Cheesesteak

Different Delivery App: Philly’s Best

You may have noticed that I exclusively order all of my Delivery Adventures through DoorDash. Well except for going through Caviar on my latest Adventure at Olea Cellar, however DoorDash and Caviar are essentially the same. I veered in a different direction this time around because one of the virtual lunch and learns that I attended gave me a $20 gift card for GrubHub.

GrubHub Website

So I had never had a GrubHub account until a couple of weeks before this Adventure. I had to set up an account because the other lunch and learn involved GrubHub. I’ll probably stick to DoorDash since I’m still getting Dash+ for half off which saves me on fees and deliveries. But luckily GrubHub offers similar deals to DoorDash.

Philly’s Best Website

While scrolling to figure out what I was going to have for lunch I found that Philly’s Best was offering $5 off your entire order with no minimum price required. I was able to order the perfect amount of food to get everything I wanted while giving a tip all for $20. I took a look at their website and they were Voted Best Sandwich so I’ll have to be the judge of that myself.

Three Ingredient Cocktail

Let’s rewind the clock and check out a drink that I was unable to assign to a Happy Hour. You may recognize that bottle of Maya’s Peaches + Lavender syrup from my Brunch Happy Hour Adventure. Definitely on the simpler side of things with just three ingredients but luckily the syrup adds a little more dimension to this concoction. I think vodka would be an appropriate substitute for this drink if you don’t care for gin. I chose gin because I felt that the notes of juniper berries would pair nicely with the peaches and lavender flavor in the syrup.

Peaches and Gin

  • 2 oz gin
  • 0.5 oz Peaches and Lavender Syrup
  • 1.5 oz lemonade
Peaches and Gin

So I learned my lesson about not using too much of the syrup from the last time I used it. However, since I had lemonade which is typically sweetened already that added more sweetness to this libation. Luckily it was still very enjoyable because I love lemonade! But if I were to recreate this cocktail I would most likely use freshly squeezed lemon juice to cut down the amount of sugar. I love the citrus-forward taste from the lemonade while the southern peach comes marching in. You do get a few back notes of the lavender which pairs nicely with the gin.

Crispy Fries

The perfect side for any sandwich for me is always a basketful of crispy fries. I’ve talked about french fries many times on my Adventures so you can only say so much. Yet one thing I would like to say about these was the seasoning salt that they throw on them. It has that slight orange hue and reminds me of the seasoned salt that we had in our pantry growing up. I would throw that salt on any crispy potato that came my way but I remember mainly putting them on my hashbrown patties.

Wrapped Present

Onto the main event! Time to unwrap this very long foil-wrapped monstrosity to find out what is waiting for lunch.

Philly Cheesesteak

Of course, I ordered a Philly cheesesteak. How can someone not order this famous sandwich when going to a place named Philly’s Best? The famous Philly cheesesteak is of course filled with thinly sliced steak and topped with grilled onions and peppers. I sometimes see places that top it with mushrooms as well which technically mine was supposed to mushrooms but I’m not the biggest fan of mushrooms. One last ingredient that I almost forgot, the cheese. This is where I see some slight differences between cheesesteaks. The two types of cheeses one sees on a cheesesteak are either provolone or cheese whiz. My tastebuds tend to veer towards a fresh cheese like provolone rather than a processed cheese whiz. Although sometimes a drenching of cheese sauce helps a cheesesteak after a long night. Luckily, this place only does provolone!

A Peak Under the Bread

I believe that the only proper way to get the full picture of what a cheesesteak has to offer is by opening the sandwich up. You can see the cheese stretching from one side of the sandwich to the other almost like it is a bridge above a sea of meat and peppers. Although the flavors in the sandwich were good I felt it was slightly on the dry side of things. I was hoping for the steak to be a little juicier but it is tough to retain the juices in the meat when it is so thinly slight. I think if there was a little bit of jus on to the side it would have elevated the sandwich.

Website: Philly’s Best

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There are destinations across the globe where a city is known for a singular food item. Just like how Philadelphia is known for the Philly cheesesteak. My question for you is what city would you like to travel to to try a well-known item?

Let me know down below in the comments and be sure to share with friends and family that would enjoy this Happy Hour.

May the adventures continue! Cheers!

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2 Responses

  1. I want to get back to Jamaica man’ and get some fresh Jamaican jerk chicken, with red beans and rice and an ice cold red stripe beer to wash it all down.

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