Philadelphia, PA - My older daughter Jordan was visiting with her Karl. She is a fan of Cheesesteak and craft beer pairings. Since I had special guest eaters, I decided to up my Cheesesteak game and go with Nick Filet, the home of the original Filet Mignon sandwich.
Where we picked up our Filet Mignon sandwiches and headed down to Bald Bird Brewing Co in Audubon, PA. Nick Filet has been on my go-to list for some time, but I never seem to be out in Paoli when they are open. Nick Filet is takeout only, but do have four picnic tables out front as well as a fair amount of parking for takeout only.
I really like Nick Filet's business model:
- Pick someone expensive that most people like.
- Surround it with complimentary stuff.
- Sell it all day long.
There were three of us, so of course, we had to order three different sandwiches. In no particular order, the Filet grilled cheese, Nickadelphia, and Alpine Kline. One of the sandwiches we paid $4.99 to upgrade it to a meal, to included a regular french fry and Pepsi product.
The sandwiches are made with filet mignon, and it is a good filet mignon, so the meat was delicious. I like that the specialty stuff in the specialty sandwiches (horseradish, etc.) was in small portions, so they did not overpower the sandwich. The rolls were standard/good Kaiser rolls. What I don't like about these kinds of sandwiches, a perfect steak on a roll, is that you're guaranteed at least one bad bite.
Every good cut of steak has some fat on it, and when you bite through your roll and into the fat because you can't see it, you're going to have a bad day of it. I would rather have had these three filets on a plate so I could cut around the fat.
Over-all good Cheesesteak with great local Brewery located down the street.
Philadelphia Cheesesteak Adventure eating 3 Nick Filet, 111 E Lancaster Ave, Paoli, PA, sandwiches at Bald Birds Brewing Co, Audubon, PA.
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