A few years back on one of our visits to Philadelphia, I found The Great Philly Cheesesteak Book. I purchased it and filed it away with the thought of using it as a guide in my continuing search for an excellent cheesesteak. This was one of books that survived the ruthless purge of my cookbook collection and now it is being used for its intended purpose. So, this is the first of a sporadic series on this iconic food of Philadelphia.
I decided to begin our search on the edges of Philadelphia with the Dakota Pizza Company located in a strip mall in Wynnewood.
We ordered the Special Cheesesteak and we were ever so happy that we did.
Its combination of steak, pepperoni,mushrooms,fried onions, bell peppers and cheese was just about perfect. I could taste every flavor and texture in each bite. To my taste, it was better than Pat's or Geno's. The roll had the right amount of chew and held the sandwich together without falling apart.
If you find yourself traveling along the main line, the Dakota Pizza Company is worth a stop. As a matter of fact, I would like to return and try their pizza.
333 East Lancaster Ave.