Lazy Boy Saloon: Ale Roasted Cheese Steak

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Lazy Boy Saloon continues to churn out very good meals – this time I decided to try their tantalizingly named Ale Roasted Cheese Steak.

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As a lover of traditional, classic Philly Chessesteaks, I am always intrigued by other cheesesteak variations, especially when they are braised in Ale (in this case Belgian beer); so you can see why I was excited to try this.

The toasted french bread, as we have become accustom to is nice and soft (with a slight crisp), making it easy to bite through to the meat of the meal (no pun intended). The onions provided a pretty decent strength of flavor, and the combination of melted cheddar and Monterrey Jack cheese are a sweet, gooey addition to the sub.

The meat was delicious but also very interesting in its own way, as this Black Angus rib-eye’s braising gave the meat a tender, almost pot-roast consistency. It was a unique and delicious choice for a sandwich, and I’m glad Lazy Boy decided to go this route.

Yet another great meal from Lazy Boy Saloon in White Plains; I can only exhort you to visit this establishment, and do so often, as they are awash in good food and drink.

 

The Lazy Boy Saloon: Filet Tip Sub

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The Lazy Boy Saloon in White Plains is in the heart of the bar scene of Mamaroneck Ave, and like many bars, makes some really good food. On tap for this review is their tantalizing Filet Tip Sub.

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Served on soft, garlic-toasted french bread, this sandwich contains mouthfuls of delicious flavor. The grilled filet tips are very tender, exceptionally juicy, and seasoned very nicely. Each bite gives you a good amount of delicious steak tips, and that doesn’t even take into account the rest of the sandwich.

On top of the steak, rests freshly melted mozzarella, adding a sweet cheese blanket to this sub. The final ingredient, the caramelized onions, adds even more juice and a bit of crunch to the dish.

I thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend the Filet Tip Sub from The Lazy Boy Saloon to any steak or sandwich lover, or really anyone who loves good food in general. Paired with some of their appetizers (which will be covered in a future review), it makes for a really satisfying meal.

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Tighe’s Tavern: Philly Cheesesteak

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Tighe’s Tavern in White Plains is a nice little bar/restaurant that serves one good Philly Cheesesteak.

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Held together by soft, delicious bread, this Cheesesteak utilizes meat in such a way to make it unique. There is a definite fatty element to the meat, as if you were eating an actual steak. This wasn’t unwelcome at all, as it added an extra flavor component to the meat itself. I can honestly say I’ve never had a Philly where I can taste fat in the meat, so this was a nice surprise.

The melted cheese was nice and sweet, the onions, crunchy, and the green peppers were perfect. All together, every ingredient of this sandwich worked very well together and provides another good option for anyone craving a good Philly.

Tighe’s makes good food and is in an easily accessible location (downtown White Plains), so there is really no excuse to not visit; so I hope you do, soon.

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The Pit Bro’s: Chopped BBQ Pork Sandwich

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The Pit Bro’s is an Eastern Carolina BBQ shop located in Mt. Vernon New York, and a bit of a hole-in-the-wall establishment; but that doesn’t stop it from making good food.

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This sandwich, while on the small side, is packed with meat. The meat is sweet, but also has a slight burn to it, a residual heat that doesn’t scorch your mouth, but has a lasting presence to be sure.

The meat is so plentiful, that it can’t be held by the soft bread, and is thus very messy. I was given the option of having coleslaw on my sandwich, and I agreed to it, which was a good idea to be sure. The slaw was sweet and crunchy, and the wetness and texture of it melded well with the heat and texture of the pork.

I give my recommendation to the Pit Bro’s and this sandwich, and I encourage people to go give it a try; it is definitely a nice lunch item to spice up your day.

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Roosters Market: Belly Buster

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The Belly Buster is the first sandwich I ever had at Roosters, and its the reason I have gone back multiple times; now it is time to introduce it to all of you.

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Utilizing a soft wedge to perfection, the Belly Buster is chock full of thick and tasty roast beef and turkey, and a semi sharp Swiss cheese to accompany them.

Thin red onion that is included adds a biting flavor, but is not overpowering, and the shredded lettuce is both wet and crunchy. As an added bonus, there is a good deal of extra crispy bacon that provides just the salt and extra crisp that this sandwich needs.

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Every bite of this sandwich gives you a delicious mouthful of meat, cheese, and tasty garnish. If you go to Roosters, the Belly Buster is a great choice to fill your belly.

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Anthony’s: Patty Melt

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One of America’s most popular foods is the burger, and one of its favorite comfort foods is the grilled cheese; and when put together, they become the Patty Melt, America’s ultimate comfort food.

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Now granted, there is nothing special about any of the ingredients in this patty melt, everything by itself is rather pedestrian. But somehow, when put together, Anthony’s patty melt is really tasty.

The white bread is grilled so that it is nice and crispy, while the inside is smothered in sweet, gooey, American Cheese. I chose the option to add crispy, salty bacon as my secondary meat to the tender, decently sized burger patty. Together, they form a wonderfully comforting combination of flavor and texture.

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If you are looking for a nice little comfort food to tide you over until the next meal, while providing great taste, Anthony’s patty melt is a great option. With this sandwich, Anthony’s took the plain and simple, and made it a must eat in Westchester County.

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Roosters Market: Sicilian Sandwich

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If you grew up in an Italian family or spent any considerable time around one, you have probably had a wonderful dish comprised of mozzarella, tomato, and basil. We all know how good that is, but imagine that as a sandwich…with meat…and peppers; that’s what you have in Roosters’ Sicilian.

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This sandwich is absolutely delicious. Served inside a nice, soft wedge of bread, the ingredients within are of the best quality.

The mozzarella was fresh and very spongy, the prosciutto was slightly salty, and the salt flavor that it had coalesced with the rest of the flavors perfectly. Not only was the prosciutto tasty, it was also plentiful. The tomatoes were juicy, the peppers roasted nicely, and the Italian dressing that topped it off was quite delicious.

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Every single ingredient in this sandwich works alone, and together, but preferably the latter, and Roosters has struck upon a very good twist on a classic Italian dish.

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Royal Scarlet Deli: Philly Cheesesteak

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If you know me at all, you know I’m a huge fan of the Philly Cheesesteak sandwich, which is why I’m always trying to find the next great vendor of this particular cuisine. Enter Royal Scarlet Deli in White Plains.

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The bread was soft and of good quality, and the meat was tender, well seasoned, and steak like. The melted cheese was just right, and abundance of onions were sweet, juicy, and crunchy. To top it all off, this sandwich had a moist, and tasty gravy throughout.

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It is always nice to find another place that can make a good Philly, and that’s what we have in Royal Scarlet Deli; so if you want a good tasting cheesesteak that will fill your belly and please your taste-buds, I suggest the one at Royal Scarlet Deli.

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Piper’s Kilt: Steak Sandwich

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While Piper’s Kilt is widely known for their burgers, but they also happen to make a mean Steak Sandwich.

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Piper’s Kilt makes their Steak Sandwich with soft and supple garlic bread, which is a really nice touch on a sandwich like this. The steak itself was THICK; much thicker than I expected, and it made every bite a meaty mouthful. How thick was each piece you ask?

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Along with its thickness, the steak was pretty tender and easy to chew, which is always a plus; and in terms of the amount of steak pieces given, needless to say this sandwich was very generous.

Topping it off where the sweet and crisp sauteed onions that melded nicely with the steak and garlic bread; the combination of all three flavors make this a very good sandwich.

While I can always recommend you visit Piper’s Kilt for the burgers, they are really more than just great burgers. Whether its a Steak Sandwich or Mac and Cheese, Piper’s Kilt does it right, and is worth the honor of your patronage.

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Connecticut: Philly’s: Phive All Day

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I have to admit that I have been looking forward to reviewing this sandwich ever since I was introduced to it in a Daym Drops video; and now I’m finally able to.

The Phive All Day is an amazing sandwich. Crafted after Daym Drops’ slogan “Five All Day Son!”, it contains “five ounces of rib eye, five pieces of bacon, five pieces of American cheese, onions, McNabb sauce (house made 1000 Island Dressing) and a little bit of (cheese) whiz.” So, what does this monster sandwich look like?

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Look at the way that bacon shines, and the way the melted cheese oozes on to and grips the bread, as well as filling every nook, cranny, and crevice of the meat; its a beautiful sight to behold.

The five ounces of rib eye were rich, delicious, and made even better by the rest of the ingredients. The bacon was how all bacon should be; crispy, salty, and all over the place. The melted cheese, both American and Whiz, was creamy and smooth; they penetrated all aspects of the sandwich like a warm blanket of velvety goodness.

The fried onions provided a sweet little crunch, and their McNabb sauce stood out with it’s wonderful flavor, and joined the cheese in permeating every inch of the sandwich (plus as a Redskins fan I do have somewhat of an affinity for Mr. McNabb, no matter how his tenure in D.C. turned out).

Encasing these ingredients is a wonderfully soft selection of bread, joining together all these wonderful flavors that meld so perfectly. This just so happens to be a messy meal as well, so be prepared to have your hands covered in finger-licking goodness.

Eating this hoagie was an absolute joy; the only bad thing is that after writing about it, I really want another one! (sadly, I’m not often in their neck of the woods)

This sandwich is one of the best I’ve ever tasted, and so much credit must be given to Daym Drops and the Boys down at Philly’s; great job guys, I can’t wait to come back, and I hope everyone else does too.

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