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Sunday Night Football Spotlights Roxborough's Dalessandro's

NBC shows off Roxborough cheesesteak spot for national audience.

For its national Football Night in America Sunday broadcast between the host Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants, NBC wanted to showcase a local cheesesteak joint.

And out of the hundreds of restaurants across the city, Al Michaels gave Dalessandro's a plug coming back from a commercial break during the game's second quarter.

The 25-second clip reached millions of homes across the United States and depicted the Dalessandro's staff preparing a cheesesteak and serving it up to Eagles fans.

True, the Eagles squeaked out a tense 19-17 victory over the G-men Sunday, but the Roxborough business proved to be the true winner. In sharing the Sunday Night Football video on its Facebook page, Dalessandro's received testimonials from fans near and far to Henry Avenue and Wendover Street.

"I grew up on Dalessandro's steaks. I have since moved to NYC. Last month, my son said he wanted a cheesesteak. We drove all the way to Phila to have one of yours. Last night we were watching the game, rooting for the Eagles of course, and saw your spot. We both cheered!!" Jordy Rabinowitz wrote.

Greg Miller said: "That was my moment of the night... I marked out because I've been saying your steaks are the best in Philly for years!"

On the Roxborough-Manayunk Patch Facebook page, people expressed similar enthusiasm. Donna Finn said her son in Florida caught the video.

"Dalessandro's Steaks, the official Steak of the Philadelphia E-A-G-L-E-S," John Stein said.

Visit the cheesesteak place's Facebook page to view the Sunday Night Football video.

Editor's note: An earlier version posted the wrong score and has since been corrected.

Roxborough Resident October 02, 2012 at 11:23 AM
The person eating at Dalessandros was Georg Burrell, former City Councilman and defensive back for the Denver Broncos
Roxborough Area Man October 02, 2012 at 11:36 AM
Saw the spot, and was curiously proud...and friends from out of town who insist on a Delessandros stop while in town were thrilled. Very cool!
krautmef October 02, 2012 at 12:21 PM
dried out and tasteless
Sam Fran Scavuzzo (Editor) October 02, 2012 at 01:26 PM
If you don't have anything nice to say...
Roxborough Area Man October 02, 2012 at 02:05 PM
Yes, this is the INTERNET, after all - puppies, kittens and cotton candy or GTFO... *rolls eyes* I disagree - Delessandros is pretty good (not my favorite)...great little neighborhood spot.
Dick Hertz October 02, 2012 at 03:02 PM
The score of the game everybody else saw was 19-17, not 20-19. Better get an editor or fact checker Patch.
Heywood Jablowmee October 02, 2012 at 03:12 PM
20-19? What game were you watching?
Heywood Jablowmee October 02, 2012 at 03:16 PM
Eating at Dalessandros during the game? Old George ain't much of an Eagles fan. Maybe they should have used a Roxborough resident in the spot.
Sam Fran Scavuzzo (Editor) October 02, 2012 at 03:25 PM
Sorry. That was a placeholder I forgot to correct. I was just used to the Eagles winning by only 1 point. The "comfortable" margin threw me.

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