Besides the obvious cravings for Skyline Chili and LaRosa’s Pizza, occasionally I miss a restaurant back in Cincinnati called Penn Station. Penn Station serves “east coast” subs, think cheesesteaks and such. I’ve long been a fan of their chicken teriyaki and chicken parmesan sandwiches. Fortunately I think I’ve found a replacement in Denver that is nearly as good, Cheesesteak Connection. Including last night’s visit, I have visited twice and have sampled both their chicken teriyaki and pizza Philly (with chicken). I would definitely have to choose Penn Station’s chicken parmesan over Cheesesteak Connection’s chicken pizza, which was the first sandwich I tried. Luckily I gave the restaurant another chance, and I must admit that their chicken teriyaki is definitely a good sandwich, different from Penn Station’s, but equally as good.
Now I’m not claiming to be an expert on Philly sandwiches, in fact I’ve never even visited Philadelphia, but I’ve read that the Cheesesteak Connection serves the best Phillys in Denver. There are a few other restaurants in town that also have the same distinction from other reviewers, so I’ll have to give them a try sometime as well. One thing that the Cheesesteak Connection could improve on would be their fries. I always enjoy waffle fries, but I think fresh-cut skin-on fries are best served with Philly sandwiches. It is still refreshing to know that I now have someplace to fulfill my occasional chicken teriyaki Philly craving.