Tasting Greasy Ecstacy in Atlantic City, New Jersey
Not much has changed at the White House since Anthony Basile started serving the best damn cheese steaks and hoagies on the planet over 50 years ago. Thinly sliced top round and tangy Italian provolone topped with mushrooms and diced hot cherry peppers served on crusty Italian bread yield a greasy ecstasy that seduces truckers and celebs alike. The photos lining the walls are like a Who’s Who of Jersey: The Boss, Sinatra, James Gandolfini, plus an assortment of Miss Americas and ousted governors. The bread is always fresh because it’s delivered several times a day—from Formica’s bakery across the street. In keeping with the 1950s diner ambiance, there’s no website—and no credit or debit cards are accepted.