Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Philadelphian - Sometimes things are better as memories

I use to work in Sandy and I would often eat at The Philadelphian weekly. I have been looking for a time to go back and eat again, but the 40 minute drive has always deterred me. I have been craving their Philadelphian style cheese steak for a while. I remember it being the closest thing I have had to a "real" Philly cheese steak since moving back to Utah from Philadelphia. Well that time finally arrived this past weekend when I was in Sandy for my Nieces birthday party.


9860 S 700 E # 13
Sandy, UT 84070
(801) 572-3663

Price of Meal:

Pepper Steak: 6 inch $4.25
Onion Rings: $3.55
Total: $7.80 + tax


I don't know if my concept of a "real" cheesesteak has been skewed with time, or if my own standards of what I expect from a Philly has changed, but I walked away from The Philadelphian extremely disappointed.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Native New Yorker

Every time I pass through Show Low Arizona I have to stop by the Native New Yorker to eat. The tradition started with the day the restaurant opened (I happened to be around when it did) They had great grand opening prices which made me buy a lot of wings, and I have been addicted ever since.

391 W. Deuce of Clubs
Show Low , AZ 85901
(928) 532-5100

Price of Meal:

Wings: $0.65 each (normal)
Wings: $0.39 each (Tuesday & Thursday)

Over the years that I have been going to the Native New Yorker it seems that my infatuation with the place has been dwindling. I haven't decided if it is because the food/prices are changing and I no longer think their wings are the best thing since sliced bread or if local places closer to home are finally catching up. 

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Arby''s Best Philly next to Philly?

I like the commercials Arby's is running for these new sandwiches. The spokes person is trying to explain to the people of Phillidelphia that he was saying that Arbys sandwich was the best Philly right after the original philly. You can see the comercial here. Arby's Misunderstanding.

  910 N State St
  Orem, UT 84057

Price of Meal:
  Sandwich: $4.99 + Tax

Well Arby's is Aryb's. I have always enjoyed eating at Arby's.  People say that if you work at a place you won't be able to eat there after you quit, but I worked at Arbys as a teenager and still love it today.  So you might ask "Why review a fastfood chain" well because of the above mentioned commericial. That their Philly Cheese Steak is the "best Philly sandwich outside of Philadelphia"

Monday, September 12, 2011

Road Island Diner - A Step Back in Time

Nestled in hills in the small town of Oakley Utah is a historic diner that has been featured on the food network. Walking into the diner is like taking a step back into the past with its green Italian marble counter tops, tiled floors, and Tiffany glass windows. The food here is just a sideshow to the atmosphere.


 981 W Weber Canyon Rd
 Oakley, UT 84061
 (435) 783-3467

Price of Meal:

Cheese Steak $8.99
Soda $1.99
Cherry flavor shot $0.79
Total cost of meal + Tax = $12.60

We had just gotten done backpacking in the High Uintas and decided that we were hungry enough to make the 20 mile drive out of our way to try out the Road Island Diner. I had heard they had a mean cheese steak and wanted to give it a try. The diner itself is an old 1939 O'Mahony Dining car. Which in of itself is impressive. To read more about the history of the diner car go to Jerry O'Mahony Dining Cars

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Charley's Grilled Subs

The lunch crew headed to the mall today to find something to eat at the food court. I had actually brought a lunch with me to work and was intending to only come along for the ride. I was surprised to see the number of name brand fast food joints in the food court (I hadn't been there in years.) One place that stood out for me was Charley's Grilled Subs. There is something about a grilled steak sub that just speaks to me so I ended up deciding to give them a try.

575 University Pkwy
Orem, UT 84097
(801) 762-0888

Price of Meal:
Steak & Fries $5.00
Fry Sauce $0.25
Steak upgrade $0.20
Total cost of meal + tax = $5.88

I think I have a preconceived notion about mall food court food, that all food purchased at a food court will be more expensive with smaller portions. In the case of Charley's Grilled Subs I would say that the price was actually pretty good, but the portions were smaller.