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One Business Insider staffer spent the weekend in Philly, doing--what else?--sampling cheesesteaks. Business Insider lady, meet BBC lady. In a surprise twist, however, she either hated or didn't bother with the usual suspects, and crowned a random bodega in South Philly the winner. Our own Victor Fiorillo hopped in a cab to track down the mystery cheesesteak. Here's what he found.And here's what he had to say.
This is the horrible paradox of being a Philadelphian: You groan and moan and wince and cringe every time some non-native know-nothing makes any sort of remark about Philly cheesesteaks, as if that's all there is to the fifth-largest city in America. (Our eternal gratitude, along with the virginity of our first-born daughters, went to Anthony Bourdain after he refused to review cheesesteaks on his December "Layover" episode shot in Philly.) And yet. And yet. When someone decides to talk about cheesesteaks, we can't resist tuning in.Here, then, is a brief summary of the BBC's new feature on the Philly
On one hand, this story is proof that Bostonians don't know how to make a proper cheesesteak. On the other hand, it demonstrates that Bostonians know this on some level.Police said as the employee “dutifully prepared her sub,” Drouin began shouting that she was “putting too much s***” on the steak and cheese sandwich. The report said the suspect requested a refund for the food, but was denied, at which point she assaulted the sub maker by punching her in the face, before pushing “two large very heavy jars filled with pickles and pickle juice” towards the employee, causing them
Yay!But it was at some place called...Boo!
Newest #Eagles OT @lanejohnson69's first meal in Philadelphia? Cheesesteak. twitter.com/Eagles/status/…— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) April 26, 2013
Lane Johnson's first cheesesteak came from Talk of the Town. (I would have chosen Tony Luke's, but that's just me).— Geoff Mosher (@GeoffMosherCSN) April 26, 2013
Earlier today, we learned that Chink's Steaks was changing its name to the dull and ostensibly inoffensive "Joe's." Well, maybe not so inoffensive. In the past few hours, the name change has garnered nearly as much controversy as the original. Here's a sampling of the outcry, from Chink's/Joe's Facebook page.AngryNick Campbell joe's is weak man. hate to say it.AngrierMike Nicklebackski You should change your name to Throw Up On Bread Cheesesteaks.AngriestBill Wilkinson The world as we know it is ending. I will NEVER patronize "Joe's Steaks". The place has been called Chink's since 1949, 10 years before I was born
Chink's Steaks, which opened in 1949, was so named because its first owner Samuel Sherman had "almond-shaped" eyes. Now, with the help of a branding specialist (you really didn't need a branding specialist to figure this one out), current owner Joe Groh has seen the light, and will change the name to "Joe's Steaks and Soda Shop." “It is very important to me, my family and the entire staff that we no longer inadvertently alienate anyone in the Philly community," Groh said.His Mom, ever sensible, has been lobbying him to change the name to "Joe's" since at least 2008. Philadelphia magazine,
New Philly outfielder's Ben Revere's first mistake: Ordering a cheesesteak at Chickie's and Pete's, of all places. Ben Revere's second mistake: Ordering a chicken cheesesteak with lettuce and tomato. Ben Revere's third mistake: Thinking his mistake was not ordering a "Philly cheesecake."Yesterday, being interviewed by ESPN commentator, and former Phillies OF Doug Glanville, Revere reveals the depths of his ignorance. Though he might have misspoken, let's go ahead and not give him the benefit of the doubt.H/T Crossing Broad
We're old enough not to be entirely sure who Austin Mahone is, but a quick Google search suggests he's a rising pop star in the Justin Bieber mold. He had the original idea of comparing Pat's versus Geno's—and ends up declaring them about the same. The best part of the video? The heckler who starts singing old-school Boyz II Men at him during filming. That's how Philly represents.
When will this madness end?! Subway has officially apologized for selling sandwiches labeled as "footlong," despite them only really being like, 11.5 inches.Subway said Friday that it's redoubling efforts to "ensure consistency and correct length" in all its sandwiches. The company had already noted last week that bread length could vary when franchisees don't bake to its exact specifications and that it would reinforce policies to ensure consistency.If you're looking for some more sandwich absurdity, let's look back at the week that was. New Jersey Subway fan Jason Leslie, who ate 50 so-called footlongs last year, is suing because he
For the second time in a month, Chickie's and Pete's is getting sued for skimming tips from employees. Which can only mean one thing: More headlines like, "Chickie's and Pete's Employees Getting Crabby!" The restaurant chain should countersue the servers who allowed new Philly Ben Revere to order a chicken cheesesteak with lettuce and tomato when he first got to town. [Grub Street]