Confession: I Ditched Vegetarianism for a Pat’s Cheesesteak

Photo via Flickr

Photo via Flickr

Plate after plate of potato salad makes everyone uncomfortable. I know, because I’m pitied at cookouts. Thanksgivings are worse: touching the turkey like tainted goods, skipping the stuffing with giblets and au ju, waiting for green bean casserole like some sort of a godsend.

Those nightmares were recalled as I stood in line at 9th and Passyunk. A few minutes later, a soggy lump of simple carbs and gummy beef landed at the bottom of my stomach, transporting me back to a glutton’s heaven that no tofu can reach.

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Golden Tickets at Geno’s Steaks

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Geno’s Steaks | Jeff Fusco

Don’t be so quick to crumble up those cheesesteak wrappers because for the month of July, Geno’s Steaks is hiding golden tickets in five of them. And don’t worry, if you win, you won’t be getting sucked up into a Cheez Whiz-filled tube (most likely).

What the winner, and a guest, will get is a behind-the-scenes tour of Geno’s, lunch with Geno Vento and a seat at the Phillies vs. Mets game on August 10th.

The tickets will be randomly placed in the wrappers, but if you want to keep track of how many are left, follow #GenosGoldenTicket on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Geno spoke to the idea saying, “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory is one of my favorite childhood movies – it brings back so many memories of being a kid in South Philly. I love the idea that my customers love Philly as much as I do. What better way to show them my appreciation?”

And who wouldn’t appreciate another incentive to eat cheesesteaks?

Geno’s Steaks [Official]
Year of the Cheesesteak [Foobooz]

 

The Night of Ten Cheesesteaks

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Interstate Drafthouse is honoring the Philly cheesesteak by preparing ten different cheesesteaks with each one being a little better than the last. Thursday, June 26th, at 7:00 p.m. stop by and try one (or all) of Chef Eddie and company’s cheesesteaks.

The menu includes the Classic Cheesesteak, Buffalo Chicken Cheesesteak, The Warrior (steak, chicken, fries, fried pickles and bacon wiz), The Mis-Steak (seitan, peppers, onions, mushrooms and chipotle wiz), Pizza Steak and more.

Come hungry and leave very, very full.

Attack of the Philly Cheesesteaks [Facebook]

Tale of the Tape: Cheesesteak at John’s Roast Pork

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John’s Roast Pork winds up on the top of more cheesesteak lists than any other cheesesteak joint and that’s despite the fact that the cheesesteak might just be their third best sandwich. There’s no argument that the roast pork is top notch and a recent visit proved what we expected, the new roast beef sandwich belongs in Philadelphia’s pantheon of best sandwiches.

Since we were there trying out the new roast beef, we couldn’t resist ordering a cheesesteak for the first time in way too long. Here’s how the cheesesteak stacks up.

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Mets Eat Ridiculous Amount of Cheesesteaks in Philadelphia

In what is surely a plot by the Phillies to fatten up other teams so they’ll be easier to beat, there is a leaderboard in the visitors’ clubhouse. It tracks how many cheesesteaks teams and players have eaten. The steaks fillings and toppings and rolls are free — and since it’s Philadelphia, the steaks are probably pretty authentic (i.e., good).

According to the Newark Star-Ledger’s Mike Vorkunov, the Mets ate 103 cheesesteaks during an April game. It shattered the previous team record of somewhere in the 80s.

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Filet, Foie and Truffles Show Off on This Kraftwork Cheesesteak

Kraftworkfilet and foie cheesesteak kraftwork is bringing back its  Filet & Foie Cheesesteak this week as a special. Chef Brian Lofink packs a toasted roll with the holy trinity of filet mignon tips, foie gras sauce and black truffle shavings. The highfalutin cheesesteak also features roasted balsamic cippolini onions and gruyère cheese.

The cheesesteak, minus the black truffles sells for $15. That quarter-ounce of fresh black truffle shavings adds $8 more to the sandwich.

It’s only available for a week, so plan your Girard Avenue trip now.

Kraftwork [Foobooz]
Year of the Cheesesteak [Foobooz]

Mark Your Calendars: Cheesesteak Performance Piece Set to Debut

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Ticket has the details on Cheesesteaks Cheesesteaks Cheesesteaks Cheesesteaks Cheesesteaks Cheesesteaks, a competitive eating performance piece that is coming to 9th and Passyunk at the Garage on June 24th and 25th.

We’re not sure we quite get it but we’re happy to report that a portion of all proceeds goes to Philabundance.

Only in Philly: A Cheesesteak Competitive-Eating Performance Piece [Ticket]

Only in Philly: A Cheesesteak Competitive-Eating Performance Piece

A cheesesteak competitive-eating performance art piece: now you know you are in Philly.

Actor and artist Michael Durkin will be presenting the sandwich-gorging concept as part of the SoLow Festival, and before you discredit the idea of an artistic brawl at 9th and Passyunk, take heart: there’s a little more behind the idea than first meets the eye.

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