11/08/2012 11:12:00 AM

Del Rossi’s Cheesesteak Co. Opens in Northern Liberties

Northern Liberties has lots going on these days, with its burger-centric party bar (PYT), pioneering gastropub (Standard Tap), chef-driven tapas house (Bar Ferdinand, with David Ansill at the helm), Thai restaurant (Circles) and plenty else. What it lacked was a serious cheesesteak joint, but now that void is filled. Del Rossi’s Cheesesteak Co. is a venture from Philly/NJ-native brothers Michael and David Frank, who are determined to be “the young guns of the cheesesteak business."

Michael Frank previously ran Mike’s Steaks in the Comcast Center and Liberty Place (both of which he sold), so there’s a cheesesteak background to rely upon, and David comes from the financial industry, bringing the business know-how. The food menu includes burgers (25 different options served on artisan rolls), hoagies (with housemade toppings), pizzas, hand cut fries, Nathan’s hot dogs and the namesake sandwich made with fresh sliced rib eye on daily baked bread.

Just north of Spring Garden on Fourth Street, the mostly takeout spot is open from 9 AM-midnight, and through 2 AM on weekends, providing eats for both quick lunches and late night cravings. Will the challengers prove a successful alternative to Jim’s, Tony Luke’s, Geno’s and Pat’s? It does have that seemingly requisite apostrophe in the name, but really, there's only one way to find out - go give ‘em a try. Let us know how you think the newcomer ranks in the comments.

538 N. 4th St.; 267-687-8874

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