See what George has to say about Elizabeth’s Pizza in Kernersville, North Carolina.
I can remember the first time that I ever tasted a steak and cheese sub. I’m not from Philly, so I can’t say that I’ve had the best steak and cheese sub in the world, but I’ve been trying as many as I can.
My youngest son finally tried one a few months ago and has joined me on my (semi) epic quest to find the best steak and cheese sub in North Carolina. We’ve tried them at diners, restaurants, street festivals and amusement parks. If we see it on the menu, then it’s our first choice! My son’s favorite video game character is Luigi and he’s chosen that names as his persona on this quest.
My very first steak and cheese sub was on a date with my wife, a few years before we were married. Let’s just say it’s been more than 20 years. It was at Elizabeth’s Pizza in Kernersville, NC and I was hooked after the first bite.
Elizabeth’s Pizza is a small restaurant that with booths and tables. You can see the gigantic pizza ovens from the counter and the smell of pizza hits you the moment the door opens. Elizabeth’s Pizza opened in 1986 and is a local institution. You won’t find a table most Friday and Saturday nights; takeout can sometimes be the only option.
We ordered at the counter and picked a booth to wait for our subs. I’m a bit more adventurous than my son, and I asked for peppers, lettuce and onions. Luigi just gets cheese and mayonnaise. It’s his standard. We did share an appetizer of chips, which were brought to the table quickly.
The chips were pretty standard, but it was enough to keep the hunger pains at bay while we waited on the subs. We generally ask for the chips to be prepared floppy-style, which means they’re a little greasier and less crunchy.
The two subs showed up after about five minutes. They were steaming hot and needed to sit for a few minutes, which gave me time to snap a few photos.
We both dug in and enjoyed the very familiar taste of the spices, steak, cheese and bread. It’s an amazing combination that always hits the spot, whether I order it with or without onions, peppers or lettuce (I’m not a big tomato fan). What I’ve always loved about the steak and cheese sub at Elizabeth’s Pizza is how the mayonnaise and the grease from the steak just soak into the bread. For some reason, this just doesn’t happen at most other restaurants. Speaking of the bread, it’s a typical hoagie style, but it’s very thick and soft. I think that’s what lets the steak grease fully soak into the bread.
When I asked Luigi to offer some thoughts on the steak and cheese, he wasn’t sure if it was his favorite, but it’s definitely one of the best he’s had. He said he loved how Elizabeth’s mixes the steak and the cheese together and the cheese just doesn’t sit on the top. He also likes that the cheese (more of a provolone) is more melted than in other sandwiches (he loves melted cheese). He also believes that it has the perfect amount of mayonnaise.
I won’t argue with him on any of those points, either!
Going with Luigi’s video game theme, he’s decided to use Power Stars for his steak and cheese subs ratings. We’re going with a simple five-star rating, with five Power Stars being the best.
Luigi gives the steak and cheese sub at Elizabeth’s Pizza in Kernersville Four Power Stars!
If you find yourself in the Kernersville area and you’re looking for a great steak and cheese sub or pizza, then Elizabeth’s Pizza is a great choice. It does have a small seating area which fills up fairly quickly. The subs vary in prices from $5.99 to $7.99, but they also serve pizza, pasts, wings, salads and more! It can get fairly noisy, so it might not be the best spot for a romantic date, but it’s a great choice for a group or a family.
910-B S. Main St.
Kernersville, NC 27284
Open Monday to Thursday: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
Friday and Saturday: 11:00 am to 11:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 Noon to 10:00 pm
When George isn’t on his quest to find the best steak and cheese sub in North Carolina, you can find him writing about Disney and other theme parks at ImagiNERDing.com. He’s also one-half of the incredibly talented and handsome duo that produces Communicore Weekly, a podcast dedicated to theme parks, entertainment and anything else that seems important.
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