A Little Bit of Philly in Virginia Gardens

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My dad used to work for WISE Potato Chips when I was growing up and his route included Virginia Gardens.  I worked every summer with him and I’m very familiar with the area. A Little Bit of Philly is in the same strip mall as the Bakery I used to have my Croqueta Preparadas for breakfast during summers in the eighties. I showed up at 10:55 just a few minutes before opening just so that I could be the first customer. Unfortunately, they didn’t open up til 11:07. By that point, I was back sitting in my car practically eating the box my spearmint gum came in. I like to be prepared when I check out a new place but I couldn’t find a menu anywhere for A Little Bit of Philly. I’m not into cold ordering which is why I posted the menu below. They’ve got a lunch deal for 2 slices and a can of soda. I gladly take them up on that offer. I also order what I originally came in for, a Philly Cheese Steak. And since I’m here already, what the hell, let’s throw in a Meatball Sub to wash everything down.

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This Philly Cheese Steak was exactly what I was hoping for. I was surprised to see Mushrooms in it at first but it was great. A Little Bit of Philly uses Amoroso Rolls for the bread. The Provolone Cheese (slices) are on the bottom of the Sub and I got just enough of it with every bite. It smelled every bit as good as it looked too.

Philly

Philly Cheese Steak

The Cheese Slices were good and better than 100% of those chains out there. I regret not adding Pepperoni to them and I regret even more not ordering a Sicilian Pizza. I’ve heard that’s the way to go.

2 Cheese Slices

2 Cheese Slices

Meatball

Meatball Parmesan

I took one bite out of the Meatball Sub and was down for the count. I was beyond stuffed. It’s a a homemade Meatball in case you were wondering and definitely worth a try. I ended up having it later that night while watching American Ninja Warrior aka exercise night.

For next time, I see Strombolis & Calzones in my future.

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