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Food Fave: Sage Biscuit Café’s Cheese Steak

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Sage Biscuit Steak Sandwich

Sage Biscuit Café recently brought back its Ultimate Cheese Steak. STAFF PHOTO/WADE TATANGELO

Opened about 18 months ago in the Cortez Village shopping plaza by the owner-chef team of Nicole Praessel and her fiancé, Joe Moreta, Sage Biscuit Café (6656 Cortez Road W., Bradenton; 792-3970; sagebiscuitcafebradenton.com) has quickly become the top foodie spot in Bradenton for breakfast and lunch. From clever vegetarian and vegan dishes to delicious carnivorous favorites and absurdly addicting pies, it’s a bastion for homemade goodness.

Much to the delight of us unapologetic meat-eaters, earlier this month Sage Biscuit brought back its Ultimate Cheese Steak sandwich. Served on an open-face, homemade baguette you will barely be able to close and wrap your mouth around, it’s a sublime serving of thinly shaved prime rib - tasty but no too greasy and practically fat free - covered with caramelized onions, fresh red bell peppers, button mushrooms and a generous amount of high-quality provolone. The ingredient, though, that really makes this cheese steak something special, a fave of a sandwich I can’t stop thinking about, is the homemade garlic and black pepper mayo. Slathered across the bread, it makes each bite a gastronomical gift.

This full-bodied beauty costs $11.99 and comes with choice of several sides including the homemade, highly-recommended cucumber-chickpea salad. French fires and sweet potato fries are always a solid selection, too. Especially when paired with the café’s homemade ranch dressing, which comes, upon request, at no extra charge.

For more "Faves," check out this recent collection of foods ranging from frozen custard to grilled octopus.



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WADE TATANGELOis the editor of TICKET + and a contributor at TicketSarasota.com. He has been an entertainment editor, reporter, columnist and reviewer for more than a decade at publications nationwide. He is a Hershey, Pa., native who grew up in Tampa and graduated from the University of South Florida. Wade joined the Herald-Tribune in 2013 and writes the weekly Bar Tab column. He can be reached by email or call (941) 361-4955.
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