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Rick’s Steaks: King of the..Food Court?!

October 23, 2009

King of Steaks?? That’s what Rick is trying to claim, but on the looks of location, I think not.  I guess being born and raised into the ‘steak making business would give you the honor of claiming the title “King of Steaks.”  After assuming the role of his late Grandfather, Pat Oliveri, Rick continued the awesome legacy and opened up a second cheesesteak grille.  From 1982 to 2008, Rick’s Original Philly Steaks resided at the oh so popular Reading Terminal Market.  After their lease had expired, Rick made the big move to the West side of Broad Street.  This past June, Rick’s Steaks made it’s debut at 200 South Broad Street, downstairs of the Bellevue on Broad and Walnut.

Well, once I discovered this tid-bit of information, I checked out Rick’s newly vamped website.  I’ll let you judge for yourself based on the pictures provided:

Rick's Steaks' Website

Rick's Steaks' Website

Rick's Steaks' Website

Looks like an AWESOME cheesesteak place right?!  It incorporates everything a “King of Steaks” kind of place should have… flashing lights, cool photos, appealing colors, a great layout.

And now I will show you what we found once we pranced down the steps to the bottom level of the Bellevue…

Rick's Steaks

Rick's Steaks

Rick's Steaks

Rick's Steaks

OK, I thought we were on the same page.  Keywords: Food Court. Dinginess. Dull. Uneventful. BORING.

I was so disappointed to have witnessed where the “King of Steaks” resides… in the corner of a downstairs food court.  Not up-to-par with the infamous Pat’s, Gino’s, or Tony Lukes, etc.  Like the cheesesteak I wrestled with, it was lacking flair, energy, tradition and atmosphere.  SUCH A LET DOWN, RICK! I know you have it in ‘ya… but seriously, what were you thinking?!?  A place ABOVE the street might have been a little bit more appealing and authentic… wouldn’t you’d rather wait outside in the cold for a steaming hot, melting cheese covered delish’ cheesesteak, than eat one in a lonely, drab food court nestled in the bottom of a building?!

Sign the Petition

October 19, 2009

Get your Signature on the Petition for a Philadelphia Cheesesteak Day!I NEED CHEESESTEAK DAY!

mmmm!

Why sign the Petition?

Do you ever wake up craving an Ooooooey Gooooooey AWESOME Philly Cheesesteak that’s dripping with tastey Wiz.. Provolone.. Or American cheese, that’s smothered in slabs of tender, mouth-watering steak and juicy carmelized onions that sits deliciously between a freshly baked Italian roll? Then you should unite with us cheesesteak lovers and demand for a Cheesesteak Day where we can all live in pure bliss on January 16th, 2010. And honestly, if that description alone didn’t make you hungry for one…then something is wrong with you. But really, every signature helps and we can’t make this dream come true without you!

City of Brotherly Love, LETS GET THIS DONE.

Sign the Petition

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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.

Campos logo

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

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.