Philadelphia, PA - A lovely first day of October and a fresh new haircut, things were working out. I had just dropped off a rider at the Philadelphia Airport and was headed straight for MacDade Boulevard, in Delaware County.
Emilio's Pizza, Folsom, PA.
On Google Maps, I searched 'best pizza near me.' * Sidebar I search 'best pizza' because 'best cheesesteak' returns Pat's, Geno's, Jim's, Steve's, and Tony Luke's no matter how far away from Philly you are.
Emilio's popped up with a 4.8 rating. I thought I had eaten every cheesesteak on MacDade Boulevard. Worse, there is another pizza place one block away that I didn't realize was there.
I arrived at Emilio's in a small strip mall, and the parking spots were pretty much full. They were selling a lot of pizza. I am guessing they had five delivery people working.
The pizza looked terrific; from what saw, it looked to be a family operation, at least a father and son.
I notice on the menu board a chicken cutlet sandwich with broccoli rabe and sharp provolone. I asked the nice young woman at the ordering counter (not to be confused with the picking up counter) if I could have a cheesesteak with broccoli and sharp provolone?
she said, 'no problem.' So, I order my cheesesteak with, and you guessed it, broccoli rabe and sharp provolone cheese.
I took my cheesesteak outside for a trunk picnic, and when I unwrapped it, it looked to be an excellent traditional sandwich, but it could have been a tad bit fuller.
Everything was mixed in and chopped together well. The Broccoli Rabe added a nice garlic flavor, but I was hoping for more of a kick and moisture from it.
It had a fair amount of cheese, and I have to remind myself to take smaller bites when eating provolone. Emilio's is the first stop on my next project, The Pizza Adventure.
Philadelphia Cheesesteak Adventure at Emilio's Pizza, 554 MacDade Blvd, Folsom, PA.
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The Philadelphia Cheesesteak Adventure - Hi, my name is Jim Pappas, and I have eaten hundreds of different cheesesteaks in the last year. A year ago, May 16, 2018, I started my Philadelphia Cheesesteak Adventure to find the ultimate cheesesteak. To see more great cheesesteak places, check out my website at The Philadelphia Cheesesteak Adventure.