Monday, February 25, 2008

A Taste of Philly

I have been told by several people who used to live in Philadelphia that the two main places to get a Philly Cheesesteak are Pat's and Geno's, which are literally right next door to each other. I was also told that a true Philly version of the sandwich is made with Cheeze-whiz.

We went to Pat's because Geno's is lit-up with neon like a Vegas casino and doesn't (visibly) seem like authentic Philly. There is a sign telling you the rules for ordering. You basically decide if you want onions or not "'With' or 'Without'", and then what kind of cheese you want. It isn't soup-nazi fascism for messing up your ordering technique, but you do have to go to the end of the line if you make a mistake. So, I step to the front and order "With, Whiz". I pay, and then move to the next window to order french fries and a mountain dew (separate windows, separate cashier, separate transaction... don't ask me why).

The sandwich was good, but I gotta throw a shoutout to the Fort Collins favorite A Taste of Philly" who, hands-down, make a much better cheesesteak sandwich than Pat's of Philadelphia. Go Fort Collins!


At 9:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, have you found the El Burrito of New York? - or any tasty Mexican food whatsoever?



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