13 Virtues, at Philadelphia’s Steaks & Hoagies
6410 SE Milwaukie Ave., 239-8544, phillypdx.com. 9 am-10 pm Monday-Thursday, 9 am-11 pm Friday-Saturday, 9 am-8 pm Sunday.
For 25 years, this Philly-style cheesesteak shop has drawn people who know just how drippy the sandwich should be. Beginning in 1994, owner Steve Moore hired a series of brewers to toil in his basement vat, with uneven success. His beers have been far better since he hired David Vohden, and Moore decided to double-down by expanding into a new 3,000-square-foot brewery and taproom behind his restaurant. The 12 taps in front and 13 in the pub (open Friday through Sundays and for special events) share the basic lines, but also include specials. As a working brewing facility, it’s clean and airy—even sterile. Be careful as you stroll around the stainless tanks sipping Frugality Golden ale: Those steak sandwiches are drippy. BRENT WALTH.
Drink this: Try the sizzly Habanero Ale, a base beer heavy on Saaz hops that’s infused with peppers. It’ll stand up to an Italian hoagie or the pizza steak.