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Takeout and Delivery Cheesesteaks to Eat Right Now in Philly

Yeah, yeah. We wrote a whole thing about quitting cheap meat and being more conscientious in our consumption. And those arguments are all valid and […]

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City Life

Tina Fey Came to Philly Last Night and Proved Just How Philly She Is

It’s been quite the August in Philly in terms of our encounters with celebrities. Early last week, Washington Square was graced by the Jason Segel, […]

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Questlove Is Bringing a Vegetarian Cheesesteak to Citizens Bank Park

Roots drummer and occasional vegan Questlove is getting into the cheesesteak game — minus the steak. The Philadelphia native has partnered with Impossible Foods, makers of […]

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City Life

Nick Foles: I Probably Haven’t Had a Cheesesteak Since 2013

Here’s something that might test your love for Nick Foles, especially now that he’s no longer ours (or at least not officially): The former Eagles quarterback sorta doesn’t eat cheesesteaks. […]

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Here’s the Secret to Properly Reheating a Cheesesteak

It’s a common conundrum. The cheesesteak you ordered for lunch comes piping hot off the grill — beef juicy, cheese molten, roll pleasantly crusty. You […]

City Life

Police: Florida Man Starts Fight Over Cheesesteak Served on a Sesame Seed Bun

Philly knows a real cheesesteak when it sees one — and apparently so does 27-year-old Joseph Lagana of Odessa, Florida. Police say Lagana ordered a […]

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Salt Bae Made a Cheesesteak, and We’re Here for It

It was only a matter of time. Turkish-born chef-restaurateur Nusret Gökçe, a.k.a. Salt Bae, is known for viral videos of himself handling meat — flamboyantly butchering […]

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City Life

I Tried Burger King’s “Philly Cheesesteak Burger” So You Don’t Have To

In the last week or so, much has been made of Burger King’s so-called “Philly Cheesesteak Burger,” thanks in part to one Center City Burger […]

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Steve’s Prince of Steaks Opens a Big New Spot With a Bar in UCity

The new location of Steve’s Prince of Steaks is celebrating its grand opening at Hamilton Court on the Penn campus this Friday — and they’re giving away free goodies. […]

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First Vegan Meatballs, Now an Alligator Version of the Roast Pork Sandwich

This weekend sees the return of the South Philly Meatball Contest, where chef Jennifer Zavala will bring back her vegan meatballs that caused such a […]

City Life

Why Philly’s Marketing Gurus Will Never Give Up the Cheesesteak (or Rocky)

A while back, Saab ran a commercial that said, “People will always want to be somewhere else.” That’s the motivation for travel. But being somewhere […]

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The Cheesesteak: An Oral History

If you pick up the brand new issue of Philly Mag, you will see a cheesesteak from Joe’s gracing the cover. Inside the magazine, we […]

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Foobooz

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, […]