Since I've been waving the Cheesesteak flag again, here's the next logical post of a series that I began in 2010. I had first gone to Gaglione Brothers in 2005 and had revisited several times over the years. I've always found their sandwiches to be decent, if not the best, though it could be the garlic fries were the main reason for my visits. Since then, Gaglione Brothers has expanded, opening another location in Mission Gorge.
One evening, I was in the area....and thought, "why not".....
Gaglione Brothers - Mission Gorge:
My how time flies, the last time I was here it was still Pisa's Chicago Deli, which didn't last very long. Now it's Gaglione Brothers second location....business must be good.
They were pretty busy when I arrived, though thing cleared out quickly. I went with my usual, the 8" Mushroom Steak.
This was kind of interesting. I've always thought the cheesesteaks at Gaglione's were moist with the provolone giving the whole mess a light milky, creaminess. It seemed to lack a sufficient amount of cheese. This was on the dry side and pretty salty. The roll was nice and warm, but I found some of the meat tough.
It's not quite what I expected from a Gaglione Brother's Cheesesteak.
10450 Friars Rd
San Diego, CA 92120
I was wondering if this was something to do with perhaps timing, or the location....or has GB changed the way they make their sandwiches? Which means that a couple of days later, after a couple of years, I finally revisited the Point Loma location.
Gaglione Brother's - Point Loma/Midway:
Not much has changed except the price.........
I ordered my mushroom steak and had a seat. While waiting for my sandwich I stared off into the parking lot; and quickly noticed that one could easily tell which folks were coming to have something from GB, versus who was heading to the fitness center next door.....just by physique! It was quite entertaining as I was 10 for 10 in guesses. Of course, if one were playing the same game and saw me exiting my vehicle, I'm thinking they'd be able to tell where I was headed to......
And this turned out to be the typical, lovely, "hot mess" that is a GB cheesesteak. Gooey, gloppy, with hot cheese napalm burning your lips...... The beef didn't seem as well incorporated into the cheese as on previous visits, but it was decent. Because of the milky mildness, onions are a must on this sandwich.... It is still a bit lacking in terms of beef flavor, but it does fine by me.
3944 West Point Loma Blvd
San Diego, CA 92110
I did find it kind of strange that the two shops served up cheesesteaks that had very little in common....except for the name on the sign.....