In Philly, the cheesesteak's a stage-hogging diva on par with Diana Ross, or actually, like Carnie Wilson, who selfishly overshadowed the other talented members of Cheesesteak-Phillips. Shining a light on all of Philly's breaded goodness, Unbreaded.com.
From a local duo "passionate about exploring the craft of fine sandwiches", this just-launched blog's an indispensable companion to the Sandwich Lifestyle, with reviews, news, and stomach-boner inducing images of hoagies, burgers, paninis, and more. The pair deliver the goods on everything from a trio of Aya offerings (spicy ground lamb Kofta, Chicken Shawarma, Portobello), to Table 31's braised short rib burger (it's Comcastic!), to Paesano's "Tuscan Tony": a butterflied hot dog smothered in soppresatta, sharp provolone, bolognese sauce, and hot peppers, all earning it coveted designation as a "destination sandwich". General topics're also tackled, from Anthony Bourdain's controversial crowning of Chicago's "two-fisted symphony of pork, cheese, fat, and starch" (Silver Palm's "Three Little Pigs") as the "greatest sandwich in America", to an op-ed arguing that the burrito can fairly be called a sandwich -- a Pandora's Box precedent certain to be seized on by the Crêpe Lobby.
On Friday, Unbreaded posts detailed "Weekend Recipes", so far including the classic meatball, the braised brisket with gruyère (w/ deets on rub and braising liquid), even a jamón ibérico sandwich deemed by a NYT writer the "best sandwich in the world". Sadly, the required meat's $130/lb -- a figure ironically identical to Carnie Wilson's lifetime earnings.