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Cheese Steak Joes


Living in a small town limits ones food experiences.  There are way too many fast food drive thrus, more than a dozen Mexican food restaurants (none of which are what I grew up eating so is rarely eaten at), half dozen or so homestyle American joints that serve burgers and fried steaks, three or four BBQ pits, several coast related dives (all of which cater to tourists), one or two Asian diners, and one pizza stand.  For a town less than 20K people there are plenty of places to eat at if non home cooked meals are what you desire.  However, if you desire street foods you are out of luck.  There are no hot dog carts, no sandwich stands, no various flavored stuffed breads (meat, cheese, veggies, Italian, Greek, Mexican).  None.

And this lack of street foods is sad because this is a town full of people from all over.  People from where street foods are popular, where street foods are both breakfast/lunch or lunch/dinner, where streets foods are your neighbors and friends.  Sad we are a town of different cultures and yet we lack individuality and are stuck with the same fast foods found all across America.  Boring.

What this town needs is a stand where a creamy cheese laden, pepper and meat filled, crunchy hoagie can be had any day of the week for lunch.  Just a simple food truck, nothing fancy.  No restaurant needed as this is a street food and can be eaten on the go.  Without such food truck, I resorted to Cheesesteak Style Sloppy Joes instead.

Modifications Made:
Diced garlic instead of garlic powder.  Yellow onion to offer a slight sweetness to the bitter garlic and bell pepper.

Scaled for Likability: Good
Most definitely not cheese steak but more like creamed burger on a bun.  It was good but not like the picture good and not like a sliced meat cheesesteak sandwich good.  Kinda reminded me of a burger school would call a cheesesteak sandwich as it contains beef, peppers, and cheese.  Now I really want a Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich with a side of chips and a pickle.  

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