The Claude "Girouxben" Has Dethroned The Traditional Philly Cheesesteak
Rocky. The Broad Street Bullies. Cheesesteak. All three are synonymous with Philadelphia, but in the opinion of washed up, fat hockey players that is Hoser Hockey Co., we think the Cheesesteak was challenged at center ice and suffered a TKO.
In our many years of traveling to Philadephia, we were always set to determine whether it was Pat's or Geno's who was serving up the best Philly Cheesesteak. While we always found ourselves gravitating to these establishments prior to, or after a Flyers game, we decided to make pit stop prior to getting into Philly. And...that is where we found it...the sandwich of legend...The Claude "Girouxben".
After a long weekend of youth hockey, we found ourselves making the drive from Reading to the Philly Airport. Around Pottstown, PA, we were getting hangry and decided to scout some local flare. A quick search on Google and a minor detour, and we ended up at the Railroad St. Bar and Grill.
Here we were, 40 miles outside of Philly faced with some...pub grub. And...OH MY GOD! It was like we were supposed to be there. It was like Hoser Hockey Co. and the Railroad St. Bar and Grill were meant to be BFFs. Hockey and food...and a ton of 21+ libations that rhyme with Deer. But, we decided to write about one thing in particular...the sandwich that is...The Claude "Girouxben".
(Courtesy of Railroad St. bar and Grill)
As many of the Flyers faithful know, Claude Giroux has a grilled cheese problem. Buddy loves them. Taking this into consideration, the Orange and Black Hosers of the Railroad St. Bar and Grill paid homage to Giroux's food addiction with a take on a classic Reuben/Grilled cheese sandwich. Being hockey people, needless to say, we got it.
It's safe to say that when we got our food we unofficially crowned The Claude "Girouxben" the best sandwich in Philly. It was that good! Sorry, Pat. Sorry, Geno. JK...No we aren't. You have been dethroned! Not only was the food banging, but the people there were super rad.
If you didn’t make it down to the 1st Annual Philly Cheesesteak Festival, no problem! This signature grilled cheese starts with mild and sharp cheddars, smoked gouda, provolone, seasoned steak meat, coleslaw and bacon. Then topped with Gulden’s mustard and a sweet balsamic aioli all in between two pieces of wheat bread. Served with fries. ~Railroad St. Bar and Grill
Sure, it is 40 miles from Well Fargo Center, but trust us...you need to throw the Railroad St. Bar and Grill into your pre-game and get The Claude "Girouxben" for Flyers games! Hell, Claude Giroux needs to make a jaunt up the highway and get one! Tell them Hoser Hockey Co. sent you.