Ed’s in University City (www.edswings.com) is one of many pizza places in West Philly competing for the business of several thousand college students with the munchies. What sets them apart is their menu diversity, consistency, and especially their rendition of the Buffalo Chicken Cheesesteak.
The wing sauce is perfectly spicy, and the bleu cheese is not off white colored salad dressing, it’s real. The preparation of the chicken is key. Many chicken cheesesteaks in Philly contain large chunks of chicken breast. The self proclaimed originator of the chicken cheesesteak,
Ishkabibbles on South Street, is a prime example. At Ed’s what you get is a finely chopped chicken breast that mixes in perfectly with the the hot sauce and bleu cheese.
The roll is your basic Amoroso, but toasted to ensure no soggy bread by the time you’re finished. The staff will gladly put any steak on a pita and the menu has a whole separate section devoted to middle eastern cuisine including tabouli, kabobs, baba ghaouj, falafel, and house made hummus.
If you’re in University City, and want some cheesesteak variation that is executed with perfection, Ed’s will definitely impress the connoisseur and tourist alike.