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These days, few people actually order 'wiz on the steaks, even in Philly, but it certainly is how the cheesesteak started.

While I think that the taste of Whiz ruins a cheesesteak, I have to disagree with (or should that be wit) you about this, at least as far as Philly goes. I have been sampling many spots around Philly trying to find a cheesesteak that I like the best, and I notice that still most people order it with agent orange.

I read all 3, and not only didn't it move me to try any of the places listed, I feel no more informed than before I'd read the article. Not a good review nor good journalism.

Do you expect much else from the Sunday Source? I am surprised that the articles did not include fashion tips as well.

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The articles also found almost nothing at fault at any of the places they visited. They never even commented on the quality or taste of the lobster in the rolls. And for the Philly cheesesteaks, he dissed one of the places for offering Cheese Whiz on the steaks. These days, few people actually order 'wiz on the steaks, even in Philly, but it certainly is how the cheesesteak started.

NO self-respecting Philadelphian would order their steak witout da Whiz™. Kerry found this out the hard way when he ordered his with swiss (blech).

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nothing really this side of Philly and I agree with the writer of the staory that Geno's is way over-rated. Spent last weekend in the city of brotherly love and found a couple of smaller spots that served great cheesesteaks on the southside of town.

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I spent the first two-plus decades of my life in Philadelphia, and ate many cheesesteaks. I never had one with Cheese Whiz™ on it, only provolone. Granted, I wasn't in South Philly, but I was definitely within city limits. I never even heard of using Cheese Whiz™ until a couple of years ago on a Food Network infomercial.

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NO self-respecting Philadelphian would order their steak witout da Whiz™. Kerry found this out the hard way when he ordered his with swiss (blech).

This self-respecting native Philadelphian begs to differ. I made my comments in the other thread, here.

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On that note, anyone know where to ACTUALLY get an authentic steak this side of Delaware? I'm talking one that's just fatty griddled beef, onions, and some Cheese Whiz™ on an authentic Amoroso roll.

Has anyone ever had the courage to come right out and say that Cheese Whiz on anything is just plain disgusting? Furthermore, it constricts digestion. Just ask the second-rate journeyman fighter, "Rocky Bowel" Boa, who could never made weight and was always crabby to his wife.

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Dan, it took me awhile to accept that this is the land of "steak and cheeses", not " cheesesteaks" sad.gif
I just make mine at home and it hits the spot!!

I've never actually made one at home. Not sure if I could do it justice. I think I once read something about using yellow fat vs white fat, but wouldn't know how to tell the difference.

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I've never actually made one at home. Not sure if I could do it justice. I think I once read something about using yellow fat vs white fat, but wouldn't know how to tell the difference.

Instead of pm'ing Dan, I thought I'd share where I get the beef for the steak. Costco. Yup, there, I admit it and I own it. They have a fantastic brand of frozen shaved beef (don't think it's ribeye) that works really well. And, I get to LOAD up as much as I want!

In fact I get the whole darn thing at Costco; frozen beef, marinara, provolone and even the rolls, which are not bad at all. Not Amoroso or Sarcone's, but they work.

In 5 minutes I can get my fix and I don't even leave home.

Don, yeah. Cheeswiz is something man just shouldn't have invented. Just because they could've, doesn't mean they should've. But Dan, you can pick up a bucket as big as your head at Costco! laugh.gif

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While I think that the taste of Whiz ruins a cheesesteak, I have to disagree with (or should that be wit) you about this, at least as far as Philly goes. I have been sampling many spots around Philly trying to find a cheesesteak that I like the best, and I notice that still most people order it with agent organe.

Do you expect much else from the Sunday Source? I am surprised that the articles did not include fashion tips as well.

The call "wiz wit" (steak, cheeze whiz, onions) was heard a lot more back in the 70s, when Pat's, Jim's, and Geno's were mostly the only game in town.

Obviously I can't be sure, but I think it's mostly tourists these days who were properly instructed by the GoPhila tourist board to go to 9th and Passyunk and sample Geno's or Pat's, calling out "wiz wit".

I think most of the knowledgeable locals are at Tony Luke's or Dalessandro's (or, frankly, whatever the nearest hoagie shop is to their house - that's what I did growing up). While American cheese is probably king of the day, I grew up in the 70s instructed by my parents to order a "pizza, wit" (tomato sauce, provolone, onions).

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I've done a little reading about the history of the cheesesteak and the history of Cheese Whiz, and I realize that the main reason why I'm not familiar with the latter on the former is that I am old, and I left Philadelphia before the latter became really popular on the former. Probably a good thing.

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I spent the first two-plus decades of my life in Philadelphia, and ate many cheesesteaks. I never had one with Cheese Whiz™ on it, only provolone. Granted, I wasn't in South Philly, but I was definitely within city limits. I never even heard of using Cheese Whiz™ until a couple of years ago on a Food Network infomercial.

Cheez Whiz has been offered on cheesesteaks forever...

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While I think that the taste of Whiz ruins a cheesesteak, I have to disagree with (or should that be wit) you about this, at least as far as Philly goes. I have been sampling many spots around Philly trying to find a cheesesteak that I like the best, and I notice that still most people order it with agent organe.

Do you expect much else from the Sunday Source? I am surprised that the articles did not include fashion tips as well.

They should have at least included a source for stain-resistant shirts. Cheez Whiz and cotton polos are a bad combination. (I opt for mushroom cheesesteak wit provolone, and South Street Cheesesteaks makes me happy)

I've had Legal's lobster roll at the Tysons branch. No.

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Wit EVOTS: Extra-Viscous Orange Topping Substance.

Anybody actually want to eat this?

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Cheez Whiz has been offered on cheesesteaks forever...

No, not forever, just since I left Philly, more than 30 years ago.

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NO self-respecting Philadelphian would order their steak witout da Whiz™. Kerry found this out the hard way when he ordered his with swiss (blech).

I agree with ScotteeM. When I lived there about 25 years ago the only ones my friends and I ate were with Provolone.

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How about we keep an open mind here? All I'm saying is don't knock it if you haven't tried it. Cheese Whiz just has negative connotations. Try and look around them. Millions of Philadelphians can't be wrong.

Just think if you'd been raised without any concept of wine. "You want me to drink a glass of fermented grape juice that's been sitting in someone's dank basement for three years??!"

Oh, and Perrik, you think shirts and Whiz are a bad combination? Once I accidentally spilled a cheesesteak's worth of the stuff into my WALLET.

My pockets smelled like Cheetos.

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Millions of Philadelphians can't be wrong.

Sure they can, although this isn't a matter of "right versus wrong" so much as it is "lots of people eat garbage." Happy reading.

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Millions of Philadelphians can't be wrong.


"lots of people eat garbage."

18 million cases of White Zinfandel were sold in retail stores in 2005. Mainly in 1.5L bottles, jugs and boxes. So, odds are that some Philadelphians eat their cheesesteaks wit, with White Zin. blink.gif

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18 million cases of White Zinfandel were sold in retails stores in 2005. Mainly in 1.5L bottles, jugs and boxes. So, odds are that some Philadelphians eat their cheesesteaks wit, with White Zin. blink.gif

That's a big 2-shay, ol' buddy. laugh.gif

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I was in Philly last year, and I tried Pat's with whiz, and I found it to be overrated. I remember talking with some locals afterwards, as I did not understand what the big deal was. I was told there are way better cheese steaks in the city than Pat's or Geno's. I heard Jim's on South Street is miles ahead of the others, I will have to find out on my next trip.

Side note: Cheese Whiz is just nasty, never order a sandwich with this on it again :unsure:

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I was in Philly last year, and I tried Pat's with whiz, and I found it to be overrated. I remember talking with some locals afterwards, as I did not understand what the big deal was. I was told there are way better cheese steaks in the city than Pat's or Geno's. I heard Jim's on South Street is miles ahead of the others, I will have to find out on my next trip.

Side note: Cheese Whiz is just nasty, never order a sandwich with this on it again smile.gif

It's true, Jim's on South Street is MUCH better than Pat's or Geno's. Plus walking down South Street at night provides for added entertainment.

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You can't find decent rolls around here-at least not ones that live up to Philly standards. I bring them back with me when I go up for a visit.

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It's true, Jim's on South Street is MUCH better than Pat's or Geno's. Plus walking down South Street at night provides for added entertainment.

I love South Street, it's what Georgetown should be smile.gif

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