Back in January, when GQ’s Alan Richman ratings of Philadelphia cheesesteaks came out, Old City’s Sonny’s Steaks was at the top and neighboring Campo’s Deli was panned for its service. On a recent weekday afternoon, we set out to put the Old City cheesesteaks up against each other, mano-e-mano.
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The only complication? You have to eat it at the Sugarhouse Casino.
But on the upside, it’s a Campos cheesesteak (served at Sugarhouse) that’s being offered free to anyone who signs up to receive a coupon. It works like this: You sign up here before tomorrow night’s Flyers game. And then, if the Flyers win, you’ll get a coupon emailed to you on Friday that’s good for a free cheesesteak ON THAT DAY between 11am and 8pm.
Seem like a lot of trouble for a sandwich? Yes, it is. But free is free so stop complaining.
Free Cheesesteak sign-up [sugarhouse]
Year of the Cheesesteak [Foobooz]
Alan Richman, GQ Food editor and Philadelphia native has ranked his ten favorite Philadelphia cheesesteaks. In a single day, Richman and his crew of cheesesteak eaters managed to try 23-steaks and ranked the top-ten steak sandwiches in order.
There are plenty of zingers and a top-ten list that will be sure to be criticized. Unfortunately we don’t know which places he went to that didn’t make the list.
Here's the top-ten list and some of our favorite zingers »