I don’t get the desire to crap all over Pat’s and Geno’s in South Philly, the original cheesesteak mecca’s in my hometown, as I think both offer great tasting steak sandwiches. In fact I love the steaks from both (but prefer Pat’s). I also like my cheesesteaks with Cheese Whiz or Provolone but never, ever American.
So I’ve been meaning to post this ranking of 45 cheesesteaks from the Philadelphia Inquirer in April 2008. I’ve never been to the #1 spot, John’s Roast Pork, but maybe some day I’ll try it.
I thought about this when I had a cheesesteak at Capone’s in East Norriton today and the roll ruined the whole sandwich for me (too soggy and soft). A good cheesesteak is hard to find.