Thursday, April 2, 2009

Pie In The Sky (Wayne) - Cheesesteak

The appearance is of a 12" steak roll with 8 ounces of beef, onions, and cheese stuffed between the rolls and showing a small margin of the roll line. - 3.5

The roll...again, a Conshy roll! I'm starting to see a trend with many local eateries using this delicious soft roll on their steak sandwiches. It's soft and it doesn't fall apart. I had a brief conversation with the gentleman behind the counter about Conshy rolls versus Amoroso rolls. We agreed that the Amoroso rolls are better for hoagies but these have the right texture for cheesesteaks b/c of their integrity. The juices stay in tact and the bread keeps the sandwich together nicely. See my posting on Pudge's for a link to Conshohocken Bakery's link. - 4

The meat is very finely chopped. Now, when I say finely, I mean it. This may be the only example I've gotten where the steak is chopped into such tiny pieces. It works because the cheese and onioins easily fall in between the scattering of juicy steak pieces. The only complaint is that it could've used just a tad more seasoning for my liking. It was only lightly seasoned and the fine cut left me wanting something a bit more with most of the good flavors being stuck on the bottom part of the roll. Other than that, it seems like it's from a decent cut of steak. - 3.5

The cheese is melted throughout the steak, covering most of the meat with a nice melt. Whatever isn't caught by the steak, runs down to the bottom of the steak roll, which holds up nicely. - 4.5

Overall, this is a really good sandwich. I remember during my youth, my friend Greg J. and I would ride our bikes into the center of Wayne and get steak sandwiches and pizza from this place. I even remember they had a video game (Rush N' Attack) and a pinball machine that I would dump quarters into. After a fine lunch, we would hit one of our many stops in town...Comic Nook, Arcade, O'Brien's News Agency, (whatever that toy shop was called - "Wayne Toy Town"...thanks Andrea!), Repo Records(original location in the house up on the hill), and the library. Eating this delicious steak brings back many of those memories. I have a feeling that even if I had never been here before, I would still enjoy this as much due to the overall package. This cheesesteak was named Philadelphia Magazine's 2008 Best of Philly, Main Line Cheese Steak. (http://www.phillymag.com/best_of/detail/best_of_philly_2008_cheesesteak_main_line)
It's one to seek out, for sure. - 4

Overall Score: 3.9/5

Pie In The Sky's Website: http://www.pieintheskyofwayne.com/index.htm

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