So there’s a new restaurant in Vancouver that specializes american cheesesteak sandwich, cool! Not sure why this is a novelty for me, probably from watching too much food tv but I was excited about The American Cheesesteak Co.
I have no idea what an authentic american cheesesteak sandwich is supposed to taste like, but from watching tv I ordered a small classic with (fried onions) and provolone cheese. I also placed a small order of onion rings.
A small order of the sandwich is quite large. There was so much beef, so much cheese and so much guilty grease. The first bite was amazing. The bread was nicely toasted, beef was tender, fried onion was sweet and the cheese just binds everything together. The sandwich however quickly became one dimensional when I was about half way through the sandwich. It became too much of the same taste since it didn’t really have any sauce. I started eating with some hot sauce which helped a bit.
By the time I finished half of the sandwich, I also wished that I’d have my onion rings so I can switch between beef and onion rings. I thought they forgot about my order, but they were just slow. The rings didn’t come until I was nearly done the sandwich.
An small order of onion rings was also quite large. There was plenty for sharing between 2-3 people. The onion rings were cut thin, and the batter was really nice and crispy.
My friend got the New Yorker, which had mushrooms, tomato, lettuce, garlic mayo and peppers. This sandwich is ginormous, definitely a messy one to eat. He enjoyed the sandwich in general but he did find a little piece of bone just as he finished up the sandwich – not a good last impression.
This is a perfect place for meat lovers and those who are looking for something extra greasy to munch on after a night around town (they do open late). The place has really clean and bar-like decoration. I started to think of it as a fancy-fast food joint, very casual, modern, but you’ll also walk out with fried onion and beef smell.
The American Cheesesteak Co.
781 Davie St
Vancouver, BC V6Z2S7