UCCFS: Cheese Steak vs Gyro Sandwich

Two awesome sandwiches go at it this time. The Cheese Steak, better known as the Philly Cheese Steak is moist meat with cheese, grilled onions and peppers on a hoagie sandwich roll. That is typical Philly Cheese Steak, but the argument in Philly is an ongoing one with how the sandwich is prepared and presented to you. No matter the style or the origin, no one can argue that whatever the choice is, the sandwich is reliably good. Some add hot peppers to bring this sandwich that spicy edge that is often missing in most steak sandwiches.

On the other side of the ledger, the Gyro Sandwich is classic Greek food to it’s core. Thinly sliced lamb layered onto a warm pita with lettuce, tomato and onions with the classic yogurt sauce called Tzatziki. Tzatziki sauce makes this sandwich the special meal that it is. Once you have it there is a special place in your life for more of the same. Unlike the cheese steak, there is very little you can do to change up the gyro. It is what it is. I once had a gyro with a spicy red sauce, and it was perhaps the best gyro I ever had. One problem, that place went out of business within a year. Yet if you do not like the idea of a yogurt sauce, then you can add something else and change the flavor of the sandwich to your liking.

So now the question for you is, which sandwich do you like better? Share with us your thoughts and/or stories.

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10 thoughts on “UCCFS: Cheese Steak vs Gyro Sandwich

  • October 31, 2011 at 3:38 am
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    Damn you Buddah! This was the hardest choice yet! My brain nearly exploded from contemplating which one I like better. On this one, my true answer would be a dead tie. They are both awesome!

  • October 31, 2011 at 3:51 am
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    Just getting you ready for round 2. :_retarded:

  • October 31, 2011 at 11:01 am
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    I’ve never had a really good cheese steak. Subway wouldn’t be considered a good cheese steak would it? I’ve had a few really good gyros though from a couple authentic Greek gyro places in Indianapolis. A bar in the next town over from me has really good beef and chicken gyros. I’ll grab a couple of the chicken for Danny and myself now and then. They are good and messy!

  • October 31, 2011 at 12:18 pm
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    I like a good Philly any day, but Gyros with lamb are few and far between. Gotta go with that.

  • October 31, 2011 at 1:24 pm
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    I vote “Gyros”.
    The tipping point for me being some ‘fresh’ ingredients like tomatoes going with the meat. Like them BOTH though. 😉

  • October 31, 2011 at 2:45 pm
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    The cheese steak has become too pedestrian. I have had them in philadelphia, and honestly, I’ve had better ones at mom & pop sub shops in southern Virginia. I do like to get a decent cheese steak stromboli now an then, now that’s living! But alas, I’m a sucker for the Greek & Lebanese cuisine, so the gyro gets my vote.

  • October 31, 2011 at 6:00 pm
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    Very tough call, love them both but I have to go with the cheesesteak

  • November 1, 2011 at 5:25 pm
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    It was very close, but the Gyro Sandwich will moving on to the 2nd round to face the winner of favorite number 2 seed Mashed Potatoes or long shot 15 seed Grilled Salmon. Voting coming soon.

  • November 3, 2011 at 11:54 pm
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    As a native Philadelphian I can vouch that the Philly Cheesesteak has nothing on the Philly Roast Pork, whether it’s done with provolone or that chemical abomination called cheese whiz.
    Nevertheless, the Gyros beats the Cheesesteak by far. Gyros are popular in Philly.

  • November 4, 2011 at 3:27 am
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    Thanks for adding that to this. Very interesting.

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