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Philly Cheese Steak on the Westside: Blasphemous? No, Delicious!

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By Lindsay Armstrong/Special to LAist

Online discussion, countless reviews, and adamant experts seem to only agree on two ingredients: Steak and bread (which sparks a totally new debate: what kind of bread and steak to use). Others argue that an “authentic” Philly doesn't exist--here.

You'll have to travel 3,000 miles for authentic Philly cheese steaks, unless you stumble across the Submariner.

Relying on word-of-mouth buzz, recession-friendly pricing, gigantic portions, and loyal neighborhood support, the Submariner has been largely overlooked in the great cheese steak debate, even though their Philly has earned street cred among plenty of Pennsylvania transplants.