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First Bite: Go Philly, a new cheesesteak restaurant in Tacoma

Post by Sue Kidd / The News Tribune on May 30, 2013 at 2:44 pm | No Comments »
May 30, 2013 2:52 pm
A Philly sandwich with sweet and hot peppers at Go Philly in Tacoma. The restaurant opened May 29.
A Philly sandwich with sweet and hot peppers at Go Philly in Tacoma. The restaurant opened May 29.

Philly sandwich fans, have I got a giant steak-fueled tip for you. If you’ve been missing Philly Joe’s and DelBrocco’s,  get yourself to Tacoma Avenue South – stat. Go Philly opened yesterday and a first-bite impression showed a restaurant that looked to be the honest-to-goodness real deal.

Go Philly seemed to have all the right ingredients I require of a gut bomb sammie known as a Philly – a soft roll (football shaped, about a foot long), stuffed with a chopped up messy pile of meat threaded with wisps of caramelized onions. Tucked into the roll was what every Philly sammie needs – melted processed cheese. They give you three choices of plasticized cheese here – white American, provolone and “wit” style with Cheese Wiz. Go Philly’s menu offered the sandwiches in different configurations – regular with grilled onions and cheese, a pepper sammie with hot and sweet peppers, a mushroom Philly, a barbecue version, a Buffalo version made with wing sauce, a teriyaki cheesesteak and a pepperoni cheesesteak. Sandwiches are $8.95-$10.50 each, but I spotted a lunch deal I suspect will gain fans – $7.95 gets you a small cheesesteak sandwich, fries and drink. The offer is good from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Sweet and hot peppers fill the cheesesteak at Go Philly.
Sweet and hot peppers fill the cheesesteak at Go Philly.

The menu covers the bases of chicken wings, fried catfish and sides that looked interesting – like fried okra and hush puppies. (See the menu below). They may give serious competition to Fish House (maybe), which is just up the hill a few blocks.

READ MORE: Speaking of Fish House, it’s one of a half dozen places in town to find a decent (as in, really greasy and good) Philly cheesesteak.  Read my dine-around report of Philly sandwiches here. Fish House, MSM, All Star Philly and a handful of sandwich haunts are listed in the report.

Go Philly exteriorGo Philly
Where: 1402 Tacoma Ave. S., Tacoma, 253-572-3000
Info: gophillycheesesteaks.com, Facebook here
Tip: They have a drive-thru. I find no fault with someone handing me a steak sandwich through my car window.

Go Philly  menu

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