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Old 05-18-2019, 08:42 AM
 
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I escaped South Jersey 21 years ago and now live in the Carolinas, but down here everyone calls them Philly cheesesteaks or just "Phillys". What's interesting is that I grew up less than an hour from Philadelphia near Atlantic City, New Jersey and we never called them Philly Cheesesteaks, we just called them cheesesteaks. The ones from Philly always had a negative connotation as they were bland unseasoned strips of beef with disgusting nuclear colored cheese whiz and some diced grilled onions. The one thing that a lot of people liked about Phillly Cheesesteaks was the bread as they were always made from a famous bakery called Amoroso's, but to me the bread was always a bit soft and chewy. Our cheesesteaks were superior in every way; only melted provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato, grilled or raw onions and spicy cherry peppers. Plus the bread was from one of two famous bakeries in Atlantic City, Formica's or Randos, sort of crispy and firm on the outside, but slightly chewy on the inside, similar to a French baguette but thicker. The most famous sub shop that was known for them is the White House Sub shop, they were even featured on an episode of the Cosby Show once.


Typical disgusting Philly cheesesteak:

https://www.google.com/search?tbm=is...awwboLaHJ5KhM:


This is a White House cheesesteak:

https://www.google.com/search?biw=13...Svwke5d9--xCM:

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Old 05-18-2019, 11:55 AM
 
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That’s a cheesesteak hoagie (or sub, per Atlantic City area parlance). We have those in Philly, too. Pepper relish is less common, but usually still available. There are also “classic” cheesesteaks in the Atlantic City area, like Dino’s.

Formica’s bread is pretty good, but so is Sarcone’s. It sounds like you’ve gotten your Philly cheesesteaks from the wrong places. Steve’s uses whole slabs of meat, like Dino’s.
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Old 05-18-2019, 12:44 PM
 
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Maybe you should have chosen the provolone rather than Whiz.
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Old 05-18-2019, 01:47 PM
 
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Maybe you should have chosen the provolone rather than Whiz.
Or even a good American (not a complete oxymoron).
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Old 05-18-2019, 06:17 PM
 
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Or even a good American (not a complete oxymoron).
No, it's not. It's Cooper Sharp.
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Old 05-19-2019, 10:18 AM
 
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That’s a cheesesteak hoagie (or sub, per Atlantic City area parlance). We have those in Philly, too. Pepper relish is less common, but usually still available. There are also “classic” cheesesteaks in the Atlantic City area, like Dino’s.

Formica’s bread is pretty good, but so is Sarcone’s. It sounds like you’ve gotten your Philly cheesesteaks from the wrong places. Steve’s uses whole slabs of meat, like Dino’s.
I don't think the OP is aware that Atlantic City is located in the Philadelphia cuisine "realm of influence". Every style of cheesesteak that is in Atlantic City you can easily find in Philly.
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Old 05-19-2019, 10:29 AM
 
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I escaped South Jersey 21 years ago and now live in the Carolinas, but down here everyone calls them Philly cheesesteaks or just "Phillys". What's interesting is that I grew up less than an hour from Philadelphia near Atlantic City, New Jersey and we never called them Philly Cheesesteaks, we just called them cheesesteaks. The ones from Philly always had a negative connotation as they were bland unseasoned strips of beef with disgusting nuclear colored cheese whiz and some diced grilled onions. The one thing that a lot of people liked about Phillly Cheesesteaks was the bread as they were always made from a famous bakery called Amoroso's, but to me the bread was always a bit soft and chewy. Our cheesesteaks were superior in every way; only melted provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato, grilled or raw onions and spicy cherry peppers. Plus the bread was from one of two famous bakeries in Atlantic City, Formica's or Randos, sort of crispy and firm on the outside, but slightly chewy on the inside, similar to a French baguette but thicker. The most famous sub shop that was known for them is the White House Sub shop, they were even featured on an episode of the Cosby Show once.


Typical disgusting Philly cheesesteak:

https://www.google.com/search?tbm=is...awwboLaHJ5KhM:


This is a White House cheesesteak:

https://www.google.com/search?biw=13...Svwke5d9--xCM:
It's very common for people who are not from the Philly area to call it a "Philly cheesesteak". Of course the locals would just call it a "cheesesteak". Also have ever been to any other cheesesteak spot that wasn't Gino's? You should know that not everyplace in Philly offers cheese whiz.
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Old 05-19-2019, 01:36 PM
 
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It's very common for people who are not from the Philly area to call it a "Philly cheesesteak". Of course the locals would just call it a "cheesesteak". Also have ever been to any other cheesesteak spot that wasn't Gino's? You should know that not everyplace in Philly offers cheese whiz.
Very true. I believe I've only ever has Whiz once and never again will it pass these lips. In actuality, places in Philly AND Jersey use white american more often than any other cheese.

Also, having lived in 11 states I have found that most places that call their sandwiches "Philly cheese steaks" are nothing like what we enjoy here.
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Old 05-23-2019, 03:41 PM
 
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Also, having lived in 11 states I have found that most places that call their sandwiches "Philly cheese steaks" are nothing like what we enjoy here.
Theres a place in Phoenix calles Forefathers which offers true Philly cheesesteaks, however besides that im on the road 250 days a year and almost nowhere outside of Philly have I seen a real "Philly Cheesesteaks" being sold.
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Old 05-23-2019, 10:34 PM
 
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Theres a place in Phoenix calles Forefathers which offers true Philly cheesesteaks, however besides that im on the road 250 days a year and almost nowhere outside of Philly have I seen a real "Philly Cheesesteaks" being sold.
Oh, OK. I used to want to say something to you because of your poor spelling and punctuation. Now I understand.
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