to miss. The only sign outside - a banner with the
McNally family coat of arms. But seek them
out. A neighborhood bar surprising to find in the
yup-scale Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia.
was there for a Schmitter - a hybrid cheese steak and one
of the rare hybrids that one can argue may be better than
the original. The cheese steak goes on a kaiser
roll, and gets topped with fried salami, fried onions, tomato and a
spiced up secret sauce.
had guessed that the Schmitter was tavern homage to
Philly's great Mike Schmidt. Nope. It was
named for a regular who always drank Schmidt's Beer and
ordered his cheese steak that way. The guy's moved
to the Pocono's but still comes back once in a while for
his namesake sandwich.