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The Philly government feels that the cheesesteak image could work to awaken the residents' pride of the city and motivate them to explore the history and culture of the United States born in their city.
The elimination of cheesesteaks is a deliberate action from a group who feel that the cheesesteak is not a symbol which they want equated with their city.
Cheesesteaks are irrefutably a 'Philadelphia food' which is part of the tourists circuit just as croissants belong to France, Tex-Mex is equated with border culture, and deep dish pizza is connected to Chicago.
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /annex/herman.html   (2914 words)

 Philadelphia Inquirer | 08/10/2002 | The cheesesteak project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Josh's cheesesteak adventure sounded - at least in the beginning - suspiciously as if he'd be joining the ranks of the latter.
No, the real joy of cheesesteaks, the ultimate proof of their vitality as street food, is that the greatest sandwiches are still being cooked at some smaller places you might never have heard of.
The traditional cheesesteak was a cosmic flow of meat and molten American cheese.
www.philly.com /mld/philly/entertainment/dining/3831957.htm   (2121 words)

 Cheesesteak - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The invention of the cheesesteak was claimed by Philadelphian Pat Olivieri who combined chopped-up steak and put it in a bun.
The cheese is either melted beforehand by a warmer or is melted by the heat of the freshly cooked steak.
Another missing element in most cheesesteaks outside Philadelphia is the use of Amoroso's rolls.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cheesesteak   (2199 words)

 Cheesesteak 101: A Primer on the Who, What, Where and Whiz of Philly Cheesesteaks :: gophila.com - The Official Visitor ...
A cheesesteak is a long, crusty roll filled with thinly sliced sautéed ribeye beef and melted cheese.
The art of cheesesteak preparation lies in the balance of flavors, textures and what is often referred to as the “drip” factor.
Cheesesteaks are fast, portable and readily available at steak shops, delis, food trucks, pizzerias and even some high-end restaurants throughout the region.
www.gophila.com /GO/PressRoom/factsheets/backgrounders1/Cheesesteak_101.aspx   (915 words)

 Roadfood.com Forums - Absolute Worst Cheesesteak Sandwich
The most disgusting Cheesesteak sandwich I have ever had the displeasure of tasting was at the Ocoee, Fl.
I agree Firehouse makes a decent sandwich but like subway, larry's giant and arby's they are "cheesesteaks" in name only, ths goes for the "subs" as well, not bad sandwichs but definately NOT subs or hoagies....
Unfortunately, I ordered the Philly cheesesteak which turned out to be big steak strips with melted chedder and cooked onions on hero bread.
www.roadfood.com /forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=13571   (1047 words)

 Metroactive Dining | Philly Cheesesteaks
And in the case of the cheesesteak, there are several restaurants to choose from.
When I stopped in for a cheesesteak a few hours after my trip to Sonia's, the griddle was loaded up with mounds of top round beef.
A good cheesesteak is a visceral, hedonistic pleasure, and Amato's has it to spare.
www.metroactive.com /papers/metro/10.05.05/dining-0540.html   (868 words)

 USATODAY.com - Philly restaurant offers $100 cheesesteak   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Served with a small bottle of champagne, Barclay Prime's cheesesteak is made of sliced Kobe beef, melted Taleggio cheese, shaved truffles, sauteed foie gras, caramelized onions and heirloom shaved tomatoes on a homemade brioche roll brushed with truffle butter and squirted with homemade mustard.
The original sandwich, available at hundreds of sandwich shops, pizzerias and burger joints around the city, is made with thin-sliced ribeye on an Italian roll with American or provolone cheese — or Cheez Whiz, if you're at Pat's King of Steaks, the South Philadelphia landmark that claims to have invented the steak sandwich in 1930.
Starr, who calls Barclay Prime a "luxury boutique steakhouse," said the $100 cheesesteak — along with the restaurant's exotic interior by designer India Mahdavi — would help differentiate his newest venture from the chain steakhouses he's competing against.
www.usatoday.com /news/offbeat/2004-10-05-cheesesteak_x.htm   (482 words)

 Jay's Cheesesteak
I look forward to a cheesesteak, it's definitely a treat, not something I have everyday, so when I have one I want it to be great.
Because what they're calling a cheesesteak is about as far from an authentic Philly cheesesteak as you can imagine.
In the end, what you've got is a cheesesteak that's less than the sum of its parts, one that fell way short of bringing back our streaky brash early steak days.
www.fudcourt.com /jayscheesesteak.html   (1022 words)

 Philly Cheesesteak Tour 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Shapiro (pronounced sha-PIE-row), a lifelong cheesesteak enthusiast, organized the event to appreciate the simple beauty of the City of Brotherly Love's greatest contribution to the Menu of the Americas.
The general consensus of the experienced cheesesteak eaters in the group was that the meat was a little dry.
On the other hand, those who were new to cheesesteak, those who ordered theirs with Cheez Whiz, and those who ordered the Pizza Steak were more pleased with their orders.
prettydoggy.com /philly/philly.html   (1302 words)

 Authentic Philly Cheesesteaks :: gophila.com - The Official Visitor Site for Greater Philadelphia
Everyone agrees that the cheesesteak, invented by Pat Olivieri in 1930, should be made with chopped beef and melted cheese.
The degree to which said beef is chopped and the type of cheese to be melted, however, is where there remains plenty of debate among cheesesteak aficionados.
Those who prefer thinly sliced and finely chopped beef on a light roll often cite Roxborough’s Dalessandro’s as cheesesteak perfection.
www.gophila.com /C/Things_to_Do/211/Dining_and_Nightlife/223/Dining_and_Restaurants/221/Authentic_Philly_Cheesesteaks/361.html   (285 words)

 CNN - Philly boasts, eats record-setting cheesesteak - December 28, 1998
PHILADELPHIA (CNN) -- The world's largest cheesesteak was longer than a football field, but it now exists only in a record book.
A cheesesteak -- strips of thin steak topped with cheese and served on a long Italian roll (onions and peppers are optional) -- is a sandwich nearly as native to Philadelphia as the Declaration of Independence and the Liberty Bell.
The City of Brotherly Love is also a city with a losing pro football team, so on Sunday, before the Philadelphia Eagles finished their dismal 1998 season, the team tried to lure fans by appealing to their stomachs.
www.cnn.com /US/9812/28/big.cheese/index.html   (272 words)

 Philly Billy's Cheesesteaks and Hoagies
Cheesesteaks were invented in the 1930's by Pat's Steaks, located in the heart of South Philadelphia.
Vinegar belongs on a salad, not on a cheesesteak.
Here are some normal toppings for a cheesesteak; fried or raw onions, hot peppers, sweet peppers, mushrooms, roasted peppers, green peppers, lettuce, tomato, and pickles for some.
home.rica.net /phillybilly/new_web2.htm   (613 words)

 The Philadelphia Cheesesteak Part One   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Such is the case in California with the woefully represented Philadelphia Cheesesteak.
The number one mistake in the US when replicating a Philadelphia Cheesesteak is the unsolicited addition of sweet, green/red/yellow, bell peppers, referred to in the remainder of this document as GREEN PEPPERS.
The intrinsic beauty that is a Philly Cheesesteak is undermined and soiled by the presence of such sad and pungent vegetables and fungi.
www.davidpatrone.com /Literature/Cheesesteak.htm   (1066 words)

 Philadelphia Cheesesteak Factory: Georgetown DC Restaurants
No matter the time, late night or when the sun comes up, the Philadelphia Cheesesteak Factory is ready to serve Washington, DC and Virginia residents.
Since Philadelphia is several hours away and a grumbling stomach too far, we give you the Cheesesteak anyway you want it, with or without the onions, a side of sauce or with wiz cheese.
But we guarantee this, our Cheesesteaks will be the best this side of south street for Georgetown DC Restaurants.
www.phillysteakfactory.com   (262 words)

 Cheesesteak Co. strives for authenticity
A cheesesteak is served with a side of onion rings.
The basic cheesesteak is slow-cooked, grilled beef with a choice of cheddar, Swiss or provolone cheese, all inserted into a hoagie or French sweet sandwich bun.
For customers watching their carbohydrates, a low-carb menu is available that includes cheesesteaks served on a lettuce bed instead of bread.
www.gotorenotahoe.com /news/stories/html/2006/05/01/2343.php   (716 words)

 The Hungover Gourmet | Roy Rogers Hardee's Philly Cheesesteak Burger
With the release of their Philly Cheesesteak Burger the fine folks at Hardee's have confirmed what I've known all along: if you put the words "Philly Cheesesteak" in front of something, I'll eat it.
Though the box is a major pain in the ass to open (and would've caused several accidents had I not transported the burger back to THG HQ), the burger isn't a sloppy, saucy mess like the Big Mac or Whopper.
And unlike my ill-advised encounter with the McDonald's Philly Cheesesteak, I have neither a giant grease stain nor a stabbing pain in, around and near my heart.
www.hungovergourmet.com /food/reviews/fastfood/cheesesteakburger.html   (387 words)

Never order a cheesesteak in a Pizza shop (except for Joe's on 16th St. which is great !!) Not for the usual reason, that they burn the edges of the roll melting the cheese in a pizza oven, but it was bland.
I agree that Pat's is #1 for cheesesteaks.
The cheesesteaks are amazing; the provolone is the sharpest in the city, and they always seem to have "just out of the oven" fresh rolls...even at 2 in the morning.
www.bestcheesesteaks.com /cheesesteaks/pa.htm   (11248 words)

 Weekend: Yo, try this cheesesteak
A good cheesesteak is made with love and a hunger for home that tries to honor, if not replace, a taste that's been lost.
They were lunchtime food for working people or afternoon snacks, simple, inexpensive and often for big appetites, eaten in humble places and served in large quantities, often meat and potatoes you can eat with your hands.
Enough cheesesteak fans have found LaSpada's to keep the doors open seven days a week and a crew busy delivering brown bags stained with nostalgia.
www.sptimes.com /2003/09/04/Weekend/Yo__try_this_cheesest.shtml   (890 words)

 The Seattle Times: Nation & World: Philly cheesesteak joint tells customers: Yo, speak English, will youse?
An English-only ordering policy has thrust one of Philadelphia's best-known cheesesteak joints into the national immigration debate.
Ordering a cheesesteak at Philadelphia's famous cheesesteak joints involves a few simple words.
Cheesesteak wit (or Whiz wit): : Cheesesteak with Cheese Whiz, fried onions.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/nationworld/2003049687_genos09.html   (460 words)

 noodlepie: Philly's Cheesesteak
It's straddles the turf between the brilliantly named "Happy Tour" and "Man and Woman Beauty" This part of Saigon goes large on dreadlocks, 'eastern' ankle tatoos, moneybelts and where a bottle of mineral water is THE essential year round fashion accessory.
If you're done with noodles, snails, uterus and eel, a Philly's cheesesteak is enjoyable, but it's purely for stodge mood moments.
Philly cheesesteaks blow outside 20 mile radius (exception of South Jersey shore joints using Philly rolls and steak).
www.noodlepie.com /2006/02/phillys_cheeses.html   (931 words)

 Philadelphia Cheesesteak
If a French roll forms the foundation of a French Dip sandwich, an Italian roll from South Philadelphia is necessary for a "cheesesteak," as it is often called.
It was in the Italian immigrant section of South Philadelphia that Pat Olivieri sold hot dogs and sandwiches in 1930, and it is said that he first prepared the original thinly sliced beef sandwiches at the corner of 9th and Wharton Streets.
However, Pennsylvanians, like Ohioans with their Cincinnati chili, have favorite local spots all over town and have adopted the cheesesteak in definite and loyal ways.
members.cox.net /jjschnebel/philchez.html   (382 words)

 Dispatches from the Culture Wars: The English Only Cheesesteak Wars
He is the co-founder of Michigan Citizens for Science and The Panda's Thumb and has written for such publications as The Bard, Skeptic and Reports of the National Center for Science Education.
Ed, on the tourist vs. "genuine" Philly cheesesteak issue, I grew up in the Philadelphia suburbs, near Norristown, and it's my view that plenty of places in the area can make a good cheesesteak, though oddly not once you leave the metropolitan area.
Lots of places make good cheesesteaks, but I believe that Jim's, Pat's, and Geno's all deserve to be among, if not at, the top of the pack.
scienceblogs.com /dispatches/2006/07/the_english_only_cheesesteak_w.php   (2045 words)

 Backstory: Philly's cheesesteak wars | csmonitor.com
Here, fans carry the banner for their favorite cheesesteak - debating vigorously the perfect cheese consistency, recruiting converts to a softer roll, chauffeuring friends over two highways and a toll bridge, even, to proffer true cheesesteak perfection.
CHEESESTEAK LEGEND: Geno's Steaks sits at 9th and Wharton at Passyunk in South Philly, alongside its fierce competitor, Pat's King of Steaks.
No one in town keeps estimates on the cheesesteak's bite of the local economy, says Mary Flannery of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.
www.csmonitor.com /2006/0605/p20s01-lifo.html   (1207 words)

 Restaurant serves $100 Philly cheesesteak - Food Inc. - MSNBC.com
A cheesesteak prepared by Barclay Prime's executive chef Todd Miller is pictured at the restaurant in Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA - The traditional Philly cheesesteak has gone precipitously upscale at one new restaurant, where the chopped steak and melted cheese standard includes goose liver and truffles — and costs $100.
The standard $4 cheesesteak, available at hundreds of sandwich shops, pizzerias and burger joints around the city, is made with thin-sliced ribeye on an Italian roll with American or provolone cheese — or Cheez Whiz at Pat’s King of Steaks, the South Philadelphia landmark that claims to have invented the steak sandwich in 1930.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/6187408   (422 words)

 CHEESESTEAK SANDWICHES Recipe at Epicurious.com
The inventor of the cheesesteak was Philadelphian Pat Olivieri who combined chopped-up steak with a little onion and put it in a bun.
Philly cheesesteaks can be found throughout the U.S. and Canada at various sandwich restaurants, some of which specialize in or serve only cheesesteaks.
Third, Pat's or Geno's Cheesesteaks are only edible at 3 in the morning after a night of liquor overindulgence.
www.epicurious.com /recipes/recipe_views/views/230976   (799 words)

 The cheesesteak showdown - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Tee shoveled the hot gobs of beef and cheese into his mouth with a plastic spoon, then devoured hunks of roll after dipping them in a cup of water.
First prize, after all, is a year's worth of free cheesesteaks.
In the end, three contestants would eat four cheesesteaks in the 15 minutes, forcing a tie breaker.
www.pittsburghlive.com /x/pittsburghtrib/s_185752.html   (424 words)

 Jolt Country :: View topic - Authentic Philly Cheesesteak
In an actual shop devoted to the art of the cheesesteak (like Hoagie Haven--seriously, it's run by a Greek (George, the guy in the picture) so you know it's gotta a) be good and b) have only the very least expensive ingredients in it.
Haven cheesesteak, and don't like it, and live, I will refund your money), this would be the hamburger grill, which is full of suet and bacon grease and hasn't been cleaned since Christ was a corporal.
Finally, if you're worried about "cross-contamination," the cheesesteak is not the comestible for you.
www.joltcountry.com /phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=2301   (1686 words)

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