Here in Philly, we know our steaks on a first name basis. John, or Jim, or Pat, or Carmen, or Philip, or whoever — cheesesteaks are personal. Our favorite spots help get us through the week, or through a night, and sometimes a rough morning (don’t judge).
Of course, there’s a wrong way and a right way to make a one. Strangely enough, far too many shops get it wrong, and we end up with places like Center City’s Steve’s Prince of Steaks (for those in-the-know, Steve’s in the Northeast is a far better experience).
And then there are some that do it exceptionally well.
For this year’s Best of Philly issue, we’re leaving it to you, the readers, to let us know which Philadelphia (or Philly-area) shop is most skilled in building our city’s most famous sandwich. We’ve compiled 20 spots, but you can also write-in your vote. Cast your ballot once a day, now through March 21st.
Vote Now for Your Favorite Cheesesteak [Philly Mag]