A classic conundrum: Do you want a Philly cheesesteak sandwich or a gyro? I’m just kidding, you’ve probably never asked yourself that question. But now that I’ve put it in your head, I have a solution.
Steakhouse Philly, on the eastern edge of Lansing at the corner of Clippert and Kalamazoo streets, offers traditional Philly cheesesteak sandwiches and gyros — or you can split the difference and order the Greek Philly ($8.99). This hearty sandwich features Philly steak and freshly shaved gyro meat topped with grilled onions, provothe tzatziki provides a cooling cucumber contrast.
Steakhouse Philly, formerly known as the Best Steakhouse, complements its inventive cheesesteak offerings with an impressive array of Greek options. In addition to the aforementioned gyro, it serves up classics like spinach pie, saganaki — opa! — souvlaki and hybrid dishes like the Greek fries, which features crumbled feta and Greek dressing.
Steakhouse Philly has a full bar, so lone and housemade tzatziki sauce. I recommend spending the extra $1 to add tomato and lettuce. The seasoned gyro meat adds the perfect kick to the cheesesteak, and you have plenty of options to wash down the transatlantic fare. What do you pair with a Greek Philly? A Greek spirit like ouzo? A workingman’s beer like Bud Light? I’ll stick with a Michigan craft brew, thank you. With all due respect to Philadelphia and Greece, we’ve got them both beat when it comes to beer.
11 a.m.-close Monday- Saturday; noon-close on Sunday (Kitchen closes daily at 10 p.m., but the bar stays open later) 3020 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing (517) 337-2210, steakhousephilly.com
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