Regardless of your like or dislike of the opposite coast, food serves as the ultimate kumbaya. There is no denying that Philadelphia. has produced one of our favorites…"The Philly Cheesesteak". It was supposedly created in 1930 by the Olivieri family of South Philadelphia, and great cheesesteaks can be devoured in numerous locations throughout the City Of Brotherly Love. But here in Southern California, that's another story! If you've tasted the real deal, you know there are plenty of lousy imitators.
There is one restaurant, however, that consistently delivers! In true Poorman fashion, they'll be giving away some of their epic cheesesteaks '4 Freeeeeeeeeeeee' right now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
East Coast meets West Coast in Fountain Valley at Philly's Best which has produced the best Philadelphia Cheesesteak Sandwich in Southern California since it's opening in 1992. It has happened through the pure genius of the restaurant owners and native Philadelphians Bob and Andrea Levey. They wanted to bring the flavors of Philadelphia to their new home in SoCal. As a result, they opened their first Authentic Cheesesteak and Hoagie Shop in a modest-looking eatery in the Albertson's Shopping Center at Brookhurst and Ellis. It has stood as a monument to their roots ever since. The reason the Philly's Best Cheesesteak is Best is really quite simple. They have all the ingredients flown to SoCal direct from Philly. This is absolutely the real deal! The entire menu features: Boar's Head® meats, Amoroso® Rolls, Wise® Chips, Frank's® Black Cherry Wishniak, Pennsylvania Dutch Birch Beer® and numerous TastyKake® offerings.
Besides the Cheesesteak (which I like smothered in onions), I recommend the cheesesteak Fries and their Onion Rings! 'Kiss me ladies'! Philly's Best has grown to 22 locations throughout Southern California. For more information, visit the company's website at www.eatphillysbest.com, call (949) 206-9724, "Like" them on Facebook, or follow them on Twitter. Don't take my word for it. Take the Philly's Best Cheesesteak taste test yourself! Thus it's time for the big payoff!!!!!
THE PHILLY'S BEST CHEESESTEAK GIVEAWAY
Let's give away 10 Cheesesteaks from Philly's Best in Fountain Valley, the original store. I will pick 5 winners who will get 2 Cheesesteaks each for you and a guest or a massive solo grubdown. The way you win is simple: Leave a comment on this blog (not on Facebook or Twitter) about what a Philly's Best Cheesesteak means to you along with your contact email address. The deadline is Tuesday, February 28th. I will pick the 5 most creative answers as winners and let you know on Wednesday March 1st. Good luck, and happy chowing!
1 More Poorman 4 Freee
You are all cordially invited Friday Feb. 7th to my POORMAN'S BIRTHDAY BASH!!!!! I will be celebrating my birthday and partying my ass off at Gringos Cantina in Montebello. I'm sure it'll get crazy (it always does)! I'm buying a round of free beers for everybody at the bar!!!!!! Would love to have you guys join me!!!!! It's also the Grand Premier of their Culture Club All 80's New Wave Nite that I'm hosting. 21 and Over. Doors Open at 8pm 'til 2am. If you want to go and get in 4 freeeee, leave a comment with your name, email, and how many you're bringing, and I'll put you all on my guest list……. Gringos Cantina is at 624 Whittier Blvd in Montebello, Ca. 90640 More info at 626.890.4040 ….