cheesesteaks, one of the biggest complaints was the omission of Dalessandro’s Steaks in Roxborough. According to Ray Didinger, who went along with Richman on his cheesesteak hunt, Richman had eliminated the Roxborough stalwart from his list based upon a previous cheesesteak visit to Philadelphia.
Sunday, I set out with a couple of friends, including comedian Chip Chantry, to try both Dalessandro's and Chubby's across the street. Check out the results of our first Rivalry Tale of the Tape.
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The ham and cheese empanada is the clear winner for CE Phood on the opening weekend of 943. [CE Phood]
Brog barnstorms its way through the menu at Kennett, trying everything from the porchetta pizza to the bone marrow and beef burger. [Brog]
With the weather getting nicer the chance for a quick jaunt to University City and Tyson Bees seems like a must. Especially after checking out Two Eat Philly’s recap. [Two Eat Philly]
Philly Phoodie is rewarded when he tries the Chicken Cheesesteak Pizazz at D’Alessandro’s. [Philly Phoodie]
Roxborough’s Dalessandro’s has turned 50 and even better the newest owners have brought it back to its former glory.
To stem the late-2000s “downhill” slide Steve the customer had noticed, Steve the owner installed new countertops and floors, a flat-screen TV, outdoor umbrella-table seating, and added Sunday hours and new Cheez Whiz and microbrew beer options changes that even former owner Sack calls “needed” and “cool.”
50 Years, on Fresh Rolls [City Paper]
Dalessandro’s [Official Site]