Do you know what a Gastronome is? It is a person who is a lover of good food. I would consider myself not only a gastronome but also a gastro-tourist. I am a person who feels that you must eat where the locals eat when you are traveling. I typically refuse to eat at a chain restaurant, if I am traveling. I always say, "you can get that at home." So I prefer to sample local cuisine, at places I can't get at home. For example, when in Seattle, I gobble up fresh seafood. When in Louisiana, I'm eating gumbo. When in New York, I'm eating pizza. When in Philly... You gotta get an authentic cheesesteak sandwich.

Well, I'm happy to say that an authentic Philly cheesesteak is now one of those things I can "get at home."

Sonny's Original Cheesesteaks has been a very popular food truck in the Missoula area for years now. Dishing out what I would say are the most authentic cheesesteaks on this side of Philadelphia. In fact, I could say that Sonny's is better than the 2 world-famous Philly spots. After sampling both Geno's and Pat's in Philadelphia, Sonny's is by far superior.

Just this past Summer, Sonny's made their next step on their path to cheesesteak domination. They opened up a brick-and-mortar location on Butler Creek in Missoula. That's right, you no longer have to wander around town searching for the popular food truck. When you can stop in, grab a sandwich and a table.

You can find them at 6170 Butler Creek Rd.

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