April 11, 2019
In the grand discussion of Philly’s cheesesteaks, Dalessandro’s has come to be regarded as the thinking man’s steak. The Roxborough joint is, at the current cultural moment, the spot True Philadelphia People point to as the best in the city.
Apparently, someone let Philadelphia 76ers teammates Tobias Harris and Boban Marjanovic know about the steak shop’s local reputation, because the two were spotted at Dalessandro’s on Thursday, opening doors and slinging steaks.
Being seen at the wrong steak shop in Philly can send the wrong message to fans, so this is a very good sign if these two stay in the city long-term.
Of course, it shouldn’t be too surprising that Harris and Marjanovic found one of the city’s best steaks.
During his first week in the city, Harris headed down to South Philly Barbacoa, the much-lauded taco spot in the Italian Market, while Marjanovic made his way to Zahav, Michael Solomonov’s James Beard-level Israeli restaurant.
These two clearly know their food. To hear Philadelphians on social media tell it, today’s antics show the duo clearly knows Philly, too:
Bobi and Tobi were making cheesesteaks at Dalessandro’s which make them true Philadelphians. Keep them here forever, they know what’s up.— Sean O'Connor (@soconnor76) April 11, 2019
Great meeting Boban & Tobias at Dalessandro's Steaks... making the best cheese steaks in town ! On the best Italian roll! Thank you Steve & Margie. pic.twitter.com/BSfCBGTbW7— Pedro Lopez (@PLalwayswonders) April 11, 2019
Why did I just see Boban Marjanovic 🏀standing outside of Dalessandro’s 🤔 It’s 9am did he want a cheesesteak 😂 He looked lost!— MsTiaraMonet (@MsTiaraMonet) April 11, 2019
Tobi and Bobi take on the Boro - serving up cheesesteaks at Dalessandro’s in Roxborough pic.twitter.com/khl3CzcghN— Septa Jawn (@SeptaJawn) April 11, 2019
It doesn’t look like the stress of the upcoming playoffs is getting to two of the newest Sixers.
The NBA postseason starts Saturday for the Sixers, when they host the Brooklyn Nets in Game 1 at 2:30 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Center.