Category Archives: Cheesesteak News

Retire the Cheesesteak? Puh-lease…

Wanna rile up the citizenry in Philadelphia? Mess with the Cheesesteak. Philadelphia’s favorite sandwich is also our most controversial food choice. More controversial than the Water Ice vs. Gelati debate. More controversial than McNabb vs. Kolb. Although, probably not as controversial as Graziani vs. D’Orazio.

Karen Heller wants us to replace Philadelphia’s signature sandwich with the Roast Pork with Broccoli Rabe.  Now, we’ve been tracker Karen Heller over at for a while now.  In fact, we roasted her in the earliest stages of our blog.  It was that kind of rant that has made famous.  Okay, not really.

Look don’t get me wrong, I understand her point.  Also, I do adore a Roast Pork with Sharp Provolone with some Broccoli Rabe.  And the fight between Councilman Bill Green and Councilman DiCicco seems quite silly.  But the Cheesesteak is synonomous with Philadelphia.  And believe me, even if you were going to replace the Cheesesteak, don’t tell me controversy wouldn’t brew with Tony Luke’s or John’s Roast Pork or DiNics or Chickie’s.  

Besides, I have this really cool domain name,  And Roast Pork guru doesn’t sound right. Or does it? 

Obama Chooses Pat’s, Hillary Chooses Boccella’s

Well the candidates have made their voices heard on the matter.  And it was resounding!  Obama has chosen Pat’s — Whiz Wit Thank you very much!  Hillary went with the Chicken Cheesesteak at Boccella’s to keep her girlish figure on the road to the White House.

McCain hasn’t chosen yet.  But we’re pretty sure he’ll pander to the Vento crowd.

Saudi Prince Chooses Jim’s Steaks

When the Saudi Family chooses to get the “Philly Cheesesteak Experience” Where do they go?  Jim’s Steaks.

 According to Michael Klein and Inqlings, the Saudi Prince Nawaf bin Mohammed went to South Street after the Penn Relays and didn’t have to wait in line.  The line on a Saturday afternoon at Jim’s can be longer than Pat’s or Geno’s sometimes curling all the way around to 3rd street.  I’m a big fan of Jim’s Steaks as you can guess.  So kudo’s to the Saudi Prince, for not pandering to the Cheesesteak Mecca and traveling 8 blocks up the road. 

What did the Prince order?  Cheesesteak Wit.  I have no idea what cheese.