Until Dick's Philly Cheese Steaks opened a year or so ago I could not find a real cheese steak around town. My favorite pizza joint, Heavenly Pizza, who makes one awesome calzone, came the closest. Let me tell you, Dick's has a REAL cheese steak. Chipped rib eye with your choice of traditional Philly toppings served on a fresh Amoroso roll. What is an Amoroso roll you ask. A roll fresh baked by Amoroso's Bakery. They have been in business since 1904 and are part of the Real Philly Cheese steak. You can bet when I heard that Dick's used real Amoroso rolls, I was excited! When you order a steak in south Philly, you can get a cheese steak with less carbs, ask them to scoop the roll!
The first time I decided to visit Dick's it was spur of the moment and I opted for take out. Upon entering the restaurant, I immediately felt like I was at home. There was a display rack with Tastekakes, made in Philly since 1904. A sign proclaiming the use of Amoroso rolls hung proudly above the take out counter. Directly ahead were a line of simple dining tables, traditional of Philly Steak shops. The aroma put me over the top... I could smell those steaks cooking on the grill.
Dicks Philly Cheese Steaks offers the traditional list of toppings: Cheese - Provolone, American, or Cheese whiz. Vegetable list is grilled onions and mushrooms, raw onions, sweet peppers -these are jarred sweet bell peppers, hot peppers, pizza sauce, lettuce, tomato. Of course if you choose the lettuce and tomato you just made it a Hoagie!
Their menu includes a variety of hoagies as well as roast beef and meatball sandwiches. To round out the menu an assortments of salads are available and the traditional sides- fries, onion rings or chips- offered in any Philly steak shop.
Oh my gosh, what a delightfully delicious experience. The roll was packed with steak to overflowing, all the veges and sauce grilled. Rolled up in a traditional paper wrap, just like home. Talk about delicious... I was really impressed, and quite full. I'll bet most people only eat half in a sitting! The steak was cooked perfectly, very tender, not dry and no gristle. I can finally get a real Philly cheese steak and it's maybe five minutes from my house!
OK so here's my favorite Cheese Steak- Actually it's called a pizza steak. Extra Provolone, grilled onions & mushrooms, pizza sauce, and hot peppers, scoop it!
As you can tell I give Dick's Philly Cheese Steaks a 10. If you visit SW Florida be sure to get yourself a true Philly Cheese Steak!
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