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FOILED AGAIN by the bizarro hours at John's Roast Pork.

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FOILED AGAIN by the bizarro hours at John's Roast Pork.

Mr Taster | Nov 12, 2010 11:07 AM

*****Don't worry... this is NOT yet another "WHERE IS THE BEST CHEESE STEAK IN PHILLY" thread*****

I am ashamed to admit that I have never eaten a real Philly cheese steak.

Oh sure, we always had steakumms in our freezer, and there is any number of inferior approximations at chainlets in airports and food courts across the country. But I've never had a real, local, south philly creation, despite the fact that I grew up in New Jersey.

Well, I'm going to fix that. This Thanksgiving, my wife and I are flying into Philly on the Weds before the holiday. We are arriving 4:30pm. Here's the gameplan.

One steak at Chink's to share.
One steak at Steve's Prince of Steaks to share.

Consume, compare and contrast. Maybe snap a few photos. That's the plan.

We desperately wanted to try John's Roast Pork, but their 3pm closure/no weekend hours make that a virtual impossibility. They're always closed by the time I arrive in Philly.

So here are my questions:

Steve's Prince of Steaks:
-- Which location? Where's the original? Are some locations better than others?
-- What's the best preparation of Steve's steak? Prov? Whiz? etc.
-- Does the funny ordering Geno's/Pat's patois happen here too?

Chink's
-- $5 large cheesesteak weds is super awesome deal, which we'll take full advantage of
-- What's with the name?
-- What's the best preparation of cheese steak here?
-- Same question about quirky ordering procedure here?

Really looking forward to this culinary adventure. We'll order sandwiches based on your advice.

We'll leave the Great Hoagie Debate until next time.

Mr Taster

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