Ventured out today to my second visit to the new Philly's Best in Santa Clarita. This is the only location in the successful chain outside of Orange County. Having driven many times from Studio City to the former closest location in Fountain Valley, I was overjoyed when this branch opened two weeks ago.
The cheesesteak was perfect. Tons of meat, great tasting cheese, FRESH Amaroso rolls flown in from Philly - actually I believe all the meat and cheese is brought in from Philly as well. I was happy to see the place was PACKED at lunchtime. The owners of the franchise, Pat and Kim were as nice as can be - they went around to each table asking what people thought, if they needed anything, etc. You don't see that too often these days.
Anyway, I know I'll be back soon and if you're in need of a cheesesteak fix (and great cheese fries as well) and are in the SF Valley area, take the twenty minute or so ride into the hot Santa Clarita Valley. This place puts South Street (awful!!) and other places SUPPOSEDLY serving Philly Cheesesteaks to shame. Can't wait till they open one closer in the SF Valley.
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