Two Brothers — So cheap, but not so warm

You know what I really wanted this week? A cheesesteak.

You know what I didn’t want? To spend a lot of money.

So, as usual, I took to campusfood.com, the mecca of ordering food if you don’t feel like leafing through paper menus and actually having to call places.

I came across Two Brothers, who I had ordered from before but had sworn off of for a little while because they messed up a pretty simple part of my order once. So I was a little skeptical.

It may have been a little cold by the time I got there, but if you want a cheesesteak and mozzarella sticks for under $10, Two Brothers is the only one. (Alex Wolfe / Sports Editor)

I pulled up the whole menu, and lo and behold, what do I see? A student discount. Ten percent off! I stared at it quizzically for a minute or so before hitting the “add to my order” button. Go figure, it seemed to work. Can’t beat 10 percent off.

I chose a cheesesteak. Not only that, but a bacon cheesesteak. Bacon makes everything better.

I scanned the appetizer menu but I couldn’t really find a “specialty” like I usually order. There were no garlic knot messes on this menu. So I went with mozzarella sticks. I think all Italian places should take pride in their mozzarella sticks.

I then went to check out, and I had to do a double take. It was under $10. I can’t even remember the last time I got something off of Campus Food for under $10. I then proceeded to have a flashback to when I used to think that $3 for a double lunch in high school was highway robbery. Oh, how naïve I was then. Anyway, because of the amazingly low price, you’ll notice I gave them six out of five stars down below. They deserve it.

My order was placed at about 7:45 p.m., and I had my food by 8:10 p.m. Not the worst travel time I’ve ever had, but certainly not the best either.

I opened my food and I was starving (although, I of course, had to frame it right and take a pretty picture for the paper first). I decided to go for the mozzarella sticks to start. They were on their way down from hot; I would probably place them at lukewarm. They were breaded mozzarella sticks, as opposed to the type of mozzarella sticks that seem more like they’re battered. I’m generally more of a battered mozzarella sticks kind of guy, but as far as breaded mozzarella sticks go these were very good, minus the fact that they weren’t that hot.

The cheesesteak was also pretty good, although not nearly as bacony as I imagined, nor as hot as I had imagined. Luckily they included some ketchup packets, which saved me a trip to the fridge. Overall, the taste was good; I just really wish there was more bacon and that it was hotter.

It should be noted that when I used to order from these guys I would have my food right away. I have therefore accepted the possibility that they may have just forgotten where my house was, which is why it took longer and the food was kind of cold.

But for the purpose of this review, the food was quite “eh.” Not the best stuff I could’ve ordered (mostly because of temperature), but for the price it was certainly worth it. I would give them another shot, simply because I thought my eyes were deceiving me when I saw a sub-$10 price staring back at me at checkout.

Two Brothers Pizza

Where:

1608 Pennington Road

Hours:

Mon. – Thurs. :  10:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Fri. & Sat. : 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Sun. : 11:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Number:

(609) 643-4739

Web orders:

Find them on campusfood.com

Ratings (out of 5):

Specialties: ***

Entrée: ***

Speed: ***

Cost: ******

Reheatability: I was too hungry, sorry.

Overall: 15/20