Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Liberty Steaks and Hoagies

1927 Macdade Blvd
Woodlyn, PA 19094

Another day, another DelCo hoagie joint. This one was a special request from an old friend who informed me that this was the first thing she wanted after child birth. So I knew it must be good.

I had never heard of Liberty before, which isn't surprising, as they don't even have a website or any internet presence. They also do a significant amount of crappy beer takeout, and I think there is a tavern attached to the other side. On second thought, I might have to try them again in order to drink a beer at the shady bar and then walk to the other side and get an amazing Italian hoagie.

The inside is incredibly sparse, and from the looks of things, they have been there for a long, long time.

No frills, just pick a sandwich, order and wait. Not a huge menu, but just right. When I got my Italian back to its final destination, a beautiful oil stain had appeared on the paper, which let me know I was in for a treat. A messy treat.

They follow the long-standing DelCo ordinanace: 1 DelCo Sandwich Code §2304 (1)(a)(2) there shall be meat both below and atop the cheese and vegetable components of any sandwich. I sure wouldn't want to run afoul of the law down there either.

I got "the works" on mine, which, again, consists of everything hot and everything sweet. I am still not entirely sure what that means, but it appears to cover most of my topping bases.

There is nothing gourmet about this beauty, it's more along the line of "baseball hoagies" I grew up with. Only to the maximum. Baseball hoagies were the cheap sloppy hoagies we used to hawk in order to raise money for little league. They were delicious, because they didn't over-do it. Meat, cheese, some shredded lettuce and an oiled up roll that will fill you up on a budget. This is the grown up version.

My main mistake was thinking it would be good form to eat this entire sandwich before doing a presentation. But then again, I was a victim of deliciousness. So the next time you find yourself on MacDade down in Chester on purpose, this is about the best thing you can do to improve your predicament.

1 comment:

JO said...

whenever you get that oil stain on the paper, it means it's going to be good. that looks like a damn good sandwich.

there's 2 new sandwich shops where I work. The gourmet one serves the heros in fancy plastic takeout containers. The other one wraps them up in deli paper, and makes them in front of you. There's something sacrilegious to me about not wrapping a hero in paper.