Dinning on a Dime

In a nod to authenticity, owner Joel Padilla imports the bread for his sandwiches from Philly bakery Amoroso's; slightly crusty on the outside with a bit of chew, they provide a worthy foil for the generous filling of finely chopped, griddled-to-order beef topped with grilled onions, melty Swiss cheese, and any other additional toppings (green bell peppers and jalapenos make excellent add-ons), making for a sandwich that can successfully be picked up and eaten without having to resort to a knife and fork. There's no Cheese Whiz to be found here, but Padilla's housemade queso makes a tasty, if somewhat blasphemous, substitute.