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Sandy’s

January 18, 2007
Cuisine: American (traditional), Diner

231 S 24th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: 215- 732-8335
Website: none

Entree I: Egg Platter – Three eggs over easy, home fries, bacon

Entree II: Mushroom soup

Entree III: Philly cheesesteak with onions and provolone cheese

My friend Wes’ love for Sandy’s is something I will probably never understand, but that doesn’t mean I can’t join him for a meal when his Sandy’s craving strikes. The Astronomer and I met up with Wes for lunch at Sandy’s the other day for great conversation and as expected, poor food (at least on my end).

Wes ordered his usual, plus one egg and minus toast. The folks at Sandy’s know Wes so well they start making his food before he even orders! I had the mushroom soup, and the Astronomer ordered a cheesesteak.

Wes enjoyed his egg platter very much. He always orders the same dish because it doesn’t upset his stomach, and it’s a classic breakfast, and he is “a classical kind of guy.”

The Astronomer thought his cheesesteak was decent and on par with the ones served at the Swarthmore College dining hall.

My mushroom soup on the other hand, most likely came from a can. Ick. I was expecting a mushroom barley soup like the one I enjoyed at Veselka in New York City. What I received was a bowl of warmed-up canned cream of mushroom soup. Sadness.

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Sandy’s

December 1, 2006
Cuisine: American (traditional), Diner

231 S 24th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: 215-732-8335
Website: none

Entree I: Egg Sandwich with Cheese ($3.35)

Entree II: Egg Platter – Two eggs over easy, home fries, bacon, whole wheat toast with jam and butter ($7.95)

After months of talking about going out for a meal, my friend Wes and I finally had lunch at his favorite eatery. Sandy’s is conveniently located across the street from Wes’ house–he’s been frequenting this joint for years and the staff know him by name AND order. Very impressive.

Sandy’s is more or less a greasy spoon, a charming greasy spoon, but a greasy spoon nevertheless. They serve hoagies, grinders, cheesesteaks, fried chicken, regular sandwiches and even some seafood and Greek specialties. Sandy’s also serves breakfast all day long, which Wes and I took advantage of on our visit.

I had the egg and cheese sandwich, while Wes had his usual. My sandwich was made on whole wheat bread with Swiss cheese. The sandwich was pretty straight forward; it tasted like the sum of all it’s individual parts. It was good, but I’ve made the same sandwich on a number of occasions at home. Perhaps next time I will have a Gyro since I can’t make that at home.

I didn’t taste any of Wes’ egg platter, but I’m pretty sure I knew what it tasted like–the sum of all its individual parts.