Cheese Steak Chowdown!
The two little piggies finished their trip to the market and then it was time to eat. They walked down the street to see two bright signs shouting cheese steaks. When you’re in Philadelphia, you gotta have one!
Philadelphia is the city known for cheese steaks. They started serving them in the 1930’s and Pat’s Steaks
was the first to have them. So I thought it would be fitting to get a picture right by the sign. Right across the street from Pat’s is another cheese steak place. Geno’s Steaks
has been around since the 1960’s. Both places have a limited menu of steak sandwiches and fries but that is what customers come for. The good news is that both places are open 24 hours.
On any given hour, there are lines at both places. It doesn’t have to be lunch or dinner time. Even though there are lines, service is super quick. And you better know what you want to order if you don’t want 5 south Philadelphians screaming behind you. Plenty of tourists are also in line to see what the rage is all about. There is no inside dining but plenty of outside picnic tables to eat at.
On our trip, we decided to get a pizza steak from Pat’s and a cheese steak with Provolone and fried onions from Geno’s. Both sandwiches were awesome. The pizza steak came with red sauce and cheese whiz. In both sandwiches, the meat was tender, fresh and delicious. The bread really makes the sandwich. Both rolls were crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. The toppings were different but both were tasty.
I really had a hard time deciding on the better sandwich. Pat’s had a bit more steak on the roll. Being the gluttons we are, we would probably go back to the place with the shortest line.
Even if you don’t live near Philadelphia, you can still have a cheese steak. But you’ll have to make them at home. Do not use steak umms. I repeat , do not use steak umms! I am not trying to cut up steak umms but they are nothing like a good Philadelphia cheese steak. Use steak umms only if you want an ordinary steak sandwich. Both Pat’s and Geno’s use sliced rib eye steak. Click here
for the recipe from Pat’s.
After the two piggies finished lunch, it was time for a nap. They had a full half hour before the kiddies came home from school. Don’t worry about the arteries. Next time I will have a healthy fish recipe for you. Time for the two little piggies to go to the gym! Happy weekend!