Philadelphia, PA - A day of 4 cheesesteaks, many beers, and two manhattans with Amigo Dan. Let’s start with; Natasha at The Station Taproom; Downingtown makes an outstanding Manhattan.
Beers and Cheesesteaks What More Can One Want
I took my sign selfie, and a woman started yelling at me because she thought I was taking a picture of her. I don’t think she liked me saying her name over and over in a bad Russian accent. So don’t do that but do get a Manhattan. Another fun sidebar at Station Taproom. Look around before you take a signed selfie.
The cheesesteaks; two shockers. One good and one bad. One got lost in a long day. The last one, ugh. Roll the videos.
Shocker Good - UNO Pizzeria & Grill, 3910 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA.
Different Cheesesteak #980 in the last 4 years. Guest Eater Amigo Dan. We were shocked at how much we liked this cheesesteak. Low expectations and tremendous flavor from the mushrooms and onions probably helped. It came on a traditional roll that did hold up to a lot of liquid. It had a good amount of meat. Decent amount of well-melted cheese. Everything on this cheesesteak spent a perfect amount of time together on the grill blending flavors. It was well made and balanced. Very nice bartender. Good all-around stop.
Shocker Bad - Victory Brewing Company, 420 Acorn Lane, Downingtown, PA.
Different Cheesesteak #981 in the last 4 years. Guest Eater Amigo Dan. Back-to-back shockers, unfortunately, this was shockingly bad. I was thrilled to see a Victory Brewing Co made beer cheese using their Prima Pils on the menu. There is an outstanding amount of beer cheese mixed with the meat, but then they pour wiz onto the top of the cheesesteak. That was scary. There was plenty of cheese, but it had little to no flavor. I am a big Sour Monkey fan, but can we have some new sours.
Got lost in a long day - The Grog Grill, 863 W Lancaster Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA.
Different Cheesesteak #979 in the last 4 years. Guest Eaters Amigo Dan. This is a good bar/restaurant cheesesteak. It came on a semi-seeded roll. I think this cheesesteak deserves a better roll. The meat was good. I really liked that the mushrooms spent a lot of time on the grill with the meat. The cheese, good’ish. There was a good amount, but the cheese was put in the roll. I would have liked it mixed with the meat and mushrooms better. Nice crowd. The bartender was great. I think she was doing everything.
Ugh - Coppa 82 4100 Lincoln Hwy E, Downingtown, PA.
Different Cheesesteak #982 in the last 4 years. Guest Eater Amigo Dan. They had a good crowd for a Tuesday night, so we may be the only people that don’t like Coppa 82. We paid the $3.95 to get our cheesesteak on Garlic Bread. I thought that was steep, but after my first bite, I realized you are getting more than $3.95 worth of garlic! There was a good amount of meat, but it was dry. Very little cheese, and it was on the bottom. The garlic overpowered everything.
Drive TO 1,000! 982 Different cheesesteaks eaten in the last 4 years. I’ll be at 1,000 different cheesesteaks by the end of the year. I love guest eaters; DM me to join me. Actually, I will join you at your favorite spot. Please like my video’s on YouTube!
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The Philadelphia Cheesesteak Adventure - Hi, my name is Jim Pappas, and I have eaten hundreds of different cheesesteaks in the last year. A year ago, on May 16, 2018, I started my Philadelphia Cheesesteak Adventure to find the ultimate cheesesteak. To see more great cheesesteak places, check out my website at The Philadelphia Cheesesteak Adventure.