G's Philly Faves (located at 413 Schuylkill Road - Next to Rita'a Water Ice) has more than meets the eye. Upon initial glace, people think that this signature sandwich stop simply keeps changing names / owners, but that assumption would be incorrect (for the most part). Wayne Johnson, a native Phoenixvillian, is the proprietor of G's Philly Faves. As a lifelong restaurant worker, Wayne has seen the good, bad and the fugly. That's why he decided to buy the shop from the previous owner, for whom he worked.
"I took over a successful business that started to decline due to a change of interest from the owner," said Johnson. "My goal is to get it back to the way it once was, in terms of quality, plus expand upon the menu, freshness of ingredients, and the atmosphere." One of the key ingredients, the bread, is provided by Liscio's Bakery. A Philly favorite of course.
G's Philly Faves specializes in Philly cheesesteaks, wings, hoagies, burgers, etc, although there are a number of things that make the spot anything but ordinary.
The first thing on the menu that caught my eye was something called The Expressway ($9.49). This cheesesteak, wit' or wit' out, is jammed wit' mozzarella sticks, onion rings, fries, hot peppers, and your choice of cheese… A colossal creation for an awesome appetite. The Expressway is joined by three other items on part of the menu labeled "Big Eats":
- The 76er ($8.49) A cheesesteak with garlic sautéed broccoli rabe, sharp provolone, and fried onion, then topped with a long Italian fried hot pepper.
- The Mummer ($9.49) Italian sausage on a seeded baguette and topped off with rib eye steak, your choice of cheese, onions and peppers.
- Death Wit' Cheesesteak ($12.49) A monster cheesesteak with double the rib eye steak, topped with eight slices of American or Provolone and loaded with sautéed sweet peppers, fresh mushrooms, and of course, fried onions.
I also noticed a great variety of wings and flavors, not only sauces Buffalo Garlic, Sweet and Sour, BBQ Gold Sweet and Tangy, Teriyaki, Salsa Mango Habanero, Honey BBQ, Thai Chile Sweet and Spicy, Medium or Hot, Smokey BBQ, Belly Burner X-Hot, Garlic Parmesan, Sweet and Sassy, and Sriracha Chili) but also dry rub selections (Pepper Habanero, Lemon Pepper, Caribbean Jerk, Amazin' Cajun, Chesapeake Old Bay, 333 Southwestern Recipe, Ginger Teriyaki, and the newest addition, Adobo).
I asked Wayne what the most popular item on the menu was and he guided me to The LJ, a cheesesteak placed inside homemade garlic bread. Honestly, this is one of the tastiest cheesesteaks I have ever had. I had every intention of eating half for dinner and saving the other half for lunch the next day, but my efforts were fruitless. I ate the whole damn thing. Even my wife (who doesn't like cheesesteaks) asked to taste it, and she was converted.
Overall, G's Philly Faves is an excellent spot with great-tasting, original creations that are sure to please. With Wayne captaining this ship of sandwiches (and more), you can expect to get a quality meal whenever you want it. You can bet that G's Philly Faves with soon by on your Phoenixville "faves" list as well.
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