Regional cuisine is like your roommate's toothbrush or your boss's car: you can borrow it without ever having any intention of giving it back. Enjoy a long-term loan of Philadelphian fare with today's Groupon: for $6, you get $12 worth of sandwiches at Chubby's Cheesesteaks on North Oakland Avenue. Chubby’s tempts taste buds with a menu sporting an array of bread-bound bites ranging from authentic to creative. Purists demand the classic Philly: grilled, chopped steak smuggled to tummies under a cloak of Cheez Whiz, fried onions, and red and green peppers ($6.75). Variations on the meaty theme include the barbecue chicken cheesesteak ($6.50) and the italian beef, which incorporates Cheez Whiz and giardiniera peppers ($6.50), much like most Renaissance artwork. Each cheesy creation is borne on a fluffy, floury bed from Peter Sciortino's Bakery.
- Chubby’s uses a soft roll from Peter Sciortino’s Bakery, located on Brady Street. It works. The basic cheesesteak with fried onions and the Whiz is a gooey mesh—fare fit for a hangover. – Jeff Beutner, Shepherd Express
- They made it promptly, and with a little salt, it was pretty great. – Andy Tarnoff, OnMilwaukee
Chubby's Cheesesteaks celebrates one of America's best-loved regional dishes with a menu full of Philly-style cheesesteak sandwiches that Chubby's chefs believe to be the best cheesesteaks west of Philadelphia. They chop up morsels of steak to order for creations ranging from a pizza cheesesteak with marinara and mozzarella to the classic Philly with peppers and Cheez Whiz, a cheese spread that could only be more American if it came with free baseball in every jar. In addition to hand-held feasts of warm, toasty rolls and succulent beef, cooks whip up chicken cheesesteaks, Italian beef sandwiches, fried fish dinners, gyros, burritos, and jumbo chili dogs.