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Old 03-25-2014, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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This discussion never gets old . . . . Seriously, for someone in from out of town, Pat's is the quintessential philly cheesesteak experience, even if it's not the best.
I agree that Pat's Steaks is a great spot for tourists.
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Old 03-25-2014, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I agree that Pat's Steaks is a great spot for tourists.
I'm a lifelong Philadelphian and I still go to Geno's once in awhile ... great place to people watch.
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Old 03-25-2014, 07:05 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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Amoroso Rolls are far from disgusting...but...Sarcones, Carangi, Liscio's are all better thats for sure the Truth. Go to subway and you'll find some disgusting rolls.

Best Cheesesteak in Philly is at John's Roast Pork, best late night Cheesesteak is at Phillips. True South Philly flavor, you just have to get down to these places since they aren't right on the beaten path. If you are in Center City and don't have the ability to make it down to Snyder & Weccanoe (John's) or 24th and Passyunk (Phillips) then you should try Steves which just opened a location at like 15th and Chestnut or something like that...just google it.

Amoroso Rolls was for when my mom called herself giving me a treat on friday night since money was tight and give me a homemade steak LOL
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Old 03-25-2014, 07:07 PM
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I agree that Pat's Steaks is a great spot for tourists.


Great spot for me too
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Old 03-25-2014, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Pa
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Pat's and Geno's.
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista
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This discussion never gets old . . . .
Disagree.

I'm probably unfair to cheesesteaks, but I can't help it. It never stops annoying me that a city as amazing as Philly is reduced to a place to get a mediocre sandwich to most outsiders.
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Old 03-25-2014, 09:07 PM
 
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GGGGAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!

Not another cheesesteak thread!

Mama Mia!

Ay Dios Mios!

Oy Vey!

Listen dude: ya wanna have a REAL Philly sandwich? Why not order a roast pork with sharp provolone and broccoli rabe on a roll???? Then you can go home and brag you had the most authentic Philly sandwich of all. You can get one at John's Roast Pork on Snyder Ave. in South Philly, or at Tommy DiNik's in Reading Terminal Market, or at Jake's Sandwiches at 122 S. 12th Street in Center City.
I completely agree. I don't get why the roast pork sandwich isn't a bigger deal to the general public. It's easily better than a cheesesteak IMHO.
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Old 03-25-2014, 11:47 PM
 
Location: back in Philadelphia!
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I completely agree. I don't get why the roast pork sandwich isn't a bigger deal to the general public. It's easily better than a cheesesteak IMHO.
It's simply because like it or not, "Philly Cheesesteak" is an established food genre that is known by many, and served (in some form) in food establishments nationwide. It's not even about the city so much, or even a specific sandwich. People will even commonly use that term just to describe thinly sliced beef at this point.

"Philly Roast Pork with Broccoli Rabe and Sharp Provolone" is no such thing, and is a pretty esoteric thing even within Philly itself.
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Old 03-26-2014, 05:07 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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There's only about three or four places in Philly to get a quality pork sandwich, but you can walk into almost any pizza joint and get a decent steak. Most pork sandwiches suck in this city, including Tony Luke's. THAT'S why the cheesesteak rules.
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Old 03-26-2014, 05:15 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Disagree.

I'm probably unfair to cheesesteaks, but I can't help it. It never stops annoying me that a city as amazing as Philly is reduced to a place to get a mediocre sandwich to most outsiders.
Most outsiders view us as an important part of American history.
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