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Jim's Steaks

West Philadelphia cheesesteak shop Jim's West, which is engaged in a court battle with Jim's Steaks in Delco

Jim’s Steaks Delco and Jim’s West Philly Court Battle Reignites

Over the summer, I dutifully documented the hard-fought battle between Jim’s Steaks in Delco and Jim’s West. The latter is the new West Philly cheesesteak […]

Cortez Johnson, the owner of West Philly cheesesteak shop Jim's West, seen in front of his shop in the days leading up to his opening

Jim’s in West Philly Wins Court Battle Against Delco Jim’s Steaks

On Monday afternoon, a long line of hungry customers stretched down the block in front of Jim’s West. That’s the new cheesesteak shop on 62nd […]

An armed security guard outside the original Jim's Steaks in West Philly, which reopened this weekend as Jim's West
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Original Jim’s Steaks Reopens — With Seriously Heavy Security

Check phillymag.com each morning Monday through Friday for the latest edition of Philly Today. And if you have a news tip for our hardworking Philly […]

Cortez Johnson, the owner of the Jim's West cheesesteak shop in Philadelphia in front of Jim's West while it was under construction

Delco Jim’s Steaks Asks Judge to Shut Down Jim’s West

Editor’s note: Since we published this story, Jim’s West won their court battle against Delco Jim’s Steaks. Read the follow up to this story here. […]

Jim's West Steaks & Hoagies on 62nd Street in West Philadelphia

Drama Erupts Over West Philly Jim’s Steaks Reopening

Editor’s note: Since we published this story, Jim’s Steaks in Delco has asked a Philadelphia judge to stop Jim’s West from opening. Read the follow […]

The Jim's Steaks West Philly location

Surprise! Original Jim’s Steaks in West Philly Reopening This Weekend

Editor’s note: Since we published this story, Jim’s Steaks in Delco reached out to tell Philly Mag they intend to take Jim’s West to court. […]

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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 […]


Vice’s Pizza Show Spotlights Philly, Doesn’t Embarrass Itself

It’s news to exactly no one in Philadelphia that our city makes some great pizza. But it’s nice that Vice’s The Pizza Show decided to […]


Best of Philly Reader Polls: The People Speak!

Best of Philly 2017 is now online as well as at newsstands. Check out the best in suburban cocktails as well as the rest of […]


Jim’s Steaks Breaks Into Impromptu Boyz II Men Song

Early this past Saturday morning the most only-in-Philadelphia thing happened on South Street. The line of Jim’s Steaks broke out Boyz II Men’s “End of the […]


Philly Beer Week: Philly Tacos on Sunday

On Sunday, May 31st, Jim’s Steaks is hosting a special one-time Philly Beer Week event celebrating the “Philly Taco,” a Jim’s cheesesteak wrapped in a […]

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Video: South Street Idiots Break Jim’s Steaks’ Windows

Every time we start to believe that South Street might be improving, something like this happens. Just before 3 a.m. on Sunday morning some guys […]


Abner Silver of Jim’s Steaks Dies

Abner Silver, the owner of Jim’s Steaks on South Street passed away today at age 79. Silver co-owned Jim’s with Bill Proetto since the South Street location […]


Philadelphia Owns List of Outrageous Foods

The web site CityPASS has created an infographic of the fifteen most outrageous foods in America. And in what must be a point of pride, […]


New Cheesesteak Record Set at Jim’s Steaks

Jim’s Steaks has a new cheesesteak record holder. Bob Shoudt of Royersford has retaken the record he previously held by eating 20 cheesesteaks in an […]