One of our least favorite things to do in Philadelphia is constantly feel the need to shit on any other city that tries to make a cheesesteak. Don’t get me wrong – we’ve definitely perfected the cheesesteak here in Philadelphia. But at the end of the day…it’s just some ribeye, melted cheese, and fried onions on a long roll. It’s not as if people aren’t somehow able to make this delicious treat outside of the greater Philadelphia area. However, for some reason, we always lose our minds the moment someone from Ohio prepares a cheesesteak with some green peppers on it.

The fact of the matter is that anyone outside of Philadelphia is able to make a great cheesesteak, and we should be happy about that. Like this cheesesteak from Little Louie’s in Asheville, NC for example.

It seems unbelievable. If anyone from Philly tried this and had anything bad to say about it at all, they would be lying. We really need to start celebrating the fact that cheesesteak is branching out from Philadelphia instead of trying to preserve the deliciousness that comes from throwing some cheap meat and science-experimental cheese together on a roll.


This shit has gone further. This cheesesteak can have sex all the way.

Even without getting into the unappetizing purple and black cake, this shit looks more like barely seasoned taco meat than anything else. You can’t make a cheesesteak with ground beef, but apparently that’s exactly what’s happening here. I personally have no problem throwing banana peppers on a cheesesteak to add a little pop, but I would probably leave the pickled jalapeños that have been sitting in the back of the fridge for the past seven years out of the sandwich. Also, am I going crazy here or is there not even a trace of cheese on that sandwich?

Like I said at the beginning of the blog, I don’t really have any concerns with other cities outside of Philadelphia trying to make their own cheesesteaks. Actually, I think this is a good thing. The world would be a much better place if people all over the world could wash away their pain with a thick slice of cheese on a Sunday afternoon. But this crap they give at Orlando City SC matches? This is not a cheesesteak. That is a crime against humanity. And someone should spend the rest of their life behind bars simply for serving that in the first place.

Sidenote: I still eat it. No questions asked.

@Jordie Barstool

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