Tuesday, April 20, 2010
The Philly Way’s Authentic Cheese Steak
These days, the term “Philadelphia cheese steak” is used so loosely that anything with beef and any type of cheese seems to qualify. This is not the case, however, at Milwaukee’s The Philly Way (405 S. Second St.), which prides itself on authenticity. This popular Walker’s Point hangout has been in business for eight years, and owner Dave London spent time at Pat’s King of Steak in Philadelphia. The Philly Way’s basic cheese steak is shaved rib-eye and onions cooked on a grill. There is a choice of cheese, but purists will want the “Cheese Whiz,” which makes the sandwich a big gooey mess. A few optional ingredients include peppers and mushrooms. A couple of other sandwiches are available as well. The small interior offers just a handful of seats, but an enclosed patio provides additional seating. The Philly Way’s authenticity is good enough that it was declared the best cheese steak outside of Philadelphia by no less an authority than Philadelphia Magazine.