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That Time John Kerry Ordered a Cheesesteak “With Swiss”

1914: Amoroso’s Baking Company, established in Camden in 1904, moves to Philly. Hey, it starts with the roll. 1930: Pat Olivieri, a South Philly hot-dog […]

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Who the Hell Invented the Cheesesteak Egg Roll?

There was a time — barbaric and unenlightened, assuredly — before the cheesesteak. (What do you think “B.C.” stands for?) When Pat Olivieri grilled the […]

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The Cheesesteak, Reconsidered

It’s always a bit strange when a Philly-based publication writes about the cheesesteak, let alone this one. If the sandwich was truly invented in 1930, […]

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The One Cheesesteak You Should Never Eat

Jolie laide — literal translation “pretty-ugly” — is a French term used to describe something beautiful in its hideousness. Like a lumpy heirloom carrot, or […]


Now’s Your Chance to Vote for the Best Cheesesteak in Philly

Who makes the best cheesesteak in Philadelphia? We want you to weigh in. To choose the nominees from among Philly’s most iconic sandwiches, we did […]


Vote Now: What’s the Best Cheesesteak in Philly?

It’s a new year — and it’s never too early to start thinking about our favorite foods, restaurants, and chefs for our 2018 Best of […]


Vote Now for the Best of the Best of Philly Finalists

We asked for your opinions, and you voted. Now, we’ve narrowed down the top three finalists in each of this year’s Great Philly Food Fight […]


Vote for Best of Philly: What’s the Best Cheesesteak in Philly?

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 […]