Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Great Steak Sandwich Co.

 Name: Great Steak Sandwich Co.

Location: Provo Center St, just West of I-15

Atmosphere: Very homely, diner style restaurant. the main guy working the tables is super friendly. I have seen him every time I've been there and is quick to conversation and service.

The Food: After my favorite Philly place in Provo closed down (Angels of Philly) I was left to eat cheese steaks from DP and Italian Place. Not bad places, but certainly not my favorite. Thankfully, a friend recommended this place to me and I have become a changed man. The one big caveat I had at first was the fact that they used cream cheese instead of cheese whiz for their Steak & Philly. Now, to East Coasters, this may be a cardinal sin which warrants an immediate blacklist...but I'm from Seattle, so I decided to give it a shot. What I have noticed from other cheese steak shops that use whiz, sometimes it tends to lose the thick consistency when heated and almost feels like I'm eating cheese water. The cream cheese was able to hold all the ingredients together, and still provide a rich medium that complements the seasoned steak. They also have some really good old fashioned desserts, if you aren't stuffed after your meal. 

Price: about $6 for a sandwich, few bucks more to add fries and a drink.

In a Nutshell: Great local, friendly place with some bomb sandwiches.

MadBrad recommends: The Steak Sandwiches...it is called the "Great Steak Sandwich Co" for a reason.

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Saigon Cafe

Name: Saigon Cafe

Location: 300 E 500 W, Provo

Atmosphere: Typical Chinese restaurant theme, with Chinese calendars on your table and an aquarium. Nothing out of the ordinary.

The Food: The two main goals of this blog was to enlighten people on good food you might not have had as well as deals. This place definitely achieves the latter with their special combos. For just under $6 you get a choice of about 15 different entrees, soup, some fried pastry with a dipping sauce, ham fried rice, and an egg roll. The food is decent, a step up from your Smith's chinese express food although the quality of the entrees vary. I got the General Tso's Chicken, while my friend got the Cashew Nut Chicken. My dish was decent, but his was very tasty.

Price: The special is $5.85 (few bucks more for shrimp). The standard entrees vary from $6-$10 depending on the meat.

In a Nutshell: If you are looking to fill up on  a few bucks, this place will keep your stomach and wallet full.

MadBrad recommends: Go during lunchtime. They tend to be less busy and you get your food faster.

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