Thursday, March 1, 2012

Mike and Emma's

I recently wrote about Mike and Emma's hoagies, but I had to return for a cheesesteak.

Same great lady working, who I wish would adopt me as an illegitimate grandson. This time she was joined by (I am assuming) her husband (Mike?) and son (total speculation). It was lunch time, so the kitchen was madness, but they worked together in a perfect balance of order and chaos.

I went for a standard, cheesesteak, fried onions, salt pepper and a little ketchup. It was cooked to order and ready in about 3 minutes.

I have to say, this was one HELL of a cheesesteak. The meat was tender, well cooked, and had no gristly pieces to be found. The meat was not finely chopped, but was thinly sliced and lightly chopped. I was a fan. The cheese was on the bottom (I prefer a good mix), but it still contributed to the creaminess, which is the entire reason it gets the invite to the party. The onions were probably my favorite part. Just cooked perfectly, and well spread throughout the sandwich. I am not sure of the bread company, but it did a great job holding up to the generous portion that was packed into it. They lightly steam the bread, as it lays on top of the steak and cheese pile on the flat top. This helps warm it up, and melt the cheese.

This is a perfect example of a cheesesteak done right. No matter your allegiance, Mike and Emma's remains a contender.


Sherm said...

You did it again! Why do you keep screwing Mike and Emma's out of their (seemingly deserved) steak rating? All jokes aside, that looks like one hell of a steak. I'm thinking a repeat of their first review, a solid four-steaker. Unless there are half-steaks, in which case 4.5.

Philly Phoodie said...

Sherm, my bad! I was rushing to post this before happy hour. Fixed. Thanks for keeping me honest!