This past weekend, I took a trip from NYC to Philly. After oversleeping my bus on the morning of and convincing the Chinatown bus company that I pushed my ticket back earlier that day (totally did not) I found myself in Philly two short hours later.
After a little browsing around some of the historic buildings and of course the Liberty Bell, I headed down 9th street to where the infamous Geno’s Steaks and Pat’s King Of Steaks were located. I knew by the end of this trip, one winner needed to emerge between the two. After making sure I knew exactly how to order (I’ve heard the guys can give you some attitude if you don’t know the lingo) I ordered a “Steak Wit Wiz” from both places.
I sat down on the benches in what seemed to be 0 degree weather. Neither place had indoor seating. Both of these were amazing inside and out. Pat’s steak has a distinctive different taste and a thicker whiz, while Geno’s had a lighter whiz. Geno’s was the winner in my opinion.
Pat’s really took the idea of hot peppers over the top. I’m a fan of spicy food and it’s not common to have even hot sauce at condiment counters, it was a pretty nice touch. 192.168.l.l Points to Pat’s.
Being a 24 year old, I obviously documented the experience and posted in on my Instagram. I’m friends with a lot of people from NY, NJ and PA and boy did I not do my proper research. headers check . From Jim’s Steaks down the road to DiNiC’s closer to the heart of the city and then this place called Ishabibbles? Looks like I need to take another trip soon. Who’s coming with me?
Let me know where your favorite cheesesteak from Philly was in the comments or if there are any other places I should try.