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On a roll in Wash West

The owner of Jake's Philadelphia Cheesesteaks is moving from Liberty Place to 12th and Sansom.

On a roll in Wash West

Gary Dorfman is moving Jake’s Philadelphia Cheesesteaks from the Liberty Place food court into a new storefront at 122 S. 12th St. (next to the parking garage and Edible Arrangements just off the corner of 12th and Sansom Streets).

With partner Sean Stein (ex-Red Sky and Pearl), they'll open Jake’s Sandwich Board on May 10, a seven-day operation decorated by a 20-foot mural of old black-and-white Philly restaurant photos created by Fishtown-based Brands Imaging.

Dorfman, who left his job at PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2006 to enter the real world, is getting ambitious, putting out a whole roasted pig on a carving station in addition to a menu of sandwich staples abetted by such new creations as the Barn Yard (pulled pork and veal, roasted peppers, baby spinach roasted garlic spread, and sharp provolone), the Steak & Egg (rib-eye steak, Sriracha ketchup and American cheese topped with a sunny-side up egg), and Village Turkey (fryer-roasted turkey breast, cherrywood-smoked bacon, arugula, and black cherry spread) -- all priced from $7 to $9.

They'll use seeded, unseeded, and multigrain rolls from Carangi in South Philly.

All sandwiches will be offered as "haystacks" (served on a stack of fries), as salad bowls atop a house salad with dressing, and as "naked bowls" (sans roll). 

They'll do shakes including a Peanut Chew, plus root beer, cherry and orange creamsicle floats.

Menu here.

Dorfman's finale at the Liberty Place food court will be 4 p.m. Friday, April 30. Dorfman is offering a free order of fries or a soft drink with every sandwich purchased from now until he closes Liberty Place.

Michael Klein Philly.com
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