since this seems to have picked up some steam in another thread, i figured to start a new one.
let's hear about the places and their respective products. who is renowned in the baltimore area for cheesesteaks? what do they do that distinguishes them from the rest? who is most authentic to philly?
i'm not an authority on the subject, but i have eaten my share of philly chessesteaks in my 20 years of living there. i know what it takes to make a good one. i don't think anyone here has nailed it, or is within arms-length of getting there.