Insulting is how I’d describe this article by Freddy Sherman, a native Philadelphian who writes articles for Yahoo.com. Remember yahoo.com? It was the jawn before Google came along and kicked its ass. Sherman wrote an article about the best places for a Philly cheesesteak, and predictably, it was awful.
Here’s why it was awful. First, I would change the title to “Best Places for a Cheesesteak in Philly.” No one in Philly calls it a Philly cheesesteak, why would they? It’s redundant to call it that if you’re already in the city itself. Second, Sherman lists the following places:
- Pat’s King of Steaks (yawn)
- Geno’s Steaks (gross, and used to be owned by racist and prejudiced asswipe)
- Campo’s Deli (very good sandwich and people, but very overpriced)
- Steaks on South (why go there with Ishkabibbles across the street?)
- Tony Luke’s (good, but overrated and overhyped)
Come on, Freddy. I read this and I seriously had doubts you’ve ever been outside of Center City and Old City. You should know the best cheesesteaks are at places somewhat off the beaten path. Why have a Philadelphia native write this article at all, if Yahoo was just going to recommend places that a Philadelphia tourist would already likely know about or visit? Nothing about this article makes any sense. Fucking PAT’S and GENO’S? Really, dude?
Best steaks in my opinion: Chink’s, John’s Roast Pork, Steve’s, Sonny’s, Frusco’s, Dalessandro’s, Chubby’s…almost any place that’s not Pat’s or Geno’s. Maybe I’m being too harsh here, but I think most people with a brain…even people who aren’t native Philadelphians, but don’t buy into overrated tourist traps would agree that this list sucks.
PS. If you think the only proper way to order a cheesesteak is the whole “wit/witout” way, you sound stupid and need to stop.