Tuesday, February 9, 2010

I wonder if this makes Joe a bad Philadelphian?

That I was brought up from the womb with a seething hatred for both Pat's and Geno's, and I knew that the Best Cheesesteaks could only be found at a pizza store near the University of Penn where my dad worked. And then, forced by friends, I ate from both Pat's and Geno's, and didn't like them.And have done it other times, and still have not liked them. And now I know that the Best Real Cheesesteaks can only be found at Jim's original location, conveniently located around the corner from my house in the Italian neighborhood of West Philly. And that I know that the steaks at the South street location are dry, have too little cheese and overcooked onions, and as such are not properly reprasentative of a True Jim's Steak.

Yeah, I'm probably a bad Philadelphian. [emo][/emo]


Michael said...

Please would you explain cheesesteak to this ignorant Briton? I'm not sure it's something that we have.

Joe S.R. said...

It's definitely not something you have.:D
Basically, you take some steak (usually round) chop it (or slice it thinly), fry it in a pan with onions and peppers, and layer it on a thick roll with cheese.(Provolone, swiss or American cheese*.)
This article gives a fuller description: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheesesteak

*Some people use canned spray cheese, but that's...that's disgusting.

Michael said...

Now why did I go and ask?

It sounds so lovely. If only you had told me about it last week... :-(

I suppose I can look forward to it as a paschal treat. :-)