Tuesday, November 27, 2012


I've never had a cheesesteak in Philadelphia so I imagine that 99 Miles to Philly wouldn't stack up to Pat's or Jim's, or any of the other supposed greats; but in NYC you be hard-pressed to find a better steak sandwich.  Carl's is pretty solid as well but 99 Miles has the edge since their cheesesteaks are less greasy.  Recently, a new to-go 99 Miles opened on 45th St. off 2nd Ave in addition to the one in the East Village.  A friend and I took the taste test by getting three cheesesteaks all with different cheeses - provolone, American and wit wiz.  The Provolone was the best, creamy enough but not getting in the way of the star of the sandwich.  American came second and the wiz was good for a few bites but not much more.  I'm told 99 Miles uses the traditional Amoroso rolls, which holds the meat and grease well so the sandwich doesn't become a sloppy mess.  I'm a fan of peppers and grilled onions to add some extra flavor, but the best part about a cheesesteak is you can design it with whatever topping you prefer.  So head on over to 99 Miles for one of the best cheesesteaks in the city and don't forget to bring your hungry.

94 3rd Ave
(between 12th St & 2nd Ave)
New YorkNY 10003
Neighborhood: East Village

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