Philadelphia, PA - After seeing a few great pictures and reviews of Curley's Creations, I took the hour-long ride to Levittown, PA. I drove with high hopes and great expectations, which worried me because rarely does the real thing live up to the expectations.
Philadelphia Cheesesteak Adventure Curly's Review
Much to my glee, this was a very, very, very good cheesesteak. Curly's building looks like an old checkers drive-thru. There are few tables (pushed in the corner for COVID), but I would consider it take out.
Two reviews I saw stood out to me. In the first one, someone was complaining about the $12 price tag for a cheesesteak. It's actually $12.95. Curley uses 16 oz of ribeye in his cheesesteaks. Usually, I would complain about $12.95, but I got two and a half meals out of this cheesesteak.
In the second review, someone didn't like Curly's because it was too big. Sidebar - Size does NOT matter - It is massive. I didn't like my first bite. I was excited and took a big bite. There is a lot of meat, and I was chewing for a long time.
Using some bite discipline, I got the chewing under control. But, this was a little cumbersome to eat. Which brings us to the age-old question; What makes a great Cheesesteak? The traditionalists say it is roll, meat, and cheese. Then this is a great cheesesteak.
It came on a delicious seeded roll, with 16 ozs of the right amount of rib eye. It had a lot of cheese and a decent cheese melt. The problem is; The roll was perfect, but I spent my time trying to keep all of the meat in it and not enjoying it as much as I could have. There is a lot of meat; it is a little thicker slice and a looser chop.
Luckily it is good and tasty meat because you are going to be doing a lot of chewing. A perfect amount of cheese, and it's melted well. It is everywhere, and you are going to get it everywhere. All in all, these sound like good problems to have!!
Public service announcement - in the strip mall behind Curley's is Italian Peoples Bakery. Go to Italian Peoples Bakery and get the Chocolate Pretzel., trust me you will love it!! It comes with the Philadelphia Cheesesteak Adventure guarantee. If you don't love the chocolate pretzel. Bring the uneaten portion to me, and I will love it!!
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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, on 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.