I decided to break in 2022 before it has a chance to get settled. Of course, that means a cheesesteak.
As I visited my father today, and he isn’t that far from Northeast Philly, my Plan A was to try an Italian deli in that part of the city that has a very highly rated steak. Unfortunately, they were closed for the holiday. So it was on to Plan B; that being a return to Delco Steaks in Ridley, which made my 2021 highlights and is also relatively close to where I live, making it easy to hit on my way home.
Although I’ve already reported twice on Delco Steaks, both times featured sandwiches with Cooper Sharp cheese. I determined after the second of those that I needed to go back and try one with Cheese Whiz. I know some of you in other regions are probably making faces after reading that last sentence. And generally speaking, I’m not a Cheese Whiz guy. But it happens to work well on steak sandwiches, especially when fried onions are added to the equation.
So I called in an order from my car – with a milkshake included this time around – and detoured over to Ridley to pick it up. Readers of this blog know I love milkshakes, and I had yet to try one from Delco Steaks, which offers vanilla, chocolate and strawberry with no malt option.
The shake had a nice strawberry flavor. While it wasn’t very thick, it wasn’t thin enough for me to complain either. I enjoyed it.
While I picked up and ate the steak promptly after placing the order, it was wrapped extremely tight, which may have had something to do with how moist the the roll was. I don’t recall that being an issue with my other Delco cheesesteaks. It wasn’t as bad as it looks in the photos, but it also didn’t have the crusty quality that I enjoyed so much the last two times I ordered from Delco.
While I can’t be sure, there seemed to be a bit more meat on there this time around. But the Whiz was not as well blended in with that meat as the Cooper Sharp had been.
All-in-all, while it was an above average cheesesteak with very nice flavor, I preferred the other two I had previously and will likely stick to Cooper Sharp when I order from Delco Steaks in the future. I’ll also hope they go a little looser on the wrapping.