“To Whiz or not to Whiz, that is the question….”
Dayton has it’s share of good places to grab a Philly Cheesesteak. The Submarine House is at the top of this list and are one of the few spots that offer their cheesesteaks with a choice of Nacho Cheese Whiz sauce or Sliced Cheese.
Foodies have battled back and forth on which is the best way to eat a Philly cheesesteak. So we look to you, our fellow, hungry Daytonians to solve this with a foodie poll.
Today we ask an age-old question that Cheesesteak lovers have been gnashing teach over for decades…. on your Philly Cheesesteak, do you prefer..
CHEESE WHIZ or CHEESE ?
Comment below, and one winner will be selected at random and win a Super Duper Cheesesteak from Submarine House, compliments of The Food Adventure Crew ! You can get your cheesesteak how you like it .. with the WHIZ or CHEESE !
Before you answer — what is a Philly Cheesesteak ?
WHAT IS A PHILLY CHEESESTEAK ?
It is a sub, served on long, crusty french or italian style roll filled with thinly sliced and possibly sauteed beef and melted cheese. In Philadelphia, the cheese preference is Cheez Whiz. In other parts of the country it seems that shredded or sliced American, sharp or provolone are the preference. Many foodies say that the essence of cheesesteak preparation lies in the balance of flavors, ingredients , texture and the messy goodness, or “drip” factor. Other toppings may include grilled onions, green peppers, mayo, sautéed mushrooms, and hot or sweet banana peppers. Even ketchup and French fries have topped a sub, as well as lettuce and tomato. The ultimate street food, a Philly Cheeesteak is a portable, hunger killing beast.
PHILLY CHEESESTEAK BABYLON:
In 1930 the sandwich world was turned upside down when Philadelphia hot dog vendor Pat Olivieri decided to grill beef one day. A taxicab driver noticed the incredible aroma and ordered a steak sandwich. The rumor of the delicious lunch spread across town in a week. People from all around the city came to try the steak sandwiches. He decided to expand and Olivieri opened up a shop on 9th Street and Passyunk Avenue, and called it “Pat’s King of Steaks”. The sandwich morphed as he began adding cheese to the recipe. Today the grill is open 24/7 and has a legendary rival cheesesteak shop across the street called “Geno’s” who claims they are the ones who added the cheese idea. Geno’s is also open 24/7. For decades, the two family owned businesses have been the center of discussion of who has the best cheesesteak in town. Who cut the cheese first? We don’t know…
Fast forward to 1973 and history of Dayton Cheeseteaks takes shape.
THE HISTORY OF DAYTON’S SUBMARINE HOUSE:
THE SUBMARINE HOUSE OPENS IN DAYTON, 1973
The very first Submarine House was opened on Brown Street near the University of Dayton by Doug Kidd. It was the first in the area to introduce the east coast style Cheese steak Sub. Many UD students and Dayton natives had their first Philly Cheesesteak here. One customer from Dayton, Gary Danner would eat there often. He loved the subs so much, that in 1978 he became the first franchisee. His store is still located today at 7850 N. Main Street.
Gary bought the entire franchise from Doug. By this time they were cranking out hundreds of subs. The Submarine House continued to grow and expand around the suburbs. Gary’s sons, Jason, Brody, and Seth worked for Submarine House as kids, and after college 2 of them went to work full-time for the company.
Jason Danner opened his first Submarine House
Brody Danner opened his first Submarine House.
—2006, The first sports bar concept, Submarine House Bar and Grill opens in Vandalia. Jason and Brody have since opened numerous Bar and Grill Submarine House franchises. But you can still find their dad Gary, and wife Susan, at the Submarine House on North Main Street.
—2018, The Super Duper Cheesesteak Challeenges have raised nearly 100k for charities over the past few years
Now its time for you to make your choice and comment below…
Do you prefer your Philly Cheese Steaks with CHEESE WHIZ or CHEESE ?
ONE WINNER CHOSEN AT RANDOM WILL WIN A SUPER DUPER CHEESESTEAK !
The Food Adventures Crew has a say ……..
Big Ragu says: Provolone Cheese !
Jackie says : Provolone Cheese
Jessie says: I rarely eat dairy, so no processed whiz, give me organic cheese !
We want to hear your vote and maybe you will be the one sharing free 16 inches of heaven with us at the SUBMARINE HOUSE !