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Vesuvio’s cheesesteak BLT is America's best

After a weeklong vote and many bites, it is time to reveal the winner of TODAY's search for the Best Sandwich in America:  Vesuvio's cheesesteak BLT.  It was a close race, but this new twist on the Philadelphia classic captured the stomachs and taste buds of the viewers.
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After a long sandwich search, TODAY has narrowed it down and picked a winner... Vesuvio’s cheesesteak BLT. This Philadelphia classic with a twist has taken the crown, stomach and taste buds of our viewers. Check out more of our information on the winning sandwich, and the runners-up from our scrumptious series:

Vesuvio's cheesesteak BLT  

Price: $11

Location: Vesuvio's
736 S. 8th St @ Fitzwater
Philadelphia, PA 19147


Sliced filet mignon topped with provolone, sautéed onions, bacon, lettuce and tomato, finished with a sriracha mayonnaise and served on a ciabatta roll.


1. Saute a 4-6 oz. filet mignon cooked to your liking in extra-virgin olive oil or on a grill with salt and pepper rub.

2. Prepare bacon, lettuce and tomato for a sandwich, as well as sriracha mayonnaise. If sriracha, a spicy Asian ketchup, is not available, you can divert and be creative. Use what is in the kitchen ... spice up the mayo with hot sauce and ketchup; use horseradish, Old Bay seasoning, Worcestershire, etc.

3. After slicing the filet mignon, place a slice of provolone, mozzarella, or any cheese that pleases your palate. Place this in a preheated 350-degree oven for 1 minute

4. Finally, prepare the sandwich on a roll, ciabatta or the classic BLT style, on toasted American bread slices. 

Philly is known for its cheesesteaks and its love of sports. Good thing its cheesesteaks are phenomenal. Vesuvio's adds a little twist to the conventional cheesesteak by using the highest-quality ingredients, and is a great place to catch a game.

Click here for Phil Lempert’s take on this new twist of an American classic