American Cheesesteak Co is a cheesesteak joint that serves up mouth-watering sandwiches with a modern twist. American Cheesesteak Co was once co-owned by local celebrity Food Network star Chef Anthony Sedlak five years ago. He passed away shortly after its opening, but the restaurant consistently delivers in quality using fresh,locally sourced-ingredients in their sandwiches.
Their main location is in the heart of downtown Vancouver. They have since expanded to a second location at Metrotown in Burnaby. The place has been on my wish list for a few years ever since it was featured on “You Gotta Eat Here!”. It caught Bob’s eye before our movie so we decided to grab a quick bite here. Or what we initially thought would be a “quick bite”
The Philly ($10) A classic cheesesteak is comprised of thinly sliced sautéed ribeye beef and melted cheese on a long “hoagie” roll. This came with prime rib, cheese, and sautéed onions. Generally speaking, provolone is the choice of cheese although I’ve heard some places like to stick with Cheese Whiz. Looking at my sandwich, I was a little disappointed with the amount of toppings as it seemed quite scarce compared to my last visit here. Nevertheless, the sandwich was pretty good, portion size could have been easily split between two to share. I decided to combo it up with fries and a drink for an extra $3.50. I would suggest ordering their fries over their onion rings as you get more bang for your buck.
The Cow Boy ($12) Aged cheddar, homemade spicy bbq sauce, bacon mayo, and crispy onions. Bob’s order came to about $17 with her combo of fries and a drink. Bob’s sandwich looked a lot more heartier than mine. Given the fact that she’s not a big fan of sandwiches or any concoctions that involve bread I was pretty impressed that she was able to almost finish it all. By the time she was done with her sandwich, she had no room for the fries.
All the cheesesteaks here are made to order, so do expect a longer wait time for your food. At first, I was turned off by the ridiculous amount of wait time for mall food, but after putting more thought into it, I’m glad that they take the time to make everything fresh off the bat because it does make a huge impact on the overall taste.
Upper Level & UP2 Metrotown