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I suppose it isn’t much of a surprise that a joint named Philly’s Best just might serve up Chicago’s best cheesesteak.  But would you believe  it’s even better than what I’ve tasted in Philadelphia itself?  Believe it.  Dean, a Philadelphia transplant, sources his long sandwich rolls from the Amoroso Bakery in Philadelphia.  You CANNOT have an authentic Philly Cheesesteak without Amoroso brand rolls – it’s just how it is.  It may be a cheesesteak without one, but not of the Philly variety.

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Only fresh rib-eye, sliced super thin, is spread on the flat top.  Dean uses the traditional method where you pile the grill top with the steak and onions, peppers and their special seasoning – I chose to add mushrooms.  You cook it down a bit and add the cheese.  Once that’s melted, bread goes on top and the whole thing gets flipped over – white American cheese on the bottom (Whiz and Provolone also available), steak on top.  This is genius for a few reasons.  First off, the cheese resting on the bottom hits your tongue first setting off a bevy of queso endorphins in your brain – yup, they exist.  Second, all of the ingredients become incorporated into one mass of delicious cheese, meat, bread and caramelized veggies.

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The sandwich is fantastic.  Consistent time after time, plentiful and well worth the price.  They serve other Philly specialties like Krazy Kakes, a packaged dessert rarely found outside  the City of Brotherly Love.  There are a few excellent Philly Cheesesteaks around town – no doubt.  Philly’s Best, though, has satisfied my craving on each and every visit without fail.  With a few locations around Chi-town you’re sure to run into one.  Now it’s your choice to walk through the door.

Tell ’em Hungry Hungry Hinden sent ya.

I’m hungry.  Let’s eat!

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