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(Some Guy)   15 things Pennsylvanians love (and can't live without). List is pretty accurate while number 12 is gospel   (onlyinyourstate.com) divider line
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2021-04-13 9:22:59 AM  
#7. That is not cheese
 
2021-04-13 9:36:56 AM  
I have a friend from Pennsylvania and a good chunk of those are quite accurate just from knowing them.  Hell, they wrote a book that pretty much covers #2 and #13.

And I didn't know about the pierogie thing.  There's a pierogie place 10 minutes (because of traffic) from me.  I need to go get some take-out.
 
2021-04-13 9:43:59 AM  
Fark you subby and your click bait style headline.

I don't know you and I hate you.
 
2021-04-13 9:59:18 AM  
TIL Pennsylvania mostly sucks except for the perogies and cheesesteaks.

/I sound fat
//No love for Amish furniture?
 
2021-04-13 10:15:53 AM  
Fun Fact:  The plural of pierogi is pierogi.  The seldom-used singular is actually 'pierog'.
 
2021-04-13 10:18:11 AM  
Apparently it's not the number 6.
 
2021-04-13 10:22:53 AM  
16.  militantly enforcing 5 mph under the speed limit in the left lane by pacing a tractor trailer for 30 miles across 80
 
2021-04-13 10:25:31 AM  
The Philly Cheese Steak is the only foodstuff I can think of where the "authentic" version (Pats and Genos) is worse than the knockoffs.  The Philly Cheese at Jersey Mikes is better than what you get in Philadelphia.
 
2021-04-13 10:33:30 AM  

Rapmaster2000: The Philly Cheese Steak is the only foodstuff I can think of where the "authentic" version (Pats and Genos) is worse than the knockoffs.  The Philly Cheese at Jersey Mikes is better than what you get in Philadelphia.


I've heard from several people that "authentic" Philly cheese steaks use cheezwhiz.  That's just nasty, don't know why you'd put that on steak.
 
2021-04-13 10:42:33 AM  

Cardinal Ximenez: Rapmaster2000: The Philly Cheese Steak is the only foodstuff I can think of where the "authentic" version (Pats and Genos) is worse than the knockoffs.  The Philly Cheese at Jersey Mikes is better than what you get in Philadelphia.

I've heard from several people that "authentic" Philly cheese steaks use cheezwhiz.  That's just nasty, don't know why you'd put that on steak.


Yes, and the meat is so cheap it's gelatinous.  It tastes like a mixture of salt and hot oil.
 
2021-04-13 10:44:10 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Fun Fact:  The plural of pierogi is pierogi.  The seldom-used singular is actually 'pierog'.


And sometimes......

Great Pierogy Race N'at!

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2021-04-13 10:45:30 AM  

EvilEgg: Fark you subby and your click bait style headline.

I don't know you and I hate you.


Philadelphia sportsball fan like typing detected.
 
2021-04-13 10:51:42 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Fun Fact:  The plural of pierogi is pierogi.  The seldom-used singular is actually 'pierog'.


Similarly, the singular of Spaghetti is Spaghetto.
 
2021-04-13 11:02:28 AM  
Cheesesteaks are a Pennsylvania staple that hail from Philadelphia. The true question is whether you prefer Pat's or Geno's.

HAHAHAHAHAHA

Pat's and Geno's are the the places that are frequented by either a) tourists, or b) drunk Eagles & Phillies fans after the games. They are the McDonalds and Burger King of cheesesteaks. (Fark you, spell checker, that's one word, not two.)

If you ask 100 Philadelphians to list their top-5 places to get a cheesesteak, I'm guessing neither one of those would get more than single-digit mentions.
 
2021-04-13 11:04:39 AM  
Also, the list somehow doesn't have TastyKake on it. Granted, their stuff isn't quite as good as it used to be, thanks to being bought out a couple of times, but still 100x better than anything Hostess puts out.
 
2021-04-13 11:06:07 AM  

mike_d85: Pants full of macaroni!!: Fun Fact:  The plural of pierogi is pierogi.  The seldom-used singular is actually 'pierog'.

Similarly, the singular of Spaghetti is Spaghetto.


... I thought a 'Spaghetto' was an Italian slum?
 
2021-04-13 11:06:17 AM  

Joe_diGriz: Cheesesteaks are a Pennsylvania staple that hail from Philadelphia. The true question is whether you prefer Pat's or Geno's.

HAHAHAHAHAHA

Pat's and Geno's are the the places that are frequented by either a) tourists, or b) drunk Eagles & Phillies fans after the games. They are the McDonalds and Burger King of cheesesteaks. (Fark you, spell checker, that's one word, not two.)

If you ask 100 Philadelphians to list their top-5 places to get a cheesesteak, I'm guessing neither one of those would get more than single-digit mentions.


I wouldn't put money on that.  I can't tell you how many reader polls of the best local sub shop come up with Subway or some such shiat. That's why the local rags always have the editor's pick also.
 
2021-04-13 11:12:05 AM  

Joe_diGriz: Cheesesteaks are a Pennsylvania staple that hail from Philadelphia. The true question is whether you prefer Pat's or Geno's.

HAHAHAHAHAHA

Pat's and Geno's are the the places that are frequented by either a) tourists, or b) drunk Eagles & Phillies fans after the games. They are the McDonalds and Burger King of cheesesteaks. (Fark you, spell checker, that's one word, not two.)

If you ask 100 Philadelphians to list their top-5 places to get a cheesesteak, I'm guessing neither one of those would get more than single-digit mentions.


Exactly.
Reading Terminal Market has good food if you can't google and find some place.
 
2021-04-13 11:13:34 AM  
Pennsylvania may not be New England, but we still manage to have pretty good fall leaves and spring maple syrup - especially in the higher elevations.

Back on the farm, we had a lot of sugar maples and even an old maple sugar camp.  In the 60's, we'd still collect sap and Mom would boil it down in the kitchen and make syrup and maple sugar candy.  (Got pretty steamy in there.)

Those trees were spectacular in the fall.

PA managed to be big enough to have quite a lot of variety in terms of culture, environment, industries, and resources.  For every area where a trope rings true, there's another where that trope is unknown.
 
2021-04-13 11:33:57 AM  
I live in NJ and a good portion of that list applies to us too, especially #12. I always thought perogies were a Brooklyn thing. Also the rivalries between the Eagles/Giants and Phillies/Mets seem more intense.

johnny_vegas: Reading Terminal Market


I haven't been there since a few months before Covid. Almost went a few weeks ago when visiting my son at school but wasn't sure if it was fully open yet. Hoping it's close to normal by the fall.
 
2021-04-13 11:34:24 AM  
Pennsylvania is called the Keystone state because it acts as a border between the northeast and midwestern regions of the U.S.

Uh, no. It's called the Keystone State because it divided the northern colonies from the southern ones before the Revolution, like the keystone on an arch. Apparently "Christi" doesn't love US History as much as her fellow Pennsylvanians do.
 
2021-04-13 11:37:21 AM  
I haven't had perogies in years. I need to make some.
 
2021-04-13 11:44:29 AM  

johnny_vegas: Reading Terminal Market has good food if you can't google and find some place.


One of the things on my "post-pandemic" list is to go back there and just, like, wander around for a couple of hours. Just to take in all of the sounds, smells, and sights, and perhaps pick up some authentic, strong-enough-to-make-the-eyes-water provolone.
 
2021-04-13 11:51:02 AM  

Joe_diGriz: Also, the list somehow doesn't have TastyKake on it. Granted, their stuff isn't quite as good as it used to be, thanks to being bought out a couple of times, but still 100x better than anything Hostess puts out.


TastyKake is more of a Philly thing than a Pennsyltucky thing.

As a transplant to the Philly area, I quickly discovered that saying "I don't like TastyKake." is equivalent to saying "I just farked your mother and she paid me for it." Those are some serious fighting words to Philadelphians.
 
2021-04-13 11:59:29 AM  
16. Potholes. Fun fact: Pennsylvanians love potholes so much that they have a state park dedicated to a trash-filled pothole.

/the Archbald Pothole State Park is PA's saddest state park
//also if you go, when you park get out of your car as quickly as possible and don't hang around the parking lot. trust me on this one...
 
2021-04-13 12:16:00 PM  
I expected to find pretzels on the list.  I'm disappointed.
 
2021-04-13 12:27:59 PM  
Great not to see the other PA bad food, the Primanti sandwich.
As one local food critic described the restaurant "Where grease is a beverage".
 
2021-04-13 12:57:43 PM  
There is also a number of localized accents.  South Central PA people use 'Bud' to refer to someone they're interacting with.  Even doctors, who grew there, use it.

I hate 'Bud' in all its forms from crappy beer to over familiar reference.
 
2021-04-13 2:14:56 PM  

Joe_diGriz: Cheesesteaks are a Pennsylvania staple that hail from Philadelphia. The true question is whether you prefer Pat's or Geno's.

HAHAHAHAHAHA

Pat's and Geno's are the the places that are frequented by either a) tourists, or b) drunk Eagles & Phillies fans after the games. They are the McDonalds and Burger King of cheesesteaks. (Fark you, spell checker, that's one word, not two.)

If you ask 100 Philadelphians to list their top-5 places to get a cheesesteak, I'm guessing neither one of those would get more than single-digit mentions.


I moved halfway across the country and ended up living walking distance to a better chesesteak shop than either. The "Philly" pretzel shop in the same strip mall sucks, but not as bad as mall pretzels.

Still miss there being a pizza place on every second block. The pizza was terrible but the salads were almost always good.
 
2021-04-13 7:58:56 PM  
I didn't know the perogis were common outside of Poland and Chicago.  There is a place about 15 blocks from me that sell them all over the country.
 
2021-04-13 8:00:50 PM  

uutan: Great not to see the other PA bad food, the Primanti sandwich.
As one local food critic described the restaurant "Where grease is a beverage".


I didn't have to drive to PA to eat one. They've got two in Florida, both in Fort Lauderdale. One beachside, the other in Oakland Park. Never even been to PA.

/Florida native
 
2021-04-13 8:17:46 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: I didn't know the perogis were common outside of Poland and Chicago.  There is a place about 15 blocks from me that sell them all over the country.


There's a *big* Polish presence in the Pittsburgh area.  Polish immigrants made a solid core of the city's steel industry.

Heard of Paul Bunyan, John Henry, Casey Jones, or Pecos Bill?  It's a mystery and a shame that Pittsburgh's larger-than-life Polish steelworker folk hero Joe Magarac isn't as well known to most people.
 
2021-04-13 9:30:50 PM  

Cardinal Ximenez: Rapmaster2000: The Philly Cheese Steak is the only foodstuff I can think of where the "authentic" version (Pats and Genos) is worse than the knockoffs.  The Philly Cheese at Jersey Mikes is better than what you get in Philadelphia.

I've heard from several people that "authentic" Philly cheese steaks use cheezwhiz.  That's just nasty, don't know why you'd put that on steak.


But then again, the meat in a proper cheese steak bears little resemblance to what is commonly called 'steak.'
 
2021-04-13 10:29:26 PM  
#16 Blowing goats
 
2021-04-13 11:59:43 PM  
What about scrapple?
 
2021-04-14 8:52:49 AM  
Provolone > Cheezwiz
Wawa > Sheetz
Dogshiat > Scrapple
Amish > Mennonite
Pittsburgh > Philly
Giants > Eagles
 
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