Pizza Thursday Finale: The Philly Prizzasteak
My ears perked up like a hungry little puppy when Lunch’er Mwinston mentioned the South St Special in the forums, or as I like to call it “The Philly Prizzasteak”. I don’t often like to eat things just to say I did, but there was something special behind this Philly centric concept. I can’t take credit for this monster combo, but I am excited to share it with ML readers and I hope you are horrified and delighted with what our stomachs accomplished. Here is what went down…
Pizza + pretzel+ cheesesteak
First we grabbed our large slice at Lorenzo’s (noting that it was a little undersauced for normal consumption but the only slice large enough to handle a cheesesteak). Next we went down the block to pick up warm pretzels from Jim’s Soft Pretzel. Finally, we crossed the street with much anticipation and ordered out Jim’s cheesesteaks wiz wit (onions and cheese wiz). Apparently Jim’s is used to outside food being brought in so we went to the upstairs seating area, and then we rolled.
We rolled one length-wise
And the other width-wise
Sorry arteries, I promise to eat something green for dinner! I confess that nobody should be too impressed because I only got through a bit over half. It was quite a challenge to handle that thing but it ended up being better than I thought, plus it is just fun to consume something so ridiculous. We definitely got a few confused stares our way.
The onions and the wiz in the cheesesteak are absolutely key to remedy what could have been a dryness issue from the pretzel and cheesesteak bun. A lager also helped. I recommend this as a late night not quite sober activity or as the perfect was to haze your out of town friends.
Has anyone else tried this before? If so, which way do you roll?
Lorenzo and Son Pizza, 305 South St (@ 3rd), 215-627-4110
Jim’s Steaks, 400 South St (@ 4th), 215-928-1911
Jim’s Pretzels, 534 S 4th St (@ South St), 267-273-0014