Philadelphia Weekly keeps it real this week, reviewing Justinâ€™s Snack Corner, a no-frills all-day breakfastst steak sandwich, hoagie takeout spot in West Philly.
Justin cooks up a storm as he holds court in the manner of Cedric the Entertainer in the Barbershop movies.
The burgers at Justinâ€™s are cooked through, but are moist and delicious nonetheless. A well-seasoned flattop seals in juices better somehow, and the one here gets a mighty workout. The cheesesteaks are oh-so-gooey, flavorful and served on rolls soft enough to give your gums a break, but crusty enough to count.
Anything with eggs at Justinâ€™s will make your eyes roll into the back of your head. They just know how to cook themâ€”fluffy, buttery and seldom marred by that ugly brown overcooking that turns eggs into ughs. Justinâ€™s griddle-masters make a mean French toast, and a perfect stack of pancakesâ€”the kind youâ€™re sick of halfway through (just as you should be). Both come with generous pats of salted butter that tastes a little odd. Itâ€™s best to have it on the side and add tiny bits as wanted.
Anything off the griddle satisfies, but nothing more so than the out-of-this-world potato hash. The outer layer develops a perfect brown crispness that gives way to a fluffy cloud of starch.
Hog Heaven [Philadelphia Weekly]