Philadelphia: Worth a Visit

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    I am old enough to remember when real cheesesteaks came with genuine Italian provolone cheese and not slathered with melted American Velveeta.
     
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    I've transited through the airport so many times, I really should visit the city.
     
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    I alternate between the two choices. The provolone adds a nice bite, but the Cheez Wiz (who uses Velveeta?) penetrates the sandwich far better making it a true blend of meat and cheese.

    I also get mine with onions, and sometimes peppers.
     
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    Not even close. The old section of Philadelphia is beautiful.
     
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    I'll have to do a stopover next time. There's a train that runs downtown from the airport.
     
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    I suggest you do it. It really is. The USS Olympia is anchored there too. She is the last of the Great White Fleet.
     
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    OK, I didn't know what the orange cheese was. I just assumed it was Velveeta. I've been eating cheesesteaks with fried onions, mushrooms, sweet peppers, ketchup, and provolone my whole life.
     
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    The Velveeta/Cheez Wiz war is one that is fought over and over, by fans of over-processed delicious goo.
     
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    Usually there are a few choices of cheese....Velveeta, Provolone or White American. Most hoagie shops use White American unless you request different.
     
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    At one point I made the "mistake" of ordering a "Philly cheesesteak." I was corrected quickly..."No need to say 'Philly' when you are here"...It was as good as expected. The basic stuff (thin-sliced steak, peppers, onions, provolone) is ubiquitous, but a great bun makes all the difference.

    Kinda like yoga pants in that regard.
     
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