I was at Vroman's last night, looking for the new issues of Lucky magazine and Teen Vogue. Just another typical Wednesday night for me. They did not have either and my thoughts turned to dinner. I was planning to go home and make something out of the fridge.
"Do you know what sounds good to me?" Elizabeth asked. (Oh, by the way, Elizabeth was with me. You didn't really think I was the one looking for those magazines, did you? Okay, maybe Teen Vogue.)
"The Crab Cooker?" This is a bit of an inside joke; a couple weeks ago she asked me the same question and I guessed Crab Cooker, which turned out to be completely right, although we did not go.
"No," she said. "Cheesesteaks."
So we went to Philly's Best. On the way there I was trying to think if they had anything new that I have yet to try. I don't know why I concern myself with that: every time I try something new I think This is good, but I should have just gotten the pepper steak with cheese. It's hard to beat one of their regular cheesesteaks.
As it turns out, they did have something which, if not new, I had never had before - a "Pepperoni Cheesesteak." Not surprisingly, it was a regular cheesesteak with a layer of pepperoni. I ordered one. Elizabeth oredered the only thing she has ever ordered: a cheesesteak with American cheese.
Upon first bite, I did not see much difference between what I'd ordered and the regular cheesesteak. It simply tasted a little saltier. But with subsequent bites I began to taste the pepperoni and it was actually quite good. But, I have to admit, the pepperoni really doesn't add anything to the sandwich. I don't think I will ever order this again.
So, now that I have eaten pretty much everything they have come out with (except the meatball, which I've tried to order twice and they were out of), I have to say my order of preference is this:
1) Pepper steak with cheese
2) Buffalo chicken cheesesteak
3) Chicken pepper steak
4) Pepperoni cheesesteak
5) BBQ chicken cheesesteak
6) Philly pizza steak