99 Miles To Philly – Philly Cheesesteaks East Village New York
94 3rd Ave (between 12th St & 13th St)
New York, NY 10003
Was out in PA for a client meeting a few months ago but didn’t have time to try out the famous Philly Cheesesteaks. Thankfully here in the East Village however there’s 99 Miles to Philly which features pretty realistic philly cheesteaks. (99 miles refers to the distance to the legendary Pat’s Steaks in Philly) Why realistic? To start, you can order them with cheese wiz and to top it off, they have an original full size movie poster of Rocky on the wall!
I ordered a cheesesteak with the cheese wiz and a side of waffle fries for about 9 dollars. 99 Miles to Philly may wrap their cheesesteaks in wax paper, but somehow the greese (which is awesome) still leaks through. No worries, you can just break off a piece of the hero bun from the cheesesteak, mop it up and eat it. This by the way totally reminds me of my troop leader in the Boy Scouts who would never bring any cooking oil on our camping trips – he’d just use the bacon grease to fry the eggs. Yum!
I’m probably sure there’s many that will refute how authentic these cheesesteak sandwiches are. It’s almost like saying you can get a San Francisco Mission style burrito in NY or NY Bagels in Las Vegas, but either way I would definitely check it out again especially since I now have a loyalty card (buy 8 get one free or something like that). See you there Adrian!