In search of “The Best Philly Steak Sandwich”, I take an afternoon stroll towards 2nd and Market in the Old Historic portion of downtown Philadelphia. Here I am promised to discover what I am looking for.
The amount of customers in line ahead of me along with the scent from a sizzling grill tells me I might be onto something.
Although Sonny eats “The Classic” (Beef Steak With Cheez Whiz And Fried Onions), I opt for “The Plain Steak” with a side of grilled onions.
I patiently wait, salivating as my order is freshly made. “One Plain Steak With Side of Onions” is welcomed news to all my senses.
I calmly proceed to the pick area where my sandwich is wrapped like a new born baby but nice and hot to the touch as I gladly retrieve it.
Loaded with piles of meat, an aroma of flavors and seasonings escape to my nostrils as I allow my sandwich to cool.
This can’t be right!
The meat is warm, tender and full of flavor not salty like others I have tasted. While the bread is soft and chewy just enough to make it all work.
Drizzled with the juice I have just freed from a pickled pepper, I am enjoying this too much for it not to be a sin.
I am thinking Summer and Speedos be damned!
Next time “The Classic” minus the Cheez Whiz, I think Sonny would forgive me.