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Dining Pick of the Week: Triple Play American Grill

Triple Play American Grill

7006 W. Charleston Blvd., 702-255-1200

No frills — just an unassuming atmosphere, with just enough room for 35 diners. That’s Triple Play American Grill, which offers a clean, friendly place where one can find down-home fare that will have your appetite thanking you for stopping in. Triple Play advertises itself as “Home of the Cheesesteak” and with good reason. The sandwich owes its popularity to the type of meat used (sirloin) and the way in which it’s prepared (hint: It’s not marinaded). Owner/chef Jim Egloff also has a secret blend of spices to bring out the flavor, along with bread from Amoroso’s Baking Co. of Philadelphia. There are nine versions to choose from, including vegetarian. Most people prefer beef, but chicken also is available. The 10-inch version starts at $10.29, and the 5-inch is $6.29. The cheesesteak is made with Swiss white American cheese. Pile on the toppings — mushrooms, onions (grilled or raw), green peppers, jalapenos, marinara sauce, bacon, roasted red peppers, lettuce and tomato — to customize it your way. Where some places may cut corners, Triple Play uses only fresh produce. Toppings cost a little extra. The menu also includes hot dogs, five types of chef salads for $7.99 and sandwiches from $6, including tuna, turkey or ham. The BLT is one that’ll put your mama’s to shame. There are grilled options such as a patty melt, Reuben and cheesy chicken. Triple Play is family-friendly and completely shut off from the bar next door, with which it shares a wall. The children’s menu offers six choices starting at $3.99. Dessert comes in the form of daily treats but always features Judy’s Noodle Doodles, which are worth every calorie. Triple Play American Grill is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

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