My good friend, TC invited me along to lunch one day. He had a coupon to Carl's Steaks that he wanted to use. I've never been to Carl's so I wanted to give it a try. Besides, Philly cheesesteaks are pretty awesome.
When we arrived, the place was kind of busy but mostly with people doing take out. There are a few small tables in the back for people who want to eat in. Getting one of these tables is hit or miss. Anyway, we ordered and waited for our food to come out. The smell of the meat cooking on the flat top is hypnotizing. Our meal finally came and I was excited. I had the cheesesteak sandwich ($7.25) with cheez whiz and onions. It came out hot and gooey. It was a messy sandwich but that's the way it's supposed to be. It was everything that I hoped it would be. Fattening, delicious, meaty, cheesey, and filling.
The fries ($2.50) were very good as well. Fried until golden and seasoned properly. They crunched under my teeth and released it's soft potato center. I love a good fry.
The meal at Carl's cheesesteak was solid. It's a way a cheesesteak is supposed to taste. Oh, and it's one of (if not the only) time I eat cheese product. Anyway, the only complaint that I have is the drink. They do fountain drinks and I opted for the iced tea. It was practically all syrup. Not good. But just a small mishap which I'm sure they have fixed since.
Thanks to TC for the meal. I wanted to nap at my desk after that. HAHA!
507 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10016-4701