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I Discover Cheesesteak Egg Rolls

How the hell did I end up at JR Monaghan’s? I can’t even get into it, but I can tell you about these cheese steak freakin egg rolls which were about some of the greatest appetizers I’ve ever eaten in m life. It is an egg roll wrapped stuffed with grilled chipped steak, sweet onions, jack and cheddar cheese, and served with a spicy ketchup. Ok, it might sound kind of gross, but it’s totally not. They’re totally amazing and I’m dying that I’ve never had them before until now. Who cares that these are obviously beyond terrible for you. They will knock your socks off. I’m in love with these.
R’s Black and Bleu Burger, cajun spiced with crumbled bleu cheese. The cajun spice sounds fine, but I hate anything with stinky cheese. That sure is a lot of bacon!
I got the french onion burger, so it was like french onion soup topped onto a burger. This was a good burger! And it was a tuesday night, so it was buy one burger, get the other half price. So for all your suburban recessionistas, here you go! The fries were only alright. But who cares, because this place is awesome solely for their cheese steak egg rolls. I’m sold!

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Cheesesteaks At Tony Luke’s

Sometimes, I just end up spending an evening doing something completely impromptu that I not only did I not plan on doing, but wouldn’t necessarily want to do. But then I got invited, extremely last minute, to go to a Lady Gaga concert. Yeah, seriously. I love me some music, but when I think concert, I think small club in the city with the band and 50 or so of their possible fans, not giant, mega productions. But sometimes when random opportunities happen, you just have to let it happen. And this is how you end up at Tony Luke’s to fill the belly before attending such a spontaneous event. I’ve never been to this place before, which is pretty much under the highway somewhat near the stadiums. They have their own parking lot though, which is a big plus. And it’s lit up like the vegas strip, in case you really want to wear your sunglasses at night.
Here is C’s sliced roast beef with broccoli rabe, which looks delicious. I realized that this place is probably better known for their roast beef or italian roast pork sandwiches.
Well that was too bad because I had just ordered a cheesesteak! And you know what? This was a perfectly respectable cheesesteak. It’s certainly a thousand times better than crappy Pat’s or Geno’s, but it’s certainly not the cheesesteak awesomeness that is D’Alessandro’s. It didn’t come with nearly enough onions. Don’t skimp on the onions! But as far as cheesesteaks go, this one’s not bad! Oh, and sorry, but my blackberry takes terrible pictures!
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Chickie’s & Pete’s

H/A wanted to go to Chickie’s & Pete’s to try the lobster cheesesteak. If you ask me to go here, I will. Not because I want to be in a giant warehouse full of drunken strangers with loud ass tv’s and terrible music. But I like the food here. It’s as simple as that. We were at the south philly one again. Man, is this place crowded on a weekend night. It’s maddening how crowded this place is. And even more crazy because of how humongous it is, and it’s still beyond packed! We had to wait about half an hour for a table. And even after we sat, we waited much longer to actually get waited on. Our waitress sucked. And she had a sucky ass sourpuss look on her face the whole time. Miserable much?
At least their food makes up for the waitress suckery. The infamous crab fries. Their fries are crunchy and not soggy or greasy at all. And their cheese sauce (who the hell knows what’s actually in this) is lovely and mild. It’s a nice contrast to the savory crab dusting.
R and her chowder. She always orders this, and she always barely eats any of it. But that’s fine, because H/A and I got to eat all the mussels and clams she ignored. It’s good soup folks, it’s good soup.
R and I got the king crab legs. That’s what you do when you come here.

There’s no dainty way to try to eat these. Don’t even try to not get dirty. Just go in full force with your hands and get to cracking. You’ll get the delicious red mess all over yourself. It will fly hither to and fro. But who cares, because you’re rewarded with zesty big pieces of succulent crab flesh. It’s worth the work.

And you’ll remember it for days because your hands will stink of crab. Their menu calls them “gloriously messy” and they are indeed.

So H/A came for the lobster cheesesteak, and that’s what he had. This is a cheesesteak, with lobster meat and the cheese sauce on top. Before it came out, we were debating amongst ourselves on how to dress this thing. What condiments do you use on a cheesesteak with lobster on it? Ketchup? Butter? Then R suggested cocktail sauce. Ooh, I liked the sound of that. But they didn’t bring any out, and we didn’t ask for any. So what is a lobster cheesesteak like? Well, it tastes just like a cheesesteak. And it’s a good cheesesteak. Even though you can clearly see the lobster, you can’t taste it at all. The taste of the lobster is clearly overshadowed by the meat. So while it’s a delicious cheesesteak, what’s the point of having lobster on it when you can’t taste the lobster? So you’re just paying for something that you can’t even notice. I say just get a regular cheesesteak here instead.
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