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Monday, November 16, 2009

Sonny's Famous Steaks (Old City, Philadelphia) - Cheesesteak

Appears a 10" sandwich with just enough meat covering the inside of the sandwich. - 4

The roll is an Amoroso roll 10". It's decent enough. The interior is a little soft but it gets the job done. I won't complain about it but I would take a Conshy roll over it any day. - 3

The meat is thinly sliced ribeye. It's very, very tender and juicy. Some pieces of the lightly seasoned steak show a hint of residual pink left in the freshly cooked meat. Great stuff! If it were packed like a Mama's, or Pudge's steak sandwich, it would warrant a perfect score. - 4.5

The execution of the cheese is ok. Not really mixed throughout like I like though. Most of the cheese is sticking to the bread. Every place really does it different. I'm just set on having it done where you've got it on top, middle, and bottom...not to the extent that Steve's does it but enough to be fully integrated into the sandwich. - 3

Overall, it's a good sandwich. Sonny's is the place in Old City to get a cheesesteak. Some people swear by those Amoroso's but others(myself included)have had better examples. The shining light was the steak. Succulant, juicy, tender meat that hasn't been overcooked into grissle is a treat. Based on that alone, I would love to stop in next time I'm in the area - 4

Total Score: 3.7/5

Sonny's was voted Best Philly Cheesesteak for 2001's Philadelphia Magazine.

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