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Fast Food: Subway Big Philly Cheesesteak

The Subway Big Philly Cheesesteak can't compete with a freshly cooked rendition from a good corner sub shop, but I've had worse. The improved steak combined with Subway's good-enough bread makes for a fine fast food steak-and-cheese sandwich before you even get to the customizing (banana pepper rings!!!). More

Dinner Tonight: Steak Sandwich with Cucumber, Ginger Salad, and Black Chile Mayonnaise

Most steak sandwiches are manly affairs. As Tom Colicchio explains in sandwich cookbook, 'wichcraft, the beef is "usually paired with onions, cheese, or similarly rich flavors." I'd like to add that there isn't anything wrong with that approach, but it is interesting to come across a recipe like this one that pairs the seared beef with ginger, cucumber, cilantro, and lime—all ingredients that help lighten the load. The black chile mayonnaise here is the one exception. More

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