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View Poll Results: Who makes the best chesesteak
NYC 13 16.67%
Philly 65 83.33%
Voters: 78. You may not vote on this poll

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Unread 05-29-2012, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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Originally Posted by MrCallsPeopleout View Post
If I have crappy steak, a flat grill, grease, crappy processed cheese slurry, and a bun, I could make a cheese-steak in any city across the country. I never could get that. It is more of a psychological thing than an actual "better taste"
Not at all.

I often find myself "coaching" the guy on the grill if I order a steak outside of Philadelphia. There's a technique to it. Most guys put the bread directly on top of the grill. That's a no no. You have to put the cheese on the bun first and then place the bread on top of the meat while it cooks. There's nothing I hate to see more than a "cheesesteak" with cheese on top of the meat. It makes a difference.

Water is also key. You have to use lots of water so the meat doesn't get dry. Sigh.
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Unread 05-29-2012, 04:23 PM
 
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I want a New York _________ . This will be filled with either pizza, hot dog, or strip (steak)

I want a Philly __________. 100% of responders will say cheesesteak

...end of story
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Unread 05-29-2012, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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yeah, its called 99 miles to philly in the east village

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Unread 05-29-2012, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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Philly does have better food than new york

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Unread 05-29-2012, 07:12 PM
 
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Really?
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Unread 05-29-2012, 07:22 PM
 
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Default in between

Plainsboro New Jersey area
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Unread 05-29-2012, 07:35 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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yeah, its called 99 miles to philly in the east village
I had high hopes for that place, but nope.
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Unread 05-29-2012, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Tony Luke's is the best. Jim's Steaks on South Street is pretty damn good too.
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Unread 08-10-2012, 09:42 AM
 
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While I will hold my tongue about the city itself, this is no contest. Philadelphia makes the best cheesesteaks, and has the greatest variety of legendary shops to try them. Tony Luke's, Geno's, Pat's, Jim's, the list goes on.
Philadelphia, no contest.
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Unread 08-10-2012, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Is this a real thread? A better one would be NY pretzels vs Philly pretzels. I love how New Yorkers think those nasty freezer pretzels are a New York novelty until they come to Philly and have the real thing.
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