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Best in Show: Philly Cheesesteak

Posted by AllieB on February 1, 2011

Philly Cheesesteaks are my favorite sandwich. There are so many factors that go into creating the perfect Philly: the bread-to-filling ratio; the cheese is not a topping but more of the glue of the filling; perfect amount of mayo and seasoning…I could keep going, but my bowl of Special K this a.m. is not cutting it and I can almost taste the wonderful goodness….

Without further ado…the establishment serving the best cheesesteak in Atlanta, IMO – the real crème de la crème – is:

Mr C’s on Howell Mill.

Go to there, order one, and see if I’m not right. However, if you’ve had one elsewhere that you know for a fact is superior to Mr. C’s  based on your own personal experience, contact me immediately. Email, cell, flare gun – whatever, I need to know. Mr C’s is great in general – they have tots and fried okra and cheap beer. One other place I would like to commend for consistently top-notch fare is Philly Connection; I would also, however, like to denounce them for the lack of locations ITP.

I looked up the highest rated sammies in ATL on Yelp, and I was alarmed to read about a place called Gut Busters. I wonder if their motto is, “Gut Busters: where indigestion is inevitable” – they probably give out Pepto Bismol tablets along with their plastic cutlery. Just sayin…they could’ve chosen a different name.

Update: per the input of a BBT subscriber, I totally dropped the ball by not including the Mad Italian. And he’s right, the Mad-I, as my mom always called it, is awesome for PC’s, but I haven’t been in almost two decades and wasn’t sure it was the same deal as I remembered…to make sure I am sharing the most accurate information possible, I will go in the near future and get back to you. Holy wow, that website looks phenom…

Speaking of Philly -> Philadelphia -> Pennsylvania…tomorrow is Groundhog Day. Experts are skeptical that Punxsutawney Phil will not see his shadow thus forecasting an early spring, particularly because PA is one of several states expected to be blasted (Gut Blasted?) by what could be the worst winter storm in the history of all the winter storms – there’s even talk of canceling Groundhog Day altogether. Really, Mother Nature? I think it’s time to take things down a notch…

It is decidedly not always sunny in Philadelphia.

8 Responses to “Best in Show: Philly Cheesesteak”

  1. Tina said

    I love Phillly’s too! You can’t forget Wing Factory. Taco Mac has a decent chicken philly.

  2. MC said

    I do not prefer a Philly with spray cheese. That’s big up here, and quite frankly, I find it disturbing.

  3. AllieB said

    Wing Factory’s bread-to-filling ratio is all over the map…but you’re right, it’s decent. And it’s possible that I could get my head around a spray cheese philly…

    Hmm, what’s for lunch…

  4. Y said

    Philly Connection should not be taken out of the mix. The name alone assures you that when it comes to Philly’s, these people mean business. Another perk in the Cobb Parkway location is the distance from the store to Hooters. This is how I spent my Christmas Eve, it was splendid.

  5. CKB said

    I hear the Ace Hardware makes a mean version using their world-famous pimento cheese.

  6. Cheeeeeeese Pleeeeeease said

    I do like my Philly chee with a side of hammer…

  7. […] Floataway Cafe by Emory is definitely amongst the best meals I’ve ever had, but so is the Mr C’s Philly Cheesesteak. I’m an equal opportunity […]

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