Warm fresh baguette stuffed with piles of sautéed beef and onions and peppers, all drenched in melted provolone cheese. Steam rising from the sandwich as it arrives to the table with the glorious scents wafting to your nose enticing your taste buds for that first bite. Never having eaten a cheese steak from Philadelphia this is what one imagines it to be like, mounds of tender beef seasoned perfectly that oozes cheese in the corner of your mouth that you would rather use your tongue than a napkin to wipe it off. The mushrooms, onions and peppers add big bold flavors throughout the cheese steak creating a complexity over your palate. The juice from the meat soaking into the bread allowing the crust to seal in all those flavors, as you press the gigantic sandwich flat to be able to wrap your jaws around it.
With hand cut sweet potato waffle fries as a side one is impressed with the time and care put into the plate; you might have thought they were going to be some store bought shoestring style, but not at Freshies. As you bite into one you realize what you have been missing out when it comes to the impeccably cooked sweet potato fry: airy in the middle with a meaty texture of a thick cut fry, with a nice crisp texture on the outside that has been cooked flawlessly. The outside give a crunch while the inside melts in your mouth leaving a rich and fulfilling perception of the perfect sweet potato fry.
Homemade pickles are a delectable treat on the plate as well, more sweet that sour, sliced thin to be able to pop then in your mouth. With a subtle pickling flavor these were very interesting and very gratifying on the palate, unlike your traditional pickles these were not as crisp but yet they had so much more complexity that they get your taste buds in overdrive trying to figure out what you are consuming. The deepness of these home produced little gems will have you craving for them long after your meal has ended.
Freshies in Steamboat Springs on South Lincoln Avenue, is a must try on everyone’s list, great service on top of the delicious food will make your meal absolutely wonderful. Serving breakfast and lunch and knowing that everything is scratched made in house will keep you coming back for more. The name Freshies might not be an all-encompassing direction of what you are arriving to, but it certainly specifies exactly what you will be receiving.