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Philly it up

Take one look at the decor in LaSpada’s cafeteria-style eatery, and you’d probably guess they sell cheese steak and hoagies even if you didn’t read the full name. Posters of the Rocky films, Phillies memorabilia, New York Yankees hate speech – the kitschy charm doesn’t make a great sandwich, but it helps while you wait for one. 

The 6-inch steak supreme ($5.75) crams chopped steak, onions, green peppers, mushrooms and white American cheese into a tiny roll, making it a seasoned, cheesy mess that’s worth grabbing a fork for. On the cold side, a 6-inch LaSpada’s Famous ($5.95) stacks five different meats, including prosciutto and capicola, on provolone cheese and vegetables, creating a sandwich that’s tasty but challenging thanks to the super-salty cold cuts. Sides include a couple of homemade salads for 95 cents each: The potato is sadly bland, but you may want to grab a large portion of the creamy macaroni.
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