Originally Posted by mano
Other than Geno's and Pat's, neither of which "suck" but are at least average, what are the "big name" places? Jim's? Steve's? Tony Luke's? They're all pretty good.
100% agree with this. A lot of folks around Philly love to shit on Pat's and Geno's. I dunno, they taste good to me. Of the two, I generally choose Pat's, but if the line's shorter at Geno's that works.
Look, a cheesesteak is not a complicated thing. It's got 4 ingredients (three if you heathenously get it wit out). You need the Amoroso's roll. Wiz is Wiz. It's hard to fuck up fried onions. That leaves the meat and the proportions of ingredients as differentiators. As long as the meat isn't really fatty/stringy and none of the ingredients overwhelms the others, you've got yourself a good cheesesteak as far as I'm concerned.