Amato’s Cheesesteaks

Eating sandwiches is hard work! I’ve gone from eating maybe one sandwich every month to eating four sandwiches in five days. It kind of makes a person crazy. Not that I’m complaining per se. But I’m a girl of variety. So endeavoring to eat a lot of the same food in a month is crazy!

Tonight Kyung and I were debating dinner with our friends. What to eat? Indian? BBQ? Burgers? An hour later we finally concluded we should get cheesesteaks. Kyung has been to this cheesesteak place before, and he thought it would be a good addition to the blog. So off we went! The four of us piled into the car and rolled our way to the tiny stripmall on Saratoga that holds Amato’s. I guess sandwich shops really like being in strip malls with strange services – we rolled past more insurance offices, and a travel office that would lead you to the ‘outback.’

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Upon entering the shop, you find that it’s actually quite a long though thin store – long counter on one side, a few tables and chairs towards the front. There is an open area for you to watch them grill the meat and cheese before piling it high on your sandwich.

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I’d like to point out these are some serious sandwiches. You don’t come here if you’re on a diet, or if you want to eat a ‘little bit.’ No, this is the type of place where everyone is at least 100 lbs overweight and it seems normal and expected. I certainly felt like if I lived down the street I would soon be 100 lbs overweight. There are three sizes – 7″, 12″, and 24″. The 7″ ‘shorty’ is so huge that I think the 12″ and 24″ must be for at least three people to share. The 7″ is so large that I wish I had shared it with Kyung, since no one could possibly eat all that and not have a heart attack. I ordered ‘the works’ which came piled high with steak, cheese, grilled onions, bell peppers, and mushrooms. Did it taste authentic? I have no idea, but I know that the thick, soft bread overflowing with the goodies inside was very very satisfying. It was so hot that a piece of onion fell out of the sandwich and scorched my finger. Oddly, though this sandwich wasn’t exactly healthy, it tasted alot healthier than the cheesesteak I had at Ike’s. Probably because the one from Ike’s was dripping with mayo and dirty sauce.
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Besides cheesesteaks with beef, you can order cheesesteaks with chicken; you can also order hoagies. In addition, you can get soda, beer, and various sides like cheese fries. Piping hot crinkle cut fries slathered in thick cheese sauce – hell yeah!

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  1. Julie

    I loooove Amato’s Cheesesteaks! 😀

    July 30, 2009 9:01 pm | #1
  2. kyung

    Amato’s was *sooo* filling. The cheese fries with crystal hotsauce is the best, though! :) Almost as good as IB Hoagie’s chili cheese fries with jalapenos + ranch 😀

    July 31, 2009 10:38 am | #2
  3. kdhuang

    I think I still like IB Hoagie’s fries more!

    July 31, 2009 3:56 pm | #3

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