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A Sandwich A Day: Mexican Cheesesteak from San Lucas Pizza in Philadelphia

Ever since I went to San Lucas for their amazing al pastor and carnitas pizza, I've been meaning to get back to find out what their Mexican cheesesteak is all about. Like many Mexican pizza places, at San Lucas a lot of Mexican and American foods sit on the menu side by side—pepperoni pizza with a side of tacos, bacon cheese fries and a 2-liter of Jarritos? Sure. And sometimes the two worlds collide and you (hopefully) get something amazing. More

Philadelphia: 10 Amazing Cheesesteaks You Should Eat

For years nearly every article about food in Philadelphia proudly proclaimed that the city "wasn't just about cheesesteaks any more!" as if the thriving new restaurant scene meant the city had to reject its lowbrow, neon orange cheese covered past. But cheesesteaks are an undeniable staple in Philly, on virtually every menu—no matter if the house specialty is Thai, pizza, or Chinese. We traveled throughout Philadelphia and South Jersey gathering a selection of truly solid steaks. More

Philadelphia: Fantastic Cheesesteak From Dalessandro's Steaks & Hoagies

Ask the people of Philadelphia who makes the best cheesesteak and you're bound to hear the names Geno's and Pat's thrown around. The catty-corner rivalry between two of the oldest cheesesteak shops in the city gets talked about perhaps more than any other restaurant rivalry in the country. And both of them make a great cheesesteak. But it wasn't until I tried Dalessandro's Steaks & Hoagies in Roxborough that it finally clicked. Oh that's what all the fuss is about. More

A Sandwich a Day: Cheesesteak at Chink's Steaks in Philadelphia

the Chink's steak wit onions and Cheez Whiz came out oozing. Gingerly seared onions—browned, grease-kissed corners but still crunchy—cascaded over top of the Whiz. (Though some prefer provolone, the liquidy Whiz can actually penetrate through each layer and crevasse of ribboned, gooey steak—this is key.) A soft, but mildly crusty hero roll keeps this cheesesteak's contents structurally sound. More

A Sandwich a Day: Cheesesteak at Pappa Geno's in Houston

As a Serious Eater, I bet I'm not alone in being dubious whenever a cheesesteak is recommended outside of a stone's throw from Philly and its suburbs. So an eye roll was in order when my sister-in-law waxed poetic about a newish cheesesteak joint, Papa Geno's, we had to try by her place in the Heights of Houston. Whether she fully grasped it or not, within one bite, I knew this place was cooking up a cheesesteak incredibly close to the real deal. More

In The Midnight Hour: Wogies

All expats living in NYC need a place that feels like home, and for those who are (west) Philadelphia born-and-raised, Wogies is as good as it gets. But while the soul of the place lies south of New Jersey, the rib-sticking, balls-to-the-wall comfort food that Wogies specializes in is universally appealing. This is late-night stoner food at its finest. More

Fast Food Cheesesteak Challenge

If "cheesesteak" comes up in a word association game, chances are you'll say "Philly." But, unless you're in the City of Brotherly Love, it's often hard to find a decent one—or find one at all. As a lifelong cheesesteak fanatic and native Pennsylvanian (though from the west side of the state), I decided to see how some of the big sub chains would stack up in the cheesesteak department: Subway, Quiznos, Blimpie, and New England favorite D'Angelo. More

Five Nacho Variations

As editor of the site Nachos NY, it's obvious that I love nachos. But people always ask me, can one nacho really be that different from the next? Enough to inspire a whole blog? Oh, they absolutely can. Here are five variations on the nacho in honor of National Nacho Day (technically last Saturday, but it's never too late to celebrate) with cheesesteak, carne asada, buffalo chicken, pulled pork, and a dessert spin with Rice Krispies treats and brownies. More

Martha Tries Philly Cheesesteak for First Time, Prefers Geno's to Pat's

In this video from Philly.com, Stewart admits she's never had a cheesesteak. Sure she's had a cheesesteak, just not in Philly. Come on, Martha! Philadelphia is, like, 90 minutes away (on a good traffic day)! Given a Pat's and a Geno's cheesesteak to try, she calls Pat's bland and says Geno's is better, though she doesn't seem that enthused about cheesesteaks in general. Related: Pat's vs. Geno's on Colbert Report... More

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