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Tony Luke’s Frozen Delicacy

October 28, 2009

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Tony Luke’s, the grimy South Philly sandwich stand, has come out with a frozen, microwavable version of its cheesesteaks.  Supermarket boxes that include two frozen versions of Tony Luke’s cheesesteaks were introduced in late April 2009.  If your first reaction is anything like mine, your brain is pondering sickening thoughts of the idea of such a lame imitation of a classic cheesesteak.  Can you believe that Tony Luke sold out to America’s capitalistic commercial society?  I have yet to try the rendition of Tony Luke’s cheesesteak, but the idea of eating a soggy, tasteless microwavable cheesesteak isn’t a craving that my taste buds typically demand.  Generically critics aren’t supposed to knock an idea before they try it, but if I desired frozen processed meat, I would eat Maury’s steak-umms.  For viewers that think I am too critical on Tony Luke’s frozen delicacy, I encourage you to try the frozen cheesesteak and post your reaction on the blog.  Tony Luke’s frozen cheesesteak enthusiasts can find the frozen delight and its roast pork and chicken cheesesteak counterparts, at supermarkets near you for a suggested price of $6.99.

WTF is this!?

October 15, 2009

Rachael Ray urks me and so does this recipe….

Seriously?

Seriously?

Mini Philly Cheesesteak Crostini

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds flank steak
  • 2 tablespoons grill seasoning, such as Montreal Steak Seasoning
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO), divided plus some for drizzling
  • 2 large yellow onions, finely chopped
  • 2 large red bell peppers, finely chopped
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 2 crusty French baguette, sliced on an angle about 1/2-inch thick
  • 2 cups shredded provolone cheese

First of all, what a tease. AND second of all, you can’t just MAKE a Philly Cheesesteak into an hor’dourve and NOT get made fun of… Like really, who are you trying to fool? No one in Philadelphia that’s for sure. RR- Pack up your hor’dourves, leave the bubbly and the real Cheesesteak making to us. 🙂

Campo’s Contest

October 13, 2009

Big news everyone. Campo’s is doing a “Name Your Own Cheesesteak” Competition!

That means you have the chance to have your cheesesteak featured on their menu for a month.

YOUR cheesesteak. In old city. For everyone to see. Big deal.

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Oh and did I mention 10% of the proceeds your cheeststeak makes goes to this charity? That’s pretty sweet.

All you have to do is submit your entry to camposPHL@gmail.com

THE DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 15TH

What would you want on it?
What would you call it?
The possibilities are endless.

One of their last submissions was the BAAAH Pig: ribeye, goat cheese, bacon and crasins… interesting.

TOP THAT

Green Bay has Cheese, but Philly has Meat, Bread and Cheese.

October 13, 2009

Packers fans for years have been wearing cheese wedge hats, but leave it to Philadelphia to up the ante by creating a hat that’s over two feet long and stuffed with cloth meat, cheese and onions (we guess the hat is a whiz wit). Besides your McNabb jersey (or Vick, we won’t judge you), this is the fashion accessory to have when you’re cheering on The Birds this season, or even the Phils when they dominate the Dodgers. You can get your beefy cheesy headgear at http://www.cheesesteakhat.com/.

Emeril Lagasse is a SISSY

October 12, 2009
Can't handle the HEAT!

Can't handle the HEAT!

Emeril Lagasse, a new resident to the Pennsylvania area has a lot to learn.  In a recent article by Philly.com, Emeril Lagasse revealed that the reason why he could never “BAM!” the citizen’s of the Northeast region was because “of its hyper-intense culinary competition and the general hustle-bustle of its largest cities,” Philadelphia included.  The TV-borne star has decided to take a much more casual career choice by adding a new burger joint to the Sands’ Casino in Bethlehem, Pa., called Burgers & More.  How clever.  Our newest neighbor has told Philly.com that he “professed a deep and abiding love for the city and its cuisine, however, he said he doesn’t foresee opening an eatery in Philly any time soon.”  He furthermore mentioned that he loved the street food that Philadelphia has to offer, and not just the cheesesteaks.

OH REALLY.

Is that where he gets his cheesesteaks from, street vendors?  Has Em’ even ever heard of the names Pat, Geno, Jim or Luke?!?!  He is no competition to our boys, don’t worry fellas…  Emeril wouldn’t know an authentic, delicious delicacy such as the Philadelphia Cheesesteak if it hit him on his tiny little head.  It’s clear to me that he simply can’t handle the heat!   And I’m not talking about those smoldering days in the summer time walking over the subway vents heat, I’m talking about grillin’ cheesesteak after cheesesteak to pure Philadelphian perfection heat!

Click to see referenced article.

Lidge Lidge Lidge

October 8, 2009

NEW YORK TIMES YOU ARE WRONG, MY FRIEND

NYT Lidge/cheesesteak article

the full article

Ok so maybe it is a BIG BIG deal that Lidge is a super awesome pitcher and will *hopefully* bring us to another World Series (knock on wood). But do cheesesteaks have to take a back seat to his awesomeness? I don’t think so. Steaks loaded with cheese are just as awesome as he is. Sure, the delicious sandwiches can’t close the last 48 games including 7 in the postseason, but they are pretty damn delicious!

I mean come on, I bet even Brad indulges in them every now and then. Maybe even every day.

Don’t hate NYT. We know you’re just jealous of our team AND our cheesesteaks.

Vegetarians: Go Eat Grass

October 6, 2009

Bunny
Vegetarians can kiss my ass.

They think they are all better than us, not eating meat and whatnot. They think they live a better life without chowing down on a cow every now and then. Well they’re wrong. They wouldn’t know a great sandwich if it hit them in the face.

That’s what I’d like to do, smack one of those peace-loving, animal-protecting snobs right across their face with a big greasy cheesesteak.

They say that the animal didn’t deserve to suffer that way just for our own satisfied bellies. But you know what? If I were a cow, I would be proud to know that my body was going to be used to spread love and joy in the stomachs of all those who eat me. I would prance right into that factory to get my head cut off knowing that I was going to receive the best honor of all- become a Philly Cheesesteak.

So screw you grass eaters, I’m going to enjoy my cheesesteak today.