Metro Vancouver Lunch Rush: The American Cheesesteak Co.

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Looking for a great Philly Cheesesteak in Vancouver? Chef Anthony Sedlak’s restaurant is your best bet. 

There are 26 7-Eleven stores in Vancouver.

Chef Anthony Sedlak discovered more than 2,000 cheesesteak restaurants during a fact-finding trip to Philadelphia — almost unfathomable, isn’t it?

With his newfound knowledge, the boisterous Food Network Canada host returned to Vancouver and opened The American Cheesesteak Co., a greasy spoon specializing in its namesake.

Day three of business found his new spot swarming. Manning the sizzling grill was newly-tattooed Anthony himself, who chopped wildly to keep up with orders.

Being a cheesesteak rookie, I went with the traditional Philly — though, Le Bifteck with caramelized onion jam, double cream brie, and dijon did look mighty tempting.

The sandwich’s shaved rib eye meat weighed as much as a small lapdog. Equally great was its flavour. Partnered with ACC’s fresh baked bread, draped with melting provolone, it was a winner.

Apparently, steak plus cheese does equal love, as the spot’s slogan states.

The American Cheesesteak Co.
781 Davie St.
604-681-0130

This article was written for Metro Newspaper by contributing food columnist, Erin Ireland.

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