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Lemon Grove: Best California steak?

For forty years, people have been trekking here for the steak-avo-cheese sandwich

Oh man. This steak of Alfredo's is da bomb. Has avocado, pepper jack, and a raft of sautéed onions. I'm ...

Tour de Cheesesteak: final stage

The Tour rolls into El Cajon for the last steak sandwich I'll eat for a good while

The final stop on the Tour was a hard one to make. Philly Steak Subs in El Cajon closes early--7PM ...

Tour de Cheesesteak: stage 9

Nearing the end, the Tour heads north for a good sandwich, under the wire

Responding to the umpteen different assertions that I had to go there, I rolled in to Philly Frank’s in San ...

Tour de Cheesesteak: stage 8

Just as things are getting difficult on the Tour, a surprise stage victory by an unlikely contender!

I didn’t want to leave the house and go down to Point Loma. It was cozy at home and I ...

Tour de Cheesesteak: stage 7

"I'll have the cheesesteak...with the works...and a hooker on the side."

I won’t mince words, Ultimate Philley’s looked like a shithole. It’s on the “wrong” side of the 805, in the ...

Tour de Cheesesteak: stage 6

A trip to the land of exact change and substantial sandwiches

The Tour wasn’t slated to stop at Giorgino’s until later, but complications in the world caused things to go all ...

Tour de Cheesesteak: stage 5

The Tour returns to Pacific Beach to visit the "King" of cheesesteaks

Alex’s Brown Bag is the only stop on the Tour that has an age restriction. It’s in the back of ...

Tour de Cheesesteak: stage 4

The Tour heads to Pacific Beach for non-Philly steaks

I had a harder than expected time finding Pop’s Jersey Style Cheesesteaks in Pacific Beach. What is it with these ...

Tour de Cheesesteak: stage 3

North County food court cheesesteak delivers poor performance on day three of the tour

Here’s what happened: I went all the way up to Mira Mesa to try and find a place called “Moose’s,” ...

Tour de Cheesesteak: stage 2

The tour continues into North Park for "homestyle" sandwiches

Planted firmly across the street from Lefty’s North Park, Eddie’s Place seems to have taken a class on interior decoration ...

Tour de cheesesteaks

Stage one: sampling the fare at San Diego's most established cheesesteak operation

Back in June, I ate at the Philly Grill in North Park and it didn’t blow my mind or anything. ...

McGonagle's: Philly Cheesesteak in National City

"I was standing in a shower when it came to me," says Brian McGonagle, "I just knew this was what ...

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