Stadium favorite puts N.W. Philly on the map

It’s understandable that tourists head to South Philly to find one of Philadelphia’s famous cheesesteak sandwiches.

But Philadelphia has many other “fine dining” choices that are in the same league. Many sports fans are familiar with the Schmitter sandwich, since it’s served at Citizens Bank Park and Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

The sandwich actually originated in Chestnut Hill and is now being served at different locations throughout Northwest Philadelphia, including Lee’s Hoagie House off Belmont Avenue. 

It’s hard to believe that on Germantown Ave, in the high altitude of the 8000 block, this cheesesteak-like calorie buster was first created. 

Kyle Rollins, a student at the University of the Arts, went to McNally’s Tavern to see what kind of place this was.

McNallys Tavern • 8634 Germantown Avenue • Philadelphia PA 19118

Produced as part of the collaborative media program of WHYY and The University of the Arts

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