What makes a good cheesesteak? You mean the thought hasn't kept you up at night?
In my humble opinion, first off the bread that surrounds the shredded steak has to be soft, warm when served, and has to go down well. After all, it's the first thing you bite into, right?
Then, the all important filling, the cheesesteak or whatever your pleasure is, has to be chopped into bite-size morsels and cooked well.
During my visit to Camarota's of Philadelphia in Warner Robins, I was told the best-selling item and most requested is - you guessed it - the cheesesteak.
This I ordered with mushrooms and American cheese, which was grilled and melted throughout my sandwich.
The bread and everything in it was just big enough for me to grab and shove into my mouth. Delish!
There was no need for mayo, ketchup or any of those other condiments that could be frowned upon. Just a plain ol' cheesesteak, thank you very much.
I also ordered a side of french fries and a large drink. Chips come with the meal. Price: $10.21.
There's a special for cheesesteak also if you're interested. Including the sandwich, you get an order of small fries and a 10-ounce drink for $5.99.
Also on the menu of Camarota's, which by the way is owned by Carl Camarota Jr., an associate broker with Coldwell Banker in Houston County, are various beef and chicken steaks.
Before you know it, you'll be swimming in steaks. Take your pick of a plain steak, bacon steak, bacon cheesesteak, cheesesteak Italian, chicken steak, chicken cheesesteak, bacon chicken steak, and last but not least, bacon chicken cheesesteak.
Try saying all that really fast with your mouth full.
There are also hoagies that include regular Italian, the Willie Penn with turkey, ham, bacon and Swiss cheese, Broad Street Bully with hot cappicola, Genoa salami, hot peppers and provolone cheese, turkey, ham or mixed cheese.
Hot Italian sandwiches are also on the menu with a choice of either meatball or sausage and peppers.
All hoagies and beef and chicken steaks come in six- or 12-inch sizes, ranging in price from $4 to $7.99.
And don't forget to order some french fries or just enjoy the chips that come with your meals. There are also cheese fries and mozzarella sticks as sides.
A children's menu includes a choice of three chicken tenders for $4.50 or a grilled cheese sandwich for $3.95. This includes a side order of fries.
As with many restaurants throughout Warner Robins, active duty military personnel can enjoy a 10 percent discount on Mondays and Tuesdays.
I'd say I've succeeded once again in finding a nice lunch spot in the International City.
Camarota's of Philadelphia
2907 Watson Blvd., Suite C, Warner Robins
Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday; closed Sunday
Price: $4-$7.99 steaks and sandwiches only
Noise level: Low to moderate
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Children's menu: Yes
Latest health code rating: 99