Wednesday, November 30, 2011
McNally's Tavern (Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia) - The Schmitter
McNally's Tavern is home of the Schmitter, a sort of hybrid cheesesteak. The Schmitter is made up of slices of steak, cooked salami, fried onions, cheese, tomatoes and Schmitter sauce (similar to russian dressing) on a kaiser bun. This is truly a great sandwich. One of the best in Philadelphia.
If you have ever been to Citizens Bank Park, chances are you have seen or heard about this sandwich. For those of you that have had the sandwich at the ballpark, do yourself a favor and get the original at McNally's Tavern on Germantown Ave.
P.S. Most people think the Schmitter was named after Phillies legend Mike Schmidt, but it's actually named for a regular that drank Schmidt's beer and ordered his cheesesteak that way. Go figure.
McNally's Tavern Website: http://mcnallystavern.com/