100 Favorite Dishes: No. 93, Devil's Advocate's cheesesteak

As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2014, coming April 16, the Hot Dish is serving up 100 of our favorite local dishes.
You don't have to go all the way to Philly for a great cheesesteak
You don't have to go all the way to Philly for a great cheesesteak

In the beginning, the Devil's Advocate was all about beer and balls -- meatballs, crab balls, falafel. When it opened in downtown Minneapolis, the Devil's Advocate had a menu stacked with tasty little spheres of meat and other tidbits, and diners could choose from a variety of sauces to enhance their snacks. 

However, the people clamored for more! The chef responded, and a star was born -- drenched in golden, gooey cheese. Behold, the Devil's Advocate cheesesteak.

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This take on a Philly cheesesteak differs from the several other versions around town. This isn't a sandwich trying to be fancy. There is no chefy twist. A fat loaf of soft white bread is split, toasted, and piled with thinly sliced layers of tender steak, mixed with a glorious amount of onions. The entire deal is then doused in liquid gold, an upscale cheese whiz, if you will. 

Succulent meat, sweet onion, and salty, hot cheese: It's impossible not to make a mess while devouring this beast, so maybe skip this on date nights. Release your vanity and abandon sophistication at the edge of that crusty bread -- this is a dish to be enjoyed with reckless, cheese-fueled abandon. 

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89 S. 10th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55402


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