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


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.



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

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, 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 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.


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.

The BEST Buffalo Chicken Cheesesteak Anywhere

October 8, 2009

Ed’s in University City ( is one of many pizza places in West Philly competing for the business of several thousand college students with the munchies. What sets them apart is their menu diversity, consistency, and especially their rendition of the Buffalo Chicken Cheesesteak.

Ed's Cheesesteak

The wing sauce is perfectly spicy, and the bleu cheese is not off white colored salad dressing, it’s real. The preparation of the chicken is key. Many chicken cheesesteaks in Philly contain large chunks of chicken breast. The self proclaimed originator of the chicken cheesesteak,
Ishkabibbles on South Street, is a prime example. At Ed’s what you get is a finely chopped chicken breast that mixes in perfectly with the the hot sauce and bleu cheese.

The roll is your basic Amoroso, but toasted to ensure no soggy bread by the time you’re finished. The staff will gladly put any steak on a pita and the menu has a whole separate section devoted to middle eastern cuisine including tabouli, kabobs, baba ghaouj, falafel, and house made hummus.

If you’re in University City, and want some cheesesteak variation that is executed with perfection, Ed’s will definitely impress the connoisseur and tourist alike.

Ed’s Buffalo Wings and Pizza – 3513 Lancaster Avenue

Lidge Lidge Lidge

October 8, 2009


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.


October 7, 2009

Did you know that in Colorado, they would rather chew on bull testicles (Rocky Mountain Oysters) instead of cheesesteaks? Its true.

Speaking of Colorado, our beloved Phillies are dominating them in the first game of the playoffs. Those oysters might not be sitting to well in the Rockies stomachs. Raul Ibanez of the Phillies knows what the best pre-game meal is: CHEESESTEAKS.

“I’m not going to lie to you, when I went to Philly, I had three of them,” Ibanez said. “And they were good, too. I had two in one sitting.”

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Vegetarians: Go Eat Grass

October 6, 2009

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.

Why a Cheesesteak Day?

October 2, 2009

Cheesesteaks are a part of the Philadelphian’s diet. It is the ultimate comfort food and the perfect elixir to cure even the worst hangover.

This grassroots movement for the greasy goddess to have her own day started simply as a project to modernize the packaging for two of the city’s heavyweights in the cheesesteak biz, but it has developed into a full-scale project to make this day a reality.

So let’s pay tribute to Philly’s own hometown grub by bringing all cheesesteak lovers together. Whether you think Pat’s is better than Geno’s or Tony Luke’s beats them all, we all have one thing in common; we like our steak smothered and covered in gooey cheese.