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2022-01-25 10:00:41 AM  
I still say no.
 
2022-01-25 10:14:50 AM  
Kaiser Roll with Poppyseeds is just god-tier.

Makes the absolute BEST egg sammiches...

Dig out the excess bread on top of the roll...
Layer of warm ham, cooked bacon (2 pieces) place 1-2 slices of American Cheese over that... put both buns under the broiler to melt the cheese and toast the bread at the same time...

Throw two gooey eggs between the two.. tabasco/ketchup/salt/pepper... cut in half and eat.
 
2022-01-25 11:45:13 AM  

kdawg7736: I still say no.


Somebody found a place better than Pat's and Gino's.  Everybody in Philly can make a better cheesesteak than Pat's and Gino's.  And just how different is Camden from Philly?
 
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2022-01-25 11:47:15 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Kaiser Roll with Poppyseeds is just god-tier.

Makes the absolute BEST egg sammiches...

Dig out the excess bread on top of the roll...
Layer of warm ham, cooked bacon (2 pieces) place 1-2 slices of American Cheese over that... put both buns under the broiler to melt the cheese and toast the bread at the same time...

Throw two gooey eggs between the two.. tabasco/ketchup/salt/pepper... cut in half and eat.


i dont disagree at all with this, but my first thought at the headline/actual subject of a philly served on this bread was basically "that seems like a bit much for a philly". Like the poppy seeds would really conflict with the flavors. Maybe I'm wrong. I'd love to try it though, for science.
 
2022-01-25 12:01:29 PM  

yet_another_wumpus: kdawg7736: I still say no.

Somebody found a place better than Pat's and Gino's.  Everybody in Philly can make a better cheesesteak than Pat's and Gino's.  And just how different is Camden from Philly?


Came in here making sure someone brought this up...   only tourists go to those places, or if you're drunk and close by after a game maybe....
 
2022-01-25 12:13:22 PM  
Camden ain't New Jersey.  It's Philly East.
 
2022-01-25 12:13:50 PM  

yet_another_wumpus: kdawg7736: I still say no.

Somebody found a place better than Pat's and Gino's.  Everybody in Philly can make a better cheesesteak than Pat's and Gino's.  And just how different is Camden from Philly?


If you're getting beaten to death in Camden, it's Tony. If you're getting beaten to death in Philly, it's Paulie.
 
2022-01-25 12:19:14 PM  
Often times iconic foods are better in locations other than their place of origin.
 
2022-01-25 12:29:59 PM  

yet_another_wumpus: kdawg7736: I still say no.

Somebody found a place better than Pat's and Gino's.  Everybody in Philly can make a better cheesesteak than Pat's and Gino's.  And just how different is Camden from Philly?


My favorite is from Philadelphia Steak and Hoagie in Camp Hill, PA.
 
2022-01-25 12:36:34 PM  
Real Philadelphians prefer roast pork anyways...
 
2022-01-25 12:37:12 PM  
Get a rope.

/Obscure?
 
2022-01-25 12:39:50 PM  

COMALite J: Get a rope.

/Obscure?


Nothing involving NEW YORK CITY! is obscure.
 
2022-01-25 12:40:33 PM  
This is an ad.
 
2022-01-25 12:45:45 PM  

max_pooper: Often times iconic foods are better in locations other than their place of origin.


Sure. Ten miles away from its place of origin.
 
2022-01-25 12:55:38 PM  
Try the garlic bread cheesesteak from Rossi's in Emmaus PA
 
2022-01-25 1:01:34 PM  
I like Jim's Steaks on South Street. Tony Luc's, under I-95 farther south, has better food, but it's a bit out of the way unless you're going to a game.

Been to Pat's twice. Once was excellent, the second time the summer heat and general griminess of the place were distracting, as were the mobsters who pulled up in a Bentley and several Escalades, and acted like a bunch of a-holes.
 
2022-01-25 1:04:19 PM  

FormlessOne: COMALite J: Get a rope.

/Obscure?

Nothing involving NEW YORK CITY! is obscure.


While the later ones did have the guy looking at the picante sauce label and saying "This stuff's made in New York City!?", the original Pace® Picante Sauce commercial of that type had him saying, "This stuff's made in New Jersy!?" (Both of course follow with another guy saying, "Get a rope.")
 
2022-01-25 1:15:01 PM  
I had a damn good one in Wilmington, DE, but not surprised because proximity.  Road trippin' back east before the pandemic.
 
2022-01-25 1:23:07 PM  

wearsmanyhats: Try the garlic bread cheesesteak from Rossi's in Emmaus PA


Ok but you're driving.
 
2022-01-25 1:31:49 PM  

yet_another_wumpus: kdawg7736: I still say no.

Somebody found a place better than Pat's and Gino's.  Everybody in Philly can make a better cheesesteak than Pat's and Gino's.  And just how different is Camden from Philly?


Camden is a little more murdery.
 
2022-01-25 1:36:53 PM  

TabASlotB: Real Philadelphians prefer roast pork anyways...


yes. good. thank you!
 
2022-01-25 1:37:15 PM  
And Philadelphia Cream Cheese has always been made in New York.
 
2022-01-25 1:38:52 PM  
this... this is not exactly an abomination, and to be fair it actually looks pretty farking tasty, but... ffs/jfc, just call it something else, please?

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2022-01-25 1:47:20 PM  

tintar: this... this is not exactly an abomination, and to be fair it actually looks pretty farking tasty, but... ffs/jfc, just call it something else, please?

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Onion sandwich with meat scraps.
 
2022-01-25 1:49:39 PM  
s'okay, the best New Jersey was made right in Philadelphia


/shaaaawing
 
2022-01-25 1:51:55 PM  

rosekolodny: wearsmanyhats: Try the garlic bread cheesesteak from Rossi's in Emmaus PA

Ok but you're driving.


As part of the break-in on the new wheels, I drove up there and brought home cheesesteaks. About 92 miles round-trip.
 
2022-01-25 1:56:48 PM  

tintar: this... this is not exactly an abomination, and to be fair it actually looks pretty farking tasty, but... ffs/jfc, just call it something else, please?

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So is this a case of them improving on a food item, but making it so the purists don't consider it to be that food item any more?

I personally don't think it's quite right because of the round roll, but I'm not from Philly. (Although my mom's family is.  Her cousin took me to Tony Luc's after getting my first car at Pacifico Ford)

But my grandmother (who grew up in south Philly) would make cheesesteaks with store bought roast beef.  (Cook some onions and peppers, add the roast beef to warm through, too with provolone 'til it's melted, add to a sub roll)
 
2022-01-25 1:59:47 PM  
Provolone is the Debbil's cheese

/change my m1nd
 
2022-01-25 2:10:33 PM  

Oneiros: tintar: this... this is not exactly an abomination, and to be fair it actually looks pretty farking tasty, but... ffs/jfc, just call it something else, please?

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So is this a case of them improving on a food item, but making it so the purists don't consider it to be that food item any more?

I personally don't think it's quite right because of the round roll, but I'm not from Philly. (Although my mom's family is.  Her cousin took me to Tony Luc's after getting my first car at Pacifico Ford)

But my grandmother (who grew up in south Philly) would make cheesesteaks with store bought roast beef.  (Cook some onions and peppers, add the roast beef to warm through, too with provolone 'til it's melted, add to a sub roll)


who knows, my (west Philly) wife and her extended family would never accept caramelized onions no matter how delicious ("fried onions" here apparently means translucent, which is perfectly fine with me, but still) nor "fancy" cheeses. then again, hers is a family who stand firmly against the official pork-dip sammich. damn all of their scaly hides. also it looks like there may even be a very unwelcome blob of delicious giardiniera at the bottom of that photo? also-also, I have never seen a single one of them eat any kind of sandwich on a round/bulkie/kaiser roll, ever.

me personally, I really got no dog in this fight, I only like to poke fun and foment antagonisms.

whenever I finally get around to constructing a proper Chicago Dog (I have literally all the ingredients save for the poppyseed buns) - you know what, if I can find a nice poppyseed roll of any shape or format, I'ma go for it.


natazha: tintar: this... this is not exactly an abomination, and to be fair it actually looks pretty farking tasty, but... ffs/jfc, just call it something else, please?

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Onion sandwich with meat scraps.


lol, as a kid we'd have steak-umms with velveeta on wonder bread. no onion, and the bread wasn't even toasted/grilled.
 
2022-01-25 2:13:03 PM  

Be polite walk on the right: Provolone is the Debbil's cheese

/change my m1nd


but have you tried

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2022-01-25 2:19:39 PM  

max_pooper: Often times iconic foods are better in locations other than their place of origin.


I hear you, I got the best Cleveland Steamer in Des Moines of all places.
 
2022-01-25 2:27:28 PM  

Be polite walk on the right: Provolone is the Debbil's cheese

/change my m1nd


We all know that foosball is the debbil.  Does that make it the foosball's cheese?


/i can eat provolone all day long.  tastes good if not really old, melts great & gets stringy, doesn't crumble when flexing on a sandwich/sub
//will take it over not-fresh mozzarella any day
///no sub for fresh mozz
 
2022-01-25 2:37:08 PM  

tintar: this... this is not exactly an abomination, and to be fair it actually looks pretty farking tasty, but... ffs/jfc, just call it something else, please?

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I think it qualifies as a cheesesteak.  The only major difference is the roll.
 
2022-01-25 2:43:58 PM  

TabASlotB: Real Philadelphians prefer roast pork anyways...


Just like real Chicagoans prefer Italian beef.

/wet
//sweet and hot
 
2022-01-25 3:05:00 PM  

TabASlotB: Real Philadelphians prefer roast pork anyways...


WIT LONG HOTS
 
2022-01-25 4:12:40 PM  

JZDave: I like Jim's Steaks on South Street. Tony Luc's, under I-95 farther south, has better food, but it's a bit out of the way unless you're going to a game.

Been to Pat's twice. Once was excellent, the second time the summer heat and general griminess of the place were distracting, as were the mobsters who pulled up in a Bentley and several Escalades, and acted like a bunch of a-holes.


Only been to Philly a few times and had cheesesteaks at Pat's and Gino's and another place.

I was trying to remember where I had a better one, and it was Jim's on South Street.

Thanks for the memories.
 
2022-01-25 4:25:12 PM  

Rene ala Carte: JZDave: I like Jim's Steaks on South Street. Tony Luc's, under I-95 farther south, has better food, but it's a bit out of the way unless you're going to a game.

Been to Pat's twice. Once was excellent, the second time the summer heat and general griminess of the place were distracting, as were the mobsters who pulled up in a Bentley and several Escalades, and acted like a bunch of a-holes.

Only been to Philly a few times and had cheesesteaks at Pat's and Gino's and another place.

I was trying to remember where I had a better one, and it was Jim's on South Street.

Thanks for the memories.


Never been to Philly, but a Philly transplant opened a shop out here that's supposedly the real deal. Are they ALL that bland?
 
2022-01-25 4:25:25 PM  
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2022-01-25 4:40:34 PM  

NINEv2: Rene ala Carte: JZDave: I like Jim's Steaks on South Street. Tony Luc's, under I-95 farther south, has better food, but it's a bit out of the way unless you're going to a game.

Been to Pat's twice. Once was excellent, the second time the summer heat and general griminess of the place were distracting, as were the mobsters who pulled up in a Bentley and several Escalades, and acted like a bunch of a-holes.

Only been to Philly a few times and had cheesesteaks at Pat's and Gino's and another place.

I was trying to remember where I had a better one, and it was Jim's on South Street.

Thanks for the memories.

Never been to Philly, but a Philly transplant opened a shop out here that's supposedly the real deal. Are they ALL that bland?


I mean, how else would you expect chipped ribeye, provolone, sauteed onions, on a cheap long roll would taste. hardly phantasmagorical. maybe that's why there's wiz.
 
2022-01-25 4:43:30 PM  
I can't stand a genuine cheesesteak.  The one that's beef and Cheez-wiz.  barf.

Now, the kind where it's marinated beef, provolone, hell yeah get in mah belly!  They're not genuine cheesesteaks by any stretch.

My favorite, which is above and beyond not a traditional cheesesteak. was made with smoked pork, smothered in genuine Caribbean jerk seasoning (it's wet, not dry), with caramelized onion, grilled green peppers, and provolone (I think).  And I'd add some mayo to that because fark my arteries.  I must have eaten 50 of them back in the day at Muddy Waters in Deerfield Beach, FL.  They took that sandwich off the menu but you could still order it....or at least a regular like me could.

Oooooh, they still have the pork sammich so they'll still 'Philly it up'.  Guess I need to head back to SoFla for a visit.  https://muddywatersrestaurant.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Muddy_Waters_Menu_01-21-22.pdf

/Shameless plug, but I loved that place and was there a lot from 92-07
//Then I grew up
///Well, and moved to another state lol
 
2022-01-25 5:02:04 PM  

NINEv2: TabASlotB: Real Philadelphians prefer roast pork anyways...

Just like real Chicagoans prefer Italian beef.

/wet
//sweet and hot


Italian Beef is my only food memory of Chicago.  I'd never heard of Chicago-style pizza or hot dogs* until I moved to New Jersey.

*Also never heard of the "ketchup on hot dogs is a stench in the eyes of the goddess" trope while living in the area.
 
2022-01-25 5:41:13 PM  
I've often felt that the french dip could learn a lot from the cheese steak.

I'm just too smart to say so in public.
 
2022-01-25 6:36:44 PM  
Isn't the best NY pizza in Jersey, too?
 
2022-01-25 7:17:37 PM  

ChrisDe: Isn't the best NY pizza in Jersey, too?


Ever since I was a hungry teen in the 70's I've thought that any pizza place in NJ made better pizza than the street slices you could get in NYC. I  But it's hard to say where the best pies are. I like Lombardi's, supposedly the first pizza joint in NYC  (the current version is in the old space, but I don't think the management has anything in common with the original owners). They are simple pies, with thin, bread-based crust, and fresh-tasting sauce, but it's very well executed. Protip: go at off hours, like midafternoon; the tourists can form long lines at dinner time. (Don't know what the crowd is like in the covid era).
 
2022-01-25 7:49:27 PM  
It still amazes me that people get paid for that schitt...
 
2022-01-25 8:52:27 PM  
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2022-01-25 9:41:40 PM  
didn't we just determine YESTERDAY the few-to-none "Best Anythings" EVER come from New Jersey?
 
2022-01-25 9:52:14 PM  

tintar: whenever I finally get around to constructing a proper Chicago Dog (I have literally all the ingredients save for the poppyseed buns) - you know what, if I can find a nice poppyseed roll of any shape or format, I'ma go for it.


waaaaait, since when do you vegulons each natural casing vienna beef hot dogs, buddy?

and i routinely make 'em on regular or potato hot dog buns. they're also fine with-or-without celery salt.

MINE, anyway, must have: an all beef natural casing snappy dog, yellow mustard, sliced tomatoes that taste like tomatoes, chopped raw white onion, sweet relish (it's OK if it's not NEON GREEN though) and slim dill pickle spear.

feel free to add sport peppers and even half slices of fresh cucumber too, if you like....
 
2022-01-25 9:58:00 PM  
eat. not each
 
2022-01-25 10:32:02 PM  
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