Cheesesteak Quest Update
In fact, in 2008, the RFT honored 9th Street Deli with the award for Best Cheesesteak. (That's co-owner Mike Risk pictured to the above right.) However, because I wrote about 9th Street Deli's cheesesteak in a formal review rather than a blog post, I never awarded it a Cheez Whiz rating. So on the official Cheesesteak Quest Scale, in which 0 is a tuna-salad sandwich and 5 is the Platonic ideal of a cheesesteak, I rate 9th Street Deli's a 4:
Check out the current Cheesesteak Quest standings after the jump...
1. 9th Street Deli - 4 Whiz
2. (Tie) Penn Station and East Coast Pizza - 3.5 Whiz
3. (Tie) Jersey Mike's and Natural Fact Deli* - 3 Whiz
4. Lenny's Sub Shop - 2.5 Whiz
5. Sonic - 1 Whiz
* - Natural Fact Deli is now closed.
Photo: Jennifer Silverberg