Thanks Steve for reminding me about this sandwich...
A few weeks ago I was in Philly and was determined to enjoy a real Philly cheese steak.
I called my friend Nick, a Philly native and asked...without hesitation he said "gotta go to Jim's Steak on South and 4th"
Now THAT'S an endorsement! I asked a cabbie the same thing and he said either Jim's or Geno's. That was enough for me Jim's it is. My buddy and I go over there and it's right across from the Fillmore music venue, ok this was meant to be cool location with plenty of thumbs up! We walk in, study the menu but were advised that we have to get it "wit" onion and whiz. Yes, cheese whiz. We get our sammy's and sit down. After studying our prizes we take our first bite....ok, let me try a second bite to be sure. What does it say about a sandwich when you are wishing for more cheese whiz for flavor... It was a Steak-Um with whiz
We just didn't get it. We were so bummed that it wasn't better.
Give me an Italian beef combo any day of the week...Sorry Nick.
He also told us of a martini bar that serves a concoction called a "Dean Martin"
A gin martini, a Lucky Strike and a match. We didn't go there but that did sound cool