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Tale of the Tape: Federal Donuts Versus Shake Shack

With today’s announcement of the Chick’N Shack going national, we knew we’d have to put the Shake Shack fried chicken sandwich up against Federal Donuts’ […]

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Tale of the Tape: Paesano’s Gizmo

If there were a “Sandwich Hall of Fame” (and there should be, and it of course should be located in Philadelphia) the entire menu of […]

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Tale of the Tape: P’unk Burger Specializing in Burgers on Passyunk

P’unk Burger is opening at 1823 East Passyunk Avenue on Friday, February 13th. The burger joint will serve beef, turkey, tuna and vegetarian burgers from […]

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Tale of the Tape: Philly’s Finest Sambonis Cheesesteak

Last year when Philly’s Finest Sambonis competed on the Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race, we had a bit of fun at their expense. In Philadelphia magazine, Jason […]

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Tale of the Tape: Train Wreck at Beck’s Cajun Cafe

As Serious Eats pointed out in its rundown of Philadelphia cheesesteaks, under seasoning is a big issue. Even spots that aren’t just phoning it in often […]

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Tale of the Tape: Steve’s Steaks – Center City

Whenever Pat’s and Geno’s Steaks are mentioned, undoubtedly someone will weigh in with the seemingly erudite argument that they don’t pick a winner between those […]

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Tale of the Tape: Cheesesteak at Philip’s Steaks

Philip’s Steaks is the hipster rock answer to where to get the best cheesesteak on Passyunk Avenue. But that doesn’t mean it is the wrong answer. Far […]

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Tale of the Tape: Cheesesteak at Jimmy G’s

Jimmy G’s is a relative newcomer to Philadelphia’s cheesesteak scene, opening in 2013. The location sits below the Divine Lorraine where Broad Street intersects Ridge […]

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

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 […]

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Tale of the Tape: Jake’s Sandwich Board

Center City Philadelphia isn’t quite a cheesesteak desert but besides the new Steve’s and several options at the Reading Terminal, most of your cheesesteak options […]

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Tale of the Tape: Francoluigi’s Cheesesteak Pizza

Through bad weather and good, the Year of the Cheesesteak marches on and while some of you might think that a cheesesteak any other way […]

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Tale of the Tape: SPOT Gourmet Burgers, Steaks, & Pork

As we continue the Year of the Cheesesteak, we’ll be taking a look at cheesesteak spots that are new, been flying under the radar or been […]

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Tale of the Tape: Del Rossi’s Cheesesteak Co.

As we continue the Year of the Cheesesteak, we’ll be taking a look at cheesesteak spots that are new or have been suggested to us. […]

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Dalessandro’s Versus Chubby’s

As we promised, 2014 is the Year of the Cheesesteak. And as part of the continuing coverage of the cheesesteak, we will be profiling cheesesteak […]

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Tale of the Tape: What to Expect at Morgan’s Pier in 2013

Morgan’s Pier opens for its second season on Thursday, May 9th. The award winning waterfront beer garden will feature live entertainment and George Sabatino in the […]