Tim’s Philly Steaks opened on Westport Avenue in Norwalk several weeks ago and I am not one to resist the calling of bread, meat, cheese and grilled onions. So I braved the weather to try one of my favorite sandwiches, and I was not disappointed.
Many years ago I was taught that eating a cheesesteak is always performed while in “the position.” This entails standing with your legs positioned directly beneath your shoulders, a slight bend forward at the waist, a second bend at the neck with your jaw protruding and always use two hands on the sandwich. The goal is to avoid any of the delicious ingredients landing on your chest or stomach. So when I sampled Tim’s cheesesteak while seated at a table (there are three booths and four tables inside) it was an unusual feeling, but I still assumed “the position” of leaning forward and I successfully consumed the sandwich sans accident
Tim offers four sizes of sandwiches (6”, 8”, 12”, and 16”) with a choice of three different meats, rib-eye, chicken and pork (a veggie steak is also available). The chicken is shredded breast while the pork is shredded shoulder. In addition crinkled cut fries and onion rings are available as side orders and for those who like to mess with perfection, Tim has an array of additional toppings including raw onions, lettuce, tomato, bacon, mushrooms and hot or sweet peppers.
I ordered a traditional cheesesteak with grilled onions and whiz (usually referred to as a cheese wit) and it was delicious. Tim “imports” the rib-eye steak from Philadelphia and slices it paper thin. Next the meat is cooked on the flattop grill immediately adjacent to the must-have grilled onions. The steam rising from two of my favorite food groups is fantastic. Tim next gathers a nice portion of meat and places it into a delicious hoagie roll. And this is no ordinary roll. Tim’s hoagie rolls arrive from the legendary Philadelphia bakery, Amoroso’s Bakery, the supplier to some of the great Philadelphia cheesesteak establishments. After the addition of the grilled onions, the sandwich is completed with good old-fashioned Kraft Cheez Whiz. After one bite you feel that you have been transported to the streets of Philadelphia. The meat is moist and flavorful, the onions are delicious and the Cheez Whiz is, well Cheez Whiz.
For a delicious sandwich whose roots date back almost 100 years, Tim’s Philly Steaks is a great new addition to Fairfield County.
336 Westport Ave.
Norwalk, CT 06851
Open 10AM – 9PM Daily